John Clarkson Jay

1808 - 1891

Born: New York.

Died: New York.

Occupation: Physician, Amateur Conchologist.

Education:

Societies / Service: Librarian, Lynceum of Natural History, New York, 1834-1835, Treasurer, 1844-1846.

Travels:

Collection Deposition: American Museum of Natural History, NY.

Research Interests:

Remarks: Lived in Mamroneck, Westchester County, New York.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography

Jay, J.C. 1835. Catalogue of Recent Shells in the cabinet of John C. Jay, M.D. New York, New York.
Jay, J.C. 1836. Catalogue of Recent Shells, with descriptions of new or rare species, in the collection of John C. Jay, M.D. 2nd Edition. New York, New York. 87 pp.
Jay, J.C. 1839. Catalogue of Recent Shells, etc. 3rd Edition. Wiley and Putnam, New York. 125 pp.
Jay, J.C. 1850. A catalogue of the shells, arranged according to the Lamarckian System, with their authorities, synonomies, and references to works where figured or described, contained in the collection of John C. Jay M.D. R. Craighead, 112 Fulton St., New York. 4th Edition. 459 pp.
Jay, J.C. 1852. A catalogue of the shells, arranged according to the Lamarckian System, with their authorities, synonomies, and references to the works where figured or described, contained in the collection of John C. Jay, M.D. 4th Edition, with supplement. New York, New York. 479 pp.