The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
John W. Venable journal, 1840-1842. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1321 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Original in: Marchand's Antiques, Evansville, Ind.
Lent for microfilming 1978 by Marchand's Antiques, Evansville, Ind., through Kenneth P. McCutchan.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001