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Dixon boys' portraits


Crayon and china white shoulder length portrait of two boys. Signed and dated “A. Wunder 1855"

Manuscript letters MS:46829


In 1939 Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling donated these letters to the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT. The letters were catalogued under…

Manuscript letters Ms 77033


Dixon and Welling family collection was carefully preserved for more than 150 years and donated to Connecticut Historical Society by Miss Elizabeth…

Chief Justice Marshall
Negro bill of sale


Autograph manuscript, Bill of Sale, sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787, 1 page,
John B. Johnson sells slave woman, named Dicey, and her child;…

Bio of Dr. James Clarke Welling 1825-1894


Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and Life and Writings of Dr. James Clarke Welling

President Lincoln's original Letter to Horace Greeley August 22, 1862


Provenance of the original letter written by Abraham Lincoln on August 22, 1862 and given to National Intelligencer editor, James C. Welling to…