BOX XI. – Memorabilia

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32 items

Selected gifts to Dorothy Dix and a few personal printed matters which include items from her scrap book.

1. Battle of New Orleans, by Emmet Alpha. Dorothy Dix’s name inscribed in gold on the front cover. Title page inscription reads, “This is the first issue of the poem since it was rendered smaller. Bound copy for Dorothy Dix. In token of my appreciation of the position so long held in the journalistic and literary fields by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer, this copy is bound for her,” nd.

2. JAVA, A Book of Caricatures, by C. Jackson. “With Fond Memories and Much Love from Indonesia.” Situational humorous depictions of people in Indonesia [TS] 6. 6. [19]20.

3. A hand cut silhouette of Dix, signed “Liz” of Patio Royal, nd.

4. Western Hemisphere, Map of Discovery. National Geographic Society, 1928, by N.C. Wyeth.

5. Calling card “Lizzie Meriwether,” nd. [from before she married George O. Gilmer]

6. Blue and turquoise coffee napkins inscribed with “DOROTHY DIX” (2 copies).

7. 3”x3” laminated piece with a butterfly and piece of grass, ns., nd.

8. Small card with oriental motive signed Mary, ns., nd.

9. Personal mailing card with Dix’s New Orleans address; 6334 Prytania Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Printed by Anne Orr, Nashville, Tennessee, nd.

10. Small brochure for ordering books. “POST Biographies of Famous Journalists,” by John E. Drewry, editor, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. Included are: They Tell Me He’s a Big Man about Arthur Brisbane; Dorothy Dix Talks about Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer; Mr. Hearst Steps Down about William Randolph Hearst.

11. Three postcards showing the New Orleans restaurant Antoine, 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans; Dorothy Dix’s favorite place to eat in New Orleans where she had her own table reserved at all times (3 copies).

12. Kodak negative #s 47 and 48 of upper body photo of Dix in her upper middle years, ns., nd.

13. Dix note on her printed stationery “Dearest [ ] Liz,” ns., nd.

14. Typed note by [A. Huntington Patch] asking for a copy of a survey result published in Tid[]e’s Supplement saying that Dix ranks as the favorite woman feature writer. He also mentions that Dix is his mother’s sister, nd.

15. Cartoon by Easley depicting a harem of women where one says, “I’m expecting a letter from Dorothy Dix,” ns.,nd.

16. Six different pieces of Dix advertisements promoting her work and her trustworthiness as a writer. Printed in black on gold paper.  "1)Controlled by Alfred E. Fiegel Advertising, New York City, N.Y. 2) Hundreds of newspapers praise her work. 3) These testimonials prove that Dorothy Dix has an appeal for men….! 4) Her appeal abroad is as great as at home! Dorothy Dix is an outstanding international personage…!  5) Praised by these leading newspapers—New York Evening Post, New York Journal, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Daily News, Albany Knickerbocker Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Journal, Buffalo Times and St. Louis Star," nd.

17. Banner with DEAR DOROTHY DIX. Dix wrote on the short end of the piece that the banners were put down in the center of the tables and that they had all sorts of funny things about me on [ ] I thought Margaret might like this clipping, nd.

18. Book cover from How To Win And Hold A Husband, by Dorothy Dix. Includes a page from the chapter “How to Tell Whether You Are in Love,” nd.

19. “MAIL THIS CARD AT ONCE, for BOTH of These Helpful Books, Marriage And Family Problems, by J.G. Anthony and How To Win And Hold A Husband, by Dorothy Dix – Regularly $1.98 Each – NOW ONLY $1.98 FOR BOTH,” ns., nd.

20. “Dorothy Dix Her Book Being the Veroucis account of her trip during the summer of 1926,” handwritten note on a piece of paper by [Dix] ns., nd.

21. Telegram from S.S. Chamberlain, Managing Editor, New York Journal offering Dix regular work next she came to New York. New York Journal, W.R. Hearst, February 12th, 1901 (from her scrap book).

22. “Bee,” handwritten on visiting card with sea motif, ns.,nd.

23. “To Miss Dorothy Dix- Man-Woman Bird or Devil-you. May be some of each. But Dorothy? ‘On the level’ you surely are a peach."  I.S. Eff, handwritten note, ns.,nd.

24. Part of the frontice piece for a Ledger Syndicate cover showing the continents where Dix was published and read. Ledger Syndicate, 1929.

25. Telegram from Rudolph Block, editor, New York Journal, asking Mrs. Gilmer if she would like to come and work for him and if so, “please telegraph me conditions, salary, et. as soon as possibly.” Signed Rudolph Block, New York, Oct. 10, 1900 (from her scrap book).

25a. Letter compliments Dix on a story she wrote saying that her “humor is delicious and … let it flow into whatever you write. It’s the greatest field in the literary world, humor is. Sincerely, Rudolph Block.” New York Journal, W.R. Hearst, New York, Oct. 2, 1900 (from her scrap book).

26. Programme from the Woman’s Press Club, New York City, October 26, 1901. “The Newspaper Woman As I Have Found Her- Dorothy Dix,” major speaker of the event (original in III.8, 5&6, from her scrap book).

27. “Famous Hands Analyzed,” by Alice Denton Jennings. An analysis of the hand of Dix. The Occult Digest, February, 1933 (from her scrap book).

28. Valentine drawing and letter from her niece Elizabeth, age 4, Jan., 1898 (from her scrap book).

29. “Tribute Paid – To A Hero’s Memory By Surviving Comrades – As the Statue of Albert Sidney Johnston Is Unveiled.” General Johnston rode horse(s) from the Woodstock Plantation. The New Orleans Daily Picayune (or Democrat), Saturday, April 2, 1887, p. 14 (from her scrap book).

30. Nathaniel Burbank, autobiographical writing (3000+ words) with photo and signed ‘yours truly Nat Burbank.’ New Orleans, Friday, January 11, 1901 (from her scrap book).

31. Rock Me to Sleep, by Elizabeth Akers Allen. A six verse lullaby, nd.ns. (from her scrap book).
 


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