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Marcus Mote Collection

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Title: Marcus Mote Collection, 1840-1898Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: FMS/005

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Subjects: American Art and Artists, Art--Study and teaching, Mote, Marcus, 1817-1898, Quakers - Indiana, Richmond, Indiana

Forms of Material: Diaries

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mote Collection consists of diaries, notebooks, correspondence, and works by Mote, as well as research material on Mote gathered by former Earlham College archivist, Opal Thornburg.

Collection Historical Note

Marcus Mote (1817-1898) was a Quaker artist of Lebanon, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana, best known for his portraits of Quakers. He also drew two of the few existing portraits of President John Quincy Adams. A teacher at Turtle Creek School in Warren County, Ohio, he married pupil and fellow fifth generation American Quaker Rhoda Steddom in 1837. After moving to Richmond, Mote opened an academy of design there and taught drawing in its public schools. He also circulated a petition that resulted in a law authorizing the teaching of art in Indiana’s public schools.

Subject/Index Terms

American Art and Artists
Art--Study and teaching
Mote, Marcus, 1817-1898
Quakers - Indiana
Richmond, Indiana

Administrative Information

Repository: Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 boxes

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions: Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Acquisition Source: Collection acquired before 1975.

Preferred Citation: <item>, Marcus Mote Collection, Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives, Richmond IN


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Series 1: Diaries, Notebooks, and DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marcus Mote Essays and Notebooks, 1837- 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters and Clippings, 1886- 1892Add to your cart.
Most items are undated.
Folder 3: Letters to Mote, 1864, 1927Add to your cart.
Item 1: Diary, 1866Add to your cart.
Item 2: Diary, 1874Add to your cart.
Item 3: Diary, 1865Add to your cart.
Item 4: Diary, 1864Add to your cart.
Item 5: Diary, 1858Add to your cart.
Item 6: Diary, 1868Add to your cart.
Item 7: Memorandum of Marcus Mote, 1853-1859, 1891-1892Add to your cart.
Item 8: Diary, 1868Add to your cart.
Item 9: Diary, 1865Add to your cart.
Item 10: Diary, 1867Add to your cart.
Item 11: Diary, 1837Add to your cart.
Item 12: Sketchbook, 1834Add to your cart.
Item 13: Poetry Scrap Book, 1833Add to your cart.
Item 14: Book of Vingets, 1867Add to your cart.
Item 15: Journal, 1881-1887Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Marcus Mote Diary Transcript, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Marcus Mote Diaries, Typescript, 1871-1872Add to your cart.
Item 1: Diary, 1872Add to your cart.
Item 2: Diary, 1869Add to your cart.
Item 3: Diary, 1870Add to your cart.
Item 4: Diary, 1877Add to your cart.
Item 5: Diary, 1878Add to your cart.
Item 6: Diary, 1871Add to your cart.
Item 7: Diary, 1873Add to your cart.
Item 8: Journal, 1889-1891Add to your cart.
Item 9: Diary, 1863Add to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence, 1838, 1841Add to your cart.
Marcus and Rhoda Mote to Samuel Steddom, Rhoda's father, als, from Miami County, Ohio
Series 2: ArtAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Cut on dogwood. My first Engraving." By Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Photograph in black and white of a Wood engraving by Marcus Mote.
Folder 2: Photograph of "Marcus Mote" (self-portrait)Add to your cart.

This is a black and white photograph. The original is a water color 4.5" x 10"

Original owned by Elmer Porter.

Folder 3: Photograph of a political campaign poster by Marcus Mote, c. 1868Add to your cart.
This is a black and white photograph of a campaign poster in support of the Republican Party.
Folder 4: Photograph of a Self Portrait by Marcus Mote, 1837Add to your cart.
This is a black and white photograph of a self portrait by Marcus Mote at age 20. Watercolor on Paper.
Folder 5: Photograph of a Self Portrait by Marcus Mote at age 20, 1837Add to your cart.
Photograph in Black and White. Origianal is Watercolor on Ivory 2.25" x 3.75" Original owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 6: Color Slide of Miriam Medenhall MoteAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photograph of a Portrait of Rhoda Steddom Mote by Marcus Mote, c. 1850Add to your cart.
Original owned by Earlham College
Folder 8: Photograph of "Landscape at Hot Springs" by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Color Photograph
Folder 9: Negatives of a portrait by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Negatives
Folder 10: Color Slide of "David Medenhall Mote" by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Color Slide
Folder 11: Photograph of "John Quincy Adams" by Marcus Mote, 1843Add to your cart.
This is a color photograph of "John Quincy Adams" by Marcus Mote.
Folder 12: Negatives of Three Marcus Mote PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photograph of "Thmoas Arnett" by Marcus Mote, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on Paper, 3.75" x  5" Original Owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 14: Photograph of "Mary Wiggins Barnes" by Marcus Mote, c. 1845Add to your cart.

