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|Title:||Watson Family Collection|
|Physical Extent:||1 box (0.5 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA|
|Location:||General Special Collections|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||Contains copies of correspondence, 1843-1912, of John Watson, a Texas businessman.|
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, June 2012.
No further additions are expected to this collection.
John Watson was apparently a Texas businessman. His son fought in or near Mississippi during the Civil War.
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.
Watson Family Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Watson Family Collection is open for research.
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For more collections related to the Civil War, please see the Archives' Civil War Subject Guide.
|1.1||Copies of correspondence, 1843-1912|