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

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

Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903

Painter, Portrait painter, Etcher


Collection Information

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

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Wood Art Gallery after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2808-2811 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

Thomas Waterman Wood papers and art gallery records, 1845-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.