Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Wingfield Watson Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Wingfield Watson Collection,
Creator: Watson, Wingfield, 1828-1922.
Inclusive dates: 1868, 1982, and undated
Extent: 2 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
Papers include copies and transcriptions of correspondence, articles, and biographical materials. Note: A users copy is available for researchers to use.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

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Access Restrictions:

Wingfield Watson Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Wingfield Watson Collection is open for research, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is divided into biographical materials, articles, correspondence to and from Wingfield Watson and others, and miscellaneous, then alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Wingfield Watson, loyal disciple of James Jesse Strang, was born in Ireland on April 22, 1828. He was the fourth of eleven children. Through the financial help of a brother in America, and other family members, he sailed to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1848.

He worked at hard jobs in high heat and suffered illness in St. Louis and New Orleans. While working in coal pits near St. Louis he borrowed a copy of Parley P. Pratt’s Voice of Warning to All Nations, his first encounter with the religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This profoundly moved Watson and he believed its principles to be the truth. Watson then moved to Wisconsin to work in lead mines. While there, he married a widow. He borrowed a copy of the book of Mormon, which he read while awaiting the return of ore cars. Then, he felt a stirring of his spirit and moved to Salt Lake City to live among Mormons. His wife traveled to St. Louis to seek news of Saints (Mormons) leading West. She was prompted to speak to a stranger who was a Mormon elder. Watson was soon baptized by this man.

Later while traveling he met Samuel Shaw, an elder from James Jesse Strang’s colony on Beaver Island, Michigan. With Shaw and his wife, Watson visited Nauvoo, witnessed the destruction of Mormon temple by non-believers. This moved Watson to impatiently desire living in a Mormon community. Thus, he traveled with Shaw to Beaver Island.

Upon arrival Watson greeted Strang, George Bronson and James Smith. Beaver Island was free of “Gentile vices” such as swearing, drunkenness, and fashions. Many adapted to the environment and came to love it. However, this peace was short-lived.

On June 18, 1856, Thomas Bedford and Alexander Wentworth murdered Strang. [See the collections of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangites) for further information on Strang.] A few days later, the Mormons were driven from the island by a lawless mob.

Watson fled on the ship, Keystone State, to Chicago with his wife and other Mormons. She had just borne a baby two days earlier. Later, Watson moved his family to Grant County, Wisconsin, where his mother and siblings had previously emigrated.

After a few years, Lorenzo Dow Hickey, one of Strang’s twelve apostles, persuaded Watson to move to Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Six years later, Hickey encouraged Watson to move to Northern Michigan. Hickey stayed in Coldwater while Watson moved to Boyne City, where he lived until 1891.

Once in Boyne City, Watson began preaching, writing, debating, and campaigning for his faith. This brought him into conflict with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, led by Joseph Smith III. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ did not recognize the prophetic role of Strang. Watson wrote a number of letters and articles published in the Saints’ Herald, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ’s publication, including The Necessity of Baptism, and Of Having the Authority from God to Preach the Gospel, 1877. He then began to reprint essential Strang doctrines (publications). He issued about ten pamphlets protesting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ. In 1891, he debated Willard Blair, a Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ leader, in East Jordan (Mich.). The transcribed and verified debate was published as The Watson-Blair Debate Which Took Place at East Jordan, Michigan, Commencing October 22nd and Ending October 26th, 1891. Watson’s effort stimulated other defenders of the Strangite beliefs including Edward T. Couch, of Boyne City, who published seven volumes in Charlevoix County, Michigan.

In 1891, Watson moved to Spring Prairie, Wisconsin, near Voree, the site of the first Strangite settlement. He lived there until 1907 when he moved to Burlington, a town west of Voree. Before he died in 1897, Lorenzo Dow Hickey ordained Watson as presiding high priest in the church, a role he had, in effect, performed for many years. Watson returned to Beaver Island for the first and last time in 1919 at the age of 91. While there, he toured the island with Milo M. Quaife. Several letters of correspondence with Quaife are found in the collection.

