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Elizabeth L. C. Dixon's Wedding dress

Elizabeth L.C. Dixon's Wedding Dress

Wedding dress worn by Elizabeth L. C. Dixon on the day of her marriage to James Dixon, Esq. in 1842 at her presentation to King Louis Phillippe of…

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 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