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Breckinridge family papers, 1759

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68m106 Breckinridge family papers, 1759-1955 68M106 Finding aid prepared by Heather J. Burke University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 August 31 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-11-10T08:48-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Breckinridge family papers 68M106 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.0 Cubic feet 1 box, 2 items 1759-1955 Custodial History note Breckinridge, Scott. Gift, Feb. 23, 1967. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 68M106: [Identification of item], Breckinridge family papers, 1759-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note The Breckinridge family has been prominent in both Kentucky and national politics since Kentucky was established as a state in 1792. John Breckinridge, founder of the clan, was Attorney General of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson; his son, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, was a Presbyterian minister involved in the pre-Civil War rift in the Presbyterian church which has lasted down to the present. Robert favored public education, opposed slavery, and was an ardent supporter of the Union during the Civil War. Robert's son, Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, fought on the Union side during the war, and later made a career in the Army. He married Louise Dudley, daughter of Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley, the noted Kentucky physician and teacher, lecturer in medicine at Transylvania University and the Louisville School of Medicine. Joseph's brother, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr., fought on the Confederate side. Scope and Contents note The Breckinridge family papers consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes large family genealogy charts (including a 1910 chart for the Campbell family) and an 1899 genealogy book of the Winston family by Elizabeth Winston Campbell Hendrick. The papers contain miscellaneous letters and papers by and about Breckinridge family members. Included are a Fayette County indictment of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. for treason against the state of Kentucky from June 12, 1862, several letters of Robert Jefferson Sr., and several to Dr. Ethelbert Dudley concerning his teaching career. There are considerable papers on the genealogies of the Breckinridges, Dudleys, Floyds, Scotts, Prestons and Littells. Also included in the papers is a transcript of the Fayette County Court proceedings in Breckinridge versus Lee from 1867 to 1884. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Breckinridge family Breckinridge, Louise D., (Louise Dudley) Breckinridge, Robert J., (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871 Breckinridge, Robert J., (Robert Jefferson), 1834-1915 Dudley family Dudley, Ethelbert L., (Ethelbert Ludlow), 1818-1862 Floyd family Little family Preston family Scott family Winston family Kentucky--Genealogy. Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Medical colleges--Kentucky--Faculty. General 1 7 undated Scope and Contents note The general folder contains various undated materials of the Breckinridge family. Letters and Papers 1 1 1759-1811 Letters and Papers 1 2 1841-1862 Letters and Papers 1 3 1891-1899 Letters and Papers 1 4 1923-1955, undated Genealogy Notes and Notebook, Scott Family Notebook 1 5 undated Histories, Memoirs and Sketches 1 6 undated Transcript of the Fayette County Court Proceedings in Breckinridge versus Lee 1 8 1867-1884 Family Tree 1 9 undated Elizabeth Winston Campbell Hendrick, Genealogy of Jacob Winston and His Descendants 1 1899 Campbell Family Genealogy Charts 6 2 1910