Scope and Content
Title: Watson Nicholson Papers ,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1903-1921
Collection number: Special Collections M0157
Nicholson, Watson, 1866-1951.
4 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of W. Nicholson, ca. 1950.
[Identification of item] Watson Nicholson Papers , M0157, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Scope and Content
Literary manuscripts, research notes, copies of research material, clips, lectures, essays, printed material. Predominantly
research material and manuscripts of published works on British theatre. Some unpublished material. Other subjects include;
censorship, Victorian era, Thackeray, Defoe's JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, and various English literature topics.
|1866, Sept. 23
||born, Pendleton, Ind., son of Abraham and Maria (Davis) Nicholson.
||student through junior year at Indiana U.
|1884 - 1887
||teacher in Indiana schools
|1892 - 1894, 1897 - 1901
||teacher in California schools
||M.A., Harvard Graduate School
|1895 - 1897
||teacher at Harvard
|1897, Sept. 1
||married Florence Emily Beaver
|1903 - 1905
||engaged in university extension teaching
|1905 and 1907
||traveled and studied in Europe
|1905 - 1908
||instructor, English Literature at Sheffield Scientific School (Yale)
|1910 - 1915
||worked in British Museum
||Member: Harvard Teachers' Association, A.A.A.S., American Academy of Political and Social Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi.
||Hon. Member: Mark Twain Society
||Clubs: Authors' (London); Stanford, Fortnightly, Harvard, Yale
||Author: A Syllabus of Six Lectures on American Literature with bibliography, 1903; The Struggle for a Free Stage in London,
1906; discovered all the sources of Defoe's famous Journal (1913), previously regarded as fiction, published as Historical
Sources of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, 1919; Anthony Aston, Stroller and Adventurer, 1920.
|1951, Dec. 2
||died - last address: Michigan