Jay Cooke and Company records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a copy of an 1880 “catalog of stocks, bonds, western lands, town lots and other real estate belonging to Jay Cooke and Co. in bankruptcy to be sold.” The collection also includes a business card, telegraph ciphers, copies of two notes, a catalog. The catalog is a typed copy; the original was borrowed from the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Creation: 1866-1934
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1866-1880, 1934
- Jay Cooke and Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Jay Cooke and Company was a banking house designed to deal in bank notes, bills of exchange, stocks, commercial paper and deposits. It was formed in 1861 by financier Jay Cooke and William Moorehead. Cooke, responsible for revolutionizing the methods of marketing investments in the United States during the Civil War, visited Duluth, Minnesota in 1868. Cooke was important to the Duluth area primarily through his land and railroad properties; he owned the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad Company. Jay Cooke and Company went bankrupt in 1873.
53.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains a copy of an 1880 “catalog of stocks, bonds, western lands, town lots and other real estate belonging to Jay Cooke and Co. in bankruptcy to be sold.” The collection also includes a business card, telegraph ciphers, copies of two notes, a catalog.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Guide to the Jay Cooke and Company records
- Finding Aid Authors: B. Bruemmer.
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001