The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
John Wood Dodge papers, 1828-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 960 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals are in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mee, Santa Rosa, Calif.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001