The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Walter Mason Oddie papers, 1827-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1365 and 4307 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
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.
Lives of American Artists
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