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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

 

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Grady Barnhart and four men in Batson, Texas, oilfield

Overview

Creator:  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)
Language: English
Repository: Texas State Archives

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Other Formats for the Collection

A description of non-electronic records described in this finding aid are available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/50116/tsl-50116.html.


Arrangement of the Collection

Images are in order as they were received.


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. )


Scope and Content 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.


Restrictions and Requirements

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.


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.

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


Inventory of the Horald V. Watson Collection

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
Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 records, Daisetta, Liberty County, Texas, 1954, 1957
Bell’s Pharmacy and Drugs prescription sheets, 1920
Artifacts
1978.080.0003 Official seal press for Liberty County Water Control and Improvement District #2, Daisetta, Texas, undated [one stamp (tool)]
1978.080.0005 Man’s pale green brocade vest, about 1920s [one vests (garments)]
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