Register of the Robert Edmond Dixon Papers, 1887-1932

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Register of the Robert Edmond Dixon Papers, 1887-1932

Collection number: MSS 84-5

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1992
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Edmond Dixon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1887-1932
Collection number: MSS 84-5
Creator: Dixon, Robert Edmond, 1861-1932
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dixon, Robert Edmond Papers, MSS 84-5, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Abstract

Includes correspondence, account books, newspaper clippings, photographs, phrenological charts, certificates. Received from Juliet D. Renouf Trust (via Renee R. Hall), February 22, 1984.
N.B. Essays in Physiognomy by Lavater 18th ed. (London: Ward, Lock and Co., [s.d.]), received 7/26/84, transferred to Rare Book Collection

Biography

Dr. Dixon was born near Emporia, Virginia in 1861, subsequently being raised in Bristol, Virginia. He received his B.A. from King College in the same town, and his M.D. from the University of Virginia, July 1, 1891. At the University he became a demonstrator in anatomy following graduation.
He came to Lemoore, CA in 1893, and was licensed to practice June 13, 1894. He remained there for several years before moving to Hanford, where he remained until he retired from practice shortly before his death. He early invested in land in Kettleman Hills, near Hanford, and was rewarded for his foresight when oil was discovered there in the 30s.
Dixon was a member of the Masons, and of the Board of the First Presbyterian Church of Hanford. He also held the position of County Physician for Kings County Hospital shortly after its establishment, and for some years later. He also served as secretary of Hanford Sanitarium.
Dr. Dixon died August 7, 1932, and was survived by his wife Victorine, and two daughters (Mrs. J.V. Wood and Mrs. C.A. Renouf).

Container List

 

Series I. Personalia

Box Box 1 , Folder 1.

College Topics, 1890

Folder 2.

University of Virginia catalogue, 1891-92; programme of exercises on the Public Day, July 1, 1891

Folder 3.

Phrenological charts of R.E. Dixon, 1888. (2)

Folder 4.

Selective Service letters of commendation, 1917; 1928

Folder 5.

Autopsy report, 1932

Folder 6.

Obituary notices, 1932

 

Series II. Practice

Box Box 1 , Folder 7.

Account books; formulae/receipt books; prescription blanks: 1891-93 (5 items)

Folder 8.

Correspondence: 1887-92

Folder 9.

Correspondence: 1894-96

Folder 10.

Kings County Hospital: inventory, 1909 (4 leaves)

Folder 11.

Hanford Sanitarium letterheads

Folder 12.

Letter to Saxton Pope, MD, secretary, Medical Society, State of California

Folder 13.

Ms notes.

Folder 14.

Newspaper clippings

Folder 15.

Photograph: graduating class School of Medicine, University of Virginia

Box Box 2 , Folder 16.

Photograph of R.E. Dixon home, Hanford, CA (n.d.)

Folder 17.

R.E. Dixon account book (Ledger no. 1): 1896-1903

Folder 18.

Edmund D. Jung, MD: letter re R.E. Dixon, December 12, 1984