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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2125

Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb

Overview

Letters from Massachusetts park commissioner Horatio Appleton Lamb to Dorothea Lynde Dix, American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian.

Dates

  • 1880-1886

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)

Letters from Lamb to Dix concern personal and financial matters. Also includes one letter from Fahnestock to Dix, and an 1881 document signed by Dix concerning bonds.

Biographical / Historical

Dix was an American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian. 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. Lamb (Harvard College class of 1871) was a park commissioner in Milton, Mass. Fahnestock was an investment banker.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

60M-224 - 60M-226. Source unknown; received: 1960?

Title
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887, recipient. Dorothea Lynde Dix letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb,1880-1886: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01109

Repository Details

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