Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
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
- Jackson, Mary Anna (Person)
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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.
Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1993; revised October, 1995.
- Dames of 1846 (Society)
- Jackson, Mary Anna
- Jackson, Stonewall
- Mexican War, 1846-1848 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Military pensions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Roosevelt, Theodore
- Smith, Jessica Randolph
- War widows Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mary Anna Morrison Jackson papers
- Randy Penninger.
- June 1993
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