Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
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Jay family papers
Call Number: MS 917
Overview: Papers of five generations of the descendants of John Jay, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, through his eldest son, Peter Augustus Jay. John Jay is represented by nine letters beginning in 1801 at the time of his retirement. These chiefly discuss his health and family matters. Early legal papers include several documents regarding the manumission and sale of slaves in the possession of the family. The correspondence (1801-1805) of Peter A. Jay, particularly with the...
Dates: 1772-1901, bulk 1801-1901
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Jay family papers