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Handwritten Poem by John Henry Eaton

 Collection — Box: 1822, Folder: 1 of 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-0616


  • Created: May 1834
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/17/2011


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This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

A Senator from Tennessee; born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., June 18, 1790; attended the common schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1803 and 1804; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Franklin, Tenn.; member, State house of representatives 1815-1816; appointed in 1818 and subsequently elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell and served from September 5, 1818, to March 3, 1821; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Senate in September 1821, and as a Jacksonian in 1826 and served from September 27, 1821, until March 9, 1829, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet position; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twentieth Congress); appointed Secretary of War by President Andrew Jackson and served from 1829 to 1831, when he resigned; Governor, Territory of Florida 1834-1836; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain 1836-1840; died in Washington, D.C., November 17, 1856; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Note written by Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


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Source of Acquisition

Dr. and Mrs. James D. Birchfield

Method of Acquisition


Handwritten Poem by John Henry Eaton
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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