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John Watts Letters to Thomas Champion


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Watts, John, 1734-

John Watts, of Poethorp, England, was a chaplain in the Royal Navy, and author of Meditations and Prayers (London, second edition, 1816).

The collection consists of forty-eight letters by Watts to his friend Thomas Champion, a merchant at Mssrs. Rhodes & Champion in Sheffield. Champion was associated with Ebenezer Rhodes (1762-1839) a topographer and master cutler. At least 80 years old in 1814, Watts wrote these lengthy letters to Champion on a wide variety of topics including local news, politics, the manufacture of knives, razors, and seals, cooking, paintings, friends, gardens, hunting, and religion.

Purchased from Julian Browning in 2000 (AM2000-85).

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Letters to Thomas Champion, 1813-1819. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

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