Nathan Fellows Dixon Family papers Dixon (Nathan Fellows) Family papers (bulk 1825-1900) 1721-1938


Nathan Fellows Dixon Family papers Dixon (Nathan Fellows) Family papers (bulk 1825-1900) 1721-1938

The Nathan Fellows Dixon Family Papers consist of letters, legal documents, personal and political memorabilia and photographs relating to the Dixon Family of Westerly, Rhode Island. The bulk of the papers date from 1825 to 1900, with some pre-Revolutionary as well as twentieth-century documents included. The majority represent the domestic and political lives of three generations of men named Nathan Fellows Dixon, all of whom served in the United States Congress.

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