Comprises letters from numerous correspondents sent to Viscount Sydney or his father, Thomas Townshend (1701-1780), concerning political affairs, together with one passport for "Lord Viscount Sydney".
Correspondence and papers of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 1 Townshend
- Dates of Creation1742-1807
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description206 letters and 1 passport held in 2 boxes, manuscript.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, (1733-1800) was a statesman after whom Sydney in Australia was named. Thomas Townshend (1701-1780), the teller of the exchequer, was his father. For fuller details of their lives and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Contents listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#townshend