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John Jay papers, 1668- 1862

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Call No.: MS#0669
Bib ID 4078947 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title John Jay papers, 1668- 1862
Physical Description 69 boxes (69 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series.

Description

Summary

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.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

Related Materials

The Papers of John Jay is an image database and indexing tool comprising some 13,000 documents (more than 30,000 page images) scanned chiefly from photocopies of original documents. Most of the source material was assembled by Columbia University's John Jay publication project staff during the 1960s and 1970s under the direction of the late Professor Richard B. Morris.

Existence and Location of Copies

Type of reproduction--Copies in part

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adams, John, 1735-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
African Americans -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clinton, George, 1739-1812 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duane, James, 1733-1797 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Judges Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King, Rufus, 1755-1827 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Livingston, Robert B (Robert Burr), 1918-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Livingston, William, 1723-1790 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morris, Robert, approximately 1745-1815 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slaves -- Emancipation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trinity Church (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of Foreign Affairs. Office of the Secretary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of State Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Supreme Court Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American Chief Justice, diplomat.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 A



Box 2 Ba - Banyer, M., 1792 - 1815]



Box 3 Banyer, M., [1816 - 1851 & n.d.]



Box 4 Bar - Bl


Box 4 Folder 26a Bayard, Stephen to Joshua Hathaway re. various deeds, 10 October 1813



Box 5 Bo - Ca



Box 6 Ce - Cla



Box 7 Cli - Cu



Box 8 D



Box 9 E - F



Box 10 G - Ham



Box 11 Han - Jar



Box 12 Jay, A.



Box 13 Jay, E. - Jay, John, [n.d. & 1765 - 1777]



Box 14 Jay, John, [1778 - July 1780]



Box 15 Jay, John, [Aug. 1780 - Aug. 1781]



Box 16 Jay, John, [Sept. 1781 - 1782]



Box 17 Jay, John, [1783 - April 1784]



Box 18 Jay, John, [May 1784 - Sept. 1785]



Box 19 Jay, John, [Oct. 1785 - 1786]



Box 20 Jay, John, [1787 - 1788]



Box 21 Jay, John, [1789 - July 1794]



Box 22 Jay, John, [Aug. 1794 - March 1795]



Box 23 Jay, John, [April 1795 - 1798]



Box 24 Jay, John, [1799 - 1804]



Box 25 Jay, John, [1805 - 1809]



Box 26 Jay, John, [1810 - 1812]



Box 27 Jay, John, [1813 - 1817]



Box 28 Jay, John, [1818 - 1821]



Box 29 Jay, John, [1822 - 1828]



Box 30 Jay, John Jr. - Jay, Peter



Box 31 Jay, Peter Augustus, [1781 - 1804]



Box 32 Jay, Peter Augustus, [1805 - 1813]



Box 33 Jay, Peter Augustus, [1814 - 1823]



Box 34 Jay, Peter Augustus, [1824 - 1839]



Box 35 Jay, Peter Augustus, [1840 - 1843]


Box 35 Jay, Sarah Livingston (Mrs. John), [1774 - 1776]



Box 36 Jay, Sarah Livingston (Mrs. John), [1787 - 1802]



Box 37 Jay, Sarah Louise & Jay, William, [1808 - 1832]



Box 38 Jay, William, [1833 - 1840]



Box 39 Jay, William, [1841 - 1855]



Box 40 Jay, William [1856 - 1858] - Kent



Box 41 Ki - Le



Box 42 Li - Livingston, P.V.B.



Box 43 Livingston, R.R. - Livingston, W.



Box 44 Lo - Mad



Box 45 Man - Morris, G.



Box 46 Morris, J. - Mu



Box 47 N - Pic



Box 48 Pie - Rom



Box 49 Roo - Sc



Box 50 Se - St



Box 51 Su - Tro



Box 52 Tru - Va



Box 53 Ve - end

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts and Documents



Box 54 A - Cl



Box 55 Co - Jay, James



Box 56 Jay, John (1745 - 1829), [n.d. - 1789]



Box 57 Jay, John (1745 - 1829), [1790 - 1800]



Box 58 Jay, John (1745 - 1829), [1801 - end]



Box 59 Jay, John (1817 - 1894) - Jay, William [ - 1883]



Box 60 Jay, William [1884 - end] - P



Box 61 R - end



Box 62 Documents in the Case Hunt v. Underhill

Series III: Miscellaneous Materials



Box 63 Uncataloged Manuscripts and Documents -- Printed Material -- Portraits



Box 64 Monaghan Purchase Inventory



Box 65 Treaty of Paris Candlesticks



Card File Box 66 Genealogical file, A-O



Card File Box 67 Genealogical file, P-Z & Miscellaneous

Series IV: Oversized, Encased and Bound Materials



Item 1 John Jay Letterbook, 24 Dec. 1779 - 19 Nov. 1782



Item 2 John Jay Letterbook, 10 Sept. 1782 - 25 July 1784 (and Appendix 20 - 27 Dec. 1779)



Item 3 John Jay Letterbook, 5 Feb. 1785 - 16 Sept. 1788



Item 4 John Jay Letterbook, 29 Sept. 1779 - 12 July 1780

[Copies of letters by others]



Item 5 John Jay Letterbook, 19 Oct. 1779 - 11 June 1780



Item 6 John Jay Letterbook, 2 July 1781 - 16 March 1782



Item 7 John Jay Letterbook, 21 May 1785 - 4 Oct. 1789

[Copies of correspondence regarding negotiations of Treaty with Spain]



Item 8 John Jay Letterbook, 9 April 1794 - 5 March 1795



Item 9 John Jay Letterbook, 29 May 1787 - 8 July 1830



Item 10 John Jay Letterbook, 11 July 1795 - 29 Feb. 1896



Item 11 John Jay Circuit Court Diary, 16 April 1790 - 4 Aug. 1792



Item 12 John Jay Manuscripts Pertaining to Peace with Britain



Item 13 John Jay Account Book of Letters Received, 15 Nov. 1781 - 1 Oct. 1782



Item 14 John Jay Receipt Book, 1789 - 1802



Item 15 John Jay Account Book of Jay's Mission to London, 1794



Item 16 Peter Jay Letterbook, 30 Dec. 1724 - 10 July 1735



Item 17 Peter Jay Letterbook, 9 Nov. 1745 - 16 Jan. 1748/9



Item 18 Peter Jay Letterbook, 17 Dec. 1748 - 20 Dec. 1772



Item 19 Sarah Livingston Jay (Mrs. John) Letterbook, [30 Dec. 1779] - 14 March 1783



Item 20 Sarah Livingston Jay (Mrs. John) Letterbook, 1779 - 1781



Item 21 Peter Jay Receipt Book, 1766 - 1782



Item 22 New York City Mayor's Court Ledger of Court Fees and Cases, 1758 -1776



Item 23 Draft of Federalist Paper #5, [1788]



Mapcase 13v-1-5 Deed concerning the sale of land from John Jay to Moses Fish, Rome, NY, 1805


Mapcase 13v-1-5 Deed concerning the sale of land from John Jay to Moses Fish, Rome, NY, 1810

Series V: Digitized Material


Flash Drive:



Box 68 1. About this drive (109kb)


Box 68 2. MOSES,Chldrn,HanPegs.key (62,078kb)


Box 68 3. Five Generations.pages (896kb)


Box 68 4. PropertyDeeds.pages (486kb)