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Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914


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George Alfred Townsend collection

Identifier: MSS 0296
Abstract Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. His reports of Lincoln's assassination and General Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. During the 1860s and 1870s his columns, articles, and letters appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The George Alfred Townsend papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George...
Dates: 1865-1975