Black and White photograph. Original: Portriat of Mary Wiggins Barnes (1828-1862). oil on canvas, 27 x 22 oval

Original by Demas Coe, Richmond

Folder 15: Photograph of "Thomas Corwin Drake" by Marcus Mote, c. 1840Add to your cart.
Black and White photograph. Original: Watercolor on ivory; enlarged from 1" x 1" original owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 16: Photograph of "Rhoda Dulin" by Marcus Mote, 1840Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6.25" Written on back in the author's hand "My mother's youngest sister, Thoda [Mendenhall] Dulin, wife of Wm. Dulin. Her second husband was Stokes Leonard. She died in Richmond, Indiana. Aunt Rhoda Dulin, 1840." Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 17: Photograph of "Elizabeth Gilbert" by Marcus Mote, c. 1865Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Elizabeth Gilbert (1848-1907). Original: oil on canvas 30x25
Folder 18: Photograph of "Joseph John Gurney" by Marcus Mote, 1837Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: A recently discovered "imperfect sketch" made by Marcus Mote, age 20, in 1837 when he saw the famous English Quaker at Indiana Yearly Meeting. Watercolor on paper.
Folder 19: Photograph of "R. Hammer" by Marcus Mote, 1843Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on paper, 6" x 6.5" Original owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 20: Photograph of "Barclay Hinchman" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photographs. Original: watercolor on ivory, 2.25" x 3.75" Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 21: Photograph of "Barclay Hinchman" by Marcus Mote, 1840Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on paper, 2.25" x 3.75" Original Owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 22: Photograph of "Joseph Hoag" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: 2nd proof lithograph
Folder 23: Photograph of "Joseph Hoag" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Lithograph, 4" x 5.75" Written by Mote on the back: "Done in Cinti., Ohio. Plate burned up in Pike's Opera House Building." Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 24: Photograph of "Wife of ______ Holloway" by Marcus Mote, 1840Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on Ivory, 1.25" x 2.25" Original owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 25: Photograph of "John Horney" by Marcus Mote, c. 1835-1836Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: From small sketchbook owned by Mrs. Lena Iorns
Folder 26: Reproduction of "Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends" by Marcus Mote, 1844Add to your cart.
Reproduction. First Friends, Richmond
Folder 27: Photograph of "John Kinley" by Marcus Mote, c. 1837Add to your cart.
Black and White Photographs. Original from a small sketchbook owned by Mrs. Lena Iorns.
Folder 28: Photograph of "Ed Knight" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original "Ed Knight before his marriage." Pencil and watercolor miniature, 2" x 3" Original owned by Elmer Porter
Folder 29: Photograph of "George K. Knight," by Marcus Mote, 1847Add to your cart.
Black and White photograph. Original: Pencil and water color miniature by Marcus Mote. 2.25" x 3.25". Origial owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 30: Photograph of "Marcus Mote" (self-portrait), about 1850Add to your cart.
Black and White photograph. Original: Self-portrait of Marcus Mote at about 33. Owned by Earlham College.
Folder 31: Reproduction of "Samuel Teague of West Branch Meeting" by Marcus Mote, c. 1841Add to your cart.
Reproduction of a sketch, c. 1841 by Marcus Mote. Origial: "Samuel Teague of West Branch Meeting, West Milton, Ohio. Grandfather of Thoda Steddin Mote, one of the first seelters near West Milton, OH. Original owned by Earlham College.
Folder 32: "Unidentified Union Soldiers", undatedAdd to your cart.
Original of two unidentified union soldiers
Folder 33: Original Photograph of Waino and Plutano, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Photograph of "Josiah White" by Marcus Mote, c. 1835Add to your cart.
Black and White photograph. Origianal: Oil Portrait of Josiah White (1812-1837) of Milford or Milton. 12 x 10.
Folder 35: Photograph of "Satyr and the Traveller." By Marcus Mote, 1846Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Cut on dogwood for the Western Star about 1846. The Western Star was the newspaper at Lebanon, Ohio, where Mote lived for many years. Owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 36: Photograph of a water color by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: 4.75 x 7". Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 37: Unidentified individuals photographed by Mote Brothers Photography, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Three undated individual photograhs.
Folder 38: Photograph of "John Shroyer" by Marcus Mote, c. 1867Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Oil on Canvas, 27 x 22. Of John Shroyer (1806-1873) of New Castle.
Folder 39: Photo Sleeve of negatives of Marcus Mote publications, 10-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Photograph of "Daniel Dunham Sloan" by Marcus Mote, c. 1860Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Oil on Canvas 25 x 30. Daniel Dunham Sloan (1805-1863) of Richmond.
Folder 41: Photograph of "John Smith" by Marcus Mote, c. 1843Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on paper. 10 x 8 oval. John Smith (d. 1861) of Richmond. Original owned by Elmer Parton.
Folder 42: Photograph of "John Smith" by Marcus Mote, c. 1843Add to your cart.
Black and White Phtograph. Original: Water Color 6.75 x 8". Original owned by Elmer Porter. [John Smith was one of the founders of Richmond, Indiana]
Folder 43: Photograph of "Martha Steddom" by Marcus Mote, June 25, 1841Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original "Martha Steddom, widow of Henry Steddom in her 82nd year.
Folder 44: Reproduction of "Martha Steddom" by Marcus Mote, 1841Add to your cart.
Original: Marthat Steddom of Miami Monthly Mtg. Waynesville, Ohio. Watercolor on paper. Original owned by Earlham College.
Folder 45: Photograph of "Rhoda Steddom" by Marcus Mote, 1836Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Rhoda Steddom (age 15). Watercolor on paper.
Folder 46: Reproduction of "Samuel Teague" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Original: Teague, Samuel, West Milton, Ohio (Marcus Mote's grandfather) Sketch.
Folder 47: Photograph of "Elizabeth Pray Test" by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Color Photograph.
Folder 48: Photograph of "Daniel P. Wiggins" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and White Photographs. Original: Oil on Canvas portrait of Daniel P. Wiggins (1794-1875) of Richmond.
