Part of:
James D. Watson Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The Finances series is composed of Watson’s personal and business financial records. The records include income tax returns, bank statements, property records, receipts, bills, insurance records, charitable contributions, cancelled checks, and other ephemera. The series includes financial records of Watson’s wife, Elizabeth L. Watson, and his two children, Rufus and Duncan. Records concerning the estate of his father, James D. Watson, Sr., are included. It does not include expenses reimbursed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. These can be found in Institutional Records: Finances (JDW/3/7). Those records include travel expenses, charges to the corporate credit card, and other expenses related to his role at CSHL. The series is arranged chronologically. This series is currently restricted and has not been digitized.



Physical description

13 boxes

Copyright note

Please note that CSHL holds copyright in writings by Watson that are held within Watson's archive in the CSHL Library and Archives, but does not hold copyright in Watson's writings held outside the CSHL Library and Archives. Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.

Terms of use

All files in this series are closed.

Location of duplicates

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

Where to find it

Location of original

The original material is held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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