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Joseph Watson Letters

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01

Biographical History

Joseph Watson (1784-1841) was a lumber merchant, alderman and mayor of Philadelphia. He later served as president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Joseph Watson Letters consist of roughly fifty pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Writers and recipients include Henry Meyers, Jr., Lieutenant H. Henry, Joseph Tate (mayor of Richmond, Virginia), and others.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in the original numerical order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Watson, Joseph, 1784-1841.


Politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Politicians -- United States.


Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Joseph Watson Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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