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Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 1863-1935

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Title

Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection

Date

1863-1935

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 2003AV14, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.15 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 items

Biography/History

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.

Scope and Content

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).

Subjects

  • 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)

Related Material

Brown, Preston. "John Mason Brown, 1837-1890." 13 (1939): 125-33.

Dorman, John Frederick. . Louisville, KY: Filson Club, 1982.

, PA60M150, Special Collection and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Verhoeff, Mary. "Major General Preston Brown, USA." 22 (1948): 246-51.

, 63M349, Special Collection and Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Collection Inventory

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", 1863
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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), [n.d.]
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Colonel John Mason Brown (1837-1890), U.S.A., 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, in civilian dress, 1890
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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), [n.d.]
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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), [n.d.]
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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), [n.d.]
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John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, [n.d.]
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John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, [n.d.]
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Preston Brown (1872-1948), [n.d.]
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Margaret Wickliffe Brown (1878-1923), [n.d.]
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Preston Brown's dorm room at Yale, interior, handwritten on back in ink "Brown's room at Yale 88-9.", 1888
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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, [n.d.]
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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in civilian dress, [n.d.]
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Margaret Howard Wickliffe (1819-1898) (Mrs. William Preston), [n.d.]
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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, [n.d.]
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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, [n.d.]
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Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
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Fireplace on an unidentified house, [n.d.]
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Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1969), Governor of Kentucky, 1839-1940; reproduction of painted portrait, [n.d.]
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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, [n.d.]
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"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.", [n.d.]
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Reproduction of J.E.B. Stuart caricature titled "Gen Stewart [sic] of the Black Horse Cavalry", [n.d.]
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