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Family News

From this page, you can bring up the two family newsletters which have been put out by James H. Harding, great-great-grandson of Jay Cooke, as well as the report on the donation of the Jay Cooke papers to The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio.

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Cooke Castle (small)
Gibraltar Dock

Newsletter 1 (1996)

Learn how James Harding uncovered important personal papers, effects, and more from Jay Cooke when he visited his Aunt Laura Harding's farm in New Jersey.

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Newsletter 2 (1997)

Read about the cache of treasures Mr. Harding found, renovations to Cooke Castle, and plans for a family reunion at Gibraltar for fall 1998.

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Father and Daughter, c 1899
Excerpt from The Statesman

Read an excerpt from this 1996 issue of the newsletter of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: "Jay Cooke Papers Donated to Center."

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