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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…

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…

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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"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,"…

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Civil War Ephemera 1864 Railway Pass to visit Union troops in Virginia

March 26, 1864 Mrs. Elizabeth L. Dixon carried this pass in order to travel from Washington via rail over the Long Bridge to Fairfax Courthouse Virginia, to visit friends and…

ALBC-Ohio-Liaison_final_report.pdf
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission:

The members of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission were appointed by the President, the Senate and the House of Representatives following passage of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Act…

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1860 autograph of the Japanese Ambassadors - Murgaki Norimasa, Shimmi Masaoki, and Oguri Tadamasu given to the Dixon family during the 1860 visit to the US

John Marshall slave 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; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for mother and child to Jaquelin Ambler.

This bill…

1831  John J. Audubon to Rozier
In 1939 Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling donated these letters to the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT. The letters were catalogued under accession record in MS:46829. The collection includes:

Joel Abbot Letter, 24 October 1850, Warren,…

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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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