Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 810

Houghton Library has original manuscript material by Dorothea Dix and letters written by and to her. The finding aid for the collection is available online and includes links to the digitized daguerreotypes of Dix.

Before consulting original materials, however, we suggest that you look at some books about Dorothea Dix written by scholars who have studied many of the manuscripts and letters here. One of the most thorough of the more recent books about Dix may be available at your local library or through Interlibrary Loan (ask your librarian): Brown, Thomas. Dorothea Dix : New England Reformer, Harvard Historical Studies 127 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998).

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