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Andrew Jackson Donelson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3653

This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1851 May 30-1869 August 3

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

This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Major Andrew Jackson Donelson was the son of Samuel and Mary Donelson. He was also the adopted nephew and private secretary of President Andrew Jackson. Donelson attended Cumberland College in Nashville, TN before moving on to West Point. After graduating, he became a Major General in the United States Army. His wife, Emily, served as the White House Hostess and the unofficial First Lady. In 1844, President Tyler appointed Donelson chargé d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Texas. In 1856, Donelson was nominated as a running mate of Millard Filmore on the American Party ticket; however, their bid for the White House ended with only 8 electoral votes. He died in June 1871.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collections was purchased by Special Collections in 2012.

Repository Details

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

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