Collection on the Breckinridge family photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on the Breckinridge family photographs
Date
undated
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Subjects
Families--Kentucky--History--19th century.
Families--Kentucky--Lexington.
Families--Photographs.
Family.
Portraits.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2007av035: [identification of item], Collection on the Breckinridge family, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
R. J. Breckinridge (1800-1871) was a Kentucky State Representative, Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a candidate for delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1849. He was the son of John Breckinridge, and in 1823, he married Ann Sophonisba Preston.
John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) was a member Kentucky House of Representatives, a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856, Vice President of the United States from 1857 to 1861, candidate for President of the United States in 1860, a United States Senator from Kentucky in 1861, and the Confederate States Secretary of War in 1865. He was the son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge.
Scott Dudley Breckinridge, Sr. (1882-1941) was a physician in Lexington, an author, and was the U.S. Fencing Champion in 1906 and 1914. He competed in 1912 Olympics. He married Gertrude Ashby Bayne. He was the son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.
Robert Lee Breckinridge was born in 1825 and died in 1906.
Scope and Content
The Collection on the Breckinridge family (undated; cubic feet; 15 items) consists of photographs collected specifically for their relation to the Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky. Included are engravings, a tintype, and a large albumen portrait of the Breckinridge family in which the members are identified. Members of the family depicted in the photographs includes Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, and Scott Dudley Breckinridge. Several of the photographs are unidentified.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Mary Clay Smith, wife of Joseph C. Breckinridge, mother of John C. Breckinridge, undated

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Unidentified man; note of unknown origin states Any namesake of Henry Howard Gratz is to have this picture., undated

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Unidentified young man, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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John Breckinridge, undated

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Robert Lee Breckinridge, undated

  • Box 1, Item 7
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R. J. Breckinridge and his six sons, undated

  • Box 1, Item 8
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John Cabell Breckinridge, undated

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Joseph Cabell Breckinridge in dress uniform, undated

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Joseph Cabell Breckinridge as Major General, during the Spanish-American War, undated

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Scott Dudley Breckinridge at a national competition in New York, undated

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Breckinridge family portrait, undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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James Breckinridge, undated

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Reverend John Breckinridge, undated

  • Box 1, Item 15
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Requests

No items have been requested.