Watson Family Papers

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Watson Family Papers
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Call Number: D.248
Dates: 1870-1981
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Arrangement
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1: Photographs and Contracts
Collection Overview
Title: Watson Family Papers
Call Number: D.248
Dates: 1870-1981
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Photographs of people and homes, and some articles and documents (including copies of contracts for Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester) relating to several generations of the Watson Family of Rochester, New York. Individuals include Don Alonzo Watson (1807-1892) and his wife, Matilda M. Watson, their son James Sibley Watson (1860-1951) and his wife Emily Sibley Watson (1855-1945), and their son James Sibley Watson Jr. (1894-1983) and his wife Hildegard Lasell Watson (1888-1976) and their son Michael Lasell Watson (b. 1918).

Arrangement
The Watson Family Papers maintain their original arrangement as compiled by the author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received on transfer from the Landmark Society, Rochester, April 11, 1994.Access
The Watson Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Watson Family Papers, D.248, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1: Photographs and Contracts
1. Four Photographs of Interior Details, Unidentified House
2. Photograph of Sculpture by Gaston Lachaise at Mrs. Whitney Allen's, Rochester
3. Four Photographs of Garden Scene, Rochester?
4. Reproduction of Photograph of Avon Springs, 1873
5. Two Photographs of Don Alonzo Watson and Matilda Manning Watson
6. Photograph of House of Don Alonzo and Matilda Manning Watson, ca. 1900
7. Drawing of Caroline Matilda Watson
8. Photograph of James Sibley Watson Sr.
9. Photograph of James Sibley Watson Jr.
10. Photograph of James Sibley Watson Sr's Yacht, "Lasca"
11. Article on Yacht, "Genesee", ca. 1900
12. Article on Hiram Sibley, ca. 1895
13. Reproductions of Newspaper Articles Relating to Sibley Family, Late 19th Century to early 1900's
14. Contracts for Memorial Art Gallery, 1912
15. Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 1917
16. Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Catalog, 1926
17. Reproduction of Typescript Article on Sherlock Andrew of Rochester by G. Haushalter, 1933
18. Security Trust Resolution on Death of James Sibley Watson, 1951
19. Photograph of Interior Study at 11 Prince St. (framed)
20. Appraisal of James Sibley Watson's Property at 11 Prince St., 1952
21. Contract for House Plaque Markers, 1974
22. Employees of James Sibley Watson, 1982
Box 2: Photographs and Contracts
1. Photograph of Emily Sibley Watson in Sleigh on Prince St. (framed)
2. Autograph Album of Emily Sibley Watson, 1870's
3. Agreement between University of Rochester and Emily Sibley Watson for Memorial Art Gallery
4. Contract, 1913, for Memorial Statue at Memorial Art Gallery
5. Photograph of Emily Sibley Watson with Grandchildren, 1920's
6. Photograph of Hildegarde Watson's Grandmother
7. Photograph of Hildegarde and Sister, Marion, on Horse with their Governess, Biddly
8. Photograph of Hildegarde Watson, Around Age Six
9. Photograph of Hildegarde Watson, Around Age Eighteen
10. Photograph of Hildegarde Watson's Farm in Massachusetts
11. Retrospect of Rochester Historical Society by Hildegarde Watson (typescript)
12. Inventory and Appraisal of Hildegarde Watson Mother's Estate, 1952
13. Drafts of Letter, 1977, from Hildegarde Watson to Granddaughter
14. Photographs of Michael Watson's Wedding, 1942, Photographs by Joseph Schiff
15. Photographs of Michael Watson's Family, 1940's-1980
16. Photograph of Cyrus Hoy and Sibley Watson, Circa 1980
Box 3 (flat box): Photographs
1. Twelve Large Photographs on Mounts, 1890s, Watson Family
2. Nine Interior Mounted Photographs of 11 Prince St., 1890s
Box 4 (flat box): Photographs
1. Color Photograph, Eastman House
2. Fourteen Photographs of Repairs on Large Old Brick House
3. Two Photographs of James Sibley Watson Jr., 1981
4. Color Photograph of Hildegarde Watson as a Young Woman
5. Photograph of Yacht, "Genesee"
6. Photographs of Kent Club of Rochester, 1898
7. Caricature of James Sibley Watson Sr. as it appeared in "Club Men of Rochester," 1914
8. Photograph of Unidentified Woman, 1930s


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