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Mary E. Polk Letter to Andrew Jackson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1216

In this handwritten letter, Mary E. Polk thanks Andrew Jackson for a picture he presented to her and her husband, apologizes for a misunderstanding that has occurred about the image, and relates family news.

Dates

  • 1843 May 15

Language of Materials

This material 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

In this handwritten letter, Mary E. Polk thanks Andrew Jackson for a picture he presented to her and her husband, apologizes for a misunderstanding that has occurred about the image, and relates family news.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Ann Eastin was born to William and Rachel (Donelson) Eastin in 1810. She was Andrew Jackson's grand-niece on her mother's side and close friends with Emily Donelson, who served as mistress of the White House during Andrew Jackson's presidency. Eastin married Lucius Junius Polk (1802-1870) in the White House on April 10, 1832. The couple had eight children: Sarah Rachel (Polk) Jones (1833-1905), Mary Brown (Polk) Yeatman (1835-1890), Emily Donelson (Polk) Williams (1837-1892), William (1839-1905), Eliza Eastin (1841-1897), Frances Anne (Polk) Dillon (1844-1912), Susan Rebecca (Polk) Brown (1847-1922), and George Washington (1847-1924). Mary Eastin Polk died on August 1, 1847 and is buried at St. John's Church in Maury County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of 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