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Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864, 1859

Part of Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864

kukm1f59m_227Guide to the Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864Collection number: 1F59M-227Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-18641F59M-227Clay, Brutus J. (Brutus Junius), 1808-1878.1 reel of microfilmNone online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Clay, Cassius M. Loan to be microfilmed, Oct. 1959Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864, 1F59M-227, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.U.S. Congressman, Agriculturalist The second son of General Green Clay, Brutus was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1808. He attended Centre College in Danville. After the death of his older brother Sidney in 1834, Brutus became the head of the family, assuming responsibility for the estate left by his father, who had died six years earlier. This included much aid and supervision of the financial affairs of his brother Cassius, the famous emancipationist, who was frequently in debt. Brutus moved to Bourbon County in 1837. He served as president of the Kentucky Agricultural Society and of the Bourbon County Agricultural Society.Clay was a member of the Kentucky General Assembly in 1840 and again in 1860 and 1861. He won election as a Union Democrat to the U.S. Congress in 1863. Despite his strong support of the Union during the Civil War, three of his five children sided with the Confederates.The microfilm is a copy of Clay's correspondence dealing primarily with the election of 1863 and Clay's service in Congress.Arranged chronologically.Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911.Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871.Peter, Robert, 1805-1894.Hodges, Albert Gallatin, 1802-ca. 1878.United States.--Congress.--House.United States.--Congress.--House--Elections.Brutus J. Clay papers, 1859-1864