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Mrs. Dixon Alexander papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0584

Scope and Contents

The Mrs. Dixon Alexander papers date from 1871 to 1872 and measure 1 linear inch. The papers consist of Mrs. Alexander's columns from The Fayette Leader. Mrs. Alexander's weekly column in The Fayette Leader reported the comings and goings of baseball teams, babies, circuses, preachers, and hogs in the street. At times she moralized, but usually she reported business transactions, weddings, deaths, visits, and socials. Using colorful and flowery language, she expanded upon material normally found in personals columns.


  • Creation: 1871-1872


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor.

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Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Dixon Alexander was a correspondent for the Fayette, Iowa weekly newspaper, The Fayette Leader, in 1871-1872. The collection indicates no other information about her.


1.00 linear inch

Language of Materials



Correspondent for a weekly newspaper, The Fayette Leader.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 36) were donated by Miriam Coleman in 2000.

Margaret Richardson, 2000.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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