Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Breckinridge family papers,

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Breckinridge family papers,
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, articles, subject files, financial and legal records, scrapbooks, and other papers of various Breckinridge family members. Papers of John Breckinridge document his service as Kentucky attorney general and legislator; his years as U.S. attorney general and senator; the Alien and Sedition Acts; and the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799. Papers of Robert J. Breckinridge pertain primarily to his ministry in the Presbyterian Church. Papers of John C. Breckinridge relating principally to his service as U.S. representative; his law practice in Lexington, Ky.; his business activites including the Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad Co. and real estate in Kentucky; and his voluntary exile following his service as a Confederate Army general. Papers of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge relating to his law practice in Lexington, Ky.; his Civil War service under Confederate Army General John Hunt Morgan; his editorship of the Lexington Observer and Reporter; and his work as U.S. representative from Kentucky. Papers of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge pertain to his service in the Union Army and following the Civil War as inspector general of the U.S. Army and to his activities with the Sons of the American Revolution.
Also includes papers of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge relating to his work as U.S. representative from Kentucky and as American minister to Russia; papers of Mary Desha relating primarily to the Daughters of the American Revolution; papers of Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge chiefly concerning her pioneering efforts in the field of social work and social legislation and her participation in the Pan-American Conference (1933); papers of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge of Lexington relating to her work on behalf of civic affairs, social reform, and women's suffrage at the local, state, and national level; and papers of Henry Breckinridge relating to his service as assistant secretary of war in President Wilson's administration, his World War I service with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, his law practice in New York, N.Y., his work as legal counsel in the Lindbergh kidnapping case, his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from New York State as a member of the Constitutional Party (1934), and his entrance in 1936 into presidential preferential primaries in four states opposing Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal; and papers of Desha Breckinridge, Katherine Carson Breckinridge, and other family members.
Correspondents include Jane Addams, Henry T. Allen, Alben William Barkley, Montgomery Blair, Braxton Bragg, Mary Breckinridge, Carrie Chapman Catt, William Conant Church, Grover Cleveland, John F. Condon, Harold W. Dodds, Jubal Anderson Early, Antoinette Funk, Edward Miner Gallaudet, A.W. Greely, Ernest Gruening, James Guthrie, John Marshall Harlan, Rutherford B. Hayes, Hilary A. Herbert, Cordell Hull, Harold L. Ickes, Thomas Jefferson, Tom Loftin Johnson, George Blackburn Kinkead, Alfred M. Landon, H.W. Lawton, Robert E. Lee, Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), James Madison, Beriah Magoffin, A. Dudley Mann, John Marshall, William McKinley, Nelson Appleton Miles, Samuel Miller, James Monroe, John Hunt Morgan, Frances Perkins, Horace Porter, Hjalmar Johna Fredrik Procopé, Redfield Proctor, Henry M. Rice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, T.O. Selfridge, Anna Howard Shaw, Isaac Shelby, Jouett Shouse, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, Adlai E. Stevenson (1835-1914), Oscar Straus, Jacob Thompson, Fred M. Vinson, James Wolcott Wadsworth, William Allen White, Woodrow Wilson, and Stephen Samuel Wise.
Contributor Names
Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932.
Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935.
Breckinridge, Henry, 1886-1960.
Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806.
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell, 1842-1920.
Breckinridge, Katherine Carson.
Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920.
Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871.
Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948..
Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904.
Desha, Mary, 1850-1911.
Subject Headings
-  Addams, Jane,--1860-1935--Correspondence
-  Allen, Henry T.--(Henry Tureman),--1859-1930--Correspondence
-  Barkley, Alben William,--1877-1956--Correspondence
-  Blair, Montgomery,--1813-1883--Correspondence
-  Bragg, Braxton,--1817-1876--Correspondence
-  Breckinridge, Mary,--1826-1907--Correspondence
-  Catt, Carrie Chapman,--1859-1947--Correspondence
-  Church, William Conant,--1836-1917--Correspondence
-  Cleveland, Grover,--1837-1908--Correspondence
-  Condon, John F.--(John Francis),--1860-1945--Correspondence
-  Dodds, Harold W.--(Harold Willis),--1889-1980--Correspondence
-  Early, Jubal Anderson,--1816-1894--Correspondence
-  Funk, Antoinette,---1942--Correspondence
-  Gallaudet, Edward Miner,--1837-1917--Correspondence
-  Greely, A. W.--(Adolphus Washington),--1844-1935--Correspondence
-  Gruening, Ernest,--1887-1974--Correspondence
-  Guthrie, James,--1792-1869--Correspondence
-  Harlan, John Marshall,--1833-1911--Correspondence
-  Hayes, Rutherford B.,--1822-1893--Correspondence
-  Herbert, Hilary A.--(Hilary Abner),--1834-1919--Correspondence
