Townsend family papers


Creator: Townsend family
Date(s): 1809-1920
Bulk Dates: 1833-1894
Call Number: MSS 0445
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Townsend family (of Delaware) papers consists of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809-1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War.
Physical Description:
  • 0.6s (2 boxes)
  • 1 oversize removal
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift, 1956; gift of Mrs. Joseph Carson, 1987; and purchase, 1979
Processing: Processed by Carrie L. Foley, November 2002. Encoded by Lora J. Davis, October 2010. Additional encoding by John Caldwell, September 2019. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard