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Jay W. Johns, Jr. Papers, 1918-1979

Jay W. Johns, Jr. Papers, 1918-1979
Mss. 74 J64
10.0 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents

The collection contains mostly personal and business correspondence of Jay Winston Johns, Jr., including papers of the Atlas Fuel Corporation of New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc.; the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation; and "Ash Lawn," now owned by the College of William and Mary.

The correspondence of Johns includes correspondence with Virginia Democratic Party figures such as Albertis S. Harrison, William M. Tuck, Mills Godwin, Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and Carter Glass. Other prominent correspondents are Morton G. Thalhimer, Harry de Butts, James J. Kilpatrick, and George C. Marsall. There are records of social occasions given by Mr. and Mrs. Johns, correspondence relating to her illness and death, and papers relating to his death.

The collection includes a manuscript collection by Johns including original items by Phillip Brooks (1835-1983), George Washington Parke Custis(1781-1857), Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) and D. H. Hill (1821- 1889); as well as typescripts and photocopies of letters written by Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Mary Custis Lee, Richard Henry Lee, and Robert E. Lee; and materials concerning James Monroe and Ezekial Moses. It also includes 19th century original photographs and albums of largely unidentified people.

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Johns, Jay Winston Jr.
Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)
Brooks, Phillip, 1835-1983
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Edwards family
Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870
Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation
Manuscripts (document genre)

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Jay W. Johns, Jr. and Ash Lawn.
Gift: 4,507 items, 12/01/1974. Gift: Acc. no. 80-14; 7/01/1980. Gift: Acc. no. 83-42; 15 items, 9/01/1983. Gift: Acc. no. 85-46; 1 item, 10/01/1985. Gift: 2 items, 2/01/1988.
Related Materials

This collection of James Monroe Papers was donated by Jay Johns and includes Includes letters by, to and concerning James Monroe, as well as a few printed items.

Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers, 1780-1834.84 items. Mss. 68 M75

Preferred Citation
Jay Johns Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.
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