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William Jeffrey Papers,1852-1876

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William Jeffrey Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William Jeffrey Papers, 1852-1876, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Brother of Alexander and John Jeffrey. William Jeffrey, formerly of Rochester, N.Y., served as executor and agent of the estate of John Greig, as agent of William Hornby, and as agent of Sir Patrick Colquhoun. Papers consist of correspondence, 1856-1867, including letters, 1856-1858, from Robert Balmanno of N.Y. 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 rents 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 exchange rate 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


  • Balmanno, Mary.
  • Balmanno, Robert.
  • Colquhoun, Patrick, 1745-1820.
  • Colquhoun, Ewing Pye.
  • Greig, John, 1779-1858.
  • Jeffrey, Alexander, 1815-1899.
  • Jeffrey, John, 91817-1881.
  • New York Central Railroad-- History-- Sources.
  • North American Land Company-- History-- Sources.
  • Western Rail-Road Corporation-- History-- Sources.

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