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2003av14 Guide to the Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 1863-1935 Processed by: Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta Special Collections Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying. Date of source: 2005 Description is in English. Guide to the Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 1863-1935 Collection number: 2003AV14 Contact Information Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-2654 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Processed by: Jason Flahardy Date Completed: 2005 Encoded by: Christian Trombetta Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 2003AV14 Brown, Preston, (1872-1948) .15 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 items The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 1863-1935 Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 2003AV14, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Brown, John Mason (1837-1890) Preston, Mary Owen (1841-1898) Preston, William (1816-1887) Wickliffe, Margaret Howard (1819-1898) Brown, Preston (1872-1948) Brown, Margaret Wickliffe (1878-1923) Major General Preston Brown was born on January 2, 1872 in Lexington, Kentucky into a family with many important figures in Kentucky history. His father, John Mason Brown, was a Colonel in the Union Army and one of the founders of The Filson Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Preston Brown's mother, Mary Owen Preston, was the daughter of Confederate General William C. Preston and Margaret Howard Wickliffe. Preston Brown's grandfather, Mason Brown, served as Kentucky Secretary of State, and his great-grandfather, John Brown, was the first United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Preston Brown graduated from Yale in 1892 and attended law school at the University of Virginia. In 1894, he enlisted in the Army as a private. Preston Brown served during the Spanish American War, the Philippine American War, and World War I. By 1925, Preston Brown had advanced to the rank of Major General and retired in 1934 after forty years of service. He was active in genealogical research and a member of the Historical Society of Cincinnati until his death in 1948. The Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 1863-1935 consists of twenty-two, various photographic formats whose subject matter relates to the immediate family and a few ancestors of Preston Brown (1872-1948). Related Material Brown, Preston. "John Mason Brown, 1837-1890." Filson Club History Quarterly 13 (1939): 125-33. Dorman, John Frederick. The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia: descendants of John and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston through five generations. Louisville, KY: Filson Club, 1982. Preston-Johnston Family Photographic Collection, 1860-1952, PA60M150, Special Collection and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries. Verhoeff, Mary. "Major General Preston Brown, USA." Filson Club History Quarterly 22 (1948): 246-51. Wickliffe-Preston Family Papers, 1753-1897, 63M349, Special Collection and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries. Container List 1 1 Colonel John Mason Brown (1837-1890), U.S.A., 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, in uniform, handwritten on front in ink "Jno: Mason Brown / Major 10th Ky. Cavy", Albumen carte de visite 1863 1 2 Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), Albumen print [n.d.] 1 3 Colonel John Mason Brown (1837-1890), U.S.A., 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, in civilian dress, Albumen cabinet card 1890 1 4 Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), Albumen cabinet card [n.d.] 1 5 Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), Gelatin DOP cabinet card [n.d.] 1 6 Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), Matte collodion DOP cabinet card [n.d.] 1 7 John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, Tintype [n.d.] 1 8 John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, Albumen cabinet card [n.d.] 1 9 Preston Brown (1872-1948), Matte collodion DOP cabinet card [n.d.] 1 10 Margaret Wickliffe Brown (1878-1923), Gelatin DOP cabinet card [n.d.] 1 11 Preston Brown's dorm room at Yale, interior, handwritten on back in ink "Brown's room at Yale 88-9.", Albumen print 1888 1 12 Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, Albumen carte de visite [n.d.] 1 13 Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in civilian dress, Albumen carte de visite [n.d.] 1 14 Margaret Howard Wickliffe (1819-1898) (Mrs. William Preston), Albumen carte de visite [n.d.] 1 15 Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, Gelatin DOP carte de visite [n.d.] 1 16 Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 17 Unidentified woman, Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 18 Fireplace on an unidentified house, Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 19 Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1969), Governor of Kentucky, 1839-1940; reproduction of painted portrait, Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 20 John Howard (1732-1835), reproduction of painting, handwritten on back in ink "Col. John Howard (Ky.) / Had his eye shot out by one of Tarelton's Dragoons"; reproduction of a painting; Howard was a Colonel in the Revolutionary Army and the owner of Howard's Grove, Fayette County, Kentucky, Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 21 "Baroness de Haas", handwritten on back in ink "Photo of the portrait of the / Baroness de Haas / who married a Jenner, / and was related to / your great-grandmother Meredith.", Gelatin silver print [n.d.] 1 22 Reproduction of J.E.B. Stuart caricature titled "Gen Stewart [sic] of the Black Horse Cavalry", Albumen carte de visite [n.d.]