Watson married the widow, Jane Thompson. They had at least three children: Cynthia, Gilbert, and Grace. Wingfield Watson died on October 29, 1922 at the age of 94. He was a man of admirable character and was respected by friends and foes alike. His faith was so strong that he left his property in trust for the next prophet sent by God to lead the Strangites. (This information is from Wingfield Watson--The Loyal Disciple of James J. Strang, by John Cumming, 1963.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photocopies and transcriptions of correspondence to and from Watson, copies of articles he wrote and published, copies of Strangite Mormon articles he reprinted, and copies of his biographical information.

Some correspondence is with family and friends, including his daughter, Grace, and his grandchildren. Other correspondence is with two of Strang’s widows, Betsy (Elizabeth) and Elvira and three of Strang’s sons, Charles J., Gabriel, and Clement J. Strang. There is also correspondence with major Strangite Mormons, such as Lorenzo Dow (L. D.) Hickey, publisher Edward Couch, and Joseph Smith III, leader of the Reorganized Church. The correspondence mainly discusses Strangite beliefs, activities, and history.

For further information see related collections such as Lorenzo D. Hickey Papers, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Strangite) Collection and Miscellaneous collection, or numerous books on Mormons and Strangites at the Clarke Historical Library.

Note: A users copy is available for researchers to use.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Watson, Wingfield, 1828-1922.
    • Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856.
    • Hickey, Lorenzo Dow, 1817-1897.
    • Smith, Joseph, III, 1833-
    • Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    • Boyne City (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Wingfield Watson Collection is open for research.. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Autobiography, 1881
    Box   1 F   2
    Biography by John Cumming, 1963
    Box   1 F   3
    Wingfield Watson Articles, untitled, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Wingfield Watson Articles, The Problem of Pauperism, November 25, 1874
    Box   1 F   5
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Baptism, June 21, 1876
    Box   1 F   6
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Baptisms (know Baptisms by Watson), 1960
    Box   1 F   7
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Baptisms for the Dead, (List of Baptisms by Watson), undated
    Box   1 F   8
    Wingfield Watson Articles, untitled, July 15, 1877
    Box   1 F   9
    Wingfield Watson Articles, untitled, February 15, 1882
    Box   1 F   10
    Wingfield Watson Articles, untitled, April 20, 1882
    Box   1 F   11
    Wingfield Watson Articles, History of Appointment, undated
    Box   1 F   12
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Nature Made Them, April 1883
    Box   1 F   13
    Wingfield Watson Articles, The Nonsense of Sunday Sabbatherians, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Wingfield Watson Articles, On Polygamy, undated
    Box   1 F   15
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Article? by Grace Lewis (Mrs. C. G. Lewis), undated
    Box   1 F   16
    Wingfield Watson Articles, Correspondence to: David Babb, July 30, 1868
    Box   1 F   17
    Correspondence to: Mr. A. Chaney, August 15, 1877
    Box   1 F   18
    Correspondence to: Brother Comstock, March 26, 1887
    Box   1 F   19
    Correspondence to: Mrs. Demio, undated
    Box   1 F   20
    Correspondence to: Editor, September 1, 1827
    Box   1 F   21
    Correspondence to: Editor, Dessert News, September 30, 1886
    Box   1 F   22
    Correspondence to: Mr. Greensky, December 23, 1874
    Box   1 F   23
    Correspondence to: Jacob Greensky, January 23, 1875
    Box   1 F   24
    Correspondence to: Jacob Greensky, November 27, 1884
    Box   1 F   25
    Correspondence to: Jacob Greensky, undated
    Box   1 F   26
    Correspondence to: George Griffen, November 15, 1881
    Box   1 F   27
    Correspondence to: L. D. Hickey, January 5, 1880
    Box   1 F   28
    Correspondence to: Jane, August 29, 1880
    Box   1 F   29
    Correspondence to: Janey (folder 1 of 3), undated
    Box   1 F   30
    Correspondence to: Janey (folder 2 of 3), undated
    Box   1 F   31
    Correspondence to: Janey (folder 3 of 3), undated
    Box   1 F   32
    Correspondence to: Janie, November 16, 1876
    Box   1 F   33
    Correspondence to: John, August 22, 1876
    Box   1 F   34
    Correspondence to: James McNutt, undated
    Box   1 F   35
    Correspondence to: Mrs. McNutt, March 26, 1874
    Box   1 F   36
    Correspondence to: Brother Bronson, August 17, 1873
    Box   1 F   37
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, March 26, 1872
    Box   1 F   38
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, May 25, 1882
    Box   1 F   39
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, [no month, day], 1873
    Box   1 F   40
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, June 5, 1873
    Box   1 F   41
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, November 4, 1873
    Box   1 F   42
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, December 2, 1873
    Box   1 F   43
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, July 29, 1874
    Box   1 F   44
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, August 22, 1874
    Box   1 F   45
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, [no month, day], 1875
    Box   1 F   46
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, May 25, 1875
    Box   1 F   47
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, September 6, 1875
    Box   1 F   48
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, September 29, 1875
    Box   1 F   49
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, December 23, 1875
    Box   1 F   50
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, March 26, 1876
    Box   1 F   51
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, June 19, 1876
    Box   1 F   52
