Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison, 1831 - 1915
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description A collection of 17 photographs, copies, and postcards related to Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson, his first wife Elinor Junkin and second wife Mary anna Morrison. The collection includes two original cartes de visite. One, a retouched image of Jackson in his pre - Civil War U.S. Army uniform without a photographer's imprint and the other, a view of his grave by Michael Miley, of Lexington, Va., c. 1870 - 75.The postcards date to the mid 20th century.
Dates: Majority of material found within Cartes de visite
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 23
Overview George Mason, relative (son or brother) of the Confederate representative to Great Britain, James Murray Mason, had heard that Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson and her children had fallen on hard times. He offered to start a collection and solicit donations for their well-being.
File — Box: 1, Folder: 5, Box: data_value_missing_861bfea7bbf9d8afe93e1c4f32416835
Scope and Contents This file consists of a letter to Mrs. T. J. Jackson from the Lexington Cemetery Trustees offering 'a suitable place for the erection of a monument to your lamented husband ... the circle situated in the center of the cemetary.
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 28
Overview Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson wrote to Lee to ask that he review Robert Lewis Dabney’s biography of Stonewall Jackson and point out any mistakes or inaccuracies within it.
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 12
Overview Mrs. Jackson sent Robert E. Lee the recently completed biography “The Life of General Jackson” (The Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson) by Robert Lewis Dabney. She informed him that the second volume was still in manuscript, but wished that he would give his opinion of the book and to know if he thought it worthy of being published.
Item — Box: 7, Folder: 27
Overview Niven wrote this letter to accompany a copy of Thomas Carlyle’s “Frederick the Great” that he sent to Lee. He asked that Lee consider writing an introduction for Robert Lewis Dabney’s recently published “Life and Times of Thomas J. Jackson”. A portion of profits from the biography were given to Mrs. Thomas J. Jackson and Niven hoped that an introduction from Lee would increase sales.