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This week’s objects remember William Jay II’s service in the Civil War. Taken in 1865, the photo depicts William, in uniform, with his older sister, Eleanor Jay Chapman. The letter he wrote to his younger sister, Mary Jay, to congratulate her on her engagement to William Schieffelin. In it he expressed his fear that not only might he miss her wedding, he may “never get home again.” Join us at our Curatorial Fabulous Finds program on Sunday, September 15 at 2pm to examine these and other important Jay documents in our collection.