Scope and Content
Title: John Forrest Dickson, M.D., family
Date (inclusive): 1877-1955
Collection number: 439
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections
for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: John Forrest Dickson, M.D. (1855-1934) had a
respected longtime career in Portland, Oregon, as an ophthalmologist,
rhinologist, and oto-laryngologist. He and his wife were valued members of their
extended families and held social prominence in the city. Both, but especially
Mrs. Dickson, were active in real estate investments and in ownership of a mine.
This collection of circa 340 letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera document
family news and relationships, and include some correspondence from Dr.
Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, German
Collection is open for research.
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical
Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and
their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission
to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], John Forrest Dickson, M.D., family correspondence.,
439, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for
the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.
The collection of letters was bought from Mark T. Baker, Pollock Pines, CA,
Scope and Content
A large part of this multi-interpersonal correspondence consists of letters
between Dr. Dickson and his wife. When they were apart for health, family, or
business reasons they exchanged messages almost every single day. Also
contributing were mMultiple members from both sides of the family, as well as
patients, business acquaintances and friends. The collection is arranged in
folders by the name of sender or recipient of the letters, with some
relationships identified when possible.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.