Correspondence and papers of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney

Scope and Content

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".

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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Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.


In English.

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