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    Dorothea Dix Autographed Letter Signed. Two pages, 4.25" x 6", Washington, D.C. and Trenton, New Jersey, April 1, 1874, to a Miss Wales, no location stated, inquiring about her work to establish a nursing school. Light age toning, very fine condition. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.



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    It reads: "Some months have passed since your endeavors for establishing a Home and School for nurses, was announced and carried forward. I write to ask if the initial steps have been successful and if you have the promise, through the fidelity of those who are being trained, if such final advantages as you plan possessed, and certainly as much as was evident. For any facts you may find it convenient to give me I shall hold myself obliged". Dorothea Dix, an early champion for the mentally ill, typified New England's mid-19th century social reformers. Her professional work was entirely humanitarian, ranging from education to nursing



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