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Watson, W. Scott (William Scott), 1862-1944
Selected Papers of W. Scott Watson
Manuscripts Division
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1822-1924 (mostly 1896-1904)
11 boxes and 5.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-11


Consists of selected papers of American Presbyterian clergyman and missionary W. Sott Watson.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a small amount of correspondence and retained copies of letters by Watson; manuscripts for his sermons, lectures, and articles, such as "The Book of the Days," "A Contribution to Samaritan Palaeography," and "The Origin of the Book of the Old Testament"; miscellaneous writings in English, Hebrew, and Greek; and printed material concerning Presbyterian Church matters. Also present are bound manuscripts of "A Complete Compend of Systematic Theology...Questions by Charles Hodge...," recorded by David S. Anderson in 1844 while at the Princeton Theological Seminary, and "Kirchen-Recht der Katholisches und Protestantisches" by R. Zachariae in 1839.



Collection Creator Biography:

Watson, W. Scott (William Scott), 1862-1944

A member of the Princeteon Theological Seminary Class of 1888, W. Scott Watson was a Presbyterian clergyman, missionary, and immigration official.

Collection History


Gift of the author.

Custodial History

Five Syriac texts have been removed from this collection: two printed ones went to the Rare Books Division; three manuscript ones have been added to C0941 (Princeton Syriac Manuscripts).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Selected Papers of W. Scott Watson; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-11