Joseph Webber Jackson letters
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Joseph Webber Jackson letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jackson, J. W., (Joseph Webber), 1796-1854.
Title: Joseph Webber Jackson letters
Dates: 1836-1853
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0424
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Webber Jackson was a son of General James Jackson. He was a lawyer, Mayor of Savannah, served in both houses of the Georgia Legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1850-1853, and was Colonel of the 1st Georgia Regiment of Militia. He was a curator of the Georgia Historical Society for several years.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters: one to Joseph Webber Jackson from James Gettys McGready Ramsey, 1836, the other from Jackson to Franklin Pierce, 1853. Ramsey wants to obtain more information regarding Georgia's part in Tennessee's history, and mentions letters from Georgians to Governor Sevier in the Tennessee Archives; he states Jackson is the first Georgian elected an honorary member of the Tennessee Historical Society. In his letter to Pierce, Jackson submits two recommendations from citizens of Thomas County, Georgia, on behalf of John White for appointment as timber agent for the middle district of Florida.


Index Terms

Florida--History--1821-1865.
Jackson, J. W., (Joseph Webber), 1796-1854.
Letters (correspondence)
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869.
Ramsey, J. G. M., (James Gettys McGready), 1797-1884.
Tennessee Historical Society.
Tennessee--History.
Thomas County (Ga.)
Timber.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph Webber Jackson letters, MS 424, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection 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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: James Gettys McGready Ramsey to Jackson. Mecklenburg near Knoxville, Tennessee, 1836 December 3 ( 4.0 p. )
Wants to obtain more information regarding Georgia's part in Tennessee history; mentions letters from Georgians to Governor Sevier in the Tennessee Archives; says Jackson is first Georgian to be elected an honorary member of the Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Item 2: Joseph W. Jackson to Franklin Pierce. Washington City, 1853 March 5 ( 1.0 p. )
Submits two recommendations from citizens of Thomas County, Georgia, in behalf of John White for appointment as timber agent for the middle district of Florida.