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Mary Burch Breckinridge letters, 1864-1868

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Mary Burch Breckinridge letters




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Mary Burch Breckinridge letters, 1864-1868, 1VF59M64, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


9 items


Mary Burch Breckinridge was the wife of John Cabell Breckinridge, Vice President under James Buchanan (1856-1860) and Presidential candidate against Lincoln in 1860.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of letters written by Mrs. Breckinridge to her cousin, Mrs. George W. Johnson of Georgetown, Ky. The letters, written while Mrs. Breckinridge followed her husband, John C. Breckinridge, during the last years of the Civil War, describe experiences during and immediately following the war. The letters originate from various locations including Dalton, Georgia, Roanoke County, Virginia, Toronto, Ontario, England, Switzerland, Versailles, France, and Niagra, Ontario.


  • Breckinridge, Mary Burch, 1826-1907.
  • Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
  • Johnson, George W, Mrs.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
  • Georgetown (Ky.).
  • Roanoke County (Va.).
  • Dalton (Ga.).
  • Toronto (Ont.).
  • England.
  • Switzerland.
  • Versailles (France)
  • Niagara (Ont.)
  • Correspondence

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