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   John Jay Papers, 1668-[ca. 1862]

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Jay Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Jay Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078947 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Title:John Jay Papers, 1668-[ca. 1862]
Physical description:ca. 10,500 items (68 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Letters, manuscripts, documents, and letterbooks of Jay and of many members of his family. The letters touch on every aspect of American life and government of the period, and contain correspondence from such prominent individuals as John Adams, George Clinton, James Duane, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Rufus King, John Paul Jones, Marquis de Lafayette, Robert B. Livingston, William Livingston, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, Edmund Randolph, Philip Schuyler, and George Washington. There are approximately 500 letters from Jay, primarily drafts of correspondence to the persons listed above, as well as his correspondence as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, 1784-1789. The manuscripts and documents include many reports, commissions, and diplomas, as well as a draft copy of The Federalist Number 5 and Jay's oath of office as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court; also included are manumission documents, and a group of documents from Trinity Church, where his father was a vestryman from 1715 to 1785. The collection includes copies of Jay's letter book as Secretary of State, 10 Oct. 1788-25 Dec. 1792, and of four letters from John Armstrong, 19 June-27 Dec. 1810; and a copy of the pair of silverplated candlesticks from the Treaty of Paris, 3 Sept. 1783, reproduced by the Smithsonian Institution.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts and Documents

Series III: Miscellaneous Materials

Series IV: Oversized, Encased and Bound Materials

Series V: Digitized Material

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Jay Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Jay Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Adams, John, 1735-1826.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
African Americans--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clinton, George, 1739-1812.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Duane, James, 1733-1797.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Families--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Judges.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
King, Rufus, 1755-1827.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Livingston, Robert Burr, 1918-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morris, Robert, ca. 1745-1815.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slaves--Emancipation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Statesmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trinity Church.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--1783-1789.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Dept. of Foreign Affairs.--Office of the Secretary.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Dept. of State.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Supreme Court.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American Chief Justice, diplomat.

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