Scope and arrangement
The Andrew Jackson papers consist of his correspondence and related material, 1805-1836; a letter from Rachel Jackson and Harriet C. Berryhill to Mrs. L.A. Douglas, 1828; and a manuscript extract of a newspaper article "On the French Indemnity," with an 1837 endorsement. Letters written to and from Jackson concern personal, political and military matters.
Notable recipients of letters written by Jackson include Robert Y. Hayne, 1830, Mississippi governor George Poindexter, 1821, and Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby, 1815. Also present is a letter to Jackson's friend and Tennessee militia quartermaster William B. Lewis, 1813 March 4. A letter from John H. Eaton to Jackson, 1835, touches on personal and political topics, and there are three letters from men seeking U.S. Navy or government appointments, 1831-1832. Related material includes documents signed by Jackson, such as provision returns for the 1st and 2nd Tennessee Volunteers, 1813, and a public land grant certificate, 1834; clipped signatures and fragments of his handwriting; a manuscript poem "On Jackson's Victory," and a copy of Jackson's 1832 letter to Edward Livingston, providing text for the conclusion of the Nullification Proclamation.