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Finding Aid for the Watson Family Collection

Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00464/
Title: Watson Family Collection
Dates: 1843-1912
Collector: Watson family
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00464
Location: General Special Collections

Language of Material: English
Abstract: Contains copies of correspondence, 1843-1912, of John Watson, a Texas businessman.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded
by Kathryn Michaelis, June 2012.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Watson family
Land use — Texas
United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas — Economic conditions — 19th century
Texas — Social life and customs — 19th century



Biographical Note

John Watson was apparently a Texas businessman. His son fought in or near Mississippi
during the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains copies of John Watson’s correspondences, 1843-1912, discussing,
among other things, Texas Real Estate & Collecting Agency land leasing, corn deals,
people on the land, fences, surveying, Mexican land grants declared void by Supreme
Court. Some letters discuss Watson’s son’s Civil War service. Much of the collection
discusses business and life in Texas.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Watson Family Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library,
University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Watson Family Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the
making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under
certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized
to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions
is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other
than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for,
later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,”
that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to the Civil War, please see the Archives’ Civil War Subject Guide.

Container List


Copies of correspondence, 1843-1912


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