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Monaghan, Frank, 1904-1969
John Jay by Frank Monaghan
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of the original typescript of history professor Frank Monaghan's John Jay (1935), a biography of the American founding father.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the original typescript of Monaghan's biography John Jay, which was the first to be written by a non-family member. Jay's authorship of many of the Federalist essays, his varied career as governor of New York, president of the Continental Congress, and first chief justice of the United States, as well as his role as negotiator of the Peace of 1783 and author of the Jay Treaty of 1794--these are some of the subjects of the biography. Included are miscellaneous notes about Jay.

Collection Creator Biography:

Monaghan, Frank, 1904-1969

Frank Monaghan (1904-1969) was a professor of history at New York University, who authored John Jay : defender of liberty against kings & peoples, author of the Constitution & governor of New York, president of the Continental Congress, co-author of the Federalist, negotiator of the peace of 1783 & the Jay Treaty of 1794, first chief justice of the United States.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '14 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

John Jay by Frank Monaghan; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2

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Existence and Location of Copies

Published under same title (New York: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1935)

Subject Terms:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
United States -- History -- 1783-1815.
United States -- Politics and government -- Revolution, 1775-1783.