A Guide to the John Jay Collection, 1861, 1867
The grandson of John Jay (1745-1829), diplomat, Chief Justice, and co-author of The Federalist, John Jay II (1817-1894) was an active member of the anti-slavery movement and the Free Soil Party. Additionally, Jay helped organize the Republican Party in New York.
The Papers of John Jay. Columbia University Libraries. New York, New York. Accessed December 21, 2011. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/.
Composed of correspondence, the John Jay Collection, 1861, 1867, documents Jay’s personal and business affairs. One letter addressed discusses a trip to the country, while another sent to Mr. Kelley concerns the poor service of the post office.
This collection is open for research use.
John Jay Collection, 1861, 1867, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, December 2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers