Andrew Jackson and William B. Lewis correspondence

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Description
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a soldier, politician, and seventh President of the United States. William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866) of Tennessee was Andrew Jackson's friend and political advisor. The Andrew Jackson and William B. Lewis correspondence, 1806-1864, is an artificial collection consisting of their letters, 1814-1845; correspondence of the two men with other prominent individuals; and a few miscellaneous documents, chiefly military returns signed by or relating to Jackson, 1813-1814. The bulk of the Jackson-Lewis letters are written by Jackson to Lewis, spanning Jackson's military and political careers and retirement at The Hermitage. Lewis's letters to Jackson are Lewis's own copies.
Names
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (Creator)
Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876 (Correspondent)
Lewis, William Berkeley, 1784-1866 (Creator)
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 (Correspondent)
Santa Anna, Antonio López de 1794-1876 (Correspondent)
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1806 - 1864
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23877
Topics
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Tennessee. Militia
Creek War, 1813-1814
Indians of North America
Presidents -- United States
Politicians
Presidents
Soldiers
Statesmen
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865
United States -- History -- 1783-1865
United States -- History -- War of 1812
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
Genres
Legal documents
Military records
Correspondence
Documents
Records (Documents)
Notes
Biographical/historical: Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a soldier, politician, and seventh President of the United States. He gained national fame during the War of 1812 as a major general in the Tennessee militia and later in the U.S. Army. Jackson was a U.S. representative and senator from Tennessee, military governor of Florida in 1821, and U. S. president from 1829 to 1837. He married Rachel Donelson in 1794, and resided at The Hermitage, a plantation near Nashville, Tennessee. William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866) of Tennessee was Andrew Jackson's friend and political advisor. He served as quartermaster under Jackson during the Creek War and War of 1812, and was a member of the "Kitchen Cabinet” in the Jackson administration, holding considerable influence until Jackson's second term. In 1830 Jackson appointed Lewis as Second Auditor of the Treasury, a position he lost in the Polk administration.
Content: The Andrew Jackson and William B. Lewis correspondence, 1806-1864, is an artificial collection consisting of their letters, 1814-1845; correspondence of the two men with other prominent individuals; and a few miscellaneous documents, chiefly military returns signed by or relating to Jackson, 1813-1814. The bulk of the Jackson-Lewis letters are written by Jackson to Lewis, spanning Jackson's military and political careers and retirement at The Hermitage. Lewis's letters to Jackson are Lewis's own copies. The letters of both men concern American politics and government, with occasional sharing of personal and family news. Lewis's later correspondence pertains to the loss of his Treasury Department job, and historical details concerning Jackson’s life and career.
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .76 linear feet 4 volumes
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b211251975
MSS Unit ID: 23877
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23877
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3558a0e0-e5b0-0134-9c48-7955c63bbe5c
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