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Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arrangement is chronological.
Collection is open for research.
[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.
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.