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         63M349 
         
             
                 Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897, bulk 1770-1887
                     63M349 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
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             Wickliffe-Preston family papers 
             63M349 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 80.0 Cubic feet 
                 164 boxes, 6 items, 1 folder 
             
             Bulk, 1770-1887 
             1753-1897 
             
                 Preston family 
             
             
                 Wickliffe family. 
             
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             63M349: [identification of item], Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897, bulk 1770-1887, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Robert Wickliffe (1775-1859) was a successful attorney and early settler of Kentucky. He served in the state legislature as a representative from Fayette County in 1819, 1823, and 1825 and as state senator from 1825 to 1833. Wickliffe's daughter, Margaret, married General William Preston (1816-1887) in 1840. 
             Preston, a native Kentuckian, fought as a lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Kentucky Infantry in the Mexican War, served in several state offices, and sat in Congress. In 1858, he was appointed envoy to Spain but returned to this country in 1861 to join the Confederate Army. During the Civil War, he served as the CSA's Minister to Mexico, a mission which ultimately failed. In 1866, he and his family returned to Fayette County from their government imposed exile in Canada. In 1875, Preston was elected President of the Texas Association, an organization which sought to reclaim Texas lands once held by the Association. Under Preston's leadership, litigation regarding the Association's claims on Texas land eventually reached the Supreme Court, where the decision went against them. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Wickliffe-Preston family papers consist of the papers of Robert Wickliffe and General William Preston along with their families. The first section of the papers relate to Wickliffe and his family. Among them are letters and documents from noted politicians, lawyers, and businessmen, such as John C. Breckinridge, Henry Clay, artist Joel Tanner Hart, and frontiersman George Rogers Clark. Zachary Taylor wrote to Wickliffe from Monterrey, Mexico, of his reluctance to become a presidential candidate (1847). There are also letters, indentures, bills of sale, etc., relating to Wickliffe's slaves. 
             The second section of these papers relates to Preston and his family. Organized into chronological files and classified files, the Preston papers include a manuscript journal in which Preston describes his tour of duty during the Mexican War. Preston diaries and family correspondence dating from the Civil War and Reconstruction period illustrate his personal view of war and include many references to Confederate politics and relations with Mexico. There are papers from Preston's career in Congress and from his tenure as Envoy to Spain. Correspondents include Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Todd Lincoln and Cassius M. Clay. There are several documents signed by CSA President Jefferson Davis. Andrew Johnson's pardon and amnesty to Preston (1868) is included as are Texas Association papers which include letters, contracts, stock certificate books, surveys and maps important to the history of Texas. 
             Additionally, the collection includes William Preston's letterbook, kept from 1864 to 1865. The book comprises 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 and Nassau. Preston discusses in detail his efforts to reach Maximilian and Maximilian's intentions. 
             Included with the Wickliffe-Preston papers are the Christy-Hepburn papers, George Hancock papers, Jason Rogers papers, Wickliffe executor's papers and the Woolley family papers. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Arranged chronologically and alphabetically. 
         
         
             Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858 
             Breckinridge, John Cabell, 1821-1875 
             Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818 
             Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903  
             Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 
             Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 
             Hart, Joel T.,  (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877 
             Johnson, Andrew, 1767-1845 
             Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 
             Preston, William, 1816-1887 
             Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850 
             Texas Association.. 
             Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859 
             Kentucky--History--19th century. 
             Kentucky--Politics and government--19th century. 
             Land claim associations--Texas. 
             Maps 
             Mexican War, 1846-1848. 
             Mexico--History--19th century. 
             Slavery--United States. 
             Texas--History--19th century. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Wickliffe files 
                     Series I. 
                     1777-1859 
                 
                 
                     
