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Thomas Waterman Wood papers and art gallery records, 1845-1979

Wood, Thomas Waterman, b. 1823 d. 1903
Painter, Etcher, Portrait painter
Active in Paris, France; New York, N.Y.; Vt.

Collection size: ca.1,300 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Personal papers of Thomas Waterman Wood and records of the T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, Vt.

REELS 2809-11: Personal papers include: letters received, 1864-1901; address books; notebook, ca. 1859, containing personal and financial notes, and sketches; photographs of Wood and others; sketches and sketchbooks, 1845-1900, and a watercolor; account books and other financial records, 1845-1902; a list of Wood's paintings compiled by John Brooks, a curator at the Wood Art Gallery; clippings; and printed materials.

REEL 2808: T.W. Wood Art Gallery records, include: correspondence and memoranda; bylaws, project reports, membership lists, minutes of meetings, curator's and president's reports, and other organizational records; 4 scrapbooks, containing clippings, photographs, letters, exhibition announcements and invitations, and memorabilia; typescripts of speeches, including one given by Thomas Waterman Wood when he deeded the Gallery to the Trustees; and printed material on the Gallery and on Thomas Waterman Wood, including an annotated Wood Gallery collection catalog, 1913.

Biographical/Historical Note: Genre and portrait painter, etcher; Montpelier, Vt. and New York, N.Y. Founded gallery 1891. 2006 oils and watercolors by Wood in permanent collection of gallery. In addition the gallery includes a large collection of WPA art on permanent loan from the U.S. government.

Lent for microfilming March 1983 by the Wood Art Gallery.

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