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At a Glance
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Watts papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
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.