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Joseph Watson Letters

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Watson, Joseph, 1784-1841.
Title: Joseph Watson Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1829
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Correspondence to and from Joseph Watson when he was Mayor of Philadelphia.
Abstract: Letters concerning appointments, interstate legal problems, Watson's legal affairs; also legal documents.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in the original numerical order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Watson, Joseph, 1784-1841.


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


Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 7 Apr 2009 - converted to EAD (AM)

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SC 306 1824-1829 (Roughly 50 items)

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