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Watson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 10011

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript material created by or related to the Watson Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Included are various autograph manuscripts, indenture releases and a mortgage, poetry, legal manuscripts, a passport, two diaries belonging to John and Martha Watson, and a manuscript containing a personal memoir and a Native American speech.

Dates

  • circa 1700, 1792-1878

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of copyrighted materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

The Watsons were a prominent Irish Quaker family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Thomas Watson, Jr. (circa. 1698-1729) married Elizabeth Smith (b. circa 1700) in 1720. Sarah Watson (b. 1725) is the child of Thomas Watson, Jr. and Elizabeth Smith. John Watson (1767-1841) and Martha Watson (1774-1844) were active in the Quaker community in Bucks County, where John worked as a surveyor and the two kept an active farm.

Extent

.25 Cubic feet (9 folders)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Creator

Title
Watson Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah Sabal
Date
7/26/2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290