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Townshend family papers
mssTD 1-2430  
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Description
The Townshend Family papers is a collection of correspondence, family and government documents, literary manuscripts, volumes, diaries, deeds and ephemera spanning the 16th to 20th centuries.
Background
The Townshend family lived at Frognal, Chislehurst, Kent and were a junior branch of the Townshend family of Raynham, Norfolk. The family held the titles of Baron Sydney of Chislehurst, Viscount Sydney of St Leonards, and Earl Sydney of Scadbury before becoming extinct in 1890 upon the death of John Robert Townshend, 1st Earl Sydney.
Extent
6,849 items, plus ephemera
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.