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From George Washington to William Thornton, 7 October 1799
On October 9, 1799 President George Washington wrote a letter to William Thornton asking him to show the City of Washington to Col. John Walker (1744–1809) and Hugh Nelson (1768–1836), son of Gov. Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), who had just  married…

1894 Smithsonian Ephemera 1
Leather bound folder given to the widow and family of James Clarke Welling, with a handwritten   acknowledgment by the Smithsonian Regents to honor of the death of their esteemed colleague in remembrance of his contributions during his lifetime to…

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"Misses Dixon," being the wife of Connecticut' Republican Senator, James Dixon. with this elaborately-engraved document - printed by the Philp & Solomons; hereby invited to attend President Lincoln's 1861 Inaugural Union Ball. The "Union Ball,"…

1802-T-Jefferson-to-John-Mason-3-pecan-trees
Discovered within our Dixon-Welling family papers at the Connecticut Historical Society is an autograph manuscript dated Nov 22, 1802 from Thomas Jefferson to Gen. John Mason asking acceptance of three peccan trees. Pecan trees..... interesting. How…

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Small notebook of ivory sheets with writing and silver clasp with writing on each page was inherited from the granddaughter of Elizabeth L. C. Dixon. The notes were various lists of items to remember, one family name "Kirkpatrick" sleigh for New…

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Ink and watercolor portrait on oval shaped ivory of Abraham Lincoln attributed to 1860 Cooper Union CDV

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CDV of Miss Harriet Lane, niece of President Buchanan and the President Buchanan card.
These items may be found in Mrs. Elizabeth L. C. Dixon’s Civil War photo album, in the private collection of the Dixon - Welling family.

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Glass bottle with inscription from private collection of Elizabeth L. C. Dixon, item possibly received as a gift. “Pool of Siloam,” refers to the healing waters of the Pool of Siloam in the New Testament (John 9:6).

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Letters to Elizabeth L. C. Dixon from her friend, Gen. Granger. One accepting invitation to dinner and the other inviting her to Civil War Cavalry party.

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Attributed to the Washington, D.C. home of Navy Secretary Gideon Welles this circular sofa, or borne, came in to possession of the Dixon-Welling family and later owned by Miss Elizabeth D. Welling and used in her home.
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