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Andrew Jackson Donelson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1158

This collection consists of three letters, two of which are from Andrew Jackson Donelson. The other is addressed to Donelson. Two of the letters are written during his tenure as Andrew Jackson's private secretary. The other is written from Berlin during his service with President John Tyler.

Dates

  • 1831-1846

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 consists of three letters, two of which are from Andrew Jackson Donelson. The other is addressed to Donelson. Two of the letters are written during his tenure as Andrew Jackson's private secretary. The other is written from Berlin during his service with President John Tyler.

Biographical/Historical Note

Major Andrew Jackson Donelson was the adopted nephew and private secretary of President Andrew Jackson. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Donelson. Donelson attended Cumberland College in Nashville, Tenn. before moving on to West Point. After graduating West Point, he eventually became a Major General in the United States Army. His wife, Emily, served as the White House Hostess and the unofficial First Lady during Jackson's presidency. 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.

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