Alfred E. Watts papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains materials on Watt’s inventions: patents, photographs, articles, diagrams, and testimonials. Also in the collection are photographs of the 3rd Infantry, Minnesota National Guard, Company “C,” 3rd Infantry, Minnesota National Guard, taken in 1895, unidentified photographs of a railroad and buildings taken around 1915, a brief outline of American History, and an account of Watt’s "divine warnings" (or lucky hunches) are also included.
- Watts, Alfred E., -1949 February 24 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Watts lived in Duluth and worked for the U.S. engineer’s office. He received six U.S. patents on his inventions and as a result of one, a new business was started in Duluth, the Ship Draft Register Company.
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Language of Materials
The collection contains materials on Watt’s inventions: patents, photographs, articles, diagrams, and testimonials. Also included are other miscellaneous photographs.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Academic papers Subject Source: Local sources
- Business Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Engineering Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minnesota. National Guard
- Patents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Servicemen, Military Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Alfred E. Watts papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001