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Jay, Allen, 1831-1910 (Alum, Administrator)



Allen Jay (1831-1910) was a student in the boarding school in 1851-1852. He returned to Earlham as an administrator in 1883. A much-loved Quaker minister, he was also an energetic fundraiser. Criticized for taking a donation from a Richmond saloonkeeper, Jay’s response was that the saloonkeeper’s money had worked for the devil long enough, now it was time for it to work for the Lord.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fairmount Academy Collection

Identifier: FRG-15
Scope and Contents

The collections consists of student and financial records.

Dates: 1885-1929

Harlow Lindley Collection

Identifier: FMS-4
Scope and Contents The Harlow Lindley Collection, although relatively small, is rich in material related to Quaker history and the history of Wayne County, Indiana, especially its educational history.The collection consists of historical materials collected by Lindley and of Lindley’s correspondence with such prominent nineteenth- and twentieth-century Friends as Charles F. Coffin, Joel Bean, Allen Jay, Timothy Nicholson, and Barnabas C. Hobbs. The materials in the collection reflect Lindley’s interest in...
Dates: 1788-1957

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Correspondence 1
Education, Secondary 1
Photographs 1
Quakers 1
Quakers -- Education 1