Guide to the Papers of Elizabeth J. Jackson, 1832 - 1870Manuscript MS-1106

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Elizabeth J. Jackson, 1832 - 1870

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1106

Collection Dates:

1832 - 1870

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The papers of Elizabeth J. Jackson contain correspondence, a bill of sale for 10 slaves, a speech on the Puritan influence on the American character, receipts, deeds of conveyance, and a court bill. The papers document the daily affairs and business transactions of a Tennessee family from 1833-1870.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Elizabeth Jackson consist of correspondence, legal documents, a deed, receipts, credit notes, title bonds, land surveys, a scrapbook, and invitations. The correspondence is both to and from Nathaniel Taylor Jackson, his wife Lizzie J. Jackson, James Henry, and Lizzie's father, John F. Henry; all based in Tennessee. The correspondence is largely composed of love letters between Lizzie Jackson in Louisville, Tennessee and her husband N. T. Jackson in Jonesboro, Tennessee, as well as Lizzie's letters to her family documenting daily affairs. The papers also document the business of Samuel Henry and Son, both in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Additionally the papers include a speech by Nathaniel T. Jackson on "The influence of Puritanism in Molding the American Character" and a bill filed in 1866 on the sale of the Jackson farm to pay off the debts of the Jackson Estate upon Nathaniel T. Jackson's death. Of note is a bill of the sale for 10 slaves to John F. Henry.

Biography

Elizabeth Jackson was the only child of John F. Henry. She married Nathaniel T. Jackson, a county lawyer, and they had three children. Only one of these survived childhood, Alfred Jackson. Nathaniel T. Jackson served as major in the Confederate army under General Zollicoffer and died during the war. In the late 1860, Elizabeth Jackson remarried to become Mrs. Elizabeth J. Bond.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1820-1915

Correspondence concerning John F. Henry, his daughter, Elizabeth J. Jackson, and her husband, Nathaniel T. Jackson.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1820-1839
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1840-1849
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1850-1859
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1860-1869
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1870-1915
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, undated

Series 2, Speech, circa 1845

Speech by Nathaniel T. Jackson on "The Influence of Puritanism in Molding the American Character"

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 7, "The Influence of Puritanism in Molding the American Character" , circa 1845

Series 3, Legal Documents, 1866

Bill filed in 1866 on the sale of the Jackson farm to pay off the debts of the Jackson Estate upon Nathaniel T. Jackson's death.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 8, Bill filed in 1866 on the sale of the Jackson farm to pay off the debts of the Jackson Estate upon Nathaniel T. Jackson's death., 1866

Series 4, Business Papers, 1831-1867

Consists of deeds, receipts (or registers), deeds of conveyance, credit notes, title bonds, land surveys, titles, subscription notes, and a bill of sale for 10 slaves. The records document the business affairs of John F. Henry and his business, Mr. Samuel Henry & Sons

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 9, Business papers, 1831-1867

Series 5, Scrapbook, undated

Consists of a single page from a scrapbook, with a newspaper clipping, a photo and a letter concerning Nathaniel T. Jackson's schooling.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

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Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 10, Scrapbook, undated

Series 6, Invitations, 1848-1869

Consists of three invitations to Elizabeth J. Henry.

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Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1820-1915

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 11, Invitations, 1848-1869

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