Memorial: To the Legislature of Massachusetts

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Title

Memorial: To the Legislature of Massachusetts

Description

Dorothea Dix’s 1843 speech petitioning the Massachusetts Legislature for funds to improve the living condition of people with mental illnesses at Worchester Hospital. Her speech includes detailed descriptions of conditions in state and privately funded asylums, prisons, almshouses, and poorhouses throughout the North East.

Creator

Dix, Dorothea Lynde

Source

Publisher

Printed by Munroe & Francis

Date

1843 January

Contributor

Simmons University Library

Rights

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Notes

Learn more:
Miss Dorothea Dix (1802 - 1887): Teacher, Nurse, Social Reformer and Advocate for the Mentally Ill, Social Welfare History Project
Articles and documents related to mental illness, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, “Memorial: To the Legislature of Massachusetts,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 20, 2020, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/186.