The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters and typescripts of letters from O'Donovan to his family, including his mother, Mary Bright O'Donovan, and his sisters Jennie O'Donovan Abraham and Lucy A. Victor. Letters concern his Civil War service, his study of art in New York, his art work, social conditions, Christmas, and other topics.
William Rudolph O'Donovan letters, 1860-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel P23 (fr. 332-452; 570-581) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Lent for microfilming 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001