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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 p. Z8443.U53)

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