Calendar Of The Dorothy Dix
Housed in University
Archives & Special Collections, F. G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay
State University, Clarksville, TN 37044
NOTE: Books written by and about Dorothy
Dix are unclassified and are located in the Archives of
the Tennessee Collection.
Gilmer, Elizabeth (Meriwether), How to win and hold
a husband. New York: Arno Press, 1974.
------. Dorothy Dix -- her book, every day help for
everyday people. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1926.
------. My joy-ride around the world.
Philadelphia: The Penn. Publishing Company, 1924.
------. Mirandy. New York: Hearst's
International Library Co., 1914.
------. Mirandy exhorts. Philadelphia: The Penn
Publishing Company, 1922. (two copies)
------. Fables of the elite. New York: R.F.
Fenno & Company, 1902.
------. Hearts a la mode. New York: Hearst's
International Library Co., 1915.
------. Dorothy Dix - herself. New York: Public
Ledger, n.d. (2 copies)
Kane, Harnett Thomas. Dear Dorothy Dix: the story
of a compassionate woman. Garden City, N.Y.:
Meriwether, Nelson Heath. The Meriwethers and their
connections. Columbia, Missouri: Artscraft Press,
1964. (unnumbered pages on Dorothy Dix)
Folder l. Letters pre 1930 1863-1929 (ca l2 letters, 3
Folder 2. Letters 1930-39 (ca 37 letters, 3 envelopes,
l post card)
Folder 3. Letters l940-50 (65 letters, 4 post cards)
Folder 4. Undated letters undated (86 letters)
Folder 5. Dorothy Dix Letterbox (newspaper clippings
of Dorothy Dix)
Folder 6. Dorothy Dix Talks 1940-1981 (nine letters to
and about Dorothy Dix)
Folder 7. Dorothy Dix Columns
Folder 8. Early scrapbook pages (l2 pages - poems,
Item 9. Scrapbook of clippings and photographs
Item 10. Scrapbook of Egyptian travel articles
Item 11. Scrapbook of 40th anniversary as a columnist
Folder 12. Photographs of home (Seventeen photographs:
three of Woodstock & grounds; one of home New
Orleans; five of home Barrett Browning's life; Dorothy
Dix Trip to the Andes.)
Folder l3. Photographs of Dorothy Dix and her houses
(nine photographs of New Orleans home; one photo of Past
Christian home; five small photos of Dorothy Dix; one
magazine photo; three miscellaneous photos.)
Item 14. Photograph album, Dedicated to Dorothy Dix as
a remembrance of her visit to the Philippines, August
2-6, 193l from the T.V.T. Publications. Contains
photographs and newspaper clippings.
Item 15. Autograph album 1877-1879 (loose pages of
autographs) - one picture of Mammy Emily; 2 pictures of
Travel Diaries, Memorabilia, Passport
Folder 16. Passport for trip to Japan, China, Ceylon,
etc., Sept. 2, l9l9
Item 17. E.M. Gilmer/ Yokohama/October 17, l9l9 (Last
entry Feb. l9, "Calcutta on 22" -.)
Item l8. Travel: 1920- February 22 (Arrived at
Calcutta...April ll- Went to Neuva Elyra (New Realia),
Item 19. The old people of Takasago. ("June l4,
l922, sailed on the French Line "Paris" for
Havre... Oct. 4, Sailed on New Amsterdam from Plymouth
for New York. October l6, arrived NY - so came to the end
of a pleasant day - Diary.)
Item 20. Booklet: A thousand thanks - "
Dearest" (September ll, l924 - Left Bordeaux on the
Fig. at 3 o'clock and arrived at Casablanca... Nov.
Item 2l. Travel Diary: (January l4-June l5, 1917)
Item 22. Travel Diary: (South Sea Islands - New
Zealand/Australia, etc. (in pencil at top) l93l/ E.M.
Gilmer (ink) 6334 Pytania St., New Orleans, LA l933 -
Trip to South America.)
Item 23. Travel diary May 29-August 28, 1924 (world
Item 24. Dorothy Dix, Her book. Being the veracious
account of her trip during the summer of l926, Diary.
Item 25. Travel diary June l6-Oct.l, l928 (Trip Round
Articles - Newspaper, Magazine, Clippings
Folders 26. Newspaper Articles
(l) - ca 23 articles written in l942 during WWII.
(2) - eleven articles (l94l-47)
(3) - ca 60 newspaper clippings (1922-52)
(4) - ca 50 clippings (1920-40)
Folder 27. Dorothy Dix recipes.
Folder 28. Dorothy Dix Advises.
Folder 29. Newspaper clipping by from Chicago Sunday
Examiner, Oct. 6, l907, earliest seen on quick search and
about Dorothy Dix.
