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Guide to the Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1862-1880 and undated.

Summary

In a holograph, unsigned, ca. May 1862, Dix lists recommendations for promotions in the US Army hospital administration. This bears an autograph note, signed by Abraham Lincoln, forwarding the list for consideration to Secretary of War Stanton. Dix writes in 1880 to a friend concerning her physical health and in an undated note regarding a mentally ill patient. Papers also include a poem, presumably in Dix's hand, on nursing the mentally ill. This is to be found on the same sheet with the printed poem, "Stanzas", written by a patient in the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10408
Title
Dorothea Lynde Dix papers
Date
1862-1880 and undated.
Creator
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887
Extent
4 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

In a holograph, unsigned, ca. May 1862, Dix lists recommendations for promotions in the US Army hospital administration. This bears an autograph note, signed by Abraham Lincoln, forwarding the list for consideration to Secretary of War Stanton. Dix writes in 1880 to a friend concerning her physical health and in an undated note regarding a mentally ill patient. Papers also include a poem, presumably in Dix's hand, on nursing the mentally ill. This is to be found on the same sheet with the printed poem, "Stanzas", written by a patient in the New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane.

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Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1862-1880 and undated., David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Humanitarian, remembered for her work in ameliorating the condition of the mentally ill and as superintendent of women nurses during the Civil War.


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Provenance

Source unknown

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Staff

Finding aid derived from MARC record using DukeMARC2EAD-HOMproject.xsl, December 2014

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General note

Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection.