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John Watson notebook, 1701, 1726, 1775-1778
Watson, John, 1685-1768Watson, Alexander
New-York Historical Society
Notebook of John Watson, the painter, containing miscellaneous notes and personal account information written by Watson in 1726 and by Watson's nephew, Alexander Watson in 1775-1778. There are accounts of things bought, real estate transactions, poetry, music, etc. Includes account ""for painting in York, 1726."" The volume also includes some pages covered with John Watson's boyhood arithmetic from 1701. Some pages missing.The notebook is extensively described in the article by John Hill Morgan, 'John Watson, Painter, Merchant, and Capitalist of New Jersey, 1685-1768', published in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, vol. 50, p. 225.
Painting, AmericanFinance, PersonalReal propertyAmerican poetry
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Painter, active in New Jersey and New York.