xt7g1j976x5p https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7g1j976x5p/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7g1j976x5p/data/kukm1m64m120.xml Preston, William, 1816-1887. 18641865 153 pieces. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. William Preston letter-book, 1864-1865 William Preston letter-book, 1864-1865 text William Preston letter-book, 1864-1865 1864 2002 true xt7g1j976x5p collection false kukm1m64m120 Guide to the William Preston letter-book,  1864-1865 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University 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 William Preston letter-book,  1864-1865 Collection number: 1M64M120 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 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=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. William Preston letter-book,  1864-1865 1M64M120 Preston, William, 1816-1887. 153 pieces. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Scott, Dr. Caroline P., Lexington, Ky. Gift, August, 1964. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], William Preston letter-book, 1864-1865, 1M64M120, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Lawyer, diplomat, politician. William Preston, born near Louisville, Ky. in 1816, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1838 and practiced law in Louisville until the outbreak of the Mexican War. He served in the Mexican War as Lt. Colonel of the 4th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry and in 1858  was appointed Minister to Spain where he remained until 1861.  He entered the Confederate Army in August, 1861 and subsequently was made a brigadier-general. In January, 1864 he was appointed Minister to Mexico from the Confederate States by Jefferson Davis. A negative microfilm of the original is also available; film number: M-568. The collection is comprised of letters written by William Preston to various Confederate officials in an attempt to establish diplomatic relations between the C. S. A. and Mexico. Also included is a typescript of the original. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, John Slidell, James A. Seddon and others written from Havana, Nassau and several other places outside the Confederate States. Preston discusses in detail his efforts to reach Maximilian and Maximilian's intentions. When he was unsuccessful in his mission, he joined E. Kirby-Smith's command in Texas and was elevated to Major-General. Arranged chronologically. Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884. Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Seddon, James Alexander, 1815-1880. Maxmilian, Ferdinand, 1832-1867. Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893. Confederate States of America.--Army. United States.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.--Regiment, 4th. Diplomats. Lawyers. Politicians. Soldiers. Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--Mexico. Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--1861-1865. Confederate States of America--History. United States--Foreign relations--1861-1865. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Havana (Cuba). Nassau (Bahamas). Mexico. Correspondence. Typescripts