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, October 31, 1876
    Box   1 F   53
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, March 6, 1877
    Box   1 F   54
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, April 11, 1877
    Box   1 F   55
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, June 7, 1877
    Box   1 F   56
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, July 19, 1877
    Box   1 F   57
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, August 15, 1877
    Box   1 F   58
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, February 20, 1878
    Box   1 F   59
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, March 11, 1878
    Box   1 F   60
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, April 4, 1878
    Box   1 F   61
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, April 15, 1878
    Box   1 F   62
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, May 15, 1879
    Box   1 F   63
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, August 1, 1879
    Box   1 F   64
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, October 19, 1879
    Box   1 F   65
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, January 10, 1880
    Box   1 F   66
    Correspondence to: Brother Nichols, March 9, 1887
    Box   1 F   67
    Correspondence to: Brother Issac [correct spelling] Pierce, September 17, 1868
    Box   1 F   68
    Correspondence to: Mrs. John Robinson, September 4, 1889
    Box   1 F   69
    Correspondence to: Robert L. Robinson, September [no day], 1888
    Box   1 F   70
    Correspondence to: Sam and Bryon See, [no month, day], 1879
    Box   1 F   71
    Correspondence to: George K. Shaw, January 4, 1863
    Box   1 F   72
    Correspondence to: George K. Shaw, January 19, 1961
    Box   1 F   73
    Correspondence to: J. W. Smelker, December 29, 1861
    Box   1 F   74
    Correspondence to: J. W. Smelker, January 7, 1862
    Box   1 F   75
    Correspondence to: Prophesy of Joseph Smith, undated
    Box   1 F   76
    Correspondence to: Joseph Smith, May 27, 1879
    Box   1 F   77
    Correspondence to: Joseph Smith, April 2, 1883
    Box   1 F   78
    Correspondence to: Joseph Smith (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   79
    Correspondence to: Joseph Smith (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   80
    Correspondence to: Mr. Stephens, October 9, 1881
    Box   1 F   81
    Correspondence to: Mr. Stephens, August 10, 1883
    Box   1 F   82
    Correspondence to: Chas. J. Strang, January 21, 1882
    Box   1 F   83
    Correspondence to: Chas. J. Strang, January 21, 1889
    Box   1 F   84
    Correspondence to: Frank Willis, undated
    Box   1 F   85
    Correspondence to: Tom, August 30, 1887
    Box   1 F   86
    Correspondence from: C. P. Barns, [no month, day], 1893
    Box   1 F   87
    Correspondence from: William Bickle, November 2, 1861
    Box   1 F   88
    Correspondence from: William Bickle, April 9, 1862
    Box   1 F   89
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, February 26, 1891
    Box   1 F   90
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, January 10, 1894
    Box   1 F   91
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, May 16, 1894
    Box   1 F   92
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, June 20, 1895
    Box   1 F   93
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, March 22, 1896
    Box   1 F   94
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, February 8, 1897
    Box   1 F   95
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, July 24, 1897
    Box   1 F   96
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, March 27, 1903
    Box   1 F   97
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, November 16, 1903
    Box   1 F   98
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird, October 9, 1905
    Box   1 F   99
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   100
    Correspondence from: Andrew Blackbird (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   101
    Correspondence from: Charles W. Brown, September 30, 1916
    Box   1 F   102
    Correspondence from: Charles W. Brown, April 4, 1917
    Box   1 F   103
    Correspondence from: E. C. Brown to C. J. Strang, November 5, 1883
    Box   1 F   104
    Correspondence from: L. D. Hickey (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   105
    Correspondence from: L. D. Hickey (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   106
    Correspondence from: L. D. Hickey, January 12, 1895
    Box   1 F   107
    Correspondence from: L. D. Hickey, March [no day], 1897
    Box   1 F   108
    Correspondence from: B. F. Irvin, June 7, 1900
    Box   1 F   109
    Correspondence from: J. D. Johnson to Friend Tom, undated
    Box   1 F   110
    Correspondence from: J. D. Johnson, October 12, 1903
    Box   1 F   111
    Correspondence from: J. D. Johnson, June 7, 1905
    Box   1 F   112
    Correspondence from: J. D. Johnson, May 2, 1909
    Box   1 F   113
    Correspondence from: J. D. Johnson, June 5, 1910
    Box   1 F   114
    Correspondence from: Samuel Martin, June 13, 1910
    Box   1 F   115
    Correspondence from: Milo M. Quaife, April 5, 1919
    Box   1 F   116
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 4, 1878
    Box   1 F   117
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, August 11, 1878
    Box   1 F   118
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, August 23, 1878
    Box   1 F   119
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, September 8, 1878
    Box   1 F   120
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, March 9, 1879
    Box   1 F   121
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, March 23, 18798
    Box   1 F   122
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, June 12, 1879
    Box   1 F   123
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, March 7, 1880
    Box   1 F   124
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, March 19, 1882
    Box   1 F   125
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, May 28, 1882
    Box   1 F   126
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, June 12, 1882
    Box   1 F   127
