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Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Michael T. Ryan (Project Director: December 2012 to May 2014)
Damon E. Jaggars (Project Director: May 2014 to November 2014)
Sean MacLeod Quimby (Project Director: November 2014 to May 2016)
The Selected Papers of John Jay, First Chief Justice of the United States

Preparation for publication of all of volumes 4 (1785-1788) and 5 (1789-1795), and half of volume 6 (1795-1829) of the papers of John Jay (1745-1829), a member of the Continental Congress, first Chief Justice of the United States, and governor of New York. (21 months)

The Selected Papers of John Jay is a scholarly edition of Jay's papers, based at Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Jay was a representative of New York in the Continental Congresses, a negotiator of the peace of 1782, and secretary for foreign affairs during the Confederation. He authored five of the Federalist Papers, was the first chief justice of the United States, and negotiated the Jay Treaty in 1795, and later served as governor of New York. The letterpress edition of selected papers, published by the University of Virginia Press, will consist of seven volumes of letters and documents, annotated and interspersed with commentary. The edition will bring together for the first time all of Jay's most significant documents in context. The published material will become widely available online through the Founding Era series of the University of Virginia Press's Rotunda imprint. The edition refers readers to the Jay digital archive, adding value to the online database by providing historical context and interpretation.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 1/31/2016