Jeffrey, William (1812-1867) Papers, 1852-1876

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Jeffrey, William, 1812-1867 

Title:  Papers, 1852-1876 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A J46w 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers consist of correspondence, 1856-1867, including letters, 1856-1858, from Robert Balmanne of New York City about books and literary matters; correspondence with Sir Patrick Colquhoun, Ewing P. Colquhoun, C. H. Hutchinson of Philadelphia, and others about the collection of dividends from Patrick Colquhoun’s shares of stock in the North American Land Co.; the collection of rentals from land in Steuben and Allegheny counties, N.Y.; the transmission of funds to England; investments in stock of the New York Central Railroad and the Western Railroad Corporation of Massachusetts during the Civil War when the rate of exchange between the U.S. and England was very high; the forwarding of bonds to Reverend Robert Cunningham of St. Ranraer, Scotland. 

Also includes accounts, 1854-1865; powers of attorney, receipts, certificates, etc., 1858-1867, bearing on Jeffrey’s agency of the Colquhoun estate; papers, 1867-1876, regarding the administration of the estate of William Jeffrey in which his brothers, Alexander and John Jeffrey, were executors; and a prospectus for The Pen and Pencil by Mary Balmanno. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1856-1858.

2 Correspondence, 1859.

3 Correspondence, 1860.

4 Correspondence, 1861.

5 Correspondence, 1862.

6 Correspondence, 1863.

7 Correspondence, 1864.

8 Correspondence, 1865-1867.

9 Estate papers, 1867-1876.

10 Accounts, 1854-1865.

11 Miscellaneous papers, 1852-1867. 

12 New York land papers, 1856.

13 Prospectus of The Pen and the Pencil, by Mary Balmanno, 1855.