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Dorothy Dix’s birthday
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Happy Birthday Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer!
Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (November 18, 1861-December 16, 1951), wrote under the pseudonym of Dorothy Dix. As the forerunner of today’s popular advice columnists, Dorothy Dix was America’s highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the world. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad.