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Register of the Robert Edmond Dixon Papers, 1887-1932
MSS 84-5  
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    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


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

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


    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


    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).