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Title Alfred Waud Collection
Call Number MSS 8
Extent 1 folder (2 items)
Dates of Creation 1872 (Originals) , 1986-1994 (Photocopies)
Creator Alfred Wauld
Scope & Content The collection contains Alfred Waud's account of his journey that appeared in the Minnesota History's Summer 1994 issue. There are also Photocopies of Waud's sketches when traveling in the Red River Valley.
Admin/Biographical History Alfred R. Waud is a British born American Illustrator who is probably best known for his field sketches of the Civil War which he covered as a press correspondent. In 1872 he traveled from Duluth, Minnesota to Bismarck, North Dakota via train on the Northern Pacific Railroad. He wrote an account of his journey during his travels. More importantly he created 48 pencil sketches of scenes along his journey. Alfred R. Waud's pencil drawings of Clay County are some of the oldest images of the area in existence.
People Wauld, Alfred
Subjects Red River Valley
Art
Artists
Moorhead (Minn.)
Fargo (ND)
Location of Originals Originals located in the Historic New Orleans Collection: 533 Royal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 accession#: 1977.137.31-1977.137.32, 1977.137.35-1977.137.41
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights Any research usage or reproductions must be cleared with the Historic Collection of New Orleans before undertaking that effort. (Phone# 504 523-4662)

Language of Material English
Archival History Copied from the Historic Collection of New Orleans by the Historical Society in 1986.
Containers From Duluth to Bismarck in 1872: Travels with Artist Alfred R. Waud, 1994
Photocopies of Alfred R. Waud's sketches of the Red River Valley, 1872, 1986 (Photocopies)