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 22, 1882
    Box   1 F   128
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, January 28, 1883
    Box   1 F   129
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, February 5, 1883
    Box   1 F   130
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 7, 1883
    Box   1 F   131
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, September 14, 1884
    Box   1 F   132
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, March 24, 1885
    Box   1 F   133
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, September 7, 1885
    Box   1 F   134
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, December 20, 1888
    Box   1 F   135
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, November 11, 1889
    Box   1 F   136
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, June 8, 1891
    Box   1 F   137
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 27, 1891
    Box   1 F   138
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, August 18, 1891
    Box   1 F   139
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, August 30, 1891
    Box   1 F   140
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, September 17, 1891
    Box   1 F   141
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, October 1, 1891
    Box   1 F   142
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, October 4, 1891
    Box   1 F   143
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, February 1, 1894
    Box   1 F   144
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, June 2, 1895
    Box   1 F   145
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 24, 1895
    Box   1 F   146
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, September 29, 1895
    Box   1 F   147
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, January 3, 1899
    Box   1 F   148
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, January 8, 1899
    Box   1 F   149
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, August 3, 1899
    Box   1 F   150
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, January 28, 1908
    Box   1 F   151
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, May 23, 1908
    Box   1 F   152
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, November 24, 1908
    Box   1 F   153
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, December 14, 1908
    Box   1 F   154
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, February 23, 1909
    Box   1 F   155
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang, July 15, 1909
    Box   1 F   156
    Correspondence from: Chas. J. Strang to William Shepherd, June 12, 1891
    Box   1 F   157
    Correspondence from: Clement Strang , April 28, 1891
    Box   1 F   158
    Correspondence from: Clement Strang to Elizabeth White, February 27, 1925
    Box   1 F   159
    Correspondence from: Clement Strang to Elizabeth White, February 6, 1928
    Box   1 F   160
    Correspondence from: Clement Strang to Elizabeth White, July 8, 1928
    Box   1 F   161
    Correspondence from: Elizabeth (Betsy) Strang, June 2, 1870
    Box   1 F   162
    Correspondence from: Elizabeth (Betsy) Strang, May 23, 1871
    Box   1 F   163
    Correspondence from: Elvira E. Strang Baker, March 22, 1883
    Box   1 F   164
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, undated
    Box   1 F   165
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, March 16, 1897
    Box   1 F   166
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, September 25, 1914
    Box   1 F   167
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, December 30, 1914
    Box   1 F   168
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, January 3, 1915
    Box   1 F   169
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, January 24, 1915
    Box   1 F   170
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, January 28, 1915
    Box   1 F   171
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, February 21, 1915
    Box   1 F   172
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, September 27, 1915
    Box   1 F   173
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, December 20, 1915
    Box   1 F   174
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, March 5, 1916
    Box   1 F   175
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, January 3, 1917
    Box   1 F   176
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, January 28, 1917
    Box   1 F   177
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang, June 6, 1919
    Box   1 F   178
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to Chester Flanders, July 7, 1919
    Box   1 F   179
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to Benjamin Short, August 12, 1919
    Box   1 F   180
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to John Wake, Jr., January 9, 1928
    Box   1 F   181
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to John Wake, Jr., April 10, 1929
    Box   1 F   182
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to John Wake, Jr., May 8, 1929
    Box   1 F   183
    Correspondence from: Gabriel Strang to John Wake, Jr., June 23, 1932
    Box   1 F   184
    Wingfield Watson, June 20, 1863
    Box   1 F   185
    Wingfield Watson, Short / Booklet undated
    Box   1 F   186
    Wingfield Watson, Booklet undated
    Box   1 F   187
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 1 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   188
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 2 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   189
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 3 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   190
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 4 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   191
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 5 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   192
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 6 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   193
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 7 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   194
