BOX III. 11a – Writings by Dix – syndicated by Ledger and Bell

Folder 11a of 22

31+ items

Ledger and Bell Syndicates publications by and about Dix and her writings which include a Ledger Syndicate catalogue and promotional sample printings of Dix’s writings.


1. Ledger Syndicate, Philadelphia. Catalogue No. 10, 1930. Includes samples of Dix’s writings and recommendations by a Clergyman and a Court Justice to read Dix’s advice.

2. “DOROTHY DIX ‘The Big Sister of the Troubled and Perplexed’. Her Feature Holds the Newspaper Record for Pulling Mail and Holding Readers.” Over 60 “praises” from newspaper editors across the U.S. and Britain and a sample of one week of syndicated Dorothy Dix and Dorothy Dix’s Letter Box columns. Ledger Syndicate, Philadelphia, PA., 1925.

3. “The BEST LOVED WOMAN IN THE WORLD. The World’s Rights to the DOROTHY DIX SERVICE Are Held By Ledger Syndicate, Independence Square, Philadelphia, PA.” Includes samples of her column writing; the ten commandments for girls; sample from her auto biography; the ‘Dorothy Dix Day’ in New Orleans; testimonials of her appeal to men and to a Clergyman, Supreme Court Justice and a Judge; her appeal abroad; excerpts from one of Dorothy Dix’s mail bags and a short statement by Dix about being a confidant to both women and men over the years. Ledger Syndicate, 1925 (2 copies).

4. “Mother Jealousy – Shows Seamy Side of Mother Love.” Public Ledger Syndicate, release date December 2 [no year].

5. “Should the Married Woman Be Barred – Upholds Right of Wives to Work After Marriage.” Public Ledger Syndicate, release date May 21 [no year].

6. “How to Manage a Wife – Finds the Salve Spreader Mightier Than the Hammer.” Public Ledger Syndicate, release date May 28 [no year].

7. “Time is the greatest solver of all our problems…” Bell Syndicate, Inc., ns.,nd.

8. “Outside Work – Husband Objects To Wife’s Taking Part-Tine Job.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Monday, January 7, 1952.

9. “Minister’s Wife – Perfect Understanding, Infinite Patience Essential To Her Role.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Tuesday, January 8, 1952.

10. “Too Many Home Duties – Girl Resents Working Sister’s Freedom.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Wednesday, January 9, 1952.
11. “Bad Family Background – Generous Woman Would Rehabilitate Girl.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Thursday, January 10, 1952.

12. “Unreliable Fiance – Mother Should Let Girl Find Out Fact Herself.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Friday, January 11, 1952.

13. “Mother Thwarts Marriage – Her Actions May Prove To Be Wise Safeguard.” Bell Syndicate, Inc., release date, Saturday, January 12, 1952.

14. “The Wife of the Man to Whom Marriage Is Just an Annex to His Bachelorhood – How Can She Tell When She’s in Love? How to Snub the Flirtatious Stranger.” Daily Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tennessee, June 10, 1924. Public Ledger, 1924.

15. “Will you please tell me how to write a love letter. Anita.” Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

16. ”What I can I do for my friend who has given her life for her mother and is now left forlorn and lonely since her mother passed on? A Friend.” Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

17. “Don’t you think that the young are more tolerant and less critical than old people? S.S.” Public Ledger, 1937 (date in pencil).

18. “You write of the desirability of owning a home. John F. McC.” Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

19. “I am a boy of 22 years old, a junior at college. My trouble is that my parents lay too many restrictions upon me. F.C.S.” Public Ledger, 1937 (date in pencil).

20. “My husband and I are very happy together; that is, we would be if it were not for the financial question. The Bread-Winner.” Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

21. “After the average woman is 40 she spends a large part of her time and energy on trying to keep a school-girl complexion and a school-boy figure,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

22. “Circumstances, custom and convention have made the wife the family jailer,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

23. “’Don’t talk to me about doing to others as you would be done by’, said a young girl to me the other day,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

24. “A correspondent asks: Is a man’s love for a woman greater than a woman’s love for a man,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

25. “The real cure for divorce is not law nor moral teachings. In the great majority of cases it is simply a railroad or steamship ticket. Nothing else,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

26. “How much is a husband worth? A woman who is suing another woman for stealing her husband from her values her purloined spouse as a million dollars, and asks damages in that amount,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

27. “One of the questions that is asked me oftener almost than any other is how much freedom a wife should give her husband,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

28. “In one city, at least, the Parents and Teachers Association has taken a bold, strange, revolutionary step. It is attempting to regulate the activities of school children…,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

29. “A group of men were discussing what was the most desirable quality a wife could possess,” by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

30. “’I devoted a great deal of time and study to the art of growing old gracefully’, said a woman to me the other day, ‘because when I reach the sear 70s and the doleful 80s I do not wish to be like so many of the disagreeable, forlorn old creatures I see about me’”, by Dorothy Dix. Public Ledger, 1933 (date in pencil).

31. Ledger Syndicate Catalogue No. 10. Excerpts from the “The Dorothy Dix Service,” ns.,nd.


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