Dix, Dorothea Lynde
- Existence: 1802-1887
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Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch.M.3.2 pt.1
Scope and Contents The Dorothea Dix letters to George Barrell Emerson and other writings spans the years 1836-1847 and includes 32 letters written by Dorothea Lynde Dix to George Barrell Emerson between 1843-1846 in which she describes her visits to jails and poor houses in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina; the results of her meetings with officials; and the improvements she was able to make during these visits. Also included are clippings and manuscripts featuring...