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Buckner (Simon Bolivar) Papers
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Papers belonging to Confederate general and Governor of Kentucky Simon Bolivar Buckner.
Simon Bolivar Buckner was a Confederate general, businessman, Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1887 to 1891, and the vice-presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party in the 1896 campaign. He died in 1914, in "Glen Lily," his country estate near Munfordville, Kentucky. He married Mary Kingsbury in 1850 and Delia Claiborne in 1885. His son, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., was one of the highest-ranking military officers killed during World War II.
26.80 Linear Feet (23 boxes, 3 letter books, 19 oversize folders, 1 roll)
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