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Andrew Jackson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3228

The first document housed in this collection is copy of a legal agreement dated April 1840 between William Donelson, Stockley Donelson and Andrew Jackson detailing the construction of a route from Jones Bend to the Nashville & Lebanon Turnpike through Jackson's land with Jackson's comments, dated October 7, 1844, written on the back. In these comments, Jackson declares the copy a false coloring of the original record and demands that the originals be produced. The second document is a letter written by A. J. Donelson to his uncle at the Hermitage dated January 2, 1844 discussing the latest news in the case.

For more materials documenting Andrew Jackson, interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.0219: Andrew Jackson Letter, 1845, MS.0902: Andrew Jackson Letter, 1822 February 27, 1788, MS.2173: Andrew Jackson Letter, 1829 March 22, MS.2230: Andrew Jackson Letter, 1844 November 16, MS.2249: Andrew Jackson Bond, 1822 August 30, MS.2733: Andrew Jackson Plaque, 1833, and MS.2926: Andrew Jackson Letter, undated.

Dates

  • 1840 April, 1844 January 2-October 7

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The first document housed in this collection is a copy of a legal agreement dated April 1840 between William Donelson, Stockley Donelson and Andrew Jackson detailing the construction of a route from Jones Bend to the Nashville & Lebanon Turnpike through Jackson's land. On the back are Andrew Jackson's comments, dated October 7, 1844, declaring the copy false. The second document is a letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson to Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage dated January 2, 1844. Donelson states that the copy is legitimate and that some of the plaintiffs are willing to settle.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. Born in 1767 in the frontier settlement of the Waxhaws in South Carolina, Jackson moved to Salisbury, NC in 1784 and received his license to practice law in 1787, beginning his practice in North Carolina's Western District in Washington County (now a part of Tennessee). In October 1788, he moved to Nashville, where he met his wife Rachel. After serving as the major general of the Tennessee militia for twenty years and earning recognition as a military leader in the War of 1812, Jackson was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1823 and to the presidency in 1828. After serving two terms as president, Jackson returned to the Hermitage, his Nashville home, in early 1837. Eight years later, in 1845, Jackson died at his home at the age of 78.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in March of 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480