Walter Mason Oddie papers, 1827-1905

Oddie, Walter Mason, b. 1807 d. 1865
Educator, Landscape painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 18 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Diaries, a sketchbook, photographs and biographical documents.

Reel 1365: One sketchbook, Oddie family biographical documents, and photographs of Oddie, his paintings, and family members.

Reel 4307: Diaries (1828-1829) discuss Oddie's family, health and financial difficulties as well as his responses to art works by others, books he had read, and world affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter and teacher; New York City.

The materials on Reel 1365 were lent by Allen L. Oddie. The diaries on Reel 4307 were microfilmed by the owner, the Winterthur Museum, which donated a copy to the Archives of American Art. The diaries were previously owned by Henry Meigs, Oddie's father-in-law.

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