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Breckinridge-Marshall Family Papers,1755-1869

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Title

Breckinridge-Marshall Family Papers

Date

1755-1869

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Breckinridge-Marshall Family Papers, 1755-1869, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.

Extent

0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

The Breckinridge and Marshall families are from Kentucky and Virginia. The Breckinridge section includes correspondence, 1755-1869, discussing John Breckinridge's 1793 trip to Kentucky; politics; the Civil War; John C. Breckinridge's exile in England and Canada following the Civil War; Jefferson Davis; and family matters. The Marshall papers are comprised of correspondence, 1816-1863, of Martin Pickett Marshall of Mason County, Kentucky. Included are letters to and from Marshall regarding family, politics and land. Correspondents represented in the papers include John Breckinridge, James Buchanan, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Charles O'Conor, George Prentice, John Marshall, and R.C. Grundy.

Subjects

  • Beauregard, G. T. -- (Gustave Toutant), -- 1818-1893 -- Correspondence
  • Braddock, Edward, -- 1695?-1755
  • Buchanan, James, -- 1791-1868 -- Correspondence.
  • Cushing, Caleb, -- 1800-1879 -- Correspondence.
  • Davis, Jefferson, -- 1808-1889 -- Correspondence.
  • Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1792-1865 -- Sources.
  • Lawyers -- Kentucky -- Correspondence.
  • Marshall, John, -- 1755-1835 -- Correspondence.
  • Prentice, George D. -- (George Denison), -- 1802-1870 -- Correspondence.
  • Speed, James, -- 1812-1887.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
  • Wood, John Taylor, -- b. 1830; d. 1904.
  • Marshall Family.
  • Breckinridge, John, -- 1760-1806.
  • Breckinridge, John C. -- (John Cabell), -- 1821-1875.
  • Marshall, Martin Pickett, -- 1798-1883.
  • Marshall family.

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