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The Thomas E. Watson Papers Digital Collection

Correspondence, 1873-1986

thomas watson letterThe correspondence series of the Thomas E. Watson Papers spans from his school days at Mercer College in 1873 to his death in 1922, and documents his career as a publisher, prolific author, lawyer, and, most prominently, as a politician. Letters are both to and from Watson, and cover personal, political, and business topics. Also included is correspondence of Watson's family, his secretary, Alice Louise Lytle, his granddaughter, Georgia Watson Lee Brown, and her husband, Walter J. Brown, in connection with The Watsonian, the magazine they published after Watson's death, and a few other miscellaneous items.

The image to the right is a page from a letter from Thomas E. Watson to his wife, Georgia Durham Watson, 1 August 1894. View the entire letter here.

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The Thomas E. Watson Papers [signature]