Title: Robert Edmond Dixon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1887-1932
Collection number: MSS 84-5
Creator: Dixon, Robert Edmond, 1861-1932
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Dixon, Robert Edmond Papers, MSS 84-5, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Includes correspondence, account books, newspaper clippings, photographs, phrenological
charts, certificates. Received from Juliet D. Renouf Trust (via Renee R. Hall), February
N.B. Essays in Physiognomy by Lavater 18th ed. (London: Ward, Lock and Co., [s.d.]),
received 7/26/84, transferred to Rare Book Collection
Dr. Dixon was born near Emporia, Virginia in 1861, subsequently being raised in Bristol,
Virginia. He received his B.A. from King College in the same town, and his M.D. from the
University of Virginia, July 1, 1891. At the University he became a demonstrator in
anatomy following graduation.
He came to Lemoore, CA in 1893, and was licensed to practice June 13, 1894. He remained
there for several years before moving to Hanford, where he remained until he retired from
practice shortly before his death. He early invested in land in Kettleman Hills, near
Hanford, and was rewarded for his foresight when oil was discovered there in the 30s.
Dixon was a member of the Masons, and of the Board of the First Presbyterian Church of
Hanford. He also held the position of County Physician for Kings County Hospital shortly
after its establishment, and for some years later. He also served as secretary of Hanford
Dr. Dixon died August 7, 1932, and was survived by his wife Victorine, and two daughters
(Mrs. J.V. Wood and Mrs. C.A. Renouf).