Lionel Drew collection on Henry Rootes Jackson
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Lionel Drew collection on Henry Rootes Jackson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Drew, Lionel Edward.
Title: Lionel Drew collection on Henry Rootes Jackson
Dates: 1849-1915
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 2136

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898), the son of Henry and Martha Jacqueline Jackson, was born in Athens, Georgia, on June 24, 1820. He received his education from Yale University and the University of Georgia. During his life, Jackson held many prominent positions, including U.S. District Attorney (1843-1849), Colonel of the First Georgia Regiment in the Mexican War, Judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia (1849-1853), United States Minister to Austria (1853-1859), delegate to the Charleston Convention of 1860, Judge of the Confederate Courts for Georgia (1861), Major General of the state troops of Georgia (1861-1865), United States Minister to Mexico (1885), and President of the Georgia Historical Society (1875-1898). Jackson married Cornelia A. Davenport in 1843. Their children were Henry, Davenport, Howell Cobb, and Cornelia. After the death of his first wife, Jackson married Florence King in 1866 and moved to Savannah where he resided until his death on May 23, 1898. Jackson is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. Cornelia Jackson married Middleton Pope Barrow; their daughter, Ella Patience Crenshaw Barrow married Lionel Edward Drew in 1915.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of information mostly pertaining to Henry Rootes Jackson's death and the settlement of his estate. There are also letters to Jackson from his first wife, Cornelia Davenport Jackson, his son, Henry Rootes Jackson, Jr., his daughter, Cornelia, and her husband, Pope Barrow. Also included are three publications by Henry Rootes Jackson. They are American Loyalty, given at the University of Georgia commencement in 1893, Letter form Henry R. Jackson to Ex-Senator Allen G. Thurman, discussing the South and the confederacy, and sheet music entitled, "The Red Old Hills of Georgia," with words written by Jackson. A poem written on October 11, 1869, concerns the Irish Jasper Green's journey to Mexico. The collection also contains eleven photographs, depicting Henry Rootes Jackson, Patience Crenshaw Barrow Drew, Middleton Pope Barrow, and Davenport Jackson.

The folder of photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Barrow, Cornelia Jackson, 1852-1899.
Barrow, Middleton Pope, 1839-1903.
Drew, Lionel Edward.
Jackson, Davenport, 1850-1884.
Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898.
Jackson, Henry Rootes, 1845-1895.
King, Mallery Page, 1836-1899.
Letters (correspondence)
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Sheet music.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the collector, who was the grandson-in-law of Henry Rootes Jackson.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lionel Drew collection on Henry Rootes Jackson, MS 2136, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Judge Lionel Drew, 1984.


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.


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

Container List




11Letters written to Henry Rootes Jackson, 1885-1896
2Poem written in honor of Henry R. Jackson concerning the Irish Green's journey to Mexico (poem written October 11, 1869)
3Letters to Henry R. Jackson concerning various business affairs, 1896
4Letters from Henry R. Jackson, Jr. to Henry R. Jackson, Sr., 1895
5Henry R. Jackson's publications: Letter from H.R. Jackson to Ex-Senator Allen G. Thurman; sheet music, "The Red Old Hills of Georgia;" American Loyalty, an address given at the University of Georgia commencement, 1887-1901
6Newspaper articles about H.R. Jackson, 1887
7Settlement of Henry Rootes Jackson's estate, 1898-1899
8Final settlement of Henry Rootes Jackson's estate, 1898
9Sympathy cards in response to Henry Rootes Jackson's death, 1898
10Henry Rootes Jackson's obituaries, 1898
11Letters written by Cornelia Davenport Jackson to her mother and Sarah, 1849-1852
12Bank notes and letters from Mallery King, Henry Rootes Jackson's brother-in-law, 1884-1899
13Personal letters to and from Cornelia Jackson Barrow, 1882-1898
14Bank notes and receipts to Cornelia Jackson Barrow, 1896-1899
15Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America memorial to Cornelia Jackson Barrow, May 5, 1900
16Copy of marriage license between Lionel Edward Drew and Patience Crenshaw Barrow, (1915)
17Genealogical information



11Photograph. Believed to be Henry Rootes Jackson during the Civil War



12Photograph. Henry Rootes Jackson
(2 copies).



13Photograph. Henry Rootes Jackson
(3 copies).



14Photograph. Henry Rootes Jackson



15Photograph. Patience Crenshaw Barrow Drew



16-7Photograph. Middleton Pope Barrow



18Photograph. Davenport Jackson