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Object ID RG0712.AM
Collection RG0712 Dodge Family
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 0.1 cu.ft.
Title Dodge Family collection
Dates of Creation 1850s-1922
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1922
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content The manuscript portion of the collection consists of miscellaneous papers relating to Grenville M. Dodge and the Dodge family of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Included in the collection are various legal documents, deeds, financial receipts, letters, and telegrams, mostly dating from the 1850s-1870s.

Correspondents include Grenville M. Dodge, Annie Dodge, C.C. Woolworth and John D. Long. Of particular interest are the two letters written by Annie (Mrs. Grenville) Dodge to “Mother Dodge” in June of 1861. In one letter she writes of “Gren” going to Washington on behalf of Gov. Kirkwood of Iowa in order to obtain from the Secretary of War arms for the Iowa troops. She also
discusses the possibility of Grenville going to Harper’s Ferry.
Finding Aids Dodge Family finding aid
Related units of description RG0712.PH: The photo component consists of seven (7) images (photographs and negatives) of Grenville M.
Dodge and the Dodge family residence in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
People Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916
Dodge, Annie
Long, John D.
Woolworth, C.C.
Search Terms Dodge family