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Walter Mason Oddie papers, 1827-1905

Oddie, Walter Mason, 1807-1865

Educator, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 18 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1365: The originals were returned to the lender, Allen L. Oddie, after microfilming.
  • Reel 4307: Originals in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1365 and 4307 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Oddie family biographical materials are photocopies.

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

Walter Mason Oddie papers, 1827-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.