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Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers, 1902-1945

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Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arrangement is chronological.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers, 1902-1945, 1M51W59, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


.9 cubic ft.


The Kentucky Society of Sons of the Revolution was officially instituted on June 24, 1894, and regularly incorporated on January 26, 1895. Two of the eight original founders of the Society were Leslie Combs and Desha Breckinridge. As stated in the Sons of the Revolution by-laws, the purpose of this society is to "perpetuate the memory of the men who achieved the independence of the United States," through commemoration of events, collecting historical material, fostering patriotism, and promoting these aims by encouraging fellowship among members.

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials related to the formation and growth of the Sons of the Revolution, Kentucky Society. Included are programs of meetings, genealogical records, correspondence and clippings. There are also speeches and speech notes written by Judge Samuel M. Wilson.


  • Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
  • Sons of the Revolution.--Kentucky Society.
  • Genealogies
  • Speeches

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