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John Hamilton Townley Family Papers


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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John Hamilton Townley, 1818-1855

John Hamilton Townley was a Presbyterian minister who graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1842 and subsequently preached at Hackettstown (1843-1851) and Morristown (1851-1855), New Jersey.

The collection consists of family papers of Townley (Princeton Class of 1837). Included is correspondence (1836-1855) between Townley and his wife (married 1843), Cornelia C. Searing Townley of Newark, N.J., their respective parents, and many brothers and sisters. Also present are an undated portion of a journal by Townley discussing his education, poems to Cornelia and on the death of a son in 1851, and Townley's dying testimony.

Arranged chronologically.

Gift of Dorothy Townley England, transferred from P.U. Archives (AM1993-59).

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1836-1855. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Documents and writings of John Hamilton Towney, and misc. papers, 1839-1855. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Verse on the death of James Townley, 1851. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Resolutions and Misc. Documents on the death of John Hamilton Townley, 1855. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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