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Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 174
Identifier: MS0174

Scope and Contents

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 Jessica Randolph Smith primarily pertaining to pensions for veterans and widows of veterans of the Mexican War. Smith was the State Commandant of Dames of 1846, Henderson, NC. The Dames of 1846 (Society) was a Mexican War veterans organization founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1901 by Mrs. M. Moore Murdock. Membership was made up of the wives and daughters of Mexican War veterans, including Mrs. Jackson. It continued in existence until Mrs. Murdock's death in 1932. The Mary Anna Morrison Jackson Collection also includes a typescript copy of Jackson’s obituary in the Charlotte Daily Observer (3-25-1915).


  • 1903 - 1915
  • 1903 - 1907


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson was born in Mecklenburg county, 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, Joseph Graham, Anna became the wife of Confederate general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. After her husband's death, Mrs. Jackson relocated to Charlotte and in her later years attended numerous Confederate veterans' reunions and wrote two books about her husband, a memoir and a compilation of their letters. She died in Charlotte on March 21, 1915 and was buried next to her husband and daughters at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia.



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Language of Materials



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).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copies from Methodist College Library, 1991; purchase from Helen Matthews, 1991; transfer from Rufus Clay Barringer Collection, 1995.

Related Materials

Soldier's Application for Pension, MS265.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1993; revised October, 1995.

Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
Randy Penninger.
June 1993
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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