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John W. Venable journal, 1840-1842

Venable, John W.

Miniature painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume, (on partial microfilm reel)

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



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

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Original in: Marchand's Antiques, Evansville, Ind.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1321 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John W. Venable journal, 1840-1842. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.