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Dorothea Lynde Dix letters

Title
Dorothea Lynde Dix letters, 1848-1858.
Author
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.

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Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 4348Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.1 linear foot (1 folder)
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Provenance (note)
  • Some items in the collection were originally received as part of the Ford collection.
Call Number
MssCol 4348
OCLC
850527898
Author
Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.
Title
Dorothea Lynde Dix letters, 1848-1858.
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Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was an American mental health activist whose efforts culminated in the Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane, one of the first public mental health initiatives in the United States. The collection consists of letters written by Dix to various individuals, with the majority addressed to William W. Hacker and other members of the Hacker family of Philadelphia between 1848 and 1852. Letters relate chiefly to her philanthropy, travels, and family matters.
Provenance
Some items in the collection were originally received as part of the Ford collection.
Occupation
Reformers.
Added Author
Ford collection
Research Call Number
MssCol 4348
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