Thomas Waterman Wood papers and art gallery records

Collection ID:
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903
Physical Description:
4 Reels
ca.1,300 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal papers of Thomas Waterman Wood and records of the T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, Vt.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2809-11: Personal papers include: letters received, 1864-1901; address books; notebook, ca. 1859, containing personal and financial notes, and sketches; photographs of Wood and others; sketches and sketchbooks, 1845-1900, and a watercolor; account books and other financial records, 1845-1902; a list of Wood's paintings compiled by John Brooks, a curator at the Wood Art Gallery; clippings; and printed materials.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2808: T.W. Wood Art Gallery records, include: correspondence and memoranda; bylaws, project reports, membership lists, minutes of meetings, curator's and president's reports, and other organizational records; 4 scrapbooks, containing clippings, photographs, letters, exhibition announcements and invitations, and memorabilia; typescripts of speeches, including one given by Thomas Waterman Wood when he deeded the Gallery to the Trustees; and printed material on the Gallery and on Thomas Waterman Wood, including an annotated Wood Gallery collection catalog, 1913.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Genre and portrait painter, etcher; Montpelier, Vt. and New York, N.Y. Founded gallery 1891. 2006 oils and watercolors by Wood in permanent collection of gallery. In addition the gallery includes a large collection of WPA art on permanent loan from the U.S. government.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2808-2811 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Wood Art Gallery after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming March 1983 by the Wood Art Gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Vermont -- Montpelier Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- Vermont -- Montpelier Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
T. W. Wood Art Gallery (Montpelier, Vt.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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