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Andrew Jackson Lock of Hair

Significant lock of Jackson’s hair, measuring approximately 3″ long, tied together and affixed with a period wax seal to a 6 x 3.25 personal notecard of Forest H. Sweet bearing a contemporaneously handwritten provenance note, in full: “Hair of General Andrew Jackson, a portion of lot 96 of the Personal Relics of President Andrew Jackson consigned and guaranteed genuine by Andrew Jackson the Fourth.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a photocopy of the auction listing referenced in the note, which was held on April 13–14, 1927, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This highly desirable lock of hair, potentially the biggest lock to hit the market in years, is complemented by ironclad familial provenance—direct from his great-grandson.

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Posted by on February 12, 2015 in Andrew Jackson


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RR Auctions Andrew Jackson Jackson orders the “articles necessary to compleat the Regiment of Cavalry”

War-dated manuscript DS, signed “Andrew Jackson, Major Genl,” one page, 7.5 x 12.5, March 15, 1813. Requisition request from John Coffee of the Cavalry reads, in part: “Return for articles necessary to compleat [sic] the Regiment of Cavalry and to prepare them for their march from this Country. 2000 Sadlers tacks of different sizes—3 dozen awls for Sadlers—6 dozen needles…one pound thread…Rope to make halters for Six hundred horses—One pound bees wax for saddles. The Adjutant deputy quarter master for this district will immediately furnish, the above articles, to the quarter master for the Regiment of Cavalry under my command who will receipt to him for the same.” Boldly signed at the conclusion by Jackson. Bottom portion of document bears an endorsement from the Regiment’s quarter master acknowledging the receipt of the items.

Cloth matted and framed with a portrait of Jackson and a small plaque to an overall size of 23.5 x 22. In very good condition, with an apparent repaired or reinforced central horizontal separation, scattered toning and creasing, and a few edge chips.

In November 1812, Governor Blount of Tennessee ordered Jackson to conduct the Natchez Expedition to defend the Mississippi River frontier. Coffee, a colonel who raised the 2nd Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Rifemen, was a close friend of Jackson. Coffee’s Cavalry—a force of some 600 men—had reached Natchez in mid-February 1813. They were soon joined Jackson’s men and remained several weeks. When Coffee made this request for supplies, Jackson was preparing to march his troops back through Tennessee. He had received orders from the Secretary of War to disband his army, but Jackson refused to abandon his men so far from home. Instead he would march the army back at his own expense, winning the admiration and devotion of his troops and gaining the nickname “Old Hickory” because of his strict discipline. A document from a pivotal time in Jackson’s military career. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Andrew Jackson


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