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Townsend, Robert 1753-1838

Works: 16 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 3,514 library holdings
Genres: Portraits 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert Townsend
Townsend family papers( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers, 1746-1874, consisting of correspondence, accounts, journals, financial documents, and school exercises created by various members of the Townsend family. The first two boxes contain business and personal correspondence, bonds, indentures, accounts, bills, etc., ca. 1750-1864, including 69 import certificates, 1827-1832, for the import of brandy and gin into the Port of New York. Members of the family represented include Jacob, Robert, Solomon (father and son), Ann, William, Peter S., David, Elizabeth, Isaiah, Maurice E., Phebe, Sarah, Anna Townsend Lawrence, and Mary Townsend Nicoll. There is also a pen and ink caricature of Lieutenant William Seton Ogden, U.S. Navy, dated 1838. Several documents relate to trade with the West Indies during the 1750s. Another large group of documents consists of letters from merchants in New Orleans to Townsend & Stanton, New York City, during 1834-1836. Some papers have annotations in a later hand. The third box contains nineteenth-century transcripts of deeds and other documents relating to Townsend family property. The fourth box contains 36 letters to and from various members of the Townsend family, mostly about family matters, although there are five letters dated 1847, from D. Stoddard of Boston to Solomon Townsend, dealing with Stoddard's efforts to sell Townsend's tea cargo. It also contains a folder of miscellaneous letters, telegrams and notes, including two volumes of
by Robert Townsend( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Account books, 1773-1784. They consist of a receipt book, 1779-1784, with some receipts made out to Robert Townsend and Co.; a daybook, 1773-1774, which has a receipt laid in related to the estate of Townsend's father, Samuel Townsend; a daybook of Samuel Townsend dated 1773, and a daybook of Robert Townsend's brother Solomon dated 1778
Autograph letter signed to Thomas Jefferson by Robert Townsend( )

1 edition published in 1808 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Robert Townsend American spy

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