University of Texas Medical Branch

Jackson, Thomas Terrell,

Personal and Professional Letters and Military Papers, (1893-1922)

Title: Thomas Terrell Jackson, Personal and Professional Letters and Military Papers, (1893-1922)
Identification: MS 22
Repository: Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library,  University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1035, phone (409) 772-2397


1868 May 13, Born in Noxubee County, Mississippi.
1893 Graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, Texas.
1894-95 Practiced medicine in Iredell, Texas.
1895 February 6, Married Miss Mamie E. Davis.
1895-97 Assistant Superintendent of the Southwestern Insane Asylum; San Antonio, Texas.
1898 Enlisted in the United States Army.
1899 January-March, Stationed in Cuba.
1900 January, Stationed in the Philippine Islands.
1901 June, Returned from the Philippine Islands and received medical discharge from the United States Army.
1903 Had kidney removed at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
1903 In general surgical practice; San Antonio, Texas.
1908 Vice-president of Irene Mining and Prospecting Company.
1915 King of the Fiesta of San Jacinto; San Antonio, Texas.
1915 Made a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
1916 Appointed Chairman of the Section on Surgery of the State Medical Association of Texas.
1916 Elected to Board of Managers of the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital; San Antonio, Texas.
1917 Appointed by Gov. James E. Ferguson to Military Exemption Board for Bexar County.
1918 April-December, Served in the United States Army.
1919 President-elect of the State Medical Association of Texas.
1919 December 12, Died in San Antonio, Texas.


The Dr. Thomas Terrell Jackson Papers, (1893-1922), are divided into three series: 1) personal papers, 2) professional papers and 3) miscellaneous papers. The personal papers consist mainly of letters from Dr. Jackson to his wife, Mamie Davis Jackson, and a much smaller number of letters from Mrs. Jackson to her husband and members of her family. Two particularly interesting groups of letters concern Dr. Jackson's service with the United States Army as a physician in Cuba and the Philippine Islands from 1899-1901 and his later service during the year 1918 with the United States Army.

The professional papers deal mostly with Dr. Jackson's activities in professional organizations and his business interests outside the medical profession. The miscellaneous papers contain military orders, photographs, pension file, autograph book, certificates, and clippings. Both the personal and professional papers are arranged in chronological order.



Series 1 Personal Correspondence, 1893-1919 [1962-1964]: Mostly letters from Dr. Jackson to his wife.
Series 2 Professional Correspondence, 1903-1922.
Series 3 Miscellaneous Papers: Includes military orders, pension file, photographs, autograph book, certificates and clippings.

Administrative Information

The papers of Dr. Thomas Terrell Jackson (1868-1919) were presented to the Archives and Manuscripts Department of the Moody Medical Library of the University of Texas Medical Branch by Dr. Truman G. Blocker in behalf of Dr. Jackson's niece, Mrs. Terrell Maverick Webb. The papers were received from Dr. Blocker on October 25, 1977.

The collection occupies 1.67 linear feet of shelf space and is contained in four manuscript boxes and one oversize folder (Map Case 2).

Control Number: 771025

Detailed Description

Box Folder
3 8 Letters from Mrs. Terrell M. Webb to her aunt, Mrs. T.T. Jackson 1962-64
7 Letters of Condolence 1919
Box Folder
1 2 Personal Correspondence 1893
3 Personal Correspondence 1894 (1)
4 Personal Correspondence 1894 (2)
5 Personal Correspondence 1895
6 Personal Correspondence 1896
7 Personal Correspondence 1897
8 Personal Correspondence 1898
Box Folder
2 1 Personal Correspondence 1899 (1)
2 Personal Correspondence 1899 (2)
3 Personal Correspondence 1900
4 Personal Correspondence 1901
5 Personal Correspondence 1902
6 Personal Correspondence 1903
7 Personal Correspondence 1905
8 Personal Correspondence 1908
9 Personal Correspondence 1909
10 Personal Correspondence 1910
Box Folder
3 1 Personal Correspondence 1911
2 Personal Correspondence 1912
3 Personal Correspondence 1913-14
4 Personal Correspondence 1915-16
5 Personal Correspondence 1917
6 Personal Correspondence 1918
Box Folder
1 1 Personal Correspondence n.d.
Box Folder
3 9 Poetry written by Mrs. T.T. Jackson

Box Folder
3 11 Professional Papers 1903-05
12 Professional Papers 1907-13
13 Professional Papers 1914
14 Professional Papers 1915
15 Professional Papers 1916
16 Professional Papers 1917
17 Professional Papers 1918
18 Professional Papers 1919
19 Professional Papers 1922
10 Professional Papers n.d.

Box Folder
4 7 Autograph book
3 Camp Pike, Arkansas 1918
8 Certificates
1 Military Orders 1898-1901
2 Military Orders 1917-18
4 Military Pension
9 Miscellaneous
Box Folder
Map Case 2 Oversize certificates and photographs
Box Folder
4 6 Photographs, military
5 Photographs, personal and family