HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG0712.AM: Dodge Family
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Size: 0.1 cu.ft.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
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.
Council Bluffs (Iowa) – History
Dodge, Annie (Ruth Anne Brown)
Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916
Dodge, Nathan Phillips, 1837-1911
Iowa — History — Civil War, 1861-1865
Long, John D.
United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865
Revised TMM 11-10-2009