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Preston Family Papers,1780-1956

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Title

Preston Family Papers

Date

1780-1956

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Preston Family Papers, 1780-1956, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

2 cubic ft. (587 items)

Scope and Content

Papers of a prominent Va. and Ky. family. Most were created by or written to Major William Preston, resident and large landowner of Louisville, and his wife and children. The papers include correspondence, 1788 -1866, discussing personal, legal, land, business, social, and political matters; legal papers, 1793-1847; military papers, 1796-1810; certificates and grants, 1788 -1817; genealogical material on the Preston, Hancock, Joyes, Lee, Woodson, and Venable families; newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous material. Also included is a printed prospectus for Meriwether Lewis's proposed book on the Lewis and Clark expedition, and documents signed by Edmund Randolph, Henry Lee, Gabriel Slaughter, John Adams, and Littleton Waller Tazewell. Correspondents include John Bowyer, H. Brady, James Breckinridge, John Breckinridge, John Brown, Cuthbert Bullitt, Thomas Butler, James Freeman Clarke, Nicholas Croghan, Edward Everett, John Floyd, Edmund P. Gaines, Felix Grundy, J. F. Hamtramck, George Hancock, Nathaniel Hart, James McHenry, Benjamin Howard, Howell E. Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, William Preston Johnston, Henry Knox, Meriwether Lewis, James McDowell, Lachlan McIntosh, Eliza Madison, Bishop James Madison, Agatha Marshall, Louis Marshall, James Monroe, Garnett Peyton, John Pope, Jr., Maria Preston Pope, James Patton Preston, John Preston, William Preston, William Campbell Preston, Edmund Randolph, Jason Rogers, Josephine Preston Rogers, John Smith, Abram Trigg, Daniel Trigg, Rachel Walker, Anthony Wayne, James Wilkinson, Oliver Wolcott, and A. R. Woolley

Subjects

  • Adams, John, 1735-1826.
  • Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858.
  • Brady, Hugh, 1768-1851.
  • Breckinridge, James, 1763-1833.
  • Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806.
  • Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell, 1788-1826.
  • Breckinridge, Robert, 1754-1833.
  • Brown, John, 1757-1837.
  • Bullitt, Cuthbert, 1810-1906.
  • Bush, Joseph H., 1794-1865.
  • Clark, William, 1770-1838.
  • Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888.
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
  • Eustis, William, 1753-1825.
  • Everett, Edward, 1784-1865.
  • Fitzhugh, Dennis, 1778-1822.
  • Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781-1821.
  • Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849.
  • Grundy, Felix, 1777-1840.
  • Hamtramck, John Francis, 1756-1803.
  • Hancock, George, 1754-1820.
  • Hancock, George, 1798-1875.
  • Hart, Nathaniel, 1770-1844.
  • Howard, Benjamin, 1760-1814.
  • Jackson, Howell Edmunds, 1832-1895.
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862.
  • Johnston, Henrietta Preston, 1803-1835.
  • Johnston, William Preston.
  • Joyes, Patrick, 1826-1904.
  • Joyes Family.
  • Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
  • Lee, Henry, 1756-1818.
  • Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809.
  • Lloyd Family.
  • Lockhart, Mary Kennerly Strother, 1746-1830.
  • McDowell, James, 1770-1835.
  • McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
  • McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806.
  • Madison, James, 1749-1812.
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836.
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
  • Pope, Maria Preston, ca. 1804-1895.
  • Pope, Worden, 1772-1838.
  • Preston, Caroline Hancock, 1785-1847.
  • Preston, Francis, 1765-1836.
  • Preston, Isaac Trimble, 1793-1852.
  • Preston, James Patton, 1774-1843.
  • Preston, John, 1764-1827.
  • Preston, William, 1729-1783.
  • Preston, William, 1770-1821.
  • Preston, William, 1816-1887.
  • Preston, William C. (William Campbell), 1794-1860.
  • Preston Family.
  • Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1832.
  • Rhea, John, 1753-1832.
  • Rogers, Jason, 1803-1848.
  • Rogers, Josephine Preston, 1809?-1842?
  • Slaughter, Gabriel, 1767-1830.
  • Smith, John, fl. 1788-1808.
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
  • Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860.
  • Venable Family.
  • Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
  • Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859.
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
  • Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833.
  • Woodson Family.
  • Woolley, Abram R.
  • Woolley, Caroline Preston.
  • Artists-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Counterfeits and counterfeiting-- Maryland-- History-- Sources.
  • Dueling-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
  • Dueling-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Dueling-- Virginia-- History-- 18th century.
  • Dueling-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
  • Historic buildings-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
  • Pennsylvania-- Militia.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • United States-- Militia-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- Sources.
  • Virginia-- Militia.

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