Howard Townsend Memoir
Howard Townsend, Jr.,1858-1935
Acquired by Stony Brook University from the Lindmark Collection, c1960s.
Scope, and Content Note
The collection is a one volume, bound typescript, autobiographical memoir by Howard Townsend (1858-1935). It has 53 leaves. Dedicated: "For my children." New York City, 1916. The memoir includes descriptions of his childhood, travels throughout Europe, family history, as well as genealogical information.
Arrangement and Processing Note
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in August 2019.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.
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Howard Townsend Memoir, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Howard Townsend, Jr. (1858-1935) was born in Albany, New York on August 23, 1858. His father Howard Townsend (1823-1867) was a prominent physician practicing in Albany, New York and professor at the Albany Medical College and a member of the staff at the Albany Hospital. His mother was Justine Van Rensselaer (1828-1912), daughter of General Stephen Van Rensselaer IV (1789-1868) and Harriet Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (née Bayard). Justine’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Van Rensselaer III
Townsend, Howard, -- 1858-1935.
Families -- New York (State)
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
Manners and customs.
New York (State)
New York (State) -- New York.