Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Group of Jack Shackelford Autograph Letters Signed. Four letters written by Mexican War soldier and doctor, Jack Shackelford with one letter where he is the recipient. The letters consisting mostly of correspondence between Shackelford and Samuel Mardis, a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. The majority of the content consist of discussions around setting up a bank and they range in date from 1830 to 1835 and include:

    Jack Shackelford 1830 Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Courtland; January 5, 1830. It reads in part: "...I would the Legislature establish a Bank, I much hope it will be located in this place - an efficient and intelligent directory might be obtained..."

    Mark Davis Autograph Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Walnut Grove; April 15, 1831. He encloses a check (not included) for Shackelford for $130.12.

    Jack Shackelford 1832 Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Courtland; December 16, 1832. "...It is my wish to move my family and settle permanently or soon as I can provide a place for their comfort and in the interim, I wish to keep a clerk in the Office who will attend faithfully to the duties..."

    Jack Shackelford 1833 Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Courtland; August 26, 1833. "...I feel truly gratified at the result of the election, and although I...anticipated your success, yet my fears were some what excited by the various rumors which were from time to time circulated."

    Jack Shackelford 1835 Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Courland; January 16, 1835. "...We are all looking to Washington for news and wish much to know all the plans that are forming on the subject of President making judge White you see has been nominated by our Legislature be no doubt will do down well here..." COA from John Reznikoff of University Archives.

    Condition: 1831 letter has separated in full along the folds in several places with some areas of paper loss. Several tears resulting from opening of letters. Several spots of ink burn with smudging along with intermittent staining, toning and foxing.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 352

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on May 19, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 20 Manuscripts Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search