Finding Aid for the John Forrest Dickson Family Correspondence Biomed.439
Finding aid prepared by UCLA Biomedical Library staff, 2013
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2019 November 24.
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Title: John Forrest Dickson family correspondence
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0439
Physical Description: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1877-1955
Abstract: John Forrest Dickson, M.D. (1855-1934) had a respected longtime career in Portland, Oregon, as an ophthalmologist, rhinologist, and oto-laryngologist. He and his wife were valued members of their extended families and held social prominence in the city. Both, but especially Mrs. Dickson, were active in real estate investments and in ownership of a mine. This collection of circa 340 letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera document family news and relationships, and include some correspondence from Dr. Dickson's patients.
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Language of Material: Materials are in English and German.
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[Identification of item], John Forrest Dickson family correspondence (Biomed 439). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.
Purchased from Mark T. Baker, Pollock Pines, CA, 2009.
UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6260177
A large part of this multi-interpersonal correspondence consists of letters between Dr. Dickson and his wife. When they were apart for health, family, or business reasons they exchanged messages almost every single day. Also contributing were mMultiple members from both sides of the family, as well as patients, business acquaintances and friends. The collection is arranged in folders by the name of sender or recipient of the letters, with some relationships identified when possible.
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