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Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Alaric A. Watts Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of correspondence of nineteenth-century British poet and journalist Alaric A. Watts.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of approximately 80 letters to Watts, some of which were received during the period when he was editor of the Literary Souvenir (1824-1838) and the United Service Gazette (1837-1847), from such authors, poets, and editors as William Harrison Ainsworth, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Thomas Noon Talfourd.


Arranged alphabetically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864

Alaric A. Watts was a British poet and journalist. Watts wrote for various publications and published a book of poetry, Poetical Sketches, before becoming editor of the Literary Souvenir in 1824. Watts later started the United Service Gazette, which he edited until 1847.

Collection History


Purchased from Ximenes in 1984.

Custodial History

This collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Alaric A. Watts Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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