Townsend family collection

Washington Townsend of West Chester, served as a United States congressman from 1869 to 1877. These papers include letters: 1812-1832 on military and political matters to Isaac Dutton Barnard, a Chester County lawyer who served as an officer during the War of 1812, held several elective local and s...

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Main Author: Townsend family (Creator)
Collection:Townsend Family Collection
Collection Number:1794A
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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245 1 |a Townsend family collection  |f 1761-1858 
300 |a 0.33 Linear feet  |f 0.33 linear feet, 1 box (262 items) 
520 |a Washington Townsend of West Chester, served as a United States congressman from 1869 to 1877. These papers include letters: 1812-1832 on military and political matters to Isaac Dutton Barnard, a Chester County lawyer who served as an officer during the War of 1812, held several elective local and state offices, including senator (Federalist), 1827-1831; 1826-1858 to Anthony Bolmar on the West Chester boys schools he operated; 1761-1858 to the Townsend family of West Chester, principally to Washington Townsend; 1838-1854 to General Persifer F. Smith, mainly on the Mexican War; 1852 to and from Henry S. Evans regarding legal efforts of the Pennsylvania legislature to free Rachel Parker from slavery; and a few letters addressed to others. 
541 1 |a Gift of Mrs. Frederick J. LeMaistre.; 1959 acquired 
650 7 |a Americana Collectors--19th Century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Slavery--Legal Aspects--19th Century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a United States--History--War of 1812--Military Correspondence  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Townsend Family Collection  |c 1794A