BOX XI. – Memorabilia
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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. 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
6. Blue and turquoise coffee napkins inscribed with “DOROTHY DIX” (2
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,
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 Tide’s Supplement saying that Dix ranks as the
favorite woman feature writer. He also mentions that Dix is his mother’s
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,”
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.,
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.,
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
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
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 Daniel,
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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