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 8 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   195
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 9 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   196
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 10 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   197
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 11 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   198
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 12 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   199
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 13 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   200
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 14 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   201
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 15 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   202
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 16 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   203
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 17 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   204
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 18 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   205
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 19 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   206
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 20 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   207
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 21 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   208
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 22 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   209
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 23 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   210
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 24 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   211
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 25 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   212
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 26 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   213
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 27 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   214
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 28 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   215
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 29 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   216
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 30 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   217
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 31 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   218
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 32 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   219
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 33 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   220
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 34 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   221
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 35 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   222
    Wingfield Watson (incomplete correspondence, no names, folder 36 of 36), undated
    Box   1 F   223
    Strang Genealogy, undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Article, Latter Day Precept, December [no day], 1919
    Box   2 F   2
    Article, Latter Day Precept Conference, October [no day], 1919; December [no day],1920
    Box   2 F   3
    Article, The True Gospel, April [no day],1920
    Box   2 F   4
    Article, Written for Babes and Sucklings in Christ, July [no day],1920
    Box   2 F   5
    Article, The Latter Day Precept, December [no day],1920
    Box   2 F   6
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Adell, December 23, 1902
    Box   2 F   7
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Edward Couch, June 3, 1892
    Box   2 F   8
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Edward Couch, December 15, 1892
    Box   2 F   9
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Editor, December 11, 1895
    Box   2 F   10
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Editor of the Evening and Morning Star, April 23, 1905
    Box   2 F   11
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Folks, January 8, 1914
    Box   2 F   12
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Friends, March 8, 1916
    Box   2 F   13
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, July 5, 1890
    Box   2 F   14
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 21, 1891
    Box   2 F   15
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, November 22, 1891
    Box   2 F   16
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, October 9, 1892
    Box   2 F   17
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, January 28, 1893
    Box   2 F   18
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, June 3, 1893
    Box   2 F   19
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, September 2, 1893
    Box   2 F   20
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, December 7, 1893
    Box   2 F   21
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, January 3, 1894
    Box   2 F   22
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, January 31, 1895
    Box   2 F   23
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, August 10, 1895
    Box   2 F   24
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, January 28, 1899
    Box   2 F   25
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, November 11, 1899
    Box   2 F   26
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 12, 1900
    Box   2 F   27
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, February 18, 1902
    Box   2 F   28
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, September 4, 1902
    Box   2 F   29
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, January 5, 1903
    Box   2 F   30
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, January 12, 1903
    Box   2 F   31
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace and Janey, July 4, 1904
