Andrew Jackson Collection
Papers and maps of Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) collected
his correspondence and official papers long before he became president.
Although he took the precaution of designating Francis P. Blair
custodian of this material, the Jackson manuscripts were scattered
after the president's death. The Library of Congress has painstakingly
reconstructed the collection through 100 separate accessions, building
upon the important body of correspondence, transcripts, speeches,
and orders donated by Blair's grandchildren in 1903. The published
index for the Jackson papers prepared by the Manuscript Division traces the provenance
of the 26,000-item collection and provides an alphabetical list
of writers and recipients of letters. The collection has been microfilmed.
The Geography and Map
Division has eleven manuscripts maps acquired through the
Blair gift that pertain chiefly to General Jackson's operations
in the lower Mississippi River Valley and the Gulf Coast during
the War of 1812 and his campaign against the Creek Indians (1813-14.
One drawing, dated January 28, 1815, shows the American encampment
in the New Orleans area. The maps are listed as the Blair Collection
in the division card catalog of rare materials.
The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. 1959/61+
Washington, Library of Congress, p. 63-363. Z6620.U5N3
U.S., Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Index to
the Andrew Jackson Papers (Washington: 1967. xxvi, 111