Watson Berry Papers

Watson Berry Papers

Collection Number: 
39
Collection Length: 
1.66ft
Period: 
1846 to 1983
Finding Aid: 

Watson Banks Berry was born June 29, 1870 in North Lawrence, N.Y. and died in Potsdam, N.Y. on August 18, 1963. He was educated at Lawrenceville Academy, Cazenovia Seminary and Cornell University, studying law, history and political science. Berry worked with the New York Herald and the Watertown Daily Times covering organized labor, the financial markets, and politics. Berry was admitted to the bar in 1898 and practiced law in Massachusetts, Potsdam, Carthage and Canada returning to NYC where he worked in financial houses and the Attorney Generals office, retiring as an Assistant Attorney General. This collection consists of correspondence, railroad ephemera, and photographs of logging in the North Country. Also included are pamphlets on the Mohawks, transcriptions of Preston King letters and assorted research material and stories on the North Country written by Berry.