Rare Book & Manuscript Library

John Watts papers, 1806-1888

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1312
Bib ID 4079453 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Watts, John, 1786-1831
Title John Watts papers, 1806-1888
Physical Description 4 boxes (4 boxes (478 items))
Language(s) English .

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Cataloged and arranged. Boxes 1-3: Correspondence; Box 4: Documents, fully identified



Letters written by Dr. Watts, his family, friends, patients, and colleagues. There are also many documents including Dr. Watts' appointment as an army surgeon July 6, 1812 signed by President Madison. Included amongst the documents are announcements of faculty teas, meetings of the trustees, faculty letters, and a catalogue of the officers and students of Columbia College, 1867-1868.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Watts papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.). College of Physicians and Surgeons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Madison, James, 1751-1836 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- War of 1812 -- Medical care Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army -- : Surgeons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Edinburgh. Medical Faculties Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Physician, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1826-1831, Trustee of Columbia College, 1824-1831, alumnus of Columbia College, 1804. Watts was graduated from Edinburgh University, Medical Faculties in 1809 and served as an army surgeon during the War of 1812. He was John Jay's family physician.