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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…

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Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and Life and Writings of Dr. James Clarke Welling

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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Biography: daughter of Sen. James Dixon of Connecticut, Miss Clementine L. Dixon, daughter of up until the Civil War privately educated by poetess, Mrs. Lydia Sigourney, during the Civil War Clemmie Dixon volunteered at Armory Square hospital in…

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 France, Pope Gregory XVI and in 1846 when she met President James Polk; as mentioned in 'Diary of…

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A small gold locket containing a few hairs from the head of Alexander Hamilton is engraved on the back: “The hair of Alexander Hamilton which was given by his descendant to Mrs. Martha Lyman Foster and left by her to Miss E.L. Dixon.” The above Mrs.…

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This footstool and a tester bed were bequeathed to CHS by Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling. These items purchased in April-May 1865 from Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln just prior to her departing the White House.

The upholstered portion looks quite new with…

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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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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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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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