Papers of the Rev. Charles Watson (1794-1866)

Scope and Content

The papers consist largely of letters from the Rev. Charles Watson to David Watson and to Mrs. Isabella Watson. There is also a letter from Elizabeth R. MacGillivray to David Watson, and letters from David Watson to Charles Watson.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. Charles Watson (1794-1866) was Minister at Burntisland in Fife, although he had also preached at Largs, Ayrshire.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

Historical Manuscripts Commission also records diaries, notebooks, and correspondence, 1816-1866, for Watson, held at New College Library.