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Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921, 1867

Part of Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921

kukm1vf71m4Guide to the Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921Collection number: 1VF71M4Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Henry Watterson papers, 1867-19211VF71M4Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.9 pieces.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 405061VF56M219 and 1VF56M220: Townsend, John, purchase, November 9, 1955. 1VF59M17: Bean, Bennett, gift, 1955. 1VF67M93: Horine, Emmet F., Louisville, Ky., gift, February, 1964. 1VF63M199: Patton,Francis F., gift, July 8, 1961. 1VF71M4: Rendell, Kenneth, Sommerville, Mass., purchase, March 1, 1971.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Henry Watterson papers, 1867-1921, 1VF71M4, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Editor, Journalist, Newspaper reporter. Henry Watterson was the only son of Harvey Watterson, a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. During his career, Henry Watterson wrote for such publications as HARPER'S WEEKLY, the NEW YORK TIMES, and the NEW YORK TRIBUNE. After serving in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he re-established the REPUBLICAN BANNER newspaper of Nashville before becoming managing editor of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL in 1868. For fifty years he retained this position and was the most influential and respected newspaper man of his time, taking strong positions devoted to Jeffersonian philosophy. In 1918 he retired to private life.These materials consist of autograph letters and editorials by Henry Watterson, along with various newspaper articles. The letters are from Watterson to Henry Wilder Allen (1VF64M199), Gen. Brice (1VF67M93), Augustus Thomas (1VF56M119), and the English publisher, Alexander Macmillan (1VF71M4). Watterson sent also Macmillan a copy of the REPUBLICAN BANNER. Several editorials by Watterson which appeared in the COURIER-JOURNAL are included (1VF59M17), one of which is a manuscript copy of a comment about the Democratic National Convention in 1912 (1VF63M199). Newspaper articles on Kentucky history are also contained in the papers, as are obituaries and a memorial pamphlet written on the death of Watterson (1VF63M199).Arranged numerically by accession number and thereunder chronologically.Allen, Henry Wilder.Macmillan, Alexander, 1818-1896.Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)Republican banner (Nashville, Tenn.: Weekly)Publishers and publishing--United States.Editors.Journalists.Clippings.Obituaries.PamphletsHenry Watterson papers, 1867-1921