    Box   2 F   32
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, December 14, 1905
    Box   2 F   33
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, May 26, 1907
    Box   2 F   34
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, October [no day], 1913
    Box   2 F   35
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, November 29, 1913
    Box   2 F   36
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, December 20, 1913
    Box   2 F   37
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 18, 1914
    Box   2 F   38
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, June 2, 1914
    Box   2 F   39
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, August 13, 1916
    Box   2 F   40
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, October 25, 1916
    Box   2 F   41
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, March 3, 1917
    Box   2 F   42
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, October 10, 1917
    Box   2 F   43
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, December 13, 1918
    Box   2 F   44
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 24, 1919
    Box   2 F   45
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, November 29, 1920
    Box   2 F   46
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 21, 1921
    Box   2 F   47
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, April 24, 1921
    Box   2 F   48
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, August 30, 1921
    Box   2 F   49
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, October 13, 1921
    Box   2 F   50
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, February 23, 1922
    Box   2 F   51
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grace, May 29, 1922
    Box   2 F   52
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Granddaughter, December 4, 1914
    Box   2 F   53
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, July 27, 1900
    Box   2 F   54
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, July 29, 1907
    Box   2 F   55
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, December 14, 1907
    Box   2 F   56
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, December 9, 1908
    Box   2 F   57
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, March 20, 1909
    Box   2 F   58
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, March 25, 1909
    Box   2 F   59
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, October 13, 1912
    Box   2 F   60
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Grandson, December 6, 1913
    Box   2 F   61
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: William Henning, January 4, 1910
    Box   2 F   62
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: L. D. Hickey, March 2, 1892
    Box   2 F   63
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: High Priest who suspends me, May 8, 1892
    Box   2 F   64
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 3, 1893
    Box   2 F   65
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 3, 1893
    Box   2 F   66
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 5, 1894
    Box   2 F   67
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 16, 1894
    Box   2 F   68
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 1, 1894
    Box   2 F   69
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 2, 1895
    Box   2 F   70
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 4, 1896
    Box   2 F   71
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 18, 1896
    Box   2 F   72
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Daughter, Sister Jane, November 16, 1896
    Box   2 F   73
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 16, 1896
    Box   2 F   74
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 14, 1897
    Box   2 F   75
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie and Grace, October 5, 1897
    Box   2 F   76
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie and Grace, September 2, 1898
    Box   2 F   77
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie and Grace, April 1, 1899
    Box   2 F   78
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, October 9, 1904
    Box   2 F   79
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 24, 1905
    Box   2 F   80
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 24, 1906
    Box   2 F   81
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie and Grace, January [no day],1907
    Box   2 F   82
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 3, 1907
    Box   2 F   83
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 30, 1908
    Box   2 F   84
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 26, 1908
    Box   2 F   85
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 11, 1908
    Box   2 F   86
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 23, 1908
    Box   2 F   87
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 19, 1908
    Box   2 F   88
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 30, 1908
    Box   2 F   89
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 23, 1908
    Box   2 F   90
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 28, 1909
    Box   2 F   91
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, October 11, 1909
    Box   2 F   92
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 8, 1910
    Box   2 F   93
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 12, 1910
    Box   2 F   94
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 21, 1910
    Box   2 F   95
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 1, 1911
    Box   2 F   96
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, March 25, 1911
    Box   2 F   97
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 24, 1911
    Box   2 F   98
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 20, 1911
    Box   2 F   99
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 10, 1911
    Box   2 F   100
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, November 18, 1911
    Box   2 F   101
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 3, 1912
