The Resource Dixon family papers

Dixon family papers

Label
Dixon family papers, 1842-1893
Title
Dixon family papers
Inclusive dates
1842-1893
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward H. Dixon (1808-1880) was a New York City surgeon. Dixon earned his M.D. from Rutgers Medical College in 1829 or 1830, and then studied material medica, theory and practice, and therapeutics under Dr. John Francis; and surgery under Dr. Alexander Mott. Afterwards, Dixon accepted positions at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and House of Refuge. Later, he opened his own practice as a consulting surgeon, as well as a private surgical hospital. He married his wife, Sarah S. Hart, in 1833, and they had one daughter, Julia, in 1836. Julia married Elias G. Brown in 1857, and they had several children. Sarah (Hart) Dixon died in 1883, and Julia (Dixon) Brown around 1893. The Dixon family papers span from 1842 to 1893 (although the bulk of material dates from the 1860s to the 1880s), and document the everyday life of women living in the late 19th-century, as well as the relationships between a grandfather and his grandchildren. The collection also contains several legal documents, relating to the sale and/or purchase of land by various family members, college diplomas, and two published articles. Researchers should note that although the collection contains materials by and about Dr. Edward H. Dixon, his career, and medical practices of post-Civil War physicians, are poorly represented
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1808-1880
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Dixon, Edward H.
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  • 1808-1883
  • 1836-1893
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  • Dixon, Sarah S.
  • Brown, Julia S.
  • Brown, Elias G
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  • Family life
  • Grandfathers
  • Travel
  • Women
Label
Dixon family papers
Instantiates
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
.4 linear feet (1 document box)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Dixon family papers
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
.4 linear feet (1 document box)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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