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Crayon and china white shoulder length portrait of two boys. Signed and dated “A. Wunder 1855"

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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…

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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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In 1976 my great aunt, sold family heirlooms; a japanned high chest and dressing table to Zeke Liverant, an antique dealer from Colchester, CT, who sold them to Albert Sack for the Kaufman's, renown collectors and philanthropists.  

The high chest…

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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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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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Spring-driven gold watch with cylinder escapement, 1701-1800 by Ellicott, London in pinchbeck inner case and white enamel dial with Arabic & Roman numerals.

Watch: hinged silver back with numbers 252 0120, inner back is mark: "F.S." below small…

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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…

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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.

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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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