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Henry Watterson Letters

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 21 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Henry Watterson (1840-1921) was an American journalist, lecturer and author. He was a Confederate soldier under Nathan Bedford Forrest, a one-term United States Representative from Kentucky, and founder and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) was an American author, and biographer and literary executor of Mark Twain.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry Watterson Letters consists of three letters from Watterson to Albert Bigelow Paine. Two are handwritten in somewhat difficult script; the third is typed. All three are friendly and informal in tone and relate to various personal matters.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937.
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.

Corporate Bodies

Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)


Journalists -- United States.
Newspaper editors -- Kentucky.
Newspaper editors -- United States.

Genres and Forms



Newspaper editors.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry Watterson Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

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