|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.
Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916
Long, John D.