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titleJohn Jay papers, 1664-1820.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
collection titlePapers, 1664-ca. 1820, accumulated by John Jay in the course of his activities as a diplomat, lawyer, public official, philanthropist, and resident of New York.

Included are: a manuscript entitled "History of the American Revolution commencing with the settlement of the American Colonies and coming down to Nov. 8, 1775," marked as chapters I through VI, and bearing the notation "found among the papers of Gov. William Livingston"; official dispatches and other papers connected with negotiations in Spain and France during 1780-1782; instructions and official dispatches to Jay in 1794, including papers connected with the negotiation of the British treaty, and proceedings against the British sloop-of-war Hunter, at New York in 1797; a report by Richard Bayley on yellow fever in New York City, 1796; Hendrick Remsen vs. the Corporation of the City of New York; papers relating to the Nine Partners Tract in 1749; affairs of the Corporation of Trinity Church in the early eighteenth century; papers relating to New York Hospital, the Society for the Suppression of Vice, the Humane Society, and the Society for Meliorating the Conditions of the Poor; papers relating to the British Mint, ca. 1791-1794; papers from the case of John Schenck vs. William Lupardus, ca. 1740; bills of costs (legal); New York and New Jersey boundary papers, ca. 1769; and other miscellaneous material.

Location: New-York Historical Society Mss Collection
Call Number: John Jay papers

extent3.2 linear feet (8 boxes).
formatsPersonal Papers Legal Papers
accessPlease contact repository for access and restrictions.
record linkhttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&doc=nyu_aleph000809904&vid=NYU
bibliographyJohnston, Henry P., ed. The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay. New York: B. Franklin, 1970; Stahr, Walter. John Jay: Founding Father. London: Hambledon Press, 2005.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
updated02/07/2020 18:20:26
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