Folder 49: Photograph of "John Wood" by Marcus Mote, September 25, 1840Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Watercolor on paper, 4" x 5" of John Wood of New York City. Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 50: Photograph of a Wood Engraving by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Black and white photograph. Original: Wood engraving by Marcus Mote, probably a newspaper advertisement of a plow. Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 51: Photograph of "Young Man in Chair" by Marcus Mote, June 1837Add to your cart.
Black and White Photograph. Original: Unidentified young man in a chair. Watercolor on paper, 4" x 5.5". Original owned by Elmer Porter.
Folder 52: Photograph of "Luke Smith Mote" by William Alden Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Color Photograph. Luke Smith Mote (1812-1898). Gift of R. M. Kelly, 1991.
Folder 53: Photograph of "Miriam Mendenhall Mote" by Marcus or William Alden MoteAdd to your cart.
Color Photograph. Miriam Mendenhall Mote (1792-1873). Gift of R. M. Kelly, 1991.
Folder 54: Book of Drawings of Leaves, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Photographs of Mote Works made by Opal ThornburgAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Photograph of "Susan Gardner Mendenhall", undatedAdd to your cart.
Color Photograph.
Folder 57: David and Miriam (Mendenhall) Mote, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Material Lent by David MoteAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Map and Two PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a Map. Two unidentified photographs. One of four young women. One of a young man.
Folder 60: Engraved Iron Plate with Marcus Mote MiniaturesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Miniature PortraitAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Book of Art StudiesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Photos of Marcus Mote's Work, Oct. 1993Add to your cart.
Item 4: "The Yound Quakeress" (Rhoda Steddam Mote, age 17) by Marcus Mote, 1837Add to your cart.
Framed Portrait
Item 5: "Design for a Medal in Bronze and Brass" Reproduction, 1893Add to your cart.
Originally printed in the Phoenixian in November 1893.
Item 6: Tinted Photograph of "Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1844" by Marcus Mote, 1844Add to your cart.
"Tinted photograph of painting o fIndiana Yearly Meetinghouse painted by early Quaker artist, Marcus Mote, in 1844. People in foreground represent real Quaker leaders as indicated by initials."
Item 7: "Old Drawing Book for Beginners", 1838Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Marcus Mote's Selections, 1832Add to your cart.
Book of Newspaper Clippings
Item 2: Scrapbook, mostly undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Book of Engravings, 1868Add to your cart.
Series 3: Opal Thornburg Research MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript: "The Two Worlds of Marcus Mote: Quaker Artist, 1817-1898" by Opal Thornburg, part 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Manuscript: "The Two Worlds of Marcus Mote: Quaker Artist, 1817-1898" by Opal Thornburg, part 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Opal Thornburg's Notes and Correspondence, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 1: Complete Manuscript: "Marcus Mote and His Two Worlds: Quaker Artist, 1817-1898" by Opal Thornburg, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Notes: "The Times and the Artist"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: His Art Work- Chronological DataAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Evaluations of his ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Early Art in America and in IndianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Early Wayne County Art and ArtistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Art in the SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Genealogical DataAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Biographical Notes: Foreward, OutlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sketches re. his life and workAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Biographical notes by Manuscript chapters. "Born for Mischief," 1817-1827Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Biographical Notes: "Squirrel Tails and Bluing Bags"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Biographical Notes: "Books and Meetinghouse," 1827-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Teaching at West Branch and Turtle CreekAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "The Great Week" (Indiana Yearly Mtg. in 1837)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Rhoda and the Elders," 1837-1839Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "Turtle Creek Traveler"- 1840-47; "Crooked Ways Made Straight," 1847-53Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Grand Moving Mirrors" (Panoramas), 1853-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "The Little Town of Leanon," 1855-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 19: His [Marcus Mote's] Works, Prints, etc.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Art in America, Winter 1953Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Notes: "Studio Days," 1860-63Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Removal to Richmond," 1864-67Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Vix vs. Umbra" 1870Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Civil War Comes to Ohio and Indiana"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Eastern Sketching Trip," 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The School of Design for Women" 1869Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Years of Maturity" and "Molehills and Mountains"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Marcus and the Quakers"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Last Active Years" 1872-88Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Old Age" 1888-89Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Appendix- BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Marcus Mote BiographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Biographical Notes MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Elmer PorterAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "The Cincinnati Interlude" 1859Add to your cart.
Item 1: Marcus Mote Diary [Transcription], May 25 to December 31, 1863Add to your cart.
Transcription by Opal Thornburg
Item 2: Marcus Mote Diary [Transcription], June 8, 1864 to December 31, 1864Add to your cart.
Item 3: Marcus Mote Diary [Transcription], May 9, 1865 to August 7, 1865Add to your cart.
Item 4: Diary of Thoda Steddon Mote; Diary of Marcus Mote [Transcription]Add to your cart.

