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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 (rcpxm): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): 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.