Raynham Hall Gets Culper Jr. Letters

An Oyster Bay Cove couple who are supporters of the [Raynham Hall] museum situated in the Townsend house recently donated two letters written by [Revolutionary War spy Robert] Townsend [aka Culper Jr.] enclosed in a signed first-edition copy of a book about Washington’s spies written by Long Island historian Morton Pennypacker. The letters have notes in the margins written by Pennypacker. They were acquired in an online auction.

Read the story in Newsday.

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About Louis J. Bruno

I studied English and psychology at Columbia College and stayed at Columbia, doing postgraduate work in psychophysiology, then teaching and doing research for several years. To keep the wolf from the door, I migrated into retail sales and management, at first for Radio Shack, briefly for Savemart, and finally for Newmark & Lewis. When N&L collapsed, I went into business for myself, providing sales, service, and maintenance of computer systems; designing, hosting, and maintaining websites; providing custom software, mailers, and database services to the real estate industry; and serving as a business consultant. My interests include writing, traveling, jogging, swimming, biking, hiking, gardening, photography, history, art, jazz, swing, country and classical music, investing, management theory, civic activism, sustainability, particularly energy conservation, good government, the environment, and technology. And more to come, I hope.

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