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Charles Watts Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1786

Charles Watts wrote this letter to his sister, Helen M. Watts, from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. In it, he describes his journey from Lexington to Nashville (including a saltpeter cave he visited and his meeting with Lorenzo Dow), responds to news that Helen Watts sent in her last letter, and asks after his family and friends.

Dates

  • 1813 October 11

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (one folder)

Abstract

Charles Watts wrote this letter to his sister, Helen M. Watts, from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 1813. In it, he describes his journey from Lexington to Nashville (including a saltpeter cave he visited and his meeting with Lorenzo Dow), responds to news that Helen Watts sent in her last letter, and asks after his family and friends.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Watts (1790-1851) was the son of Charles and Catherine (Beard) Watts. He had one sister, Helen M. (Watts) Floyd-Jones (1792-1872). Charles Watts began his career with J & L Gladstones Merchants (Liverpool) but later became an attorney. In 1818, he collaborated with Moses Isaacs to operate a horse-drawn boat on the Hudson River between Christopher Street and Weehawken, New Jersey. The business failed by 1820, and Watts returned to the practice of law.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480