Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry
Breckinridge family scrapbook
University of Kentucky Special Collections
This collection is a single item.
Collection is open for research by appointment.
59m115: [Identification of item], Breckinridge family scrapbook, 1904-1922, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.25 Cubic feet
The Breckinridge family scrapbook contains news clippings written on the death of W.C.P. Breckinridge and telegrams of sympathy to his family.
William Campbell Preston Breckinridge, a son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, studied law in Louisville, Ky. and opened his practice in Lexington in 1857. During the Civil War, he fought under John Hunt Morgan in the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and the 9th Kentucky Cavalry. After the war, he edited the Lexington Observer and Reporter from 1866 to 1868. He served in Congress from 1884 to 1894, suffering a bitter reelection defeat after ten years of representing central Kentucky. In 1897, he became the chief editorial writer for the Lexington Morning Herald managed by his son, Desha Breckinridge.
The Breckinridge family scrapbook contains news clippings written on the death of W.C.P. Breckinridge and telegrams of sympathy to his family. The clippings are from the Lexington Herald, the Courier-Journal, and the Louisville Times. Included with the scrapbook is a letter dated 1922 from Desha Breckinridge to Judge James H. Hazelrigg about the scrapbook and the achievements of John Breckinridge.