Dorothy Dix

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Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (widely known by the pen name Dorothy Dix) was born on November 18, 1861 at the Woodstock Plantation on the borders of Montgomery County, Tennessee and Todd County, Kentucky. She used the name Dorothy Dix in 1896 for her column in the New Orleans Picayune. She was the forerunner of today's advice columnists and at the time of her death on December16, 1951 in New Orleans she was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist. Offered is ALS literary note dated April 10, 1903 and measuring 4 1/2" x 7".