Moses P. Breckenridge Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Breckenridge, Moses P.
Moses P. Breckenridge papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Moses P. Breckenridge was born around 1832 and lived in Westfield, Massachusetts. He was married to Lucretia Wetherell. His son, Lester Paige Breckenridge, was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) from 1891 to 1893.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a detailed contract between Moses P. Breckenridge, John Dribble, and N. J. Taylor, all of Westfield, Massachusetts. The contract specifies the type and size of house Dribble and Taylor were to build for Breckenridge. The collection also contains several of Breckenridge's receipts and a telegram notifying him of a relative's death (1864).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

 added Related Materials note January 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Henry B. Dirks, 1957-02-00. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also Lester Paige Breckenridge papers (UA 17.8)

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Westfield (Mass.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Breckenridge, Moses P.
  • Dirks, Henry Bernhard, Mrs.
  • Dribble, John


  • Contracts for work and labor -- Massachusetts
  • Finance, Personal -- Massachusetts

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Collection Inventory


Papers 1853-1871