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  • Collection: FAMILY PRIVATE COLLECTION

An oval portrait watercolor portrait of an officer in a red uniform, sash bearskin hat with plumme, background is robin's egg blue. Written on verso J Dalton Pinx 1800 J Sillett Lost & Found History There are countless pieces of history…

In 1865 this wooden cane was given to Sen. James Dixon. Engraved on the gold handle; Hon. James Dixon from N. D. G. Esq. & J. D. M. 1865.

Senator Dixon was given this cane in 1865, the year the Civil War ended. The gift of a cane, sometimes called…

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…

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…

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

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.

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).

Crayon and china white shoulder length portrait of two boys. Signed and dated “A. Wunder 1855"in 1855 Adalbert Wunder drew several portraits of the sons and nephew of Sen. James Dixon and wife, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon. According to Art and Artists in…

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

Found within the private collection belonging to Elizabeth L. C. Dixon is the 1860 autograph of the Japanese Ambassadors - Murgaki Norimasa, Shimmi Masaoki, and Oguri Tadamasu given to the Dixon family during their 1860 visit to the US
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