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Mary Anna Morrison Jackson Papers

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Jackson (Mary Anna Morrison) Papers

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers

Summary Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915
Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1903-1907
Date [inclusive]
10.0 Items
Mixed materials [Box]
Jackson's six page, handwritten essay is a commentary on the visit of President Theodore Roosevelt to Charlotte on October 19, 1905. [For more information on Roosevelt's visit, see D. R. Reynolds, Charlotte Remembers (Charlotte: Community Publishing, 1972), pp. 45-46.]. Her eight letters (copies) to Smith were written over a four-year period (1903-07). The obituary is a typescript copy of one that appeared in the Daily Charlotte Observer, "Mrs. 'Stonewall' Jackson, Widow of General, Dead: Was First Lady in the South and Had Been Ill for Several Months" (March 25, 1915).

Preferred Citation note

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson was born in North Carolina on July 21, 1831. The daughter of Presbyterian minister, Rev. Dr. Robert Hall Morrison, founder of Davidson College , and Mary Graham Morrison, daughter of Revolutionary War veteran and planter, became the wife of the South's most beloved general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. After her husband's death, Mrs. Jackson would relocate to Charlotte, NC for the remainder of her days.

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Scope and Contents note

Essay by the widow of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson concerning the 1905 visit of President Theodore Roosevelt to Charlotte and photocopies of letters from Jackson to Jessica Randolph Smith primarily pertaining to pensions for veterans and widows of veterans of the Mexican War. Smith was the State Commandant of Dames of 1846, Henderson, NC. The Dames of 1846 (Society) was a Mexican War veterans organization founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1901 by Mrs. M. Moore Murdock. Membership was made up of the wives and daughters of Mexican War veterans, including Mrs. Jackson. It continued in existence until Mrs. Murdock's death in 1932. The Mary Anna Morrison Jackson Collection also includes a typescript copy of Jackson’s obituary in the Charlotte Daily Observer (3-25-1915).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte June 1993

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

Revision Description

  Revised October, 1995.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Copies from Methodist College Library, 1991; purchase from Helen Matthews, 1991; transfer from Rufus Clay Barringer Collection, 1995.

Processing Information note

Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1993; revised October, 1995.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Dames of 1846 (Society).

Personal Name(s)

  • Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915
  • Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Smith, Jessica Randolph


  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Military pensions
  • War widows

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