Charles Waterton papers, 1772-1865

Mss.B.W31n

Date: 1772-1865 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 145 items

Abstract

This collection of letters and documents relates primarily to Charles Waterton (B W31n) but included as well are papers of the family (B W31m). Most of the letters to or from Waterton concern birds, bird mating, domestic news, natural history, and Walton Hall, his estate. In addition, there are recipes and a housekeeping account book (1780-1781). There are numerous letters with his sisters-in-law, Eliza and Helen Edmonstone, and also an exchange of letters between Waterton's son Edmund and Sir George Bowyer concerning Papal audiences.

Background note

Charles Waterton was a British naturalist and ornithologist.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 145 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Winifred Myers (£500.00) and accessioned, 11/03/1975 (1975 1156ms). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Related material

There are additional Waterton letters in Miscellaneous Ms. Collection; consult the repository.

Early American History Note

This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Account books.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bowyer, George, 1811-1883
  • Charlesworth, Edward, 1813-1893
  • Clifford, Walter
  • Cottrell, Henry
  • Edmonstone, Eliza
  • Edmonstone, Helen
  • Fennell, J. G. (John Greville), 1807-1885
  • Hobson, Richard, 1795-1868
  • Jones, Edward
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
  • Waterton , Charles, 1782-1865
  • Waterton, Edmund, 1830-1887

Subject(s)

  • Beyond Early America
  • Birds.
  • Home economics -- Accounting -- 18th century.
  • Natural history.
  • Ornithology.
  • Popes.


Detailed Inventory

Papers
  
Letter to Edwin Green.
9 August, 186211 1/4 x 8 3/4

ALS. 4p. Describes journey to Aix-La-Chapelle. Local agriculture.

General physical description: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4

Other Descriptive Information: See: See also:

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Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Other Descriptive Information: See: See also:

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Letter to Edward Charlesworth.
2 December, 18548 3/4x 7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Recounts an unpleasant encounter while visiting Thomas Baines.

General physical description: 8 3/4x 7 1/4

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Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank.

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C. W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions of Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Ban

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Edward Charlesworth.
2 December, 18548 3/4x 7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Recounts an unpleasant encounter while visiting Thomas Baines.

General physical description: 8 3/4x 7 1/4

Letter to [Henry] Denny.
1782-18657 1/2 x 9

n.d. ALS. 1p. Responds to Hay; will meet at the appointed time.

General physical description: 7 1/2 x 9

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Letter to Dawson Turner.
December 20, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Ban

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Edwin Green.
9 August, 186211 1/4 x 8 3/4

ALS. 4p. Describes journey to Aix-La-Chapelle. Local agriculture.

General physical description: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4

Letter to Francis Gibson.
24 March, 18489x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Forwards parcel and tells of family news.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

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Letter to Edwin Green.
18 November, 18499x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Concerns a mysterious sickness among Waterton's trees.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

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Letter to [Henry] Denny.
1782-18657 1/2 x 9

n.d. ALS. 1p. Responds to Hay; will meet at the appointed time.

General physical description: 7 1/2 x 9

Letter to [Richard Hobson?];
1782-18658-3/4x7-1/4

Walton Hall, Monday morning. A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter. his attempt at doctoring a friend who is visiting.

General physical description: 8-3/4x7-1/4

Letter to "Sir".
1 July, 18585 3/4x 7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Extends invitation.

General physical description: 5 3/4x 7 1/4

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Letter to Henry Smurthwaithe.
11 December, 185410x8

ALS. 1p. Responds to an inquiry about the breeding of Nightingales.

General physical description: 10x8

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Letter to Edwin Green.
11 April, 18588 3/4x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Travel plans. Mentions Westerman and Ogden.

General physical description: 8 3/4x7 1/4

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Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Ban

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Henry Smurthwaithe.
11 December, 185410x8

ALS. 1p. Responds to an inquiry about the breeding of Nightingales.

General physical description: 10x8

Letter to Edwin Green.
18 November, 18499x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Concerns a mysterious sickness among Waterton's trees.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

Letter to Henry Smurthwaithe.
11 December, 185410x8

ALS. 1p. Responds to an inquiry about the breeding of Nightingales.

General physical description: 10x8

Letter to Samuel Taylor.
5 July, 18459 3/4 x 8

ALS. 1p. Acknowledges receipt of Taylor's plan to "repel intruders from your trees".

General physical description: 9 3/4 x 8

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Letter to "Sir".
7 April, 18499x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Waterton declines offer to buy author's specimens for his museum.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

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Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Discusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to A. Vogue.
28 April, 18649x7 1/2

ALS. 1p Responds to a request for an item by saying its not important.

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

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Letter to Edwin Green.
August 9, 186211 1/4 x 8 3/4

ALS. 4P. Describes journey to Aix-La-Chapelle. Local agriculture.

General physical description: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4

Letter to Edward Charlesworth.
2 December, 18548 3/4 x 7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Recounts an unpleasant encounter while visiting Thomas Baines. 1. Baines, Thomas, 1822-1875. I. Charlesworth, ard.

General physical description: 8 3/4 x 7 1/4

Letter to Francis Gibson.
24 March, 18489x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Forwards parcel and tells of family news. 1. Waterton, Edmund, 1830-1887. I. Gibson, Francis 1753-1805.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

Letter to Edwin Green.
18 November, 18499x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Concerns a mysterious sickness among Waterton's trees. 1. Siliviculture. I. Green, Edwin.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

Letter to Edwin Green.
11 April, 18588 3/4x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Travel plans. Mentions Westerman and Ogden. 1. Ogden, John. 2. Westerman,. I. Green, Edwin.

General physical description: 8 3/4x7 1/4

Letter to Edwin Green.
9 August, 186211 1/4 x 8 3/4

ALS. 4p. Describes journey to Aix-La-Chapelle. Local agriculture. 1. King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia, 1820-1878. 2. Garribaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882. 3. Waterton, Edmund, 1830. 4. Aachen--Travel

General physical description: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4

Letter to Edwin Green ...
9 August, 186 

and Description. I. Green, Edwin.

Letter to [Richard Hobson?];
1782-18658-3/4x7-1/4

Walton Hall, Monday morning. A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter. His attempt at doctoring a friend who is visiting.

General physical description: 8-3/4x7-1/4

Letter to Henry Smurthwaithe.
11 December, 185410x8

ALS. 1p. Responds to an inquiry about the breeding of Nightingales. 1. Pilkington, Sir William, 1758-1848. 2. Nightingales. I. Smurthwaithe,.

General physical description: 10x8

Letter to Samuel Taylor.
5 July, 18459 3/4x 8

ALS. 1p. Acknowledges receipt of Taylor's plan to "repel intruders from your trees". I. Taylor, Samuel, f1. 1800-1820.

General physical description: 9 3/4x 8

Letter to Dawson Turner.
20 December, 18369x7 1/2

ALS. 3p. Dicusses visit to Philadelphia in April 1824, his portrait by C.W. Peale, his book Wanderings, and 2 expeditions to Africa. Mentions Sir Thomas Gage, Charles Butler, Lord Henry Bathurst, Sir Joseph Bank

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letter to Dawson Turner ...
  

1. Banks, Sir Joseph, 1743-1820. 2. Bathurst, Lord Henry, 1762-1834. 3. Butler, Charles, 1750-1832. 4. Gage, Sir Thomas, 1721-1787. 5. Turner, Elizabeth. 6. Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. 7. Africa--Travel and Exploration. 8. Truner, Dawson, 1775-

Letter to Dawson Turner ...
20 December, 1858 
Letter to "Madam".
5 July, 18379x8

ALS. 1p. Concerning delivery of a large lobster specimen and his future travel plans.

General physical description: 9x8

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Letter to "Sir".
26 January, 18429x7 1/2

ALS. 1p. Declines an offer of membership into a scientific society.

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

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Letter to "My dear Miss Eliza;"
April 4, 18449x7-1/4

Walton Hall, A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter. Forwards autograph. News of relatives, and of his foot being being hurt while a tree bole was being moved.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Letter to "Sir".
7 April, 18499x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Waterton declines offer to buy author's specimens for his museum. 1. Taxiderm

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

Letter to "Sir".
1 July, 18585 3/4x 7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Extends invitation. 1. Hobson, Richard, 1795-1868.

General physical description: 5 3/4x 7 1/4

Letter to A. Vogue.
28 April, 18649x7 1/2

ALS. 1p. Responds to a request for an item by saying its not important. I. Vogue, A

General physical description: 9x7 1/2

Letters of scientists: William Orr, Prof. Henslow, Robert Chambers, W.Pettigrew, Richard Owen, Nathaniel Ogle, R. Stephenson, C.W. Williams, Thomas Woolner, Alexander Gilchrist, Albert Way, F. W. Fairholt, Charles Manby, George Rutledge, John Allen, Charles Waterton and Mr. Nichols: also, a poem on evolution;
1833-1873 

D. 15 items. Various sizes.

Letter to Francis Gibson.
24 March, 18489x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Forwards parcel and tells of family news.

General physical description: 9x7 1/4

Letter to Edwin Green.
9 August, 186211 1/4 x 8 3/4

ALS. 4p. Describes journey to Aix-La-Chapelle. Local agriculture.

General physical description: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4

Letter to Edwin Green.
11 April, 18588 3/4x7 1/4

ALS. 1p. Travel plans. Mentions Westerman and Ogden.

General physical description: 8 3/4x7 1/4

Waterton , Charles, 1782-1865.
Letter to Mr. Nichols.
undated 

Provenance: 1977 1301.a ms

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