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Overview

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Horald V. Watson collection, 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Horald V. Watson:

An Inventory of the Horald V. Watson Collection at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated



Overview

Collector: Watson, Horald V., 1901-1977.
Title: Horald V. Watson collection
Dates: 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated
Abstract: The Horald V. Watson collection includes one set of Daisetta water control records, two prescription sheets from Bell's Pharmacy and Drugs, an official pocket seal, and photographs of Batson, Hull, Daisetta, and Galveston, Texas, dating 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated. Photographs from this collection have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (including 34 photographs)
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are in written English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketch

Horald V. (H.V.) Watson Sr. was born June 22, 1901. A native of McGregor, Texas, he moved to Hull, Liberty County, Texas in 1935. He owned and operated the Quality Drug Store until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Batson Masonic Lodge, and the Hull Rotary Club. He was married to Mary Allene Allen, and they had three children: Mary Ann, Ellen, and Horald Jr. H.V. Watson Sr. died on August 21, 1977.

(Sources: "Horald Watson Funeral Held August 23 in Hull," Liberty Vindicator, August 25, 1977.)

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Horald V. Watson collection includes one set of Daisetta water control records, two prescription sheets from Bell's Pharmacy and Drugs, an official pocket seal, and photographs of Batson, Hull, Daisetta, and Galveston, Texas, dating 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated. The photographs were either collected or created by Watson, an employee of Dr. Bailey's Drug Store. Images are of Dr. Bailey's Drug Store and buildings around Hull; the road from Daisetta to Hull; the Hull and Batson oilfields, including workers and various equipment; and landmarks in Galveston, including the John Sealy Hospital and Sidney Sherman Square. Two later photographs are of buildings in Hull from about 1940.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Images, records and artifacts are in order as they were received.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center staff when reviewing photographic materials.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Oil fields--Texas--Pictorial works.
Drugstores--Texas--Pictorial works.
Streetscapes (Urban design)--Texas--Liberty County--Pictorial works.
Places:
Hull (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Galveston (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Batson (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Daisetta (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas.
Black-and-white photographs--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negative collection, about 1905-about 1920, 2.5 cubic ft.
Greg D. Box photograph collection, about 1900-1910, 0.15 cubic ft. (18 photographs)
L.J. Whitmeyer glass plate negatives collection, about 1890-about 1910, 0.75 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Horald V. Watson collection. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1978.007, 1978.080, 1992.004

These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Mrs. Ellen Pickett on January 18 and August 21, 1978, and by Allene Allen Watson via Mary Ann Calhoon on January 10, 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, May 2018

Other Formats for the Collection

Photographs described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/manuscripts/horald-v-watson-collection/.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Horald V. Watson collection, 1917-1920s, about 1940, 1954, 1957, undated,
0.1 cubic ft. (including 34 photographs)

Photographs
Box Photo
1978.080 1978.080-1 Grady Barnhart and four men in Batson, Texas, oilfield, undated
[one 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
1978.080-2 Grady Barnhart and Gather Whitely up pole and Billy and J.B. Allen on wagon, by Thompson and Dedwick Machine Shop, Batson, Texas, 1917
[one 3.5 x 5.5-inch photographic postcard]
1978.080-3 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, with "Merry X'mas and Happy New Year" message, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.5 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-4 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, 1920s
[one 3.5 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-5 Riddler's Sweet Shop during oil boom, Hull, Texas, about 1920
[one 3.5 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-6 Riddler's Sweet Shop, Hull, Texas, about 1920
[one 3.5 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-7 Oil well fire, Hull, Texas, about 1920
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-8 Oil well fire, Hull, Texas, 1920
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-9 Man and young child with hogs and chickens, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-10 Large hog, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-11 Street scene, undated
[one 2.25 x 3.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-12 Business interior with man behind counter, undated
[one 2.25 x 3.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-13 Riddler's Sweet Shop, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 5.75 x 3.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-14 Sidney Sherman Square, Galveston, Texas, 1923
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-15 Business interior, undated
[one 2.25 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-16 John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Texas, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-17 Outdoor scene, undated
[one 3.75 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-18 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.75 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-19 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.75 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-20 Road from Hull to Daisetta, Texas, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-21 Bishop's Palace, Galveston, Texas, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-22 "Old Red" Building, Galveston, Texas, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-23 Outdoor scene, undated
[one 2.5 x 3.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-24 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.75 x 5.75-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-25 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.75 x 5.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-26 Dr. Bailey's Drug Store, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 3.5 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-27 Oil well fire, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 2.75 x 4.25-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-28 Oil well fire, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-29 Oil field scene, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-30 Oil field scene, Hull, Texas, undated
[one 2.75 x 4.5-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-31 Oil field scene, Hull, Texas, 1920
[one 3.75 x 6-inch black-and-white photograph]
1978.080-32 Joe Adams and three oil field workers, undated
[one 7.75 x 10-inch black-and-white photograph]
[Note: Image is mounted.]
1992.004-1 Rex Supply Company, Hull, Texas, about 1940
[one 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photograph]
1992.004-2 Doucette Lumber Company, Hull, Texas, about 1940
[one 3 x 4-inch black-and-white photograph]
Records
Box
1978.080 Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 records, Daisetta, Liberty County, Texas, 1954, 1957
Bell's Pharmacy and Drugs prescription sheets, 1920
Artifacts
Artifact
1978.080.0003 Official seal press for Liberty County Water Control and Improvement District #2, Daisetta, Texas, undated
[one stamp (tool)]
Artifact
1978.080.0005 Man's pale green brocade vest, about 1920s
[one vests (garments)]

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