Highlights from the William C. Cook Jacksonian Era Collection

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Highlights from the William C. Cook Jacksonian Era Collection

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Extra-illustrated biography of Andrew Jackson with the spine title, Life of Jackson
Pictured here are two copies of William Joseph Snelling'sA Brief and Impartial History of the Life and Actions of Andrew Jackson.If you compare the size of the original publication (on top)to the extra-illustrated version with additional…

Mrs. Rachel Jackson. Late Consort to Andrew Jackson, President of the U. States
Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828) married Andrew Jackson in 1791 or 1794. The ambiguity in dates depends on which marriage you count. When they first married, the couple had assumed Rachel's first husband had secured a divorce. Turns out he had…

Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee
Like Jackson himself, Davy Crockett (1786-1836) came to be known as a larger-than-life Tennessee frontiersman. However, Crockett was no supporter of Jackson. He vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the…

Biographical Sketch of the Life of Andrew Jackson, Major-General of the Armies of the United States, the Hero of New-Orleans
The title page ofBiographical Sketch of the Life of Andrew Jacksonis dated 1828, which squares with the description in the text of Jackson and "the important relation in which he now stands to the American people, as a candidate for the splendid…

Lifeof AndrewJackson, Condensed from the Author's "Lifeof AndrewJackson," in Three Volumes
Here is a publishing mystery. A bound set of page proofs of Parton's Life of Gen. Jackson came to AAS as part of the William C. Cook Jacksonian Era Collection. The volume has a handwritten note tipped in declaring it to be one of only two copies…

The Messages of Gen. Andrew Jackson
If you have seven copies of The Messages of Gen. Andrew Jackson, all published in 1837 in Concord, N.H., you keep the one in the best condition and pass along the rest, right? Well, when the head of cataloging at the American Antiquarian Society sat…

Congressionaland State Government Almanac for1835
AAS already had a copy of theCongressionaland State Government Almanac for1835,which, thought titled Almanac is really more of a directory. However, a second copy was acquired when close comparison revealed that the William C. Cook Jacksonian Era…

Andrew Jackson. Seventh President of the United States.
This lithographed portrait depicts Andrew Jackson sitting at a desk, holding a sword. Another reworked black & white version of this lithograph was published by D.W. Kellogg & Co. of Hartford, Ct. in 1847. Both the colored and black & white versions…

The Jackson Wreath, or National Souvenir.
The Jacksonian Wreathwas a gift book published to celebrate the first inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. It included a map, music, and engravings as enticements to purchase it. A later Jackson biographer, James Parton, described it as "a…

Life of Andrew Jackson, Private, Military, and Civil. With Illustrations.
Like many nineteenth-century books, this biography of Andrew Jackson was issued in parts. Each part would come out in an individual printed paper wrapper as the work was printed. In this case, only seven parts were issued and the text stops…
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