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The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky. 

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337 Linden Walk

Contemporary photo of the home of Desha and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, 337 Linden Walk, Lexington, Kentucky. The house is no longer standing - the site is now occupied by a 1950s apartment building. Photo found in the following: Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: A Leader in the New South (Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1921), 73.

Breckinridge, Sophonisba. In “Statement of Miss Jane Addams and Others, January 11, 1916.” Commission for Enduring Peace. Hearings before Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives.... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.

Author: Breckinridge, Sophonisba.

Title: [Testimony] page 10-13 in “Statement of Miss Jane Addams and Others, January 11, 1916.” Commission for Enduring Peace. Hearings before Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty-Fourth Congress, First Session on H.R. 6921 and H.J. Res. 32.

Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.

Laura Clay (1849-1941), Kentucky Suffragist and Voice of the South

Laura Clay (February 9, 1849 — June 29, 1941) grew up in a large family of activists at a farm in Madison County. Her father, Cassius Clay, was a friend of Abraham Lincoln and ambassador to Russia. Her mother, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, and her sisters all supported the woman suffrage movement, and farming kept them economically independent as they went on in life, whether divorced or married.

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