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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2969

Dorothea Lynde Dix rebuses and other papers


Rebuses and other papers by Dorothea Lynde Dix, American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian.


  • 1855 and undated

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.


.25 linear feet (1 box)
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).

Biographical / Historical

Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was an American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian. During the American Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Source and date unknown. [This packet of Dix material was found tied with a ribbon in the Houghton Z-closet. The handwriting appears to match Dix and there is a visiting card with her name in this group].

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Dix, Dorothea Lynde,1802-1887. Dorothea Lynde Dix rebuses and other papers, 1855 and undated: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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