|Creator:||Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840|
|Title:||Henry Jackson papers|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 671 to MS 686 housed together in 1 document box)|
|In English with some items in French.|
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.
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 AndreÌ� 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.
Henry Jackson papers, 1800-1840. MS 686. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Letter to David Brydie Mitchell, [between 1817 and 1821].