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Watson Family Collection M/A 1998.31.01

Watson Family Collection M/A 1998.31.01

Creator:Medlar, Alice, b. 1867
Title: Watson Family Collection
Dates:1866-1937
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Amelia G. (Chapin) Watson (married in 1867 to Jabez Poole Watson 1845-1909) of Marshall, Minnesota was a writer. Collection consists of her diaries 1866-1932. Also a scrapbook of her articles etc. Alice Watson (married to Donald R. Davidson), daughter of Amelia and Jabez Poole Watson, was born in 1867. She was widowed in 1901. Later Alice married Rev. William M. Medlar (Congregational minister of Linden Hills and Wayzata churches), Alice's diaries date from 1881 (age 13) through 1937 (age 70). Also includes a scrapbook. Grace L. Watson (daughter of Amelia and Jabez Poole Watson) (1869-1912) was a composer. Collection includes Grace's sheet music.


Description of the Collection

One box. Collection consists of diaries, photos, scrapbooks and sheet music from 1866-1937. One box. Collection consists of diaries, photos, scrapbooks and sheet music from 1866-1937.

Thirteen pieces of Grace Watson's sheet music includes the following songs: "Awakening of Sweet William", 1909; "Boy's Argument", 1909; "Flowers Lullaby", 1908; "Good Night Little Girl Good Night", 1909; "Legend of the Forget-me-not", 1908; "Love's Rosery", 1909; "Night and Morning", 1909; "No Use Kickin'," 1909; "Our Honeymoon", 1910; "Receipt for an April Day", 1909; "Reciprocity", 1909; "Spring Carol", 1909; and Two Songs of Joy: "Try Smiling" and "My Clouds", 1909(2 copies).


Subject Headings

Persons

Watson, Amelia G.
Watson, Grace L., 1869-1912

Subjects

International travel.
Popular music--1900-1910.

Genres and Forms

Diaries.

Table of Contents


Mrs. A.G. Chapin diary 1866 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries, 5 small cards 1887-1888 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1889-1890 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Mrs. J. P. Watson diary 1907 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1912-1915 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Mrs. J. P. Watson diary 1916 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1917-1920 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1926-1929 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Mrs. J. P. Watson diaries 1930, 1932 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Alice Watson diary 1887 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Alice Watson autograph album 1878-1880 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Alice Watson diary 1887 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1897-1900 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1928 -- Box 1, Folder 15
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) notebook 1929-1931 -- Box 1, Folder 16
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1933 -- Box 1, Folder 17
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1934 -- Box 1, Folder 18
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1935 -- Box 1, Folder 19
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) line a day diary 1901-1935 -- Box 1, Folder 20
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) cruise diary March 8, 1904- May 18, 1904 -- Box 1, Folder 21
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) address book -- Box 1, Folder 22
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1936 -- Box 1, Folder 23
Mrs. William Medlar (Alice Watson) diary 1937 -- Box 1, Folder 24
Photo of Grace Watson -- Box 1, Folder 25
Alice Watson diary 1882-1885 -- Box 1, Folder 26
Scrapbook - clippings of letters printed in the newspaper of a trip taken by Mr. and Mrs. Medlar, written by Alice Medlar. 1909 -- Box 1
Scrapbook - large green, titled "Central Electric Company", clippings from newspapers of family news. -- Box 1
Scrapbook - large black, clippings from newspapers of family news and news of Linden Hills Congregational Church. -- Box 1
Scrapbook - large red titled "Card Album", newspaper clippings of family news collected by Alice Watson. -- Box 1
Sheet music: 13 pieces, music by Grace L Watson. 1908-1910 -- Box 1


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