Watterson, Henry (1840-1921) Papers, 1863-1946

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921 

Title:  Papers, 1863-1946 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  1.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A W344b 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes correspondence, editorial galleys, and newspaper clippings spanning Watterson’s career as a Confederate soldier, editor of various newspapers, and as editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Correspondence includes letters between Watterson and his fiancée Rebecca Ewing throughout the Civil War and while he was assuming the editorship of the Louisville Journal in 1868; letters from his father, Harvey Magee Watterson; and from other prominent political figures. Editorial galleys include drafts of a few of his speeches, and editorials concerning political disputes of the era and presidential elections. Newspaper clippings include stories, articles, and editorials relating to national politics and Watterson’s role in them .