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Collection Number: 03306-z

Collection Title: Robert A. Jackson Papers, 1822-1873

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Size 63 items
Abstract Robert A. Jackson of Aspen Grove, Mecklenburg County, Va., taught in Yazoo County, Miss., 1852-1857, and served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Virginia Artillery in 1862. The collection includes letters, chiefly 1852-1862, and chiefly to and from Jackson, his wife Rosa Oreton Hatchet Jackson, and her relatives in Mecklenburg County, Va., while he was a teacher in Yazoo County, Miss., and a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Virginia Artillery. Letters, 1852-1862, give news of family members and friends and neighborhood events in Mecklenburg County and of affairs in Yazoo County. Letters, January-June 1862, are from Robert Jackson describing camp life and military engagements and giving advice to his wife. Also included are typed transcriptions of letters (location of originals unknown), 1822 and 1825, from William Osborne Gregory (b. 1804), giving his sister Martha (later Mrs. Waddy Jackson, mother of Robert A. Jackson) advice about social matters and dealing with other topics.
Creator Jackson, Robert A., fl. 1852-1862.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert A. Jackson Papers #3306-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed October 2003) available.
  • Reel 1: folders 1-4
Provenance
Received from Mrs. Charles Arden Tucker of Warrenton, N.C., in September 1957.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Robert A. Jackson was the son of Waddy I. Jackson (d. 1857) and Martha Gregory Jackson of Aspen Grove, Mecklenburg County, Va. Robert Jackson taught in Yazoo County, Miss., 1852-1857. In 1859, he married Rosa Oreton Hatchet, and they lived at Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Va. His brothers included I. W., C. L., and Green Jackson. His sister Mary, also known as "Pink," married the widower Claiborne Jones in November 1854, went to live at Brickland in Mecklenburg County, and died in August 1855.

Robert A. Jackson served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Virginia Artillery in 1862.

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Letters, chiefly 1852-1862, and chiefly to and from Robert A. Jackson, his wife Rosa, and her relatives in Mecklenburg County, Va., while he was a teacher in Yazoo County, Miss., and a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery during the Civil War. Letters, 1852-1862, give news of family members and friends and neighborhood events in Mecklenburg County and of affairs in Yazoo County. Letters, January-June 1862, are from Jackson describing camp life and military engagements and giving advice to his wife. Also included are typed transcriptions of letters (location of originals unknown), 1822 and 1825, from William Osborne Gregory (b. 1804), giving his sister Martha (later Mrs. Waddy Jackson, mother of Robert A. Jackson) advice about social matters and dealing with other topics.

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63 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters, chiefly 1852-1862, and chiefly to and from Robert A. Jackson, his wife Rosa, and her relatives in Mecklenburg County, Va., while he was a teacher in Yazoo County, Miss., and a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery during the Civil War. Letters, 1852-1862, give news of family members and friends and neighborhood events in Mecklenburg County and of affairs in Yazoo County. Letters, January-June 1862, are from Jackson describing camp life and military engagements and giving advice to his wife. These letters were written near Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Hanover Junction.

Also included are typed transcriptions of letters (location of originals unknown), 1822 and 1825, from William Osborne Gregory (b. 1804), giving his sister Martha (later Mrs. Waddy Jackson, mother of Robert A. Jackson) advice about social matters and dealing with other topics.

There are no letters to, from, or about Robert A. Jackson after 1862. Letters after 1862 include seven letters, 1864, to Rosa Jackson from her sisters and nieces, and one business letter, 1873, to B. R. Palmer about his tobacco and cotton crops.

Folder 1

1822-1855 #03306-z, Series: "Papers, 1822-1873." Folder 1

Folder 2

1856-1860 #03306-z, Series: "Papers, 1822-1873." Folder 2

Folder 3

1862 #03306-z, Series: "Papers, 1822-1873." Folder 3

Folder 4

1864; 1873; undated #03306-z, Series: "Papers, 1822-1873." Folder 4

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