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Finding aid for the Bill Watters collection of 19th and 20th century autographs and documents

2013

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Bill Watters collection of 19th and 20th century autographs and documents
Collection no.
6029
Date
1856-1905, undated
Extent
2.0 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
This small collection contains an authorization for the Secretary of State to transfer information to the President of the Republic of Costa Rica pertaining to an individual's citizenship, signed by James Buchanan on February 4, 1858; an autograph with note, "With best wishes of/Luther Burbank/Santa Rosa, CA April 12, 1923"; undated autographs of Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison; an autograph of Julia Ward Howe dated 1905; and a handwritten naval commission for one Thomas Lee signed by Franklin Pierce on July 23, 1856.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Bill Watters collection of 19th and 20th century autographs and documents, Collection no. 6029, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

This small collection contains an authorization for the Secretary of State to transfer information to the President of the Republic of Costa Rica pertaining to an individual's citizenship, signed by James Buchanan on February 4, 1858; an autograph with note, "With best wishes of/Luther Burbank/Santa Rosa, CA April 12, 1923"; undated autographs of Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison; an autograph of Julia Ward Howe dated 1905; and a handwritten naval commission for one Thomas Lee signed by Franklin Pierce on July 23, 1856.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Donated to USC by Bill Watters, October 1996.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Autographs (manuscripts)

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