August 21, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Dorothea Dix

Dorothea L. Dix (1802-1887) was an actively engaged citizen who tirelessly advocated for help for the less fortunate, particularly the mentally ill. Use the resources below to learn more.Dorothea Lynde Dix portraitDorothea Lynde Dix to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, June 17, 1861 (transcription)To the Legislature of Massachusetts [protesting against the confinement of insane persons and idiots in almshouses and prisons] Dorothea Dix 1843Memorial soliciting a state hospital for the … [Read more...]