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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers, 1865

Part of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers

56m315 Cassius Marcellus Clay papers, 1865-1913 56M315 Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 3 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T09:57-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers 56M315 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.8 Cubic feet 5 boxes 1865-1913 Political, personal, and business papers comprise the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers and document the professional and personal life of politician Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Professional correspondence, addressed to Clay, composes the bulk of the collection and pertains to political issues within Kentucky. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1846-1913 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 56M315: [identification of item], Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers, 1865-1913, University of Kentucky Special Collections Biographical note Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., the youngest son of Brutus Clay, was born in 1846. Like his namesake, the younger Cassius attended Yale University, graduating in the class of 1866. He served in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly in the 1870s and 1880s. He presided over the convention that drew up a new state constitution for Kentucky in 1890 and 1891. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1891 and 1895. In 1902 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the State University, a position he held until his death in 1913. Scope and Contents note Political, personal, and business papers comprise the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers and document the professional and personal life of politician Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Professional correspondence, addressed to Clay, composes the bulk of the collection and pertains to political issues within Kentucky. Topics include the gubernatorial election of 1895, the Farmer's Alliance, the question of free silver, the Kentucky Tobacco War, and the University of Kentucky. Additionally, this collection includes petitions, certificates of appointment, and pamphlets relating to elections and other political matters. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. Bennett, Waller Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935 Breckinridge, Robert J., (Robert Jefferson), 1834-1915 Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904 Cantrill, James E. Clay, Brutus Junius, 1847-1932 Clay, Laura, 1849-1941 Combs, Leslie, 1852-1940 Goebel, William, 1856-1900 Grundy, Thomas S., 1822-1903. Hathaway, Leeland, fl. 1845-1901 Hunt, Joseph Drummond, 1838-1920 Kentucky. General Assembly. McCord, John National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union. Patterson, James K. (James Kennedy), 1833-1922 Shropshire, J. H. State University of Kentucky. Board of Trustees. State University of Kentucky. Strother, J. W. Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921 Wickliffe, W. A. Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 Agriculturists--Kentucky. Governors--Kentucky--Election, 1895. Kentucky--History--19th century. Politicians--Kentucky. Silver question. Tobacco industry. Political documents and petitions, I 1865-1872, 1903, undated Scope and Contents note This series contains petitions, certificates of appointment, and pamphlets relating to elections and other political matters. 2 1-2 1865-1872 Petitions, 5 8 undated Colonel Cassius M. Clay Answers Miss Alice Lloyd's Reply, Bourbon News 1 8 1903 September 3 Correspondence, II 1884-1913 Scope and Contents note This series contains professional correspondence addressed to Clay and pertains to political issues within Kentucky. Topics include the gubernatorial election of 1895, the Farmer's Alliance, the question of free silver, the Kentucky Tobacco War, and the University of Kentucky. 2 3-4 1884-1890 2 5-7 3 1-2 1891-1893 3 3-6 1894-1895 3 7 4 1-6 1895 5 1 1896-1902 5 2 1903-1906 5 3 1907-1908 5 4 1909 5 5 1910-1911 5 6 1912 5 7 1913 William Goebel's letters to Clay, 5 9 1890 August 2 to 1895 November 25 Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers