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John Wood Dodge papers, 1828-1934

Dodge, John Wood, 1807-1893

Miniature painter


Collection Information

Size: 73 Items

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals are in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mee, Santa Rosa, Calif.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 960 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 Wood Dodge papers, 1828-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.