Folder 30. Magazine articles by and about Dorothy Dix
Christmas Cards/ Article
Folder 31. Christmas cards, 6 cards signed by Dorothy
Dix in front 4 Christmas cards - 2 with Japanese prints,
2 of doorways in New Orleans- 1 Lafcadio Hearns
Courtyard. The other two are views of her house. A total
of 15 Christmas cards.
Folder 32. Uncle Sam found Santa Claus.
Folder 33. Miranda Articles. (ca 50 articles)
Folder 34. File of Mirandy articles from Chicago
papers ca. 1906- ca. l9l2.
Cartoons by: Swinnerton '06, Gus Mayer, H.B. Martin, E.
W. Kemble, 1912 (?), Merle Johnson (Tad cartoon on backs
of some clippings i.e. l2/21/09. Written in dialect with
Folder 35. Mirandy on Art. 1906 (ca 15 photocopies
Demise Of Dorothy Dix
Folder 36. News articles on the demise of Dorothy Dix
Pamphlet/ Booklet/ Miscellaneous
Item 37. The best loved woman in the world,
Philadelphia: Ledger Syndicate, l929. 12 pp.
Item 38. Dorothy Dix and Four Decades of Helping the
World with its Woes. l896-l936
Folder 39. Kane's clippings and comments on Dorothy
Folder 40. Quotations from Letters of Dorothy Dix. (ca
Folder 41. In the Footsteps of Fair Women.
Folder 42. Investigative writings of Dorothy Dix.
Item 43. Alpha, Emmet " Battle of New
Orleans," Bound typescript for Dorothy Dix.
Item 44. Dorothy Dix Papers & letters to Gill
Family. Allensville, KY.
Administration Of Dorothy Dix Collection
Folder 45. Material relating to the Dorothy Dix
Folder 46. Manuscript administration. (relating to the
Dorothy Dix Collection)
Folder 47. Product testimonials 1937 (three items)
Honors, Awards, Family
Folder 48. Dorothy Dix Awards.
Folder 49. Dorothy Dix Day. (New Orleans)
Folder 50. Dorothy Dix Symposium at Woodstock,
September 27, 1991.
Symposuim program, Brochure, Menu, Theater ticket ,
Nametag, Agenda announcement, Reservation confirmation,
Exhibit photographs, Play production photograph,
Symposium announcement, Copies from local media
Folder 51. Caroline Gordon Tate. (one article)
Folder 52. Woodstock.
Folder 53. Meriwether Family.
Books From Dorothy Dix's Library
donated by A. Huntington Patch
(Autographed by Dorothy Dix or Harnett Kane)
Kane, Harnett Thomas. Spies for the Blue and Gray.
Garden City, N. Y.: Hanover House, 1954
Tenn E 608 .K3
-----. The golden coast. Garden City, N. Y.:
Tenn F 296 .K3
-----. Natchez on the Mississippi. New York: W.
Tenn F 349.N2 K3
-----. Queen New Orleans. New York: Morrow,
Tenn F 379.N5 K24 1949
-----. Miracle in the mountains. Garden City:
Tenn LD 405.B213 K3
-----. Plantation parade; the grand manner in
Louisiana. New York: William Morrow and Company,
Tenn F 374 .K3
-----. Deep delta country. New York: Duell,
Sloan & Pearce, 1944.
Tenn F 377 .D4 K3
-----. The amazing Mrs. Bonaparte. Garden City:
Tenn PS 3521.A4345 A4
-----. Bride of Fortune. Garden City:
Tenn PS3521.A4345 B7
-----. The gallant Mrs. Stonewall. Garden City:
Tenn PS 3521.A4345 G3
-----. New Orleans woman. Garden City:
Tenn PS 3521.A4345 N4
Saxon, Lyle. Old Louisiana. New York: The
Century Co., 1929.
Tenn F 374 .S32
Chase, John Churchill. Frenchmen, Desire, Good
Children, and other streets of New Orleans. New
Orleans: R.L. Crager, 1949.
Tenn F 379 .N5 C44
Curtis, Nathaniel Cortlandt. New Orleans: its old
houses,shops and public buildings. Philadelphia: J.B.
Lippincott Company, 1933.
Tenn F 379 .N5 C96
King, Grace Elizabeth. New Orleans, the place and
the people. New York: Macmillan and co., 1895.
Tenn F 379 .N5
Bakeless, John Edwin. Lewis & Clark, partners
in discovery. New York: Morrow, 1947.
Tenn F 592.7 .B3
Schertz, Helen Pitkin. Legends of Louisiana: The
romance of the royal oak: The brother of the sultan. New
Orleans: New Orleans Journal, 1922.
