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Andrew Jackson Letter to George Graham

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0755

This collection includes a two-page handwritten letter from Andrew Jackson to George Graham. The letter is dated May 13, 1817 and is noted as being written from the Division of the South headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The letter includes information pertaining to the topographical department, Fort Hampton, and a proposal to create a military road from the Mississippi Territory to Lake Pontchartrain. A typed transcription is also included.

Dates

  • 1817 May 13

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes a two-page handwritten letter from Andrew Jackson to George Graham. The letter is dated May 13, 1817 and is noted as being written from the Division of the South headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. A typed transcription is also included.

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.

George Graham (1772-1830) was an American layer, banker, and soldier. Born in Virginia, he graduated from Columbia College in 1790 and began practicing law. He joined the military at the outset of the War of 1812 and commanded the Fairfax Light Horse. He was appointed chief clerk of the War Department in 1814 and later served as the Secretary of War from 1816-1817. Graham died on August 9, 1830 in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement

This collection is in a single folder.

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