Olive King Dixon papers

Olive King Dixon papers

Dates: 1889-1935

Typewritten and signed letters, published articles, and newspaper clippings. Most of the letters were written to A. B. MacDonald of Kansas City, Missouri. Olive Dixon writes to MacDonald about the career of her husband, Billy Dixon, who was famous for fighting against Native Americans. Billy is noted for participating in the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874. Some of the articles and newspaper clippings are by various authors but all deal with Billy Dixon's various activities.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Dixon, Olive King
  • Call Number: MSS 860
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for publc research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters, articles, and newspaper clippings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 860; Olive King Dixon papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 860, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Dixon, Billy, 1850-1913; Macdonald, A. B.; Adobe Walls, Battle of, Tex., 1874; Correspondence; Indians of North America--Wars--Texas--1815-1875; Material Types
Genre / Form
Articles; Letters; Newspapers
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Dixon (Olive King) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:22-0600
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Biographical note

Author, historian, and the wife of Billy Dixon.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts