xt71zc7rnf2z https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71zc7rnf2z/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71zc7rnf2z/data/kukm1m82m7.xml Clay family. 17801959 97.6 cubic ft. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Clay family papers,  1780-1959 Clay family papers,  1780-1959 text Clay family papers,  1780-1959 1780 2002 true xt71zc7rnf2z collection false kukm1m82m7 Guide to the Clay family papers,  1780-1959 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University 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 Clay family papers,  1780-1959 Collection number: 1M82M7 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. Clay family papers,   1780-1959 1M82M7 Clay family. 97.6 cubic ft. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Clay, Berle. Purchase, May 10, 1982. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Clay family papers, 1780-1959, 1M82M7, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. This branch of the famous Clay family of Kentucky (cousins to the statesman Henry Clay) was founded by Green Clay, who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1777. Clay was a surveyor, and through his position as Deputy Surveyor of Kentucky, he accumulated a vast estate. He also started a tradition of public service which his descendants maintained, retaining a role in Kentucky and national political and cultural affairs up through the twentieth century. These are the personal and business papers of the Clays, a prominent Bluegrass family. Included are materials relating to General Green Clay, his sister, Martha Clay Lewis, his sons Brutus and Cassius Marcellus, Brutus' son Cassius M. Clay, Jr. and his wife Mary Harris Clay, and their children, Junius Brutus, Samuel Henry, and Cassius M. Clay III. Also included are papers of Ezekiel Field, who was Brutus Clay's father-in-law, a collection of papers relating to a levee fund in Louisiana administered by Brutus's brother-in-law C. I. Field, and a collection of letters to Francis Preston Blair, editor of the Washington GLOBE during the administrations of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. As the family's main business was agriculture, the collection contains many letters dealing with farming, livestock and slavery. There are also several large subgroups of miscellaneous volumes relating to the various family members. These include bank books, livestock books, daybooks for the family's mills, ferries, lumberyards, stock farms, mineral springs, etc., school notebooks, and memoranda books. Included as well are the two-volume manuscript draft of Cassius Clay's revised MEMOIRS, some Bourbon County Court records dating from 1816-1839, and family photographs. Organized into series, primarily focusing on individuals: General Green Clay; Martha Clay Lewis; Brutus J. Clay; Cassius M. Clay I; Cassius M. Clay Jr.; Junius B. and Samuel Henry Clay; Mary Harris Clay; Ezekiel H. Field; Jones and Goss Court Records; F. P. Blair, Sr. Letters; Cassius M. Clay III; Mississippi Papers (two subseries). Bound volumes and oversize materials are grouped together at the end. Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Clay, Amelia Field, 1812-1843. Clay, Ann Field, 1822-1881. Clay, Brutus J. (Brutus Junius), 1808-1878. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1846-1913. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1895-1959. Clay, Green, 1757-1828. Clay, Junius Brutus, 1871-1904. Clay, Mary Blythe Harris, 1860-1944. Clay, Pattie Amelia Field, 1848-1891. Clay, Samuel Henry, 1873-1895. Dudley, Sally Lewis Clay, 1776-1867. Field, Christopher Irvine, d. 1867. Field, Ezekiel, 1782-ca. 1857. Lewis, Martha Clay, 1761-1844. Washington globe. Bourbon County (Ky.).--Circuit Court. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Slavery--United States. Slavery--United States--Anti-slavery movements. Agriculture--Kentucky. Livestock--Kentucky. Kentucky--Genealogy. Kentucky--Politics and government. United States--History--War of 1812. United States--Politics and government. Mexican War, 1846-1848. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Diplomatic and consular service, American--Soviet Union. Daybooks. Manuscripts (for publication) Memoranda. Photoprints