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Elmo Scott Watson Letters

Identifier: M823

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters to Watson concerning Western frontiersman and scout Tom Tobin. Correspondents: O.T. Davis, Alamosa, Colo. and Charles J. Robinson, Fort Garland, Colo.


  • March 15, 1922; July 6, 1923

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Elmo Scott Watson (April 2, 1892-May 6, 1951) was an American journalist and college professor, whose longest educational stint was at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was particularly known for his emphasis on the American West, having been a reporter for the Gazette and Telegraph newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colorado, before he entered the field of higher education.


1 envelope (2 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Typed transcripts. Repository of originals unknown.

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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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