Content: George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. After Raymond's death in 1869, Jones took over the editorship of the paper. Under his leadership, the Times was responsible forthe downfall of the Tweed Ring in 1871.
Ownership: MSS 39M35
Content: Collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding mainly the New-York Daily Times and the Presidential Retiring Fund established by Jones.
Ownership: Gift; Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones; 1939, 1950.