BOX X. 8 – Photographs - family, friends and business

Folder 8 of 11

28 items

Selected photographs; one photo copy of Elizabeth (Dix) and Mammy Emily, and of her parents. One oversized very good copy of the family’s turpentine factory. Titles scripted as in original article.

1. Elizabeth about 1 year old and Mammy Emily [1862-1863]

2. Dix and her great nephew Bill Meriwether, Jr. and his sister Daisy. Children’s age about 8-10 years old. Inscription on back, “As we sponsored the Ofie Read of the Delta Ship Yard in New Orleans.” December 3, 1943.

3. Dix and her father William Douglas Meriwether in their later years, nd.

4. Dix and her father William Douglas Meriwether in their later years, nd.

5. Family photo of Dix, her sister Mary Patch, (and family?) the father William Douglas Meriwether (in their later years) and eight other family members, nd.

6. Dix and family members on a picnic. “Left to Right: Harrison McCutchen, father of Guthrie Coke; Harvey; Maid; Dorothy Dix; Mother Carrie M. Coke; Cousin Daisy Meriwether; Cousin Ed Meriwether. Trip & picnic up Squabble Creek where the family paid me a visit at Buck horn [home] after I married Harvey S. on [ ]. The Meriwether and Coke families were very close; were all their lives.” Two photos, one with the above inscriptions, nd. (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke, Nashville, 2006).

7. Photo of 31 family and friends: Mrs. Trimble, Russellville, KY; Mrs. Nall, Island, Ky; Mrs. Lupton, Clarksville; Mrs. Sneed and David Witherspoon, Nashville; Mrs. Nall, Island, Ky; Mrs. C. E. Meriwether, New Orleans; Mrs. Pirrson, Owensboro, Ky; Mr. and Mrs. Rott Osteen and baby, Bowling Green, Ky; William Meriwether, New Orleans; Mrs. Lancaster, Owensboro, Ky; Hirian Goss Bailey, Bowling Green, Ky; Mary Buckner Pirrson, Owensboro, Ky; Miss. Quarles, Clarksville; W.D. Meriwether, New Orleans; William Quarles, Clarksville; Edward Meriwether, New Orleans; Mrs. Bailey, Bowling Green, Ky; Mrs, Powell, Russellville, Ky; Mrs. Bailey, Bowling Green, Ky; Mr. Neblett; [ # 27]; Dr. Sneed, Diamond Springs. Names written on the back of photo in order of position, nd.

8. Photo of two women and two men. Inscribed on the back Mr. Andrews Wallin, Sallie, nd.

9. Dix and Lily, written on the back “Lily and me,”nd.

10. William Douglas (Billy) Meriwether, 83 years old, nephew of Dix and his two children Bill, Jr. and Daisy, New Orleans, 1993.

11. William Douglas Meriwether, 83 years old, and his sister-in-law Mrs. Edward (Helen) Meriwether look over the newly printed book titled Dorothy Dix, Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer: The first Woman Journalist 1861-1951, New Orleans, 1993.

12. William Douglas Meriwether (nephew of Dix), Elnor MacMahan and Inga A. Filippo (librarians at APSU and editors of the book on the Dix Symposium held at Woodstock, Dix’s home place) at Mrs. Edward’s (Helen) home on Exposition Boulevard, New Orleans, 1993 (2 copies).

13. Dix (about 35 years old) and a friend, nd. [at the horse race]

14. Dix and Elizabeth Nicholson at ship launching. Written on the back, “Elizabeth Nicholson and Dorothy Dix at launching ship named Eliza June Nicholson” [1940s]

15. Dix as judge for the Miss Rhododendron contest. Accompanied by two gentlemen [1940s]

16. Birthday announcement for William Douglas Meriwether. “Lest ye forget-January 1st, 1925 my 89th. Birthday-As one of my friends, I greet you, wishing you may have as many happy years as I have had. WM. Douglas Meriwether, 1225 Gen. Pershing St., New Orleans, 1925.

16 a Meriwether, Maria Winston. Mother of Dorothy Dix (only copy of her in the collection).

17. Friends/acquaintances at the ground breaking of “the future home – Zeta Tau Alpha Beta Sigma Chapter.” Miss Mary Virginia Smith, Mrs. Franklin Cassen, Miss Jean Ellingsson, Miss Jeanette Sponn, Mrs. John R. Rather and Dr. Charles Diehl, nd.

18. American Turpentine and Tar Plant, New Orleans 1944. Dix’s husband George O. Gilmer started and owned this plant. Later Dix’s brother Charles Edward and father William Douglas Meriwether secured the ownership of the factory (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke, Nashville, 2006).

19. Dix (Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer) participates in Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans with friends such as Captain James Dinkins (in Confederacy uniform) and others. Photo by The Times-Picayune, nd.

20. American Turpentine Factory Plant, New Orleans 1944. The factory was owned and managed by Dix’s brother Charles Edward Meriwether. Dix and her husband George Oglethorpe Gilmer were co-owners (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee).

21. William Douglas Meriwether, Dix’s father, in his late 80 (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee).

22. Dorothy Dix, Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, in her mid 40s. Seated on an outdoor bench probably at McCutchen Meadow farm, Auburn Kentucky (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee).

23. Family photo with Dix, her brother Edward, her father William Douglas Meriwether and her Winston and Coke relatives on the McCutchen farm, Auburn, Kentucky. Circa 1906 (gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee).

24. Jennie Winston Coke, Dix’s mother’s sister, born December 1, 1845 and died October 9, 1870 (photo copy). Gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee.

25. Jennie Winston Coke, Dix’s mother’s sister. Edith M. Winston and her husband J. Bickerton Winston, Dix’s uncle (photo copies). Gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee.

26. Anna McCutchen Winston, first wife of Bickerton Winston and sister in law to James Guthrie Coke (photo copy). Gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee.

27. Elizabeth Ann Trabue Winston and David Yancey Winston, Dix’s maternal grandparents (photocopy). Gift from Dix’s relatives Bill and Fletch Coke of Nashville, Tennessee.


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