Watson C. Squire papers, 1850-1973 (bulk 1850-1920)


Squire, Watson C. (Watson Carvosso), 1838-1926. Watson C. Squire papers, 1850-1973 (bulk 1850-1920)

Watson C. Squire papers, 1850-1973 (bulk 1850-1920)

The Watson C. Squire papers consist of biographical information, correspondence, speeches, financial records, legal documents, writings, real estate documents, reports, legislation, proclamations, clippings, and other materials that document the life of the Civil War veteran, businessman, and public servant. The papers measure 9.12 cubic feet and span the years 1850 to 1926. They include material on Squire's early years in New York, his Civil War service, political activities, and business affairs, including his work at E. Remington & Sons. Less well documented are Squire's tenures as territorial governor and U.S. senator, but there are materials from those periods on the anti-Chinese riots in Seattle and Tacoma, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The papers are arranged into subgroups, each representing a phase of Squire's career and grouped by public service, business affairs, school years, and Civil War service. There are also subgroups for Squire's personal papers and members of Squire's family, specifically, Ida Remington Squire, Orra Squire, Erretta Wheeler Squire, and members of the Remington family. Major correspondents include W.H. Grimwade, Samuel Norris, S. [Samuel] Remington, Philo Remington, E. Remington & Sons, Judge Advocate Major G.P. Thurston, Assistant Judge Advocate General William M. Dunn, Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt, Orra and Erretta Squire (Watson Squire's parents), Ida Remington Squire, and Philo Remington Squire (Watson Squire's wife and son). Major correspondents include Philo Remington, Orra Squire, Ida Remington Squire, Philo Remington Squire, Erretta Wheeler Squire, and S.R. Remington.

11.28 cubic feet (21 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Related Entities

There are 22 Entities related to this resource.

Grimwade, W. H.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nk3qjk (person)

E. Remington & Sons

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mh1zjq (corporateBody)

Squire family.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6163brb (family)

United States. Army. Ohio Sharpshooters, 7th Independent Company (1863-1865)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6798cvw (corporateBody)

Squire, Ida Remington.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pz5khb (person)

United States. Army. Office of the Judge Advocate General

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cz7h9s (corporateBody)

Remington, Philo, 1816-1889.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cr64d4 (person)

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s79r0w (corporateBody)

Thurston, G. P.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nv9twb (person)

Union Trust Company (Seattle, Wash.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k11c8z (corporateBody)

Squire, Philo Remington.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tt521q (person)

United States. Congress. Senate

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rc0tzx (corporateBody)

Moravia Institute.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rc1cgn (corporateBody)

Norris, Samuel E. (Samuel Elmer), 1867-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz2n3z (person)

United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 19th (1861)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hm9hbs (corporateBody)

Dunn, W. McKee (William McKee), 1814-1887

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tm7mz4 (person)

American congressman and army official. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "War Department," to Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, 1869 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744084 U.S. Army officer and U.S. representative from Indiana. From the description of Petition recommending W. McKee Dunn, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983358 ...

Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h41sn8 (person)

Joseph Holt, 1807-94, American public official, judge advocate general of the U.S. army (1862-75). A native of Kentucky, he became a well-known lawyer and prominent Democratic politician. In 1857, President Buchanan appointed him commissioner of patents in 1857, and in 1859 he became Postmaster General. In the beginning of 1861, before the outbreak of the Civil War, he was Secretary of War. A staunch opponent of the secession movement, Holt was instrumental in preventing Kentucky from seceding. ...

Remington, Samuel

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68p6923 (person)

Squire, Orra.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sx6qgh (person)

Squire, Erretta Wheeler.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mc989z (person)

Remington family.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sc31f4 (family)

Squire, Watson C. (Watson Carvosso), 1838-1926

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sn08nb (person)

Watson C. Squire was born in 1838 in New York and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1859. He was principal of the Moravia Institute in New York when the Civil War began. Over the next two years he fought as a Union soldier in the New York Volunteers 19th Infantry Regiment and served at Harper's Ferry under Gen. Nathaniel Banks. Following his graduation from Cleveland Law School in 1862, he answered the call for more men, raised the 7th Independent Company of Ohio Sharpshooters, and was commi...