Alexander Jeffrey Papers,1835-1899

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alexander Jeffrey Papers,1835-1899
Creator
Jeffrey, Alexander, 1815-1899
Extent
3 cubic ft.
Subjects
Colquhoun, Patrick, 1745-1820-- Estate.
Emma Willard School (Troy, N.Y.)-- History-- Sources.
Fitch, Henry D., d. 1893.
Gas companies-- Kentucky-- Lexington-- History-- Sources.
Gas companies-- Mississippi-- Vicksburg-- History-- Sources.
Gas companies-- Tennessee-- History-- Sources.
Granger, Francis, 1792-1868.
Greig, John, 1779-1858.
Jeffrey, John, 1817-1881.
Jeffrey, William, 1812-1867.
John Jeffrey & Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Keats, Clarence George, 1830-1861.
Lexington Gas Co. (Lexington, Ky.)
Memphis Gas Light Co. (Memphis, Tenn.)
Nashville Gas Light Company-- History-- Sources.
Robinson, James Fisher, 1800-1882.
Ross, Jane Charlotte, d. 1869.
Vicksburg Gas Light Co. (Vicksburg, Miss.)
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Business executive of New York and Ky. President of the Lexington City Gas Co. Included in the papers is correspondence, 1835-1899, personal and family accounts, 1846-1899, land papers, and tax receipts, including receipts for taxes on land in Kent, Van Buren, and Allen counties, Mich., Talbot County, Md., and Olympia and Tacoma, Wash. The correspondence includes letters from Jeffrey's brother Robert at Toledo, Ohio, 1836-1838; letters to Delia Granger, a student at the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., and later Jeffrey's wife; letters of recommendation, 1841, from John Grieg, Francis Granger, and others; letters from Jeffrey's brother John, chiefly concerning the business of their firm, John Jeffrey and Co., which planned, built, and managed gasworks in the 1850s in many southern and midwestern cities and in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba; and letters from Clarence George Keats, who was associated with the firm of John Jeffrey and Co. Also includes correspondence, 1851-1867, from Jeffrey's brother William about his agency of the Greig, Hornby, and Colquhoun estates in New York State; letters, 1862, from John B. Paine, Jr., of Lexington, concerning local events; letters about the administration of the estates of William Jeffrey and of his aunt Mrs. Jane Charlotte Ross; letters from Oswald Tilghman regarding the sale of "Hope Farm" in Talbot County, Md.; letters, 1883-1894, from Henry D. Fitch of Louisville, and others, regarding the management of the Vicksburg Gas Light Co. of which Jeffrey was president and manager; and letters, 1890-1894, from T. N. Allen of Olympia, Wash., father-in-law of Alexander Jeffrey, Jr