Watson, William, 1858-1935

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William Watson was an English author remembered primarily for his epigrammatic poems. He wrote in the classical tradition, and his primary influences seem to have been Tennyson, Keats, and Matthew Arnold. His verse is contemplative, by turns philosophical and political, and generally structured rather than lyrical. He also wrote articles and criticism. He was knighted in 1917.

From the description of William Watson letter and signed photo of house, 1913 Feb. 17. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55648504

Sir William Watson (1858-1935) was a Yorkshire poet. For a full account of his life and work see Who was who, Vol.3, 1929-1940

From the guide to the Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Sir William Watson, 1880-1917, (Leeds University Library)

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wappenham, Towcester, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1916 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660337

From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : to Prof. Knight, 1896-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660347

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Prof. Samuel C. Chew, 1918 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660326

English poet laureate.

From the description of Papers of William Watson, 1894 March 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 62383197

William Watson was an English poet, essayist, and editor.

From the description of William Watson collection of papers, [1881]-1926. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639858

From the guide to the William Watson collection of papers, 1881]-1926, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Watson was an English poet. Ian Forbes-Robertson (b. 1859) was a British stage actor and brother of the more famous actor and theater manager, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853-1937).

From the description of [Letter, n.d.] Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool [to] Mrs. Forbes-Robertson / William Watson. [1899?] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464273063

Poet.

From the description of William Watson papers, 1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981609

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents, 1900-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collections of Sir Hugh Walpole, 19th-20th century Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf William Watson collection of papers, 1881]-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Papers of Charles Elkin Mathews, 1811-1938 Reading University : Special Collections Services
referencedIn Papers of William Watson, 1858-1935, poet, c.1935 Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
creatorOf Ginto, Octavio. April / words by William Watson ; music by Octavio Ginto. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. [Letter, n.d.] Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool [to] Mrs. Forbes-Robertson / William Watson. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935. Autograph letters signed (7) : to Prof. Knight, 1896-1906. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935. Autograph letter signed : London, to Prof. Samuel C. Chew, 1918 Mar. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. Autograph letter signed with initials : Old Park, Penn [near High Wycombe], to Tom Turner / 1948 Feb. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Flecker, James Elroy, 1884-1915. Letter and cards, 1912-1914, Beirut (Lebanon), Leysin, Locarno, and Montana-Sur-Sierre (Switzerland), to Harold Monro, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Sir William Watson. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Watson,. Watson Family papers. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. Papers of William Watson, 1894 March 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. William Watson papers, 1905. Library of Congress
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Watson, William, Sir, 1858-1935. Autograph letter signed : Wappenham, Towcester, to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1916 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. William Watson collection of papers, [1881]-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. Written in Mr. Sidney Lee's "Life of Shakespeare" [manuscript], 1901 May. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Williams, Thomas Jefferson. Papers of Thomas Jefferson Williams [manuscript], 1869 (ca.)-1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. William Watson letter and signed photo of house, 1913 Feb. 17. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Watson, R., fl. 1892. Autograph letter signed : London, to W. A. Knight, 1892 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers, ca. 1855-1909. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Watson, Maureen Bring. Letter, 1930, May 9, Peacehaven, England, to [Philip D. Sherman]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1851-1900 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Turnbull, Francese Hubbard Litchfield, d. 1927. Francese Hubbard Litchfield Turnbull papers, 1870-1927. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Sir William Watson, 1880-1917 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Watson, William, 1858-1935. [Sir William Watson, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. Hall Caine collection, 1889-1925. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Charles Elkin Mathews, 1851-1921 person
associatedWith Chew, Samuel C. (Samuel Claggett), 1888-1960, person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, person
associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
associatedWith Courtney, W. L. (William Leonard), 1850-1928. person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Flecker, James Elroy, 1884-1915. person
associatedWith Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude, d. 1921, person
associatedWith Ginto, Octavio. person
associatedWith Hale, Beatrice Forbes-Robertson, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Henniker, Florence, d. 1923. person
associatedWith John Lane Company corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937, person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. person
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674 person
associatedWith Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. person
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith T. Fisher Unwin (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Turnbull, Francese Hubbard Litchfield, d. 1927. person
associatedWith Watson, family
associatedWith Watson, Maureen Bring. person
associatedWith Watson, R., fl. 1892. person
associatedWith Watson, Sir William (1858-1935: poet) person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Thomas Jefferson. person
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Letters 19th century
English poetry--20th century
Letters--20th century
Poets, English--Correspondence.
Letters--19th century
Letters 20th century
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Poets
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Birth 1858-08-02

Death 1935-08-13

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