BOX III. 13 – Writings by Dix - SHORT STORIES
Folder 13 of 22
The two first listings are stories
written by Dix in her earlier years and are drawn on her childhood
experiences while living at Woodstock Plantation in Kentucky. Most
copies are from her personal scrap book; so noted at the end of
1. “How Tom Rode Shostring,” by Dorothy Dix. Drawing by John
Inner. Copy from the Sunday Examiner, nd.
2. “How Uncle Isom Found Santa Claus,” by Dorothy Dix, nd.,
transcribed copies by Rosa C. Mayer, New Orleans, February 2, 1923
3. “How Uncle Isom Found Santa Claus,” by Dorothy Dix, edited by
Ruby Patch for publication in Cumberland Lore, The Clarksville
Leaf Chronicle, December, 23, 2003.
4. “Memories by Dorothy Dix – Finding Christmas-A Christmas story
adapted from’How Uncle Isom Found Santa Claus’,” edited by Rubye
Patch for the Cumberland Lore, The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle,
Tuesday December 23, 2003.
5. Letter to Mrs. A Goldberg from Rosa C. Mayer, New Orleans,
February, 1923 about her transcription request of the story by Mr.
6. “Courage,” poem by Dorothy Dix, nd.
7. "The Second Bite of the Apple – There was a cry of love.
Inarticulate and Compelling, and Before Either one Knew It. She Was
Sobbing In His Arms,” by Dorothy Dix, 1902. W.R. Hearst. Great Britain
rights reserved (from her scrap book).
8. “The Prize Story – How Dan Won The Christmas Stakes,” by Mrs. E.
M. Gilmer, Clarksville, Tenn. The story is accompanied with a
biographical sketch of Ms. Gilmer that tells about the $100 offered by
The American to her for “the best Christmas story.” December 21 [early
1890] ns. (from her scrap book).
8.1 “How Dan won the Christmas Stakes,”
by Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (1880s), edited by Rubye Patch for
the Cumberland Lore, The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Tuesday
December 4, 2007.
9. “Her Hero,” by Dorothy Dix. Author “The Miracle of Love,” etc.,
1900: Author Syndicate
10. “The Last Tournament,” by Elizabeth M. Gilmer. The story is
about the life with horses and the people who rode them and worked at
Woodstock. In the first paragraph she writes about the dining room at
Woodstock, “all my life it has seemed to me that there never was so
delightful a room as the big dining room at Woodstock.” New Orleans
Picayune, nd. (from her scrap book).
11. “SHORT STORY OF THE DAY – ‘New Year Resolutions for Men,’” by
Dorothy Dix in New Orleans Picayune, nd. (from her scrap book).
12. “If Chloe, who is my colored ……deadly enemy in the world…she is
pleased to call ‘the ranger.’ How this especially ‘ranger’ differs from
the ordinary run of kitchen ranges I am unable to say, but Chloe regards
it as possessing an unconquerable animosity towards her that makes it
smoke and refuses to bake on cold mornings when she is a hurry, and that
prompts it to burn up the bread when her back is turned.” This is one
of the stories written by Dix that tells about conversations between
Dorothy and Chloe, “who is my colored…deadly enemy in the world.” The
story tells about Chloe going to the cemetery because “hits Decoration
day an’ I’m gwine be gone all day, case I’s bleedget to march with my
lodge…I got Sa’y Ann Maud to cook yo’ dinner, but you better keep a eye
on dat ranger, case dey aint no telling what its gwine do,” ns.,nd.
(from her scrap book).
13. “The Handicap of Sex,” by Dorothy Dix, illustrated by T. D.
Skidmore, ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
14. “The Dreamed Regained,” by Dorothy Dix. A sequel, this, and a
beautiful and true one, to “When the Dream Fails,” in the May number,
ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
15. “JIM, The Old Fisherman of Pass Christian,” by Elizabeth M.
Gilmer, ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
16. “Love on a Cash Basis,” by Dorothy Dix, ns.,nd. (from her scrap
17. “DOROTHY DIX AT THE EXPOSITION – She Says that it is the Greatest
Show in the World – Nothing So Beautiful as the Colonnade of the States
– Night Scenes at the Fair That Are Veritable Fairyland – Familiar
Sights Along the Pike – The Farmer and the Farmer’s Wife are In
Evidence,” by [Dorothy Dix] ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
18. “THE COLONEL’S SONS – Third Honorable Mention In the – American’s
War Story Series,” by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer, of Clarksville, ns.,nd.
(from her scrap book).
19. “La Petit Manzelle,” by Elizabeth Gilmer. The setting of the
story is…” along the Mexican Gulf Coast, and nothing in America is more
un-American,” ns.,nd. (from her scrap book and written before she took
the pseudonym Dorothy Dix).
20. “How Dan won the Christmas Stakes,” by Elizabeth Meriwether
Gilmer (1880s), edited by Rubye Patch for the Cumberland Lore,
The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Tuesday December 4, 2007.
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