Gould, Jay, 1836-1892

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Gould purchased Lyndhurst in 1880, using it as a summer home and country retreat.

From the description of Family papers, 1863-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155540352

Businessman and financier.

From the description of Papers of Jay Gould, 1873-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453645

Financier, New York City.

From the description of Address book, [18--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58665136

Jay Gould (1826-1892) was an American financier and railroad entrepreneur.

Jason Gould was born May 27, 1836 in Roxbury, New York to Mary (Moore) and John Burr Gould. As a young man, Gould helped prepare maps of several counties in New York, Ohio and Michigan. In 1856, he wrote History of Delaware County, and Border Wars of New York, a work which explored the local history of the region. Around 1857, Gould opened a tannery in northern Pennsylvania. He soon began speculating in small railways. Gould and James Fisk joined the directorate of the Erie Railroad in 1867. Shortly after, the partners strategically named Peter Sweeney and William (Boss) Tweed directors. The two directors, particularly Tweed, were able to use their leverage in politics to arrange favorable legislation for the railroad. Gould was eventually forced out of the Erie Railroad corporation, but merely shifted his speculative interests to other business such as the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroad, Western Union Telegraph Company, and the New York World .

Gould was married to Helen Day Miller with whom he had 6 children, George Jay, Edwin, Helen, Howard, Anna, and Frank Jay Gould. He died December 2, 1892 of tuberculosis at the age of 57.

