Jay Cooke Letters

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Jay Cooke Letters, 1875, [1884 or 1886 ?]

Collection number: Wyles SC 64

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    16 May 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jay Cooke Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1875, [1884 or 1886 ?]
Collection Number: Wyles SC 64
Creator: Cooke, Jay, 1821-1905.
Extent: .02 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Jay Cooke Letters. Wyles SC 64. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

Two letters (ALS) from Civil War financier Jay Cooke (1821-1905), dated 1875 and 1884 or 1886, the latter declining an invitation to write about the financial aspects of the war, saying he feels it still is premature. During the Civil War, Jay Cooke & Co. of Philadelphia developed the idea of selling government bonds, which capitalized on feelings of patriotism at the time and which were a major source for financing the war. Cooke later was heavily involved in financing (unsuccessfully) the Northern Pacific Railroad, which led to the Panic of 1873, but later recovered much of his financial loss through investment in Utah mining interests.

Collection Contents

Box

Two letters (ALS), 1875, [1884 or 1886 ?]