Papers : of James Breckinridge, 1805-1831.


Papers : of James Breckinridge, 1805-1831.

The collection contains Breckinridge's correspondence from Francis Crutchfield (Bath County, Va.) and with Robert Gamble (as a commission merchant in Richmond, and at Balcony Falls, Va., and "Weelaunee," Jefferson County, Fla.), 1810-1831, concerning scrap iron, tobacco, sale of slaves, Virginia Bank stock, prices of food staples, finances, wheat crop, plaster of Paris, bank losses and failure, and the James River and Kanawha Canal. People mentioned include Ann Selden Breckinridge, Cary Breckinridge, James Breckinridge (1801-1824), Robert Breckinridge, William H. Cabell, Claudius Crozet, Letitia Breckinridge Gamble, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Watkins Leigh (concerning a duel), James Monroe, John Hampden Pleasants, John Preston, Miles Selden, Clement Smith, John Tayloe, and John Tyler. There is also an account (1805-1810) of the estate of John Cunningham with John McKim; and a poem "John Anderson."

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