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Townshend Papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 161
Language of Materials

In English.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

The Townshend Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Winifred Myers, Ltd., 1969-1980.


Organized into five series: I. 1969 Acquisition, 1648-1805; II. 1973 Acquisition, 1722-1814; III. 1975 Acquisition, 1709-1857; IV. 1979 Acquisition, 1692-1748; V.1980 Acquisition, 1710-1838.

Associated Materials

Correspondence and other documents by and concerning members of the Townshend family may be found by searching the finding aid for Osborn Manuscript Files. These include letters and political memoranda by Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738) and Charles, 3rd Viscount Townshend (1700-1764).

Majority of material found within 1750-1800
7.30 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Related Names
Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807
Language of Materials