Jackson family papers
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Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, financial documents, news clippings, expense journals, date books and notebooks pertaining to James Jackson and Kate Jackson. Additional material contained within the collection involves Hannah Walker, Seth Stetson Walker and Lula Dovi. Included within these sections are funerary notices of Hannah Walker, business dealings and financial documents of Seth S. Walker as well as information on his orange juice cannery business located in Tampa, Florida.
- Created: 1809-1887
- Jackson Family (Family)
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Biographical or Historical Information
John Jackson (1809-1887) was the 9th Mayor of the City of Tampa. He was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland in June 1809. In 1841, he immigrated to the United States and worked as a civil engineer. In 1843, he moved to Florida and settled in Tampa, where he conducted the city's first surveys in the late 1840s, 1850 and 1853. He married Ellen Maher with whom he had five children: Mary Ellen, Thomas Edward, James Andrew, Kate Veronica and John Alexander.
James was an architect and business manager, and died of typhoid fever. Kate Jackson was a graduate of the Covenent of Holy Names in Key West, Florida and performed civic, cultural and charitable projects in Tampa. She was active in the Tampa Civic Association and the Tampa Women's club.
Note written by Kevin Arms, 2013
8.61 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
A collection of correspondence, financial documents and other ephemera related to the Jackson Family of Tampa, Florida.
The collection is arranged by material type: 1. Correspondence: includes letters and documents by James Jackson and Kate Jackson 2. Miscellaneous: photographs, pamphlets, financial documents
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
- Jackson family papers
- Kevin Arms, 2013; SJ 2021
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