From the guide to the Jay Gould Letters, 1866-1881, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Aaron J. Vanderpoel Papers, 1837-1885. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Lehmann, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1853-1931. Historical and literary mss., 1756-1929. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Shepard, Helen Miller Gould, 1868-1938. Papers, [ca. 1881]-1936. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Morrison, Dorilus, 1814-1897. Dorilus Morrison and family papers, 1706-1913. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910. Thomas Collier Platt papers, 1851-1915 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ellsworth, Lucius F., Papers, 1971-1976 University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn Joint Committee to Investigate the Receivership of the International & Great Northern Railroad records, 1891 Texas State Archives
referencedIn Saratoga Spring Company. Stock certificate, 1866 October 3. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Gould family. Scrapbooks, 1892-1931. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892. Papers of Jay Gould, 1873-1876. Library of Congress
referencedIn Campbell, Thomas Mitchell 1856-1923. Campbell, Thomas Mitchell, Papers, 1898-1923 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wright, Peter P. Peter P. Wright papers, 1837-1877. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Gillman" to "Halpine". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Records, 1849-1960. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Central Railroad Company of New Jersey. Records, 1839-1973. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Saratoga Spring Company. Stock certificate, issued 1866 Aug. 1, to William P. Ward / John F. Henry, Jay Gould. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892. Family papers, 1863-1905. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn The Helen Miller Gould Shepard Papers, 1814-1940 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Railroads collection, 1890-1980. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Campbell, Thomas Mitchell, Papers 1948., 1898-1923 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Catholic Church. Heures de Nostre Dame selonc lusaige de Rome, [14--]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Ellsworth, Lucius F. Papers, 1971-1976. University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library
referencedIn New York University. Chancellor's Office. Henry Mitchell MacCracken administrative records, 1884-1910. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Enderlin, John G., 1888-1981,. The Enderlin Collection of Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company Records, 1835-1956. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892. Address book, [18--]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Morosini, G. P. Jay Gould and the Erie Railway : manuscript, 1893 / reminiscences by G.P. Morosini. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Newspaper extracts concerning Jay Gould , 1869-1882. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Vanderpoel, Aaron J., 1825-1887. Papers, 1837-1885. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jayne, George E. George E. Jayne letters : San Jose, Calif., to Lottie E. Jayne, New York, N.Y., 1868 Aug. 5-25. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cotting family. Papers, 1849-1922. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914. Papers, 1850,1879-1913. Iowa State Historical Society
referencedIn County files -- Marion County -- Jefferson. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Estate). Photograph collection, [ca. 1864-1960] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chancellor (Henry MacCracken), 1884-1910 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Railroadiana (Western U.S.A.), Part 2. Collection, 1869-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Shepard, Helen Miller Gould, 1868-1938. [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to the death of Jay Gould, and of information on other Gould family members] : scrapbook, [1892?]-1920. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892,. Priuilegia iuris patronatus Capelle S[an]cti Petri posita in ecclesia Sancti Laurentij : concessa nobilibus de Portis per Capitulum Generale Fratrus Mino[rum] et confirmata per Sedem Apostolicam, [1476-1540]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Thomas Collier Platt papers, 1851-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892. Letter to William Ward : New York : ALS, 1874 Sept. 19. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kimball, Thomas Lord, 1831-1899. Papers of Thomas Lord Kimball, 1859-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Warman, Cy, 1855-1914. Letters to "My dear Phillips" and Mr. Brady, 1895-1896. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn North Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Records, 1836-1982. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Newell, John. Union Pacific Railroad Company collection 1868-1991. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn The Field-Bowles Correspondence-- An Independent Bar [manuscript], 1871. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Morton, Bliss & Company. Records, 1876-1899. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Gould, Jay, 1836-1892,. Autograph letter signed from Jay Gould, New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1870 January 31. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. Columbus Delano family papers, 1845-1889. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883. Papers, 1830-1872. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Biography -- Gould, Jay. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Estate). Property documents, 1785-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Dillon, Sidney, 1812-1892. Letter to Edward Henry Rollins, 1874 Dec. 5. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Collis Potter Huntington Papers, 1797-1904 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Harvard University. Autograph File, G. 1641-2009. Houghton Library
referencedIn Lord and Burnham Company (Irvington, N.Y.). Records, [ca. 1881-1954]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949. Scrapbook of political cartoons [manuscript], 1896-1898. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jay Gould Letters, 1866-1881 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn John Jay Knox Letters, 1870-1894 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. person
associatedWith Campbell, Thomas Mitchell person
associatedWith Campbell, Thomas Mitchell 1856-1923 person
associatedWith Catholic Church. corporateBody
associatedWith Central Railroad Company of New Jersey. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904. person
associatedWith Cotting family. family
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. person
associatedWith Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Dillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914. person
associatedWith Dillon, Sidney, 1812-1892. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Lucius F. person
associatedWith Enderlin, John G., 1888-1981, person
associatedWith Gould family. family
associatedWith Gould, Frank Jay. person
associatedWith Gould, Helen Miller, d. 1889. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hoffman, John Thompson, 1828-1888 person
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900 person
associatedWith Jayne, George E. person
associatedWith Kimball, Thomas Lord, 1831-1899. person
associatedWith Knox, John Jay, 1828-1892 person
correspondedWith Lehmann, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Lord and Burnham Company (Irvington, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Estate) corporateBody
associatedWith Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Estate) corporateBody
associatedWith Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, N.Y. : Estate) corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, Edwin D. (Edwin Denison), 1811-1883. person
associatedWith Morosini, G. P. person
associatedWith Morrison, Dorilus, 1814-1897. person
associatedWith Morton, Bliss & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Chancellor's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith North Pennsylvania Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910. person
associatedWith Saratoga Spring Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Saratoga Spring Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Shepard, Helen Gould, 1870-1938. person
associatedWith Shepard, Helen Miller Gould, 1868-1938. person
associatedWith Talleyrand-Périgord, Anna Gould, duchesse de, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee to Investigate the Receivership of the International & Great Northern Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderpoel, Aaron, 1799-1870 person
associatedWith Vanderpoel, Aaron J., 1825-1887. person
associatedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
associatedWith Ward, William. person
associatedWith Warman, Cy, 1855-1914. person
correspondedWith Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. person
associatedWith Wright, Peter P. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Tarrytown
Tarrytown (N.Y.)
Subject
Business and industry
Families
Students
Street addresses
Capitalists and financiers--United States
Municipal bonds--Law and legislation
Entrepreneurs--United States
Floriculture
Greenhouses
Seed industry and trade
Railroads--Political aspects--New York (State)
Occupation
Capitalists and financiers
Entrepreneurs
Businessmen
Function

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Birth 1836-05-27

Death 1892-12-02

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