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Papers of Frederick Watson, 1814-1979 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2898873
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Watson, Frederick, 1878-1945
 
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Description 1814-1979 
9.52 m. (65 boxes plus fol. items) 
Summary

The bulk of the collection comprises Watson's own papers documenting most phases of his life, from early days as student & medical practitioner to his long career as a historian, publicist & editor of Historical records of Australia. Also papers of his father, James Watson, & of other forbears. Papers include family, business, political & official correspondence, manuscripts, research material, essays, cutting books, certificates, legal documents, printed items, invitations & photographs, as well as books from Watson's library & an unusual array of objects. Major correspondents include: Sir Mungo MacCallum, B. R. Wise, Charles MacDonald, Sibella Macarthur Onslow, Elliot Johnson, J. H. Keating, Sir Earle Page, G. A. Wood, W. A. Holman, Sir Daniel Levy, Frank Clune, Lallah Keating, A. B. Paterson, H. E. Hunt.

Biography/History

James Frederick Watson (1878-1945), surgeon & radiologist. Editor of Historical records of Australia 1912-1925 & in later life wrote on historical, economic & constitutional subjects.

James Watson (1837-1907) emigrated to Australia 1856. In 1869 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly and in 1880 won the seat of Young. Watson served in the Parkes Ministry as Colonial Treasurer from 1878-1883.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 7887.

Letterbooks of James Watson available on microfilm.

Related Material Associated materials: Other papers on Watson's work as editor of Historical records of Australia are held in National Library of Australia at NLA MS 237, & in the archives of National Library of Australia CP 740. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E386.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (20 p.). 
Subjects Watson, Frederick, - 1878-1945 - Archives.  |  Watson, James, - 1837-1907 - Archives.  |  Editors - Australia - Archives.  |  Politicians - Australia - Archives.  |  Physicians - Australia - Archives.  |  Historians - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1814-1979 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Historians.  |  Doctors.  |  Editors.
Other authors/contributors Watson, James, 1837-1907

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