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Laurence Belmont Dixon Papers
MSS 0049  
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Description
Papers of Laurence Belmont Dixon, electrical engineer and amateur photographer. The collection consists primarily of materials documenting Dixon's travels in Japan in 1905, including a large group of photographs and a personal diary. Also included in the collection is an album of Dixon's photographs of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893) and a short history of the Dixon family. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) WRITINGS, 2) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS and 3) PHOTOGRAPHS.
Background
Laurence Belmont Dixon was born on August 16, 1870 in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Laban Beecher Dixon (1834-1912), was a prosperous architect and businessman. The family lived in various locations in the Chicago area, finally settling in 1877 in a home they built on the city's South Side.
Extent
0.40 linear feet (1 archives box, 1 card file box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.