Dr Watson

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FRASER, Dr Ian Watson (1932 - 1996), Minister of St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ, 1961–73, retired

WATSON, Foster (1860 - 1929), Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, since 1913; Special Lecturer in the University of Liverpool, 1920; Dunkin Lecturer in Manchester College, Oxford, 1920; Gresham Professor of Rhetoric since 1915; formerly Chairman of Committee of the Educational Conferences; Life Member of the Court of Governors of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Governor of Dr Williams’s High School for Girls, Dolgelley; External Examiner in Education in the University of London, 1905–09, 1913–17, 1923–27; in the University of Liverpool, 1922–24, and of the National Froebel Union; late Examiner in Education, Universities of Cambridge and Aberdeen; Departmental Editor, Cyclopedia of Education, New York; Editor of the Encyclopædia and Dictionary of Education, London; a Trustee of Dr Williams’s Library; one of the Vice-Presidents of the Royal Society of Literature; Hon. Member of the Maine Historical Society USA; Corresponding Member of the Hispanic Society of America; Corresponding Member of the Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona; Director hc del Centro de Cultura Valenciana; Socio honorario del Rat Penat de Valencia, and Soci de Mérit del Centro Escolar y Mercantil de Valencia; Hon. Member of La Association de Amigos de Luis Vives


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A doctor who is the companion and assistant of Sherlock Holmes in detective stories by Arthur Conan Doyle; his good nature and lack of perspicacity make him a foil to the more difficult but brilliant Holmes. (See also Elementary, my dear Watson.)

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