Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents
Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix, American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 volume)
Mostly letters addressed to and concerning social reformer Dorothea Lynde Dix. Includes only one letter from Dix, manuscript poem addressed to Dix from Pliny Earle, bills, letter from William Wordsworth to Dix, and other material.
Biographical / Historical
Dix was an American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian, Dorothea Dix. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*70M-109. Gift of Rosamund Lamb, 301 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1971 March.
- Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient. Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents, 1836-1892: Guide.
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