                         Richard Adams 
                         1 
                         1786-1835 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Adams papers 
                         159 
                         1792 June 10, 1823 May 15 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Allen & George Bulmer 
                         1 
                         1807-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Allen & George Bulmer 
                         159 
                         1 
                         1830-1832 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Allen & George Bulmer 
                         159 
                         1 
                         1833-1836 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Allen & Bulmer 
                         159 
                         1817-1828 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. 
                         2 
                         1812-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. 
                         159 
                         2 
                         1820-1823 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. 
                         159 
                         1825-1826 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. 
                         159 
                         1827 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of U.S. 
                         159 
                         1829-1833 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of U.S. 
                         159 
                         1818-1821 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Robert Pratt 
                         2 
                         1824-1826 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Robert Pratt 
                         2 
                         1827 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. 
                         2 
                         1828-1833 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs 
                         2 
                         159 
                         1784-1798 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs 
                         2 
                         1818-1821 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs 
                         2 
                         159 
                         1826-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs 
                         2 
                         159 
                         1834-1839 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs (Kurtz deeds) 
                         2 
                         1836 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bank of the U.S. v. Carroll Heirs 
                         2 
                         1841 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Hyman Gratz 
                         159 
                         1817 Oct. 4 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         David Bard 
                         159 
                         3 
                         1785-1797 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Charles Barrett 
                         159 
                         3 
                         1780-1815 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William T. Barry 
                         3 
                         159 
                         1808-1825 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bath County 
                         3 
                         159 
                         1778-1847 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bath County 
                         3 
                         1830-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Benjamin Beall - Land Claims 
                         3 
                         1814-1868 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas Beale 
                         3 
                         1817-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas Beale 
                         3 
                         159 
                         1830-1840 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas Beale documents 
                         3 
                         1792-1837 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Beall 
                         159 
                         1814-1868 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Bradford-Robert Wickliffe Warehouse 
                         3 
                         159 
                         1816 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Breckinridge Administrators 
                         159 
                         4 
                         1814-1843 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.W. Breckinridge Estate 
                         4 
                         159 
                         1839-1848 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Breckinridge Administrators 
                         4 
                         1857-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.W. Breckinridge Estate (Receipts) 
                         4 
                         1840-1849 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Robert J. Breckinridge-Robert Wickliffe Controversy 
                         4 
                         159 
                         1839-1850 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Robert Brough 
                         4 
                         1801-1823 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elizabeth Campbell Papers 
                         159 
                         4 
                         1779-1797 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elizabeth Campbell Papers 
                         4 
                         159 
                         1800-1814 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elizabeth Campbell Papers 
                         4 
                         159 
                         1817-1820 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elizabeth Campbell Papers 
                         159 
                         4 
                         1821-1840 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary O. Wickliffe 
                         159 
                         1802-1815 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Checks (Wickliffe) 
                         5 
                         1830, 1842-1849 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Checks (Wickliffe) 
                         5 
                         1850-1852 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Checks (Wickliffe) 
                         5 
                         1853-1854 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Checks (Wickliffe) 
                         5 
                         1855-1856 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Checks (Wickliffe) 
                         5 
                         1857-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cornelius Comegys Papers 
                         5 
                         1819-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cornelius Comegys Papers 
                         5 
                         1830-1833 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cornelius Comegys Papers 
                         5 
                         1834-1839 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Com. of KY. v. Thomas B. Warfield 
                         6 
                         1839 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Connolly Papers 
                         6 
                         1783, 1787-1798 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Connolly Papers 
                         6 
                         1800-1809 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Connolly Papers 
                         6 
                         1812-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Connolly Papers 
                         6 
                         1820-1822 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Connolly Papers 
                         6 
                         1828 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         159 
                         1776-1810 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         159 
                         1811-1812 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         159 
                         1813-1816 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         1817-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         1820 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         6 
                         1821 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         7 
                         160 
                         1822-1823 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1824-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1830-1832 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1833 Jan.-1833 Oct. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe), Henry Clay letter 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1833 Nov.-1833 Dec. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1834 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1835-1837 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1838-1839 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         7 
                         1840-1849 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1850-1853 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1854 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1855 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1856 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1857 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         8 
                         160 
                         1858 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         8 
                         160 
                         1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence (Wickliffe) 
                         160 
                         8 
                         n.d. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William Craig 
                         8 
                         1805-1815 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Crone Papers 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1812-1857 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John C. Darby 
                         8 
                         1853 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Isaac Davis Papers 
                         160 
                         8 
                         1813-1832 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1777-1798 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1800-1809 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1810-1814 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1815-1817 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1818-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1820-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds 
                         9 
                         1830-1850 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds (packet marked #4) 
                         9 
                         1784-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds (packet marked #4) 
                         9 
                         1820-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Deeds (packet marked #4) 
                         9 
                         1830-1840 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf (Indentures) 
                         10 
                         1775-1817 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1814 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1815 Jan.-1815 Sept. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1815 Oct.-1815 Dec. 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1816-1817 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1818-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1820-1826 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1827-1829 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James DeWolf 
                         10 
                         1830-1836 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Zachariah Eastin 
                         10 
                         1849-1857 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         John Edwards (Bankruptcy case) 
                         10 
                         1786-1840 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ely & Parsons 
                         11 
                         1816-1819 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ely & Parsons 
                         11 
                         1820-1825 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ely & Parsons 
                         11 
                         1826-1846 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Enson and Bank Heirs 
                         11 
                         1847 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1837-1847 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1848-1849 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1850-1851 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1852-1853 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1854-1855 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Letters) 
                         11 
                         1856-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.J. Ewing (Receipts and Papers) 
                         11 
                         1845-1851 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Bath County-Maria Forge (Samuel P. Atchinson) 
                         12 
                         1855-1857 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Bath County-Old Forge (Robert G. Johnson) 
                         12 
                         1854-1855 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Bath County-Piedmont (Burns, Angell) 
                         12 
                         1855-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Bath County-Water Dell (Atchinson, Johnson) 
                         12 
                         1857-1859 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Burnt Station (John Boyd, Benjamin Howard) 
                         12 
                         1805-1809 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Farm Accounts: Ellerslie 
                         12 
                         1828-1846