Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers, 1902-1945

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sons of the Revolution Kentucky Society papers, 1902-1945
Creator
Sons of the Revolution, Kentucky Society.
Extent
.9 cubic ft.
Subjects
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Sons of the Revolution.--Kentucky Society.
Genealogies
Speeches
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.

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