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RG0712.AM:  Dodge Family

Papers:  1850s-1870s

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Size:  0.1 cu.ft.


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.

Note:  The photo component consists of seven (7) images (photographs and negatives) of Grenville M. Dodge and the Dodge family residence in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  See also the Nebraska History index and the Library catalog for various published materials relating to Grenville M. Dodge.


Subject headings:

Council Bluffs (Iowa) – History

Dodge, Annie (Ruth Anne Brown)

Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916

Dodge, Nathan Phillips, 1837-1911

Dodge family

Iowa — History — Civil War, 1861-1865

Long, John D.

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865

Woolworth, C.C.


Revised TMM      11-10-2009