xt7mcv4bph12 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7mcv4bph12/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7mcv4bph12/data/kukm1vf49w44.xml Breckinridge family. 17841869 9 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. Breckinridge family papers, 1784-1869 Breckinridge family papers, 1784-1869 text Breckinridge family papers, 1784-1869 1784 2002 true xt7mcv4bph12 collection false kukm1vf49w44 Guide to the Breckinridge family papers,  1784-1869 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 Breckinridge family papers,  1784-1869 Collection number: 1VF49W44, 1VF49W46, 1VF57W15, 1VF59W6, 1VF74W2, AAJ8497LM 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. Breckinridge family papers,  1784-1869 1VF49W44, 1VF49W46, 1VF57W15, 1VF59W6, 1VF74W2, AAJ8497LM Breckinridge family. 9 pieces. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, Dec. 10, 1946.  1VF74W2: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate purchase, May 31, 1974. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Breckinridge family papers, 1784-1869, 1VF49W44, 1VF49W46, 1VF57W15, 1VF59W6, 1VF74W2, AAJ8497LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. The Breckinridges have been prominent in both state and national politics since Kentucky became a state in 1792. John Breckinridge (1769-1806), a young Virginia lawyer and U.S. Congressman, brought his family to Kentucky that year, and immediately entered into politics. He became, successively, state attorney general, member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Speaker of that House, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Attorney General under Thomas Jefferson. His son, also named John Breckinridge (1797-1841), was a Presbyterian minister noted for his debates with Roman Catholic clergymen. A grandson, John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875), became the most famous member of the family. He was, in turn, a U.S. Congressman, Vice President under James Buchanan, Southern Democratic nominee for President in 1860, U.S. Senator, Confederate General and Confederate Secretary of War. This collection consists of some of the papers and letters of three generations of the Breckinridges, a prominent Kentucky family.  Included are one letter of 1834 from John Breckinridge Jr. to a fellow clergyman, in which he deplores the lack of ministers in the face of great need, and one from John C. Breckinridge to Francis Preston Blair, written in 1853, in which he comments upon the possibility of his being named Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Arranged alphabetically by name, thereunder chronologically. Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806. Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875. Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Breckinridge, John, 1797-1841. Presbyterian Church--Kentucky--Clergy--Correspondence. Legislators--United States--Correspondence. Clergy.