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Correspondence of John Fanning Watson, 1805-1845.

Author: John F WatsonBackus family.James BarronEdmund FanningWatson family.All authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Personal correspondence John Fanning Watson, chiefly letters addressed to him. Correspondents include members of the Adams, Barron, Fanning, Watson, and other prominent Pennsylvania and New York families. Included are letters from the children of Azel Backus, a Congregational clergyman and first president of Hamilton College, Edmund Fanning (1769-1841), and James Barron (1768-1851).
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Genre/Form: Family papers
Letters (correspondence)
Personal papers
Correspondence
Named Person: Azel Backus; James Barron; Edmund Fanning
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John F Watson; Backus family.; James Barron; Edmund Fanning; Watson family.; Fanning family.; Adams family.
OCLC Number: 122383388
Description: 165 pieces. 2 boxes.

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Personal correspondence John Fanning Watson, chiefly letters addressed to him. Correspondents include members of the Adams, Barron, Fanning, Watson, and other prominent Pennsylvania and New York families. Included are letters from the children of Azel Backus, a Congregational clergyman and first president of Hamilton College, Edmund Fanning (1769-1841), and James Barron (1768-1851).

The correspondence discusses family matters, news, and Watson's historical studies. The letters from Edmund Fanning contain discussion of his memoirs Voyages round the world (1833) and the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.

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