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A. P. Watt & Son letters, 1883-1917

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1310
Bib ID 4079831 View CLIO record
Creator(s) A.P. Watt (Firm)
Title A. P. Watt & Son letters, 1883-1917
Physical Description 1 linear feet (1 linear feet 2 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged. Box 1: A - L; Box 2: M - Z & printed materials.

Description

Summary

Mostly testimonial letters from satisfied clients of A.P. Watt, praising his services. Many of the letters were published in promotional brochures. Two of these books, COLLECTION OF LETTERS ADDRESSED TO A.P. WATT BY VARIOUS WRITERS (London, 1893) & LETTERS ADDRESSED TO A.P. WATT (London, 1894), are included in the collection. There were other editions published in 1889, 1898, 1899, 1924, 1929, etc.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); A. P. Watt & Son letters; 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

Letters to A.P.Watt Cataloged HR 05/20/94.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

2011-11-11 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prefaces Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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Aikman, Charles Morton Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alden, W. L (William Livingston), 1837-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alexander, William, 1824-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Allen, Grant, 1848-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bacheller, Irving, 1859-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baring-Gould, S (Sabine), 1834-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barlow, Jane, 1856-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barr, Robert, 1849-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Becke, Louis, 1855-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bentley, George, 1828-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Besant, Walter, 1836-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Black, William, 1841-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blackmore, R. D (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bloundelle-Burton, John, 1850-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boldrewood, Rolf, 1826-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boothby, Guy, 1867-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Braddon, M. E (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brenda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnet, John, 1863-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caffyn, Mannington, Mrs., -1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caldecott, William Shaw, 1839- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cambridge, Ada, 1844-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capes, Bernard, 1854-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carr, J. Comyns (Joseph Comyns), 1849-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Castle, Egerton, 1858-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chambers, Robert W (Robert William), 1865-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chesterton, G. K (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clifford, W. K., Mrs., -1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conybeare, William James, 1871- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crawfurd, Oswald, 1834-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crockett, S. R (Samuel Rutherford), 1859-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Croker, B. M (Bithia Mary), -1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davidson, John, 1857-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dougall, L (Lily), 1858-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglas, George Cunninghame Monteath, 1826-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duncan, Sara Jeannette, 1861-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Earle, John, 1824-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essayists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrar, F. W (Frederic William), 1831-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fitzpatrick, Percy, 1862-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fowler, Edith Henrietta, 1865-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft, 1860-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gallon, Tom, 1866-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gough, Edward John, 1849- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haddock, John V Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harraden, Beatrice, 1864-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hatton, Joseph, 1841-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herman, Henry, 1832-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hill, Headon, 1857-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hobbes, John Oliver, 1867-1906 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hodgson, William Earl, d.1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoey, Frances Cashel, 1830-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hornung, E. W (Ernest William), 1866-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunter, William Wilson, 1840-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jerome, Jerome K (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Joubert, Carl Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keats, Gwendoline Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keith, Leslie (Grace L. Keith Johnston) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kingsley, Rose Georgina, 1845- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawless, Emily, 1845-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Le Queux, William, 1864-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leng, William C Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levett-Yeats, Sidney Kilner Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lindsay, Lady (Caroline Blanche Elizabeth) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Longman, Charles James, 1852-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lubbock, John, Sir, 1834-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lytton, Constance, Lady, 1869-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lytton, Edith Villiers Bulwer-Lytton, Countess of, 1841- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacCunn, Hamish, 1868-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDonald, George, 1824-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maclaren, Ian, 1850-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macleod, Donald, 1831-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Madden, Dodgson Hamilton, 1840- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maitland, Ella Fuller Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malet, Lucas, 1852-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mallock, W. H (William Hurrell), 1849-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marchmont, Arthur W., 1852-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marlowe, Thomas, 1868-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marsh, Diana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Metcalfe, Henry Wray Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meyer, Charles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Millais, John Guille, 1865-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitford, Bertram, 1855-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Frank Frankfort, 1855-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morrison, Arthur, 1863-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Murray, David Christie, 1847-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newnes, George, 1851-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicholson, Joseph Shield, 1850-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Norris, W. E (William Edward), 1847-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oliphant, Mrs (Margaret), 1828-1897 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paget, Augustus Berkeley, Sir, 1823-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Payn, James, 1830-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pearson, Cyril Arthur, Sir, 1866-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phillipps-Woolley, Clive, 1834- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pollock, Walter Herries, 1850-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poynter, Edward John, 1836-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quiller-Couch, Arthur, 1863-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ralph, Julian, 1853-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Raymond, Walter, 1852-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rowlands, Effie Adelaide, 1866-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, William Clark, 1844-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sabatier, Paul, 1854-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sabatini, Rafael, 1875-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saunders, John, 1811-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sayce, A. H (Archibald Henry), 1845-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Clement, 1841-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Hugh Stowell, 1862-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sergeant, Adeline, 1851-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sidgwick, Cecily Ullmann, d.1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sinclair, May Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steuart, John A (John Alexander), 1861-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stockton, Frank R., 1834-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutcliffe, Halliwell, 1870-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swan, Annie S., 1859-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomson, H. C (Harry Craufuird) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thorne, Whyte, 1840-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Townend, Thomas S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tytler, Sarah, 1827-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vachell, Horace Annesley, 1861-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warden, Florence, 1857-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watson, Robert A., Mrs., -1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watt, Alexander Pollock, d.1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watt, Alexander Strahan, d.1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weaver, Gertrude Renton Colemore Dunn Baillie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weyman, Stanley John, 1855-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Percy, 1852-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whiteing, Richard, 1840-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Andrew, 1852-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wingate, F. R, Sir (Francis Reginald), 1861-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winter, John Strange, 1856-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women novelists, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, William, 1837-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yeats, W. B (William Butler), 1865-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yorke, Curtis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1875 by Alexander Pollock Watt (1834-1914), A. P. Watt is the longest-established literary agency in the world. It is also one of the most dynamic and successful. The literary estates this agency represents include those of some of the foremost British and Irish writers of the 20th Century. Its current authors include leading novelists, biographers, historians, and specialist writers pre-eminent in their field. The agency also represents some outstanding children's authors and illustrators, and, in its film and television department, a select number of screenwriters and directors. A. P. Watt's clients include a Nobel Prize winner, four Booker Prize winners, three Orange Prize winners, several Whitbread Prize winners, and the first Children's Laureate. Its writers have achieved some outstanding No 1 bestsellers, several long-running television series, and three of Hollywood's top box office successes.