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Call No.: MS Am 2969
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dix, Dorothea Lynde,1802-1887.
Title: Dorothea Lynde Dix rebuses and other papers,
Date(s): 1855 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Rebuses and other papers by American crusader Dorothea Lynde Dix.
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. During the American Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Includes autograph manuscript text combined with drawings to form rebuses, allusional devices using pictures to represent words or parts of words. Also includes: a visiting card of Dix, and one of Miss Georgie A. Starin, and the ribbon that formerly tied this material as a package. A few rebuses are written on the verso of printed items for the Penn Club House and Mr. Marshall's Dramatic Readings (tickets from 1855).