Watson Family Papers

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Watson family papers
Creator: Watson (Family : Watson, Don Alonzo, 1807-1892)
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
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Photographs
Series II: Print materials
Collection Overview
Title: Watson family papers
Creator: Watson (Family : Watson, Don Alonzo, 1807-1892)
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.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Buildings
Photographs
Contracts
Watson, Don Alonzo, 1807-1892
Watson, Matilda
Watson, James Sibley, 1860-1951
Watson, Emily Sibley, 1855-1945
Watson, James S. (James Sibley), 1894-1982
Watson, Hildegarde Lasell, -1976
Watson, Michael Lasell, 1918-
University of Rochester. Memorial Art Gallery
Watson (Family : Watson, Don Alonzo, 1807-1892)
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
Series I: Photographs
Box 1, Folder 1Photographs of interior details, unidentified house
4 photographs

Box 1, Folder 2Photograph of sculpture by Gaston Lachaise at Mrs. Whitney Allen's, Rochester
Box 1, Folder 3Photographs of garden scene, Rochester?
4 photographs

Box 1, Folder 4Reproduction of photograph of Avon Springs, 1873
Box 1, Folder 5Photographs of Don Alonzo Watson and Matilda Manning Watson
2 photographs

Box 1, Folder 6Photograph of house of Don Alonzo and Matilda Manning Watson, circa 1900
Box 1, Folder 7Drawing of Caroline Matilda Watson
Box 1, Folder 8Photograph of James Sibley Watson Sr.
Box 1, Folder 9Photograph of James Sibley Watson Jr.
Box 1, Folder 10Photograph of James Sibley Watson Sr's yacht, "Lasca"
Box 1, Folder 19Photograph of interior study at 11 Prince St.
Framed

Box 2, Folder 1Photograph of Emily Sibley Watson in sleigh on Prince St.
Framed

Box 2, Folder 5Photograph of Emily Sibley Watson with grandchildren, 1920's
Box 2, Folder 6Photograph of Hildegarde Watson's grandmother
Box 2, Folder 7Photograph of Hildegarde and sister, Marion, on horse with their governess, Biddly
Box 2, Folder 8Photograph of Hildegarde Watson, around age six
Box 2, Folder 9Photograph of Hildegarde Watson, around age eighteen
Box 2, Folder 10Photograph of Hildegarde Watson's farm in Massachusetts
Box 2, Folder 14Photographs of Michael Watson's wedding, 1942
Photographs by Joseph Schiff

Box 2, Folder 15Photographs of Michael Watson's family, 1940's-1980
Box 2, Folder 16Photograph of Cyrus Hoy and Sibley Watson, circa 1980
Box 3Photographs of Watson family, 1890's
Twelve large photographs on mounts

Box 3Photographs of 11 Prince St., 1890's
Nine mounted photographs

Box 4, Folder 1Color photograph of Eastman House
Box 4, Folder 2Photographs of repairs on large old brick house
14 photographs

Box 4, Folder 3Photographs of James Sibley Watson Jr., 1981
2 photographs

Box 4, Folder 4Color photograph of Hildegarde Watson as a young woman
Box 4, Folder 5Photograph of yacht, "Genesee"
Box 4, Folder 6Photographs of Kent Club of Rochester, 1898
Box 4, Folder 7Caricature of James Sibley Watson Sr. as it appeared in "Club men of Rochester", 1914
Box 4, Folder 8Photograph of unidentified woman, 1930's
Series II: Print materials
Box 1, Folder 11Article on yacht, "Genesee", circa 1900
Box 1, Folder 12Article on Hiram Sibley, circa 1895
Box 1, Folder 13Reproductions of newspaper articles relating to Sibley family, late 19th century to early 1900's
Box 1, Folder 14Contracts for Memorial Art Gallery, 1912
Box 1, Folder 15Memorial Art Gallery exhibition catalog, 1917
Box 1, Folder 16Memorial Art Gallery exhibition catalog, 1926
Box 1, Folder 17Reproduction of typescript article on J. Sherlock Andrews of Rochester by G. Haushalter, 1933
Box 1, Folder 18Security Trust resolution on death of James Sibley Watson, 1951
Box 1, Folder 20Appraisal of James Sibley Watson's Property at 11 Prince St., 1952
Box 1, Folder 21Contract for house plaque markers, 1974
Box 1, Folder 22Employees of James Sibley Watson, 1982
Box 2, Folder 2Autograph album of Emily Sibley Watson, 1870's
Box 2, Folder 3Agreement between University of Rochester and Emily Sibley Watson for Memorial Art Gallery
Box 2, Folder 4Contract for Memorial Statue at Memorial Art Gallery, 1913
Box 2, Folder 11Retrospect of Rochester Historical Society by Hildegarde Watson
Typescript

Box 2, Folder 12Inventory and appraisal of Hildegarde Watson mother's estate, 1952
Box 2, Folder 13Drafts of letter from Hildegarde Watson to granddaughter, 1977


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