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Related Collections & Sources for Further Study

Manuscript Collections

-- The National Archives in Washington, D.C. has Townshend's Medical Officer's File, (RG 94).

--The Salmon P. Chase papers, held by the Library of Congress, contain correspondence from Norton S. Townshend.

--The Salmon P. Chase collection, located at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Archives, contains correspondence from Norton S. Townshend.

--The George Washburn papers, at the Western Reserve Historical Society, contain correspondence from Norton S. Townshend.

--The W.G. Markham papers at Cornell University contain correspondence from N.S. Townshend.

--The Rutherford B. Hayes and Hayes family papers at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center contain two letters from Norton S. Townshend and six letters that mention Townshend.

--Ohio State University Archives has a "biographical file" on Norton S. Townshend, and a letter from Robert Browning to Margaret Bailey Townshend of Columbus, Ohio, concerning the naming of the Browning Dramatic Society at the Ohio State University.

--Oberlin College Archives has the minutes of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees; Townshend was a trustee 1845-1857.

--The John H. Klippart papers at the Ohio Historical Society contain correspondence from Norton S. Townshend.

--Wilbur H. Sieber papers at the Ohio Historical Society papers contain notes from an interview with NST concerning Townshend's role in the Underground Railroad.

--The Lakewood Historical Society owns several Norton S. Townshend letters, including one to his parents concerning politics in 1848.

--Iowa State University Archives has a file on Norton S. Townshend, including several biographical articles, a description of his teaching style, and a course catalog that shows what classes he taught 1869-1870.

--Lorain County Historical Society, Elyria, Ohio has some Townshend-related items.

--Colorado State University has some textiles from the Townshend family in its Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, including a nightshirt and smock made by Rebecca (Norton) Townshend and worn by Joel and young Norton, respectively. They also have a embroidered bag owned by Norton Townshend's daughter, Harriet.

--Missouri Historical Society has a number of Easterly daguerreotypes related to the daguerreotypes in this collection. Easterly's daguerreotypes are also held at the Newberry Library and the Smithsonian Institute.

--American Institute of Physics' Center for the History of Physics has the Homer L. Dodge papers.

Books and Articles

--Adams, George Worthington. Doctors in Blue. Henry Schuman: New York, 1952.

--Blue, Frederick J. Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1987.

--Brown, Jeffrey P. and Andrew R.L. Cayton [eds.]. The Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio: 1787-1861. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1994.

--Compton, Richard. "Ohio A&M: Norton Townshend's Last Crusade." Timeline. Volume 11, No. 1 (January/February 1994), pp. 30-43.

--Fletcher, Robert Samuel. A History of Oberlin College, from Its Foundation through the Civil War. Oberlin: Oberlin Press, 1943.

--Kilgo, Dolores A. Likeness and Landscape: Thomas M. Easterly and the Art of the Daguerreotype. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1994.

--History of Lorain County, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: Williams Brothers, 1879.

--McCormick, Robert. Norton Strange Townshend: Antislavery Politician and Agricultural Educator. Self-published, 1988.

--Marcus, Alan I. Agricultural Science and the Quest for Legitimacy. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1985.

--Mendenhall, Thomas C. and James E. Pollard. History of the Ohio State University. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1920.

--Middleton, Steven. The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005.

--Scheumaker, Helen. Love Entwined: The Curious History of Hairwork in America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

--Siebert, Wilbur Henry. The Mysteries of Ohio's Underground Railroads. Columbus, Ohio: Long's College Book Company, 1951.