-  Hull, Cordell,--1871-1955--Correspondence
-  Ickes, Harold L.--(Harold LeClair),--1874-1952--Correspondence
-  Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826--Correspondence
-  Johnson, Tom Loftin,--1854-1911--Correspondence
-  Kinkead, George Blackburn--Correspondence
-  Landon, Alfred M.--(Alfred Mossman),--1887-1987--Correspondence
-  Lawton, Henry Ware,--1843-1899--Correspondence
-  Lee, Robert E.--(Robert Edward),--1807-1870--Correspondence
-  Lindbergh, Charles Augustus,--1930-1932--Kidnapping
-  Lodge, Henry Cabot,--1850-1924--Correspondence
-  Madison, James,--1751-1836--Correspondence
-  Magoffin, Beriah,--1815-1885--Correspondence
-  Mann, A. Dudley--(Ambrose Dudley),--1801-1889--Correspondence
-  Marshall, John,--1755-1835--Correspondence
-  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Correspondence
-  Miles, Nelson Appleton,--1839-1925--Correspondence
-  Miller, Samuel,--1769-1850--Correspondence
-  Monroe, James,--1758-1831--Correspondence
-  Morgan, John Hunt,--1825-1864--Correspondence
-  Perkins, Frances,--1880-1965--Correspondence
-  Porter, Horace,--1837-1921--Correspondence
-  Procopé, Hjalmar Johan Fredrik,--1889-1954--Correspondence
-  Proctor, Redfield,--1831-1908--Correspondence
-  Rice, Henry M.--(Henry Mower),--1816-1894--Correspondence
-  Roosevelt, Franklin D.--(Franklin Delano),--1882-1945--Correspondence
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Correspondence
-  Selfridge, T. O.--(Thomas Oliver),--1836-1924--Correspondence
-  Shaw, Anna Howard,--1847-1919--Correspondence
-  Shelby, Isaac,--1750-1826--Correspondence
-  Shouse, Jouett,--1879-1968--Correspondence
-  Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick,--1880-1944--Correspondence
-  Stevenson, Adlai E.--(Adlai Ewing),--1835-1914--Correspondence
-  Straus, Oscar,--1870-1954--Correspondence
-  Thompson, Jacob,--1810-1885--Correspondence
-  Vinson, Fred M.,--1890-1953--Correspondence
-  Wadsworth, James Wolcott,--1846-1926--Correspondence
-  White, William Allen,--1868-1944--Correspondence
-  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924--Correspondence
-  Wise, Stephen S.--(Stephen Samuel),--1874-1949--Correspondence
-  Breckinridge family
-  Confederate States of America.--Army
-  Kentucky.--Attorney General's Office
-  Kentucky.--General Assembly
-  United States.--Army
-  United States.--Army.--American Expeditionary Forces
-  United States.--Army.--Office of the Inspector General
-  United States.--Attorney-General
-  United States.--Congress.--House
-  United States.--Congress.--Senate
-  United States.--War Department
-  Constitutional Party
-  Daughters of the American Revolution
-  Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad Co
-  Sons of the American Revolution
-  Pan-American Conference--(1933 :--Montevideo, Uruguay)
-  Lexington observer and reporter
-  Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
-  American Confederate voluntary exiles
-  Diplomatic and consular service, American--Russia
-  Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798
-  Practice of law--Kentucky--Lexington
-  Practice of law--New York (State)--New York
-  Presbyterian Church--Clergy
-  Presidents--United States--Election--1936
-  Railroads--Kentucky
-  Real estate investment--Kentucky
-  Social legislation--Kentucky
-  Social legislation--United States
-  Social service--Kentucky
-  Social service--United States
-  Women--Suffrage
-  Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865
-  Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1951
-  Russia--Foreign relations--United States
-  United States--Foreign relations--Russia
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Politics and government--19th century
-  United States--Politics and government--20th century
-  Arranged in twelve series. Series 1: Family Papers, 1752-1904; Series 2: Henry Breckinridge Papers, 1909-1954; Series 3: Joseph Cabell Breckinridge Papers, 1844-1909; Series 4: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge Papers, 1895-1921; Series 5: Robert J. Breckinridge Papers, 1807-1871; Series 6: Sophonisba P. Breckinridge Papers, 1873-1949; Series 7: William Cambell Preston Breckinridge Papers, 1851-1904; Series 8: Mary Desha Papers, 1892-1910; Series 9: Other Family Papers, 1779-1965; Series 10: Addition I, 1816-1980; Series 11: Addition II, 1845-1969; and Series 12: Oversize, 1781-1912.
-  Microfilm edition available for the papers of Sophonisba P. Breckinridge (containers 739-778), no. 18,291.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1981.
-  Gift, Breckinridge family, 1905-2012.
-  Other gifts and purchases, 1908-1981.
-  Engravings, maps, photographs, sheet music, and other material transferred to appropriate divisions of the Library of Congress.
-  Family prominent in Kentucky and national politics and government.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
206,000 items.
875 containers plus 3 oversize.
37 microfilm reels.
265 linear feet.
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Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, Desha Breckinridge, Henry Breckinridge, John Breckinridge, John C Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Katherine Carson Breckinridge, et al. Breckinridge Family Papers. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

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Breckinridge, C. R., Breckinridge, D., Breckinridge, H., Breckinridge, J., Breckinridge, J. C., Breckinridge, J. C. [...] Desha, M. Breckinridge Family Papers. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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