Jay, Washington,. . .and donkeys and mules?

Mary Wigge, a research editor with The Financial Papers of George Washington, posted a fascinating piece yesterday in their project blog on George Washington’s Spanish donkey, Royal Gift, a gift to Washington from King Charles III of Spain. Now, you may not usually associate donkeys and George Washington, but Washington was largely responsible for the […]

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Happy Constitution Day! Part 2.

Today is Constitution Day, the commemoration of the signing of the Constitution by the members of the Constitutional Convention, in Philadelphia, on 17 September 1787. But that was just the beginning. A long struggle, filled with passionate debate, followed before the Constitution was finally ratified by the United States and a new government was formed. […]

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John Jay in the Junto

From my colleague Robb Haberman: Check out this interview with Dora Petherbridge, curator at the National Library of Scotland on the Junto blog: http://earlyamericanists.com/2014/09/16/edinburghs-early-americans/ The NLS has the letters/diaries of Henrietta Marchant (1751-1828) who provides the following description of Governor Jay: “His eye is penetrating, his conversation sensible & intelligent; his deportment grave &, though his […]

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NEH Grant!

Rare Book and Manuscript Library Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for the Papers of John Jay NEW YORK, September 5, 2013 – Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce the receipt of a $175,000 Scholarly Editions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the Selected Papers of John Jay, […]

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