- Bailey, Jacob Whitman, 1811-1857
- Call number
- MssCol 179
- Physical description
- .2 linear feet (1 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Jacob Whitman Bailey letters, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Jacob Whitman Bailey (1811-1857) was an American botanist, chemist and geologist. He was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, 1828-1882, and taught there from 1834-1857. In 1838 he became the first Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology at West Point. Collection consists of typescript copies of Jacob Whitman Bailey's letters, 1829-1853, (compiled by Alfred G. Bailey in 1962) largely to friends and family, and relating to personal and family matters. Also included are comments on some of these subjects by Loring Woart Bailey, his son; obituaries, 1857; letters, 1835-1882, by other members of the Bailey and related families; and essays and bibliographies on the Bailey and related Slaughter family of Culpepper, Va., and other families.
Source of acquisitionGift, Bailey, Alfred G, 01/04/63
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Location of originals
Originals located at Bonar Law-Bennett Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada