Henry Jackson papers

Henry Jackson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840
Title: Henry Jackson papers
Dates: 1800-1840
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 671 to MS 686 housed together in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms686
In English with some items in French.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Henry Jackson was born at Moreton, Devonshire, England in 1778, the younger brother of Governor James Jackson of Georgia. He came to Savannah at the age of 12 and graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1802. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Georgia from 1811-1813 and 1818-1828. Jackson was the Secretary of the American Legation at Paris, 1813-1818, under William H. Crawford. He married Martha Jacquelin Rootes Cobb in 1818. They had one son, Henry Rootes Jackson, of Savannah and two daughters, Sarah Jackson (Prince) and Martha Jackson (Erwin). Henry Jackson died at Athens, Georgia in 1840 and is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, documents, lists and accounts, many of which concern materials, apparatus et cetera purchased for the University of Georgia by Henry Jackson when he was in France from 1813-1818. Other materials include some of the Minutes of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia, 1832. Included in this collection is one letter each from Francois Andre� Michaux, Augustin S. Clayton, John R. Golding, Iverson L. Harris, Charles F. McCay, H. N. Neisler, G. W. LaFayette (in French), and others.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Clayton, Augustin S., (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839 -- Correspondence
Golding, John R., fl. 1800s -- Correspondence
Harris, Iverson L. -- Correspondence
Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840 -- Correspondence
Lafayette, Georges Washington Louis Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1779-1849 -- Correspondence
Lists (document genre)
Mathematics teachers--Georgia--Athens.
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889 -- Correspondence
Michaux, François André, 1770-1855 -- Correspondence
Neisler, H. N. -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Equipment and supplies
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence
University purchasing--France.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Jackson papers, 1800-1840. MS 686. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Letter to David Brydie Mitchell, [between 1817 and 1821].

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter from G.W. Lafayette