Jane Currie Blaikie "A. K." Hoge (July 31, 1811 – August 26, 1890) was a welfare worker, fund raiser, and wartime nurse born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Dundas Blaikie and Mary Monroe. She was educated at the Young Ladies College in Philadelphia. She was active in recruiting nurses for the Union army during the Civil War and would recount her experiences in her 1867 memoir The Boys in Blue. In 1871, she organized the fund raising for the Evanston, Illinois College for Ladies, which opened in that year.
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- Engle, Nancy Driscol. (Bernard A.Cook, Ed.) "Jane Currie Blaiklie. Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present. (p. 289) Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2006.googlebooks Retrieved February 19, 2009