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Dixon boys' portraits

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

Manuscript letters MS:46829

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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

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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

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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;…

Dr. James Clarke Welling 1825-1894

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Life and Writings of Dr. James Clarke Welling

Witness history - Fort Sumter 1861

James Clarke Welling response to article, Diary of a Public Man, published 1879 in The Nation: