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Book Collection at Elmwood Offers Insights into Life, Interests of Emma Watts

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When Emma Watts passed away in 1970 at the age of 83, she left behind hundreds of books at her Elmwood estate in Richmond.

Her private collection, which spans the great classics of literature as well as the popular fiction of her time, is now under the expert care of Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, which intends to evaluate the books in a climate-controlled environment.