John Wood Dodge papers, 1828-1934

Dodge, John Wood, b. 1807 d. 1893
Miniature painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 73 items.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1832-1890, including letters commending Dodge's paintings of Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and George Washington, an autobiographical letter written by Dodge, and letters from Henry Clay, Mrs. Jefferson Davis, William H. Seward, and others.

In addition, there are: a book of recommendations, 1838-1842, written by Andrew Jackson, M[artin] Van Buren, artists William Dunlap, F. E. Prudhomme, and Charles C. Ingham, and many others; an account book of miniatures; clippings, 1838-1865; a hand-written biography of Dodge by James H. McNeilly; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Born in New York City, Dodge was a miniaturist and a dioramist, who was an Associate of the National Academy.

The lenders are descendants of Dodge.

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