Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection,
Creator
Brown, Preston, (1872-1948)
Extent
.15 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 items
Subjects
Brown, John Mason (1837-1890)
Preston, Mary Owen (1841-1898)
Preston, William (1816-1887)
Wickliffe, Margaret Howard (1819-1898)
Brown, Preston (1872-1948)
Brown, Margaret Wickliffe (1878-1923)
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Christian Trombetta
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Major General Preston Brown was born on January 2, 1872 in Lexington, Kentucky into a family with many important figures in Kentucky history. His father, John Mason Brown, was a Colonel in the Union Army and one of the founders of The Filson Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Preston Brown's mother, Mary Owen Preston, was the daughter of Confederate General William C. Preston and Margaret Howard Wickliffe. Preston Brown's grandfather, Mason Brown, served as Kentucky Secretary of State, and his great-grandfather, John Brown, was the first United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Preston Brown graduated from Yale in 1892 and attended law school at the University of Virginia. In 1894, he enlisted in the Army as a private. Preston Brown served during the Spanish American War, the Philippine American War, and World War I. By 1925, Preston Brown had advanced to the rank of Major General and retired in 1934 after forty years of service. He was active in genealogical research and a member of the Historical Society of Cincinnati until his death in 1948.
Scope and Content
The Preston-Brown Family Photographic Collection, 1863-1935 consists of twenty-two, various photographic formats whose subject matter relates to the immediate family and a few ancestors of Preston Brown (1872-1948).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Colonel John Mason Brown (1837-1890), U.S.A., 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, in uniform, handwritten on front in ink "Jno: Mason Brown / Major 10th Ky. Cavy", , 1863

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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), , [n.d.]

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Colonel John Mason Brown (1837-1890), U.S.A., 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, in civilian dress, , 1890

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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), , [n.d.]

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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), , [n.d.]

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Mary Owen Preston (1841-1898) (Mrs. John Mason Brown), , [n.d.]

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John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, , [n.d.]

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John Mason Brown (1837-1890) with his sons, Preston Brown (1872-1948) and Mason Brown, , [n.d.]

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Preston Brown (1872-1948), , [n.d.]

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Margaret Wickliffe Brown (1878-1923), , [n.d.]

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Preston Brown's dorm room at Yale, interior, handwritten on back in ink "Brown's room at Yale 88-9.", , 1888

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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, , [n.d.]

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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in civilian dress, , [n.d.]

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Margaret Howard Wickliffe (1819-1898) (Mrs. William Preston), , [n.d.]

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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, , [n.d.]

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Major General William Preston (1816-1887), C.S.A.; Lexington, Kentucky native; served in the Kentucky State Legislature, in uniform, , [n.d.]

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Unidentified woman, , [n.d.]

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Fireplace on an unidentified house, , [n.d.]

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Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1969), Governor of Kentucky, 1839-1940; reproduction of painted portrait, , [n.d.]

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John Howard (1732-1835), reproduction of painting, handwritten on back in ink "Col. John Howard (Ky.) / Had his eye shot out by one of Tarelton's Dragoons"; reproduction of a painting; Howard was a Colonel in the Revolutionary Army and the owner of Howard's Grove, Fayette County, Kentucky, , [n.d.]

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"Baroness de Haas", handwritten on back in ink "Photo of the portrait of the / Baroness de Haas / who married a Jenner, / and was related to / your great-grandmother Meredith.", , [n.d.]

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Reproduction of J.E.B. Stuart caricature titled "Gen Stewart [sic] of the Black Horse Cavalry", , [n.d.]

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