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Lost + Found family heirloom found in in the NMNH - Anthropology Dept. collections on the Smithsonian website has new information about a Hawaiian feather cape passed down through the Dixon-Welling family. Catalog Number: E128386-0 Specimen…

Watercolor Miniature portrait by James Sillet
Small oval painting on paper of man's head, sky blue background, delicate detailed brush strokes, man wearing red uniform, white sash from shoulder angled to waist, white angled stripes on lapel, collar angled up to chin, shoulder has silver cap with…

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…

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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…

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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"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…

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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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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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