BRECKINRIDGE, John Cabell, 1821-1875



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: July 10, 1860. 1 letter.


Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1860s. Ca. 200 items. Letters and telegrams to and from General Breckinridge relating to the Confederacy.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: In Confederate States of America papers, 1821-1912.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: Ca. 1846-1875. .25 foot. Miscellaneous papers, including personal, business, and congressional papers, photographs, and portraits.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in the Preston family papers-Davie collection; Johnston family papers, 1798-1943; and 20 items (1847-1874) in Breckinridge-Marshall family papers, 1755-1869. Finding aid.


Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: Letters in James Moore Wayne papers, 1848-1863; and references in Fraser-Couper papers, 1810-1876. Finding aid.


Rutherford B. Hayes Library
Fremont, OH
Papers: August 28, 1860-August 15, 1867. 1 item. Typescript of diary.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in the James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898; James Gibson papers, 1712-1846; and James Buchanan papers, 1775-1868.


Kentucky Historical Society
Frankfort, KY
Papers: 1857. 1 letter. Also portrait.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. 263 linear feet. Includes papers relating to his work in Congress and his Lexington, KY law practice and letters from constituents. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Andrew and John White Stevenson family papers, 1756-1882; and Louis Eller Asher autograph collection, 1757-1918. Finding aid.


Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Daniel Stevens Dickinson papers, 1799-1892. Finding aid.


Tennessee State Library and Archives
Nashville, TN
Papers: Correspondence in George Washington Gordon papers, 1791-1946, on microfilm. Finding aid.


University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, KY
Papers: 20 items (1853-1875) in various collections.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the John Taylor Wood papers, 1858-1915. Includes typed copy of a brief narrative by General Breckinridge, who was with Wood on the escape to Cuba.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in the Thomas S. Bocock papers, 1760-1897.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections. Finding aid.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; and Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives, New Haven, CT.