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Watson, Ernest Bradlee, 1879-1961


Ernest Bradlee Watson was born on April 19, 1879 in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1902 and with a PhD from Harvard in 1913. After a brief stint at instructor and assistant professor of English at Dartmouth College, Watson joined the faculty of Roberts College in Istanbul being its Dean from 1916-1923. During World War I, Watson was with the Red Cross in Paris for a year and a half and served as managing editor of the monthly journal "War Medicine." In 1925, he returned to Dartmouth his teaching mainly in the field of drama which had long been an interest of him. He retired from Dartmouth in 1949. Watson was the author of "Sheridan to Robertson" (1926), a study of the London stage and beginning in 1931, he co-edited the anthology "Contemporary Drama." Watson died on December 6, 1960.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ernest Watson papers

Identifier: MS-459
Overview Ernest Bradlee Watson (1879-1960), professor of theater. Dartmouth College Class of 1902. The collection contains correspondence, plays, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, student papers, speeches, class notes, Red Cross Bulletins, papers and essays related to his work with the theater department at Dartmouth College and his studies of theater, Drama and the Dartmouth Players.

Hanover, NH, to Edward Connery Lathem, [Hanover, NH], Letter

Mss 958663.1
Identifier: Mss 958663.1
Overview Relates anecdote about a soap box used as a step for mounting or dismounting from the carriage when the Earl of Dartmouth visited the college in 1904. Includes a photocopy of Lathem's reply.