John W. Venable journal, 1840-1842

Venable, John W.
Miniature painter
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 1 v. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A journal including an account of Venable's travels through Virginia and Maryland seeking work as a miniaturist portrait painter, penciled drafts of three letters, a list of Latin and French phrases translated into English, and poetry. Three newspaper clippings are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note: Miniaturist.

Lent for microfilming 1978 by Marchand's Antiques, Evansville, Ind., through Kenneth P. McCutchan.

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