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James Douglas Breckinridge Papers,1811-1833

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James Douglas Breckinridge Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], James Douglas Breckinridge Papers, 1811-1833, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


56 items

Scope and Content

Attorney of Louisville, Ky., state legislator, and U.S. congressman. Papers of legal correspondence, 1811-1833; legal papers, 1824-1828; and statements and receipts, 1826-1828. A large portion of this material concerns the estate of David L. Ward, administered by Frederick W.S. Grayson. Grayson's estate was administered by James D. Breckinridge. Correspondence primarily discusses legal matters and Breckinridge's business affairs. Two letters, 1820, mention the bill passed by the Legislature establishing the Bank of the Commonwealth. Letters dealing with David L. Ward's estate mention lands in Carter and Lewis counties in Kentucky. Correspondents include: James I. Dozier, Robert Breckinridge, Levi Tyler, James D. Kenney, John McConnell, and Robert Carter


  • Banks and banking-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Lawyers-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
  • Legislators-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.

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