Mary Burch Breckinridge letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Burch Breckinridge letters
Creator
Breckinridge, Mary Burch, 1828-1907
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
59m64: [identification of item], Mary Burch Breckinridge letters, 1864-1868, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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
The Mary Burch Breckinridge letters (dated 1864-1868; 0.1 cubic feet; 9 items) consist 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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Mary Burch Breckinridge letters to Mrs. George W. Johnson, 1864-1868

  • Box VF-17, folder 1
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