Townsend Society of America
123 South Street
Suite 103
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092

Summary of Society's Collections

The Society has specific collections named for the individual who originally collected the items or to whom the items pertain.  They range from letters to newspaper columns to scrapbooks.  Some have genealogical interest.

If there are collections in which you are interested, and cannot come to the Research Center, we can assist you.  Please see our Research and Copies policy.  Send an e-mail to with as much detailed information about what you would like to have researched or copied.  We will send a return e-mail with an estimate of the time and cost before beginning on your project.

Additional information on our collections is available in our Members Only section.

Collections of the Townsend Society of America range for a few pages to longer items.

  • Howard/Justine Van Rensselaer Townsend Family Register
  • James W. Townsend Papers
  • Dr. Peter S Townsend Notebook
  • Wisner Robinson Townsend Collection
  • Letters About Isaiah Townsend  
  • Townsend Family Notebook
  • James C. Townsend's Townsend Memorial Letter 
  • Mary Shannon (Webster) Thomas Papers
  • The George W. Cocks Collection
  • Edward Townsend Barnard Collection
  • James E. Walther Collection
  • Frank and Ethel Townsend Collection
  • William M. Weeks Collection
  • William and Rebecca (Townsend) Bold Papers
  • Edna Coles Collection
  • John Hardenbrook Townsend Collection
  • Letters of Howard Townsend, 1930-1935