Inventory of the Samuel Newell Watson papers

Finding aid prepared by Alex Kelly
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Samuel Newell Watson papers
Date (inclusive): 1910-1918
Collection Number: XX033
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Material: English, French, and Dutch
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 13 oversize boxes (22.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and postcards relating to relief work in France during World War I and to the Allied Powers during the war.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Watson, Samuel Newell, 1861-1942

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel Newell Watson papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Reverend Doctor Samuel Newell Watson was born February 27, 1861. He married Jeannette Watkins in January 1885. Watson was the acting rector for the Episcopal American Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris, France from 1912 to 1918. Additionally, he was vice president of the American Executive Committee for Fatherless Children of France, and he was vice president of the American Ambulance Hospital in France. Following the war, he became a Knight of the Legion of Honor of France and of the Legion of Honor of Belgium.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Samuel Newell Watson are composed of correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and postcards relating to relief work in France during World War I, specifically by the American Church of the Holy Trinity, and to the Allied Powers during the war.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Americans--France.
International relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care.
World War, 1914-1918.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Belgian Soldier's Songbook, 1914-1916

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Proclamation of safeguard, circa 1910

Box/Folder 1 : 3

33rd Division American Expeditionary Forces, 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 4

La Veillee des Armes, 1915

Box/Folder 1 : 5

American Ambassador's Fund receipt, 1914

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Photographs, circa 1910

 

Het Toppunt Der Beschaving (The Pinnacle of Civilization), circa 1914

Scope and Contents note

Artwork by Louis Raemaekers created in response to World War I.
Box/Folder 2 : 1

Het Toppunt Der Beschaving

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Tweede Serie (Series 2)

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Derder Serie (Series 3)

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Vierde Serie (Series 4)

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Vijfde Serie (Series 5)

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Zesde Serie (Series 6)

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Relief work in Belgium, circa 1914

Scope and Contents note

An account of how Samuel Newell Watson was able to assist a small Belgian town during the war.
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Relief work in France, circa 1914

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter, including correspondence and a map pertaining to relief efforts in France.
Box/Folder 2 : 9

Posters, circa 1914

Scope and Contents note

French posters, including a variety of posters pertaining to the Journée nationale des orphelins (National Day of the Orphans). Posters are large and fragile. Please use included photocopies of the posters to facilitate access.
 

Scrapbooks, 1914 August 1

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks kept by Jeanette Grace Watson, the wife of Samuel Newell Watson. Includes correspondence, photographs, maps, printed matter, and information on services rendered by the American Church of the Holy Trinity. Blank pages were removed from scrapbooks in May 2016.
Box 3

Salutation

Box 4-6

We with America

Box 7

We with the American Red Cross

Box 8

We with Belgium

Box 9

We with England

Box 10-11

We with France

Box 12

We with the Fatherless Children

Box 13

We with Russia, Italy and Romania

Box 14

We with Serbia