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James Shannon papers, 1804-1833, 1804

Part of James Shannon papers, 1804-1833

kukm1vf55w22Guide to the James Shannon papers, 1804-1833Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the James Shannon papers, 1804-1833Collection number: 1VF55W22Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.James Shannon papers, 1804-18331VF55W22Shannon, James, d. 1832. 73 piecesNone online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Source unknown.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], James Shannon papers, 1804-1833, 1VF55W22, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Diplomat, lawyer. James Shannon served as a lieutenant in the 27th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry during the War of 1812. He lived and practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky after the war. In 1832 he received a diplomatic appointment from President Andrew Jackson as Charg'e d'Affaires to Guatemala. Soon after the arrival of his entourage, which included his wife, Susan Shelby Shannon, and his niece, Susan Hart Shelby, both James Shannon and his niece contracted yellow fever and died.See also the Susan Shelby papers (1VF55W56) for her account of the journey to Guatemala for further details.These are the papers of diplomat James Shannon. Most of the material consists of letters concerning Shannon's appointment as minister to Guatemala. Included is a list from the U.S. State Department of books Shannon would find useful in his post. There are also letters of condolence to Susan Shannon, including two letters from her brother-in-law, Wilson Shannon who later served as minister to Mexico and as governor of both Ohio and Kansas. There is an exchange of letters between Shannon and his brother-in-law, Charles S. Todd, a lawyer, soldier and later minister to Columbia concerning allegations exchanged between the two men in the KENTUCKY GAZETTE and the KENTUCKY ADVOCATE relating to the treaty with the Chickasaw Indians, negotiated by their father-in-law, Isaac Shelby and by Andrew Jackson. This treaty resulted in the addition of the area known as Jackson Purchase territory. Notes to Shannon while he was in the Army and various legal documents are present as well.Arrangement is chronological.Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.Shannon, James, d. 1832.Shannon, Susan Shelby, 1791-1868.Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877.Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.Shelby, Susan Hart, 1816-1832.Todd, Charles Stewart, 1791-1871.Diplomats.Guatemala.South America--Description and travelJames Shannon papers, 1804-1833