BRECKINRIDGE, John, 1760-1806



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 5 letters (1789-1801) and references to John Breckinridge in Breckinridge-Marshall family papers, 1755-1869; and letters by and to Breckinridge in the Preston family papers, 1754-1840 (bulk 1776-1840).


Kentucky Historical Society
Frankfort, KY
Papers: 1 political letter (1852) in Thomas Metcalfe collection; 1 broadside (1856) advocating the elections of James Buchanan and Breckinridge to presidency and vice-presidency; and 1 letter to Page (1857) concerning a monetary payment in the Thomas S. Page papers.


Knox College
Seymour Library
Galesburg, IL
Papers: 1 letter (May 15, 1858) in Sang-Lee Civil War collection, 1834-1906; and 1 letter (December 2, 1867) in Post family papers, 1857-1895.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. 263 linear feet. Includes material relating to his service as attorney general of Kentucky, his work in the Kentucky state legislature, career in U.S. Senate, and as attorney general of the United States. Of particular significance are materials pertaining to the Kentucky Resolutions of 1789 and 1799, opposing the Alien and Sedition Acts enacted by Congress. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Custis-Lee family papers, 1711-1924; and William Chauncy Langdon papers, 1600-1903.


University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, Ky
Papers: 8 items (1784-1806) in various collections.


University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
Hattiesburg, MS
Papers: 1 military dispatch (1862) to Colonel Brewster in Corinth, MS.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in the James Breckinridge papers, 1783-1904 (bulk 1783-1830). Finding aid.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections including the Archibald Stuart papers, 1786-1822, available on microfilm. Finding aid.


Western Kentucky University Library
Special Collections
Bowling Green, KY
Papers: 1781-1886. 38 items. Photocopies of letters (36), biographical sketch, and 1 reel of microfilm containing letters of Major Breckinridge. Additional description in Robert Breckinridge McAfee journal, 1803-1804.