Tenn GR 110 .L8 S3
Ssu shu. The four books: Confucian analects; The
great learning; The doctrine of the mean; and the works
of Mencius., [s.n.: s.l., 19--?]
Young, E. H. William. London: J. / Cape, 1927.
Tenn PR 6047 .O468 W5 1927
Cobb, Irvin S. Roll call. New York: The
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1942.
Tenn PS 3505 .O14 R6
Cobb, Irvin S. Speaking of operations --. New
York: George H. Doran Company, 1915.
Tenn PS 3505 .O14 S6 1915
Cobb, Irvin S. Exit laughing. New York: The
Bobbs Merrill Company, 1941.
Tenn PS 3505 .O14 Z5
Crowell, Grace Noll. This golden summit. New
York: Harper & Brothers, 1937.
Tenn PS 3505 .R9456 T5 1937
Davis, Robert Hobart. People, People, everywhere;
footprints of a wanderer. New York: Frederick A.
Stokes Company, 1936.
Tenn PS 3507 .A75 P4 1936
Kauffman, Reginald Wright. A man of little faith.
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1927.
Tenn PS 3521 .A725 M3
Keyes, Frances Parkinson. Dinner at Antoines.
New York: J. Messner 1948.
Tenn PS 3521 .E86 D5
Perry, Stella George Stern. Melindy. New York:
Moffat, Yard, 1912.
Tenn PS 3531 .E723 M4
Arthur, Stanley Clisby. Famous New Orleans drinks
and how to mix them. Nouvelle Orleans: Harmanswon,
Tenn TX 951 .A68
Dorothy Dix Symposium
On September 27, 1991, nearly 200 registrants gathered
for a day long symposium celebrating the life of
Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, better known as
"Dorothy Dix." The event, which began at 9 a.
m. with registration and a continental breakfast in the
dining room, was held at Dix's childhood home
"Woodstock" in Trenton, Kentucky. Special piano
selections were rendered by Anna Laura Page, wife of the
President of Austin Peay State University. Introductions
were given by Elnor McMahan, APSU, a welcome by Dr. Oscar
Page, president, APSU, opening remarks by Arthur
Goldsmith Jr., professor emeritus, Woodward Library,
APSU, and Inga Filippo, APSU, spoke of the Dorothy Dix
Collection in the F. G. Woodward Library.
The symposium was sponsored by Austin Peay State
University. Members of the Montgomery County Historical
Society and the APSU Women's Club assisted with the
event. Elnor McMahan, owner of Woodstock, professor and
head, cataloging department, Woodward Library, and Inga
Filippo, associate professor and head, circulation
department, Woodward Library, were coordinators of the
symposium. Partial funding from a Tower Research Grant
made the symposium available to participants at a nominal
Six papers were presented by noted scholars,
highlighting events from the personal life, world travels
and writings of Dorothy Dix during the morning and
afternoon sessions. The speakers at these sessions had
the opportunity to publish their complete papers in these
Other highlights of the day were: a New Orleans style
luncheon buffet with entertainment, tours of Woodstock,
the antebellum mansion where the author spent her
childhood, a pre-play reception, and an evening
performance of an original play based on writings of
Dorothy Dix. At the end of the day, a plaque was placed
and unveiled on the lawn of Woodstock commemorating the
Dr. Lewis Tatham, Chair of Austin Peay State
University's Languages and Literature Department, and
Professor of English.
Dr. Rosaleen Salvo, Assistant Professor of History,
Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Ms. Marcelite Welker, Local Historian and Faculty
Emeritus, Clarksville High School, Clarksville,
Ms. Eloise Weatherspoon, Instructor, Languages and
Literature Department, Austin Peay State University,
Dr. Ellen Kanervo, Chair of Austin Peay State
University's Speech, Communication, and Theatre
Department and Professor of Journalism.
Dr. Maurine Beasley, Professor of Journalism,
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Mr. Ted Jones, Doctoral Student, University of
Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Mr. Ted White, Master's Student, Austin Peay State
University, Clarksville, Tennessee.
Papers presented at the Dorothy Dix Symposium
Woodstock Mansion, Todd County, Ky
September 27, 1991
The Making of a Southern
Journalist, Rosaleen Salvo
Beloved Consolation: The
Life of Dorothy Dix, Eloise Weatherspoon
The World Travels of
Dorothy Dix, Marcelite Welker
Elizabeth M. Gilmer as
Dorothy Dix: Woman Journalist Rewrites the Myth of the
Southern Lady, Maureen Beasley
One Hundred Years of
Advice: an Analysis of the Style and Content of Dear Abby
and Dorothy Dix, Ellen Kanervo, Ted Jones, & Jeff
Dorothy Dix: the Woman,
the Columnist, the Person: A look at the life of
Elizabeth Meriwether, LuAnnette Butler
Dorothy Dix home