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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…

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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

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A handwritten letter by Mary Lincoln to friend, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon recounting the horror they experienced together the night Lincoln died. The letter sheds new light on the close friendship shared with her lady friends, Mrs. Dixon and sister Mrs.…

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Dr. James Clarke Welling's eulogy included President Lincoln's secretary, John Nicolay recalling that: On August 22, 1862 President Lincoln wrote an open letter to Horace Greeley, editor of New York Tribune. This letter, which has become famous in…

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…

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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 Dixon Welling (1885-1976). There is one accession record associated to this collection of autograph…

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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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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