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Mary Anna Morrison Jackson Papers

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Jackson (Mary Anna Morrison) Papers

Inventory of the Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
MS0174

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915
Title
Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
ID
MS0174
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1903-1907
Date [inclusive]
1903-1915
Extent
10.0 Items
Language
English
Mixed materials [Box]
SFC2
Container
174
Abstract
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 Jessie Randolph Smith primarily pertaining to pensions for veterans and widows of veterans of the Mexican War. Includes a typescript copy of Jackson’s obituary in the Charlotte Daily Observer (3-25-1915).

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

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).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives June 1993

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

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

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--19th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915
  • Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

Subject(s)

  • Military pensions
  • War widows

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