Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

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Birth 1802-04-04
Death 1887-07-18
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Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. 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. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon.

From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79125281

From the description of Additional letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1866-1887. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77990733

From the guide to the Additional letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1866-1887., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill.

From the description of Additional papers, 1866-1887. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81933542

From the guide to the Additional papers, 1866-1887., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She served as superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War.

From the guide to the Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1872., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. 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.

From the guide to the Letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb, 1880-1886., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Reformer.

From the description of Dorothea Lynde Dix correspondence, 1852-1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423630

American philanthropist and reformer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Boston], to the Rev. John Pierpont, [1828 Nov.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515260

From the description of Autograph telegram signed (in pencil) : [n.p.], to Surgeon Bache, Genl. Hospital, Chester, Pa., [1865 Jan. 3]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535970

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. 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.

From the description of Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366562

From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1872. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612245499

From the description of Letters to the Heaths, 1826-1879. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78695865

From the guide to the Letters to Dorothea Lynde Dix from various correspondents, 1836-1892., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Social reformer.

From the description of Letters received, 1865 Feb. 7-1887 March 4. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 591589420

Writer and social activist for the mentally ill.

From the description of Dorothea Lynde Dix letter, 1882. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71058801

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

From the description of Papers, 1862-1880 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35053673

Superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War, Dorothea Lynde Dix was born in Hampden, Me., the eldest child of Joseph and Mary Bigelow Dix. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Letter, 1863. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007078

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. 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. Harris Charles Fahnestock was an investment banker.

From the description of Letters from Horatio Appleton Lamb, 1880-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79840206

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