Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement


Creator: Townsend, Joseph Brevitt, 1821-1896
Date(s): 1800-1920
Bulk Dates: 1840-1920
Call Number: MSS 0525s
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Joseph Brevitt Townsend (1821-1896) was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who practiced estate law and acted as legal consultant to several commercial, insurance, and trust companies. The Joseph Brevitt Townsend papers supplement, spanning the dates 1800-1920, contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents the professional career of the Philadelphia lawyer. The supplement comprises 5.8 linear feet of legal and personal correspondence, wills and estate records, legal proceedings, legal account and receipt books, and other judicial and financial records.
Physical Description:
  • 5.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
  • 1 oversize removal
Source: Purchase, 2013.
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