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Watson, Robert Spence, 1837-1911, Politician and Reformer Politics
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Spence Watson/Weiss Papers

  • SW
  • Archive Collection
  • c. 19th Century - 1950

Consists mainly of letters to Robert Spence Watson. Topics include, but are not limited to, British politics and the Liberal party, contemporary Europe, Armstrong College (later Newcastle University), the Peace Society, lectures at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, and contemporary literary and scientific achievements. Other regular recipients of letters include Elizabeth Spence Watson, Frederick Weiss, and Charles Prestwich Scott.

The Spence Watson's wide-ranging public activism, make their correspondence a valuable source of opinions on the social and political matters of the day from a wide range of prominent persons.

Watson, Robert Spence, 1837-1911, Politician and Reformer

Spence Watson (Robert) Collection

  • SWL
  • Book Collection
  • 1698 - 1900

The Robert Spence Watson Collection is a collection of 500 volumes on the subject of English literature, consisting largely of the publications of literary societies such as the Shakespeare Society, the Spenser Society, the Ballad Society and the Chaucer Society, presented to the Library in 1908 by Robert Spence Watson, who was also one of the founders of the Durham College of Physical Science, and President of Armstrong College.

Watson, Robert Spence, 1837-1911, Politician and Reformer