Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and correspondence. The manuscripts comprise poems by the author and a tribute to him, written by Humbert Wolfe. The correspondence comprises letters from the author, dating from  to 1926, to Sir Hall Caine, William Leonard Courtney, Florence Ellen Hungerford Milnes Henniker, Clement King Shorter, the literary agency T. Fisher Unwin, and others.
The William Watson collection of papers are arranged in two series: