Finding aid for the Bill Watters collection of 19th and 20th century autographs and documents 6029

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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specol@usc.edu
2013


Title: Bill Watters collection of 19th and 20th century autographs and documents
Collection number: 6029
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet 1 box
Date: 1856-1905, undated
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.

Acquisition

Donated to USC by Bill Watters, October 1996.

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

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Autographs (manuscripts)