The James Watt Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Watt, James, 1888-1923
Dates: 1914-1923
Extent: 1 box (0.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1888 June 27 Born, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1910 Graduated, Franklin and Marshall College
1910-1911 Teacher
1911-1914 Graduated, Princeton Theological Seminary
1914 Graduated, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1914 May 24 Ordained, Presbytery of Westminster
1914-1922 Missionary, India
1923 Died

Biographical Information

James Watt was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Princeton University (M.A., 1914), and Princeton Seminary (Class of 1914). He served as a Presbyterian missionary to India for several years, before his early death.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of a bound scrapbook which the Reverend Watt produced from 1914 to 1922, while a missionary in India. Included in this volume are notes, typescripts of letters, and photographs.



Watt, James, 1888-1923--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Missions--India.



Administrative Information

Processing Information

It is not currently known when this scrapbook was given to the Seminary. For some years it had been preserved in library storage. In October of 1996 the collection was organized and the original finding aid was written by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

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