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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.036
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1845 
Title Andrew Jackson to Emma Y. Donelson concerning family, friends and his health
Date 30 April 1845
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Additional authors Jackson, Sarah Yorke (1805-1887)
Recipient Donelson, Emma Yorke  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written primarily by Sarah Yorke Jackson. Discusses family, mutual friends, and the president's declining health in detail. Andrew Jackson adds postscript notes regarding his health and the inheritance Emma should receive for caring for her aging mother. Sarah Yorke Jackson married the president's adopted son, his wife's nephew, Andrew Jackson, Jr. Emma Y. Donelson married Andrew Jackson Jr.'s twin brother, Thomas Jefferson Donelson, who was not adopted by the president.
Subjects President  Children and Family  Women's History  Health and Medical  Finance  
People Jackson, Sarah Yorke (1805-1887)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Donelson, Emma Yorke (fl. 1837-1845)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family; The Presidency; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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