Jabez Jackson letters
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Jabez Jackson letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jackson, Jabez Young, 1790-
Title: Jabez Jackson letters
Dates: 1838-1839
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0421
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jabez Young Jackson was a son of General James Jackson. He was born in Savannah, but spent his adult life in Clarkesville, Georgia. He was a Representative in Congress, 1835-1839.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters written by Jabez Jackson while he was in Congress, 1838-1839. In the letters, Jackson discusses a need for additional buoys for St. Andrew's Inlet, the completion of the lighthouse on the north end of Little Cumberland, and a statement to Captain Miles that he has tried through General Howard to persuade Mr. Poinsett to accede to his (Miles) request.

Index Terms

Cumberland Island (Ga.)
Jackson, Jabez Young, 1790-
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Items 1 and 2 purchased from Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Michigan. Item 3 purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jabez Jackson letters, MS 421, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1960 (Items 1 and 2), 1952 (Item 3).


Access Restrictions

Collecton is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Jabez Jackson letter to Levi Woodbury. House of Representatives, 1838 February 20 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding need for additional buoys for St. Andrew's Inlet.
Item 2: Jabez Jackson letter to Stephen Pleasanton. Washington, 1838 March 5 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding completion of lighthouse on north end of Little Cumberland and need for additional buoys for St. Andrews Inlet.
Item 3: Jabez Jackson letter to Capt. Miles. House of Representatives, 1839 January 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Says he has tried through General Howard to persuade Mr. Poinsett to accede to his (Miles) request.