WATSON, David (fl 1864-1899)

Scope and Content

Notebooks of David Watson, [1864-1867], containing notes on lectures by Professor Andrew Ramsay concerning geology; lectures by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, 1865; lectures by Professor Edward Frankland concerning organic chemistry; lectures by T H Huxley concerning natural history, 1865; palaeontological demonstrations by Robert Etheridge, 1867; notes on mining, metallurgy and physics.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Watson was a student at the Royal School of Mines from 1864 to 1867. His son, David Meredith Seares Watson (1886-1973), was a leading palaeontologist, and his grandaughter the geologist, Janet Vida Watson (1923-1985).

Access Information


Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by David Watson's son, David Meredith Seares Watson (1886-1973).

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Related Material

Papers of Thomas Henry Huxley (B/HUXLEY) and Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (KGA RAMSAY), held at Imperial College.