Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860

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John F. Watson was an antiquarian, publisher and financier. He was born in New Jersey but later settled in Germantown, Pa.

From the description of Bible thoughts, 1823-1859(inclusive), 1926-1827(bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122524436

American publisher, financier and antiquarian.

From the description of Letters of John Fanning Watson [manuscript], 1831 and 1852. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647840601

John Fanning Watson, Pennsylvania antiquarian, publisher, and financier. Until 1804, he held a clerkship in the War Department, and later served in New Orleans as commissary of provisions for the army posts in Louisiana. In 1806, Watson returned to Philadelphia, and three years later opened a bookstore and published Select Reviews of Literature and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines (later the Analectic Magazine). From 1814 to 1847, he was cashier of the Bank of Germantown, and until 1859 served as treasurer and secretary of the Philadelphia, Gemrnatown & Norristown railroad. In 1820 Watson began collecting data on earliest inhabitants of Philadelphia. For this purpose, he traveled extensively and corresponded with the descendants. His findings were published in the Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in the olden time (1830, reprinted in 1842 and 1856), and other works.

From the description of Correspondence of John Fanning Watson, 1805-1845. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122383388

John Fanning Watson, antiquarian, publisher, author, and financier.

From the description of Olden time, researches and reminiscences, of New York City : manuscript, 1828 / done by J.F. Watson in 1828. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58661224

Antiquarian, publisher, author, financier, and Methodist of Germantown (Philadelphia), Penna.

From the description of My Bible Thoughts, 1819-1829. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 105675727

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creatorOf Mease, James, 1771-1846. Papers, 1811-1842, Philadelphia. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. John F. Watson letters, 1826-1827. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wheeler, John H. (John Hill), 1806-1882. Papers, 1842-1852. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842. Letters of Joseph Hopkinson [manuscript], 1798-1834. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Correspondence of John Fanning Watson, 1805-1845. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Pastorius, Francis Daniel, 1651-1719. The young country clerk's collection of the best presidents of bills, bonds, conditions, aquittances, releases, indentures, deeds of sale, letters of attorney, last wills [and] testaments, [and etc]. : With many other necessary and useful forms of such writings as are vulgarly in use between man and man : manuscript, [1692-1719] / by Francis Daniel Pastorius. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845. Jesse D. Elliott letter to Dolley Madison [manuscript], 1845 January 15. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Olden time, researches and reminiscences, of New York City : manuscript, 1828 / done by J.F. Watson in 1828. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Castle-Bache Collection, 1683-1922 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902,. Literary and scientific autographs and manuscripts, 1703-1900. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf McAllister, John A. Letter, 1855, May, to John F. Watson. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Bible thoughts, 1823-1859(inclusive), 1926-1827(bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Watson, John Fanning, 1779-1860. Letters, 1839, Germantown, Pa., to his daughter, Lavinia Watson, Rochester, N.Y. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Oliver Cromwell vindicated from the aspersions of enemies, 1847. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Watson, John Fanning, 1779-1860. Notes, [ca. 1851-1858]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Grove, William B.,. Papers chiefly pertaining to Virginia, 1803-1904. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Watson family. Papers, 1786-1874. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. My Bible Thoughts, 1819-1829. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896,. John A. McAllister Papers, 1820-1885 (bulk 1860-1866). Porterville Public Library
creatorOf Watson, John Fanning, 1779-1860. Manuscripts, 1693-1855. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Benjamin, Mary A.,. Letters, 1805-1861. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Additions to Annals & occurrences of New York City & State, ed[itio]n 1846 : manuscript, [between 1846 and 1860]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Broom, James Madison, 1776-1850. Letter, 1839, December 3, Philadelphia, to John F. Watson. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Watson, John F. (John Fanning), 1779-1860. Letters of John Fanning Watson [manuscript], 1831 and 1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sitgreaves, Samuel, 1764-1827. Autograph letter signed : Easton, Penna., to John F. Watson, 1825 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836. Roberts Vaux letters, 1811-1833. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn William Darlington letters, 1836-1857, 1836-1857 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Watson, John Fanning, 1779-1860. Letters, 1839, Germantown, Pa., to his daughter, Lavinia Watson, Rochester, N.Y. Brown University, John Hay Library
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United States
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
New York (N.Y.)
Graeme Park (Horsham, Pa.)
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Contraception--History--19th century
Yellow fever
Religious tolerance--Christianity
Birth control--History--19th century
Land settlement
Christianity and other religions
Dueling
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Historians--Correspondence
Sabbath
Religion
Calvinism
Dutch
Frontier and pioneer life
Debtor and creditor
Quakers
Methodist Church--Doctrines
Pirates
Methodism
Missionaries
Antiquarians--Correspondence
African American clergy
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Clothing and dress--Religious aspects--Christianity
Methodism--History--19th century
family planning
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Birth 1779-06-13

Death 1860-12-23

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