Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897 1770-1887.

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Wickliffe-Preston family. Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897 1770-1887.

Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897 1770-1887.

These are the papers of Robert Wickliffe, General William Preston and their families. There are papers from Preston's career in Congress and from his tenure as Envoy to Spain. Correspondents include Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Todd Lincoln and Cassius M. Clay. There are several documents signed by CSA President Jefferson Davis. Andrew Jackson's pardon and amnesty to Preston (1868) is included as are Texas Association papers which include letters, contracts, stock certificate books, surveys and maps which are important in the history of Texas. Included with the Wickliffe-Preston papers are the Christy-Hepburn papers, George Hancock papers, Jason Rogers papers, Wickliffe executor's papers and the Woolley family papers.

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