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Ruth Bixby Stevens Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-MS-ms109

The Ruth Bixby Stevens Collection includes letters, autographs, manuscripts and documents of notables solicited or purchased by William K. Bixby including Prince of Monaco Albert I, Charles Lamb, Napoleon I, Edmond Rostand, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Jackson, Henry Cabot Lodge, Raphael Semmes, Ashbel Smith, William Howard Taft, F.S. Church, Helen Dole, Eugene Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elbert Hubbard, John LaFarge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Whitcomb Riley, Silas Weir Mitchell, and D.W. Tryon.


  • Creation: 1811-1917


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


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Biographical or Historical Information

Ruth Bixby Stevens (1894 - ) was the daughter of St. Louis collector and bibliophile William Keeney Bixby and Lillian Tuttle Bixby. Married to Ir Augustus, Stevens produced four daughters, Ruth Stevens Weed, Virginia Stevens Lambeth, Nancy Stevens McAleer, and Elizabeth Stevens Bakewell. Stevens also participated in Saturday extension courses at Washington University in the early 1920s.

Source of Acquisition

Accession number 752. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Stevens, July 13, 1966

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Revision Statements

  • 2020 October 15: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495