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Summary Information

Title: Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Andrew Watson Papers
Collection Number: DAR.1937.04
Creator: Brackenridge, H. H. (Hugh Henry), 1748-1816
Creator: Watson, Andrew, 1755-1823

Collection Dates: 1784-1827
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)

Language: English

The majority of the collection consists of the business papers and correspondence of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Andrew Watson regarding various properties in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hugh Henry Brackenridge, a prolific writer and political commentator of the time, practiced law in Pittsburgh and founded the Gazette newspaper. Andrew Watson was involved in property sales and officiated Pittsburgh land transactions for Hugh Henry Brackenridge. Many Pittsburgh properties change hands throughout the papers; deeds, leases and other documents are witnessed by a variety of Pittsburgh residents. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.