    Box   2 F   102
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 26, 1912
    Box   2 F   103
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie (folder 1 of 2), June 11, 1912
    Box   2 F   104
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie (folder 2 of 2), June 11, 1912
    Box   2 F   105
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 25, 1912
    Box   2 F   106
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 29, 1912
    Box   2 F   107
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, December 21, 1912
    Box   2 F   108
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 18, 1913
    Box   2 F   109
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, March 22, 1913
    Box   2 F   110
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 14, 1913
    Box   2 F   111
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 25, 1913
    Box   2 F   112
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 29, 1914
    Box   2 F   113
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, March 17, 1914
    Box   2 F   114
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 10, 1914
    Box   2 F   115
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 20, 1914
    Box   2 F   116
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 6, 1914
    Box   2 F   117
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, October 26, 1914
    Box   2 F   118
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 17, 1915
    Box   2 F   119
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, May 6, 1915
    Box   2 F   120
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 14, 1915
    Box   2 F   121
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie (folder 1 of 2), October 29, 1915
    Box   2 F   122
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie (folder 2 of 2), October 29, 1915
    Box   2 F   123
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 17, 1916
    Box   2 F   124
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 12, 1916
    Box   2 F   125
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 7, 1916
    Box   2 F   126
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 28, 1916
    Box   2 F   127
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, June 5, 1916
    Box   2 F   128
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 12, 1916
    Box   2 F   129
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 15, 1917
    Box   2 F   130
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, September 24, 1917
    Box   2 F   131
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 2, 1918
    Box   2 F   132
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, April 13, 1918
    Box   2 F   133
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, December 29, 1918
    Box   2 F   134
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, February 3, 1919
    Box   2 F   135
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, May 3, 1919
    Box   2 F   136
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 12, 1920
    Box   2 F   137
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, March 15, 1920
    Box   2 F   138
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, May 15, 1920
    Box   2 F   139
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 6, 1920
    Box   2 F   140
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 19, 1920
    Box   2 F   141
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 8, 1920
    Box   2 F   142
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, October 8, 1920
    Box   2 F   143
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, December 13, 1920
    Box   2 F   144
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 9, 1921
    Box   2 F   145
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, August 21, 1921
    Box   2 F   146
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, January 13, 1922
    Box   2 F   147
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, May 16, 1922
    Box   2 F   148
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Janie, July 12, 1922
    Box   2 F   149
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: C. G. Lewis, March 18, 1890
    Box   2 F   150
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Lizzie, January 16, 1914
    Box   2 F   151
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: James McNutt, October 26, 1921
    Box   2 F   152
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: S. W. Nunley, October 1, 1912
    Box   2 F   153
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Milo M. Quaife, February 14, 1919
    Box   2 F   154
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Milo M. Quaife, August 15, 1919
    Box   2 F   155
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Milo M. Quaife, November 3, 1920
    Box   2 F   156
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Charles B. Rogers, May 1, 1915
    Box   2 F   157
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Sandie (sister), July 11, 1898
    Box   2 F   158
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Gabriel Strang, November 16, 1914
    Box   2 F   159
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Samuel Whitford, February 3, 1890
    Box   2 F   160
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Johnnie Willis, May 14, 1917
    Box   2 F   161
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Tommy Willis, January 18, 1917
    Box   2 F   162
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: John Zahnd (published), May [no day], 1920
    Box   2 F   163
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: John Zahnd (published), June [no day], 1920
    Box   2 F   164
    Correspondence from Wingfield Watson to: Unidentified (not addressed), [no month, day], 1920
    Box   2 F   165
    Miscellaneous, Document to lease land of Wingfield Watson, March 14, 1894
    Box   2 F   166
    Miscellaneous, Notes of Interview with Wingfield Watson, by Milo M. Quafie, October 11, 1918
    Box   2 F   167
    Miscellaneous, Ordination Certificate, undated
    Box   2 F   168
    Miscellaneous, Strang Family Newsletters (Pertaining to James Strange), 1979-1982