A2739 Dickson, Joseph Papers Inventory of Joseph Dickson Papers A2739 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 email@example.com URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:32:03 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Joseph Dickson Papers
Dickson, Joseph, 1846-1906
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were purchased from the Cole County Historical Society in August 1970.
Joseph Dickson was born October 29, 1846, in Ireland, and came to the United States with his family when he was a child. He graduated from Harvard University law school in 1867, and began practicing law in St. Louis in that same year. He died May 11, 1906, in St. Louis.
Scope and Contents
The papers contain correspondence of Joseph Dickson, mostly to his brother Wells Dickson.
The papers are arranged chronologically.
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Joseph Dickson Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis.
Lawyers -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Correspondence
Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother. Congratulates him on his election to the senate. Mentions E.O. Stanard and Ben Fish. Letter is written on stationery of the law office of Forrist & Dickson, northwest corner of 3rd and Pine Streets. 186- Nov AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Louis Worthlin, Jr., St. Louis, to [Joseph Dickson?]. Mentions that he is in the wooden ware business. Mentions Marion Sides, W.B. Tallman, and F.A. Eppstein. 1865 Aug 31 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe Dickson, St. Louis, Mo., to his brother. Regarding a court action brought against their father in the circuit court of Cook County. 1867 Dec 12 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother. Asks his brother what he thinks of the talk of Joe running for city attorney. Letter is written on stationery of the Pacific Railroad. 1869 Mar 15 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother Wells Dickson. Briefly describes his train trip from Sedalia to St. Louis. 1869 Aug 25 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother. Mentions that the rents are badly behind and he may have to bring a lawsuit to recover the rents. 1869 Sept 21 AF: Dec-Die Unsigned letter, Warrensburg, Mo., to Eugene Pinkney. "I am informed by my agent Jos Dickson Esq. of St. Louis that some of the tenants in my house in Dixon [Illinois] refuse to pay their rent. . . . You are hereby authorized and instructed to act in any manner that Mr. Dickson may direct whether to sue or declare any lease forfeited or give notice to any tenant to vacate. . . ." 1869 Sept 22 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother. Briefly shares family news. Letter is written on stationery of the law office of Joseph Dickson, 215 Pine St. 1869 Oct 11 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, Mo., to his brother Wells Dickson. Mentions his friend Mr. Parsell, a railroad assistant superintendent, who asked him if he would like to carry some dispatches from Ft. Gibson to the Indian country. Letter is written on stationery of Van Wagoner & Dickson, 212 North 4th St. 1871 July 29 AF: Dec-Die Letter signed Joe, St. Louis, to his brother. Asks him about a court decision. No date AF: Dec-Die