Rhoda Steddom Mote: Jan. 1, 1865- July 17, 1865; February 28, 1872- March, 1872; March, 14 1872; January 1873

Marcus Mote's Diary: December 9, 1865- December 31, 1865

Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph of Marcus Mote in Richmond, INAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Joseph Hoag by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Original.
Item 3: John Smith by Marcus Mote, 1843Add to your cart.
Original
Item 4: Water Color by Marcus Mote, 11-19-1840Add to your cart.
Item 5: Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: NotebookAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Miniature of Thomas C. Drake, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Miniature of Rhoda Steddom Mote, c. 1847Add to your cart.
Portrait by Marcus Mote
Item 9: Miniature of Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Miniature of Jane Ann Paulsom Holloway, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Miniature Picture, unknown man, undatedAdd to your cart.
Believed to be the brother of Esther G. White. Elmer Porter believes it to be Ray
Item 12: Miniature of E.G. White, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Miniature of Louisa Winnie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Louisa Winnie, wife of Herbert Clarke Emery and sister of Esther Griffin White
Item 14: Lithograph of Joseph Hoag, second proof, by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Lithograph of Joseph Hoag, first proof, by Marcus MoteAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Painting of John Wood of New York City by Marcus Mote, September 25, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 17: untitled portrait by Marcus Mote, June 1837Add to your cart.
Item 18: Rhoda Mendenhall Dulin by Marcus Mote, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 19: R. Hammer by Marcus Mote, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 20: Wood Engraving by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Probably for a plow advertisment
Item 21: Barclay Hinchman by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: "My First Engraving" by Marcus Mote, 1846Add to your cart.
Item 23: Thomas Arnett, preacher by Marcus Mote, 1841Add to your cart.
Item 24: R. Hammer by Marcus Mote, 1843Add to your cart.
Watercolor
Item 25: George K. Knight by Marcus Mote, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 26: "Ed Knight Before his Marriage" by Marcus Mote, undatedAdd to your cart.

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