Letter from Anthony Kelly, Jr., Philadelphia, to David Townsend, cashier of the Chester County Bank, West Chester, Pa., 1843. Anthony Kelly, Jr.

Letter from Anthony Kelly, Jr., Philadelphia, to David Townsend, cashier of the Chester County Bank, West Chester, Pa., 1843

1843. 1 handwritten letter, dated Aug. 30, 1843, from from Anthony Kelly, Jr., in Philadelphia, to David Townsend, cashier of the Chester County Bank, West Chester, Pa. Red Philadelphia post mark and remains of red wax seal. Kelly may not have been a Philadelphia resident as he does not appear in the city directories of the period. He requests the balance due him from a note that had been in the hands of William Williamson for collection, to be sent to him at 19 St. James St., Philadelphia. David Townsend (1787-1858), cashier of the Chester County Bank for many years, was described as the "botanical and banking colleague" of Dr. William Darlington (1782-1863), president of the bank and a well-known botanist, by Wm. Arnold Broomfield in his account of his tour of the United States in 1846 and 1847. The genus Townsendia (small ground-hugging, flowering members of the Asteraceae Family) was named for Townsend by the British botanist William Jackson Hooker in his 1833 volume of Flora Boreali-Americana. Townsend also served as county commissioner and helped to found the Chester County Cabinet of Natural Science, which became West Chester University. In Very Good- Condition: browning and creasing; lacking one corner, without loss of writing; slightly soiled on exterior address side; otherwise, clean and solid. Very Good -. Item #004336

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