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Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers, 1777

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96m2Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers, 1777-1991, undated 96m2Papers processed by: Megan Mummey; Photographs processed by: Oliver KeelsUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterOctober 2011Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-07-08 16:00:53 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers Henry Clay Memorial Foundation (Lexington, Ky.) Clay family 96m2 64.6 Cubic Feet 179 boxes, 9 wrapped items 1777-1991, undated The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers (dated 1777-1991, undated; 64.6 cubic feet; 179 boxes, 9 wrapped items) contain papers and photographs from the Clay, McDowell, and Bullock families as well as a small amount of operating records for the foundation. Organized into series by family, the papers include various forms of documentation such as correspondence, letter books, diaries, checks, receipts, account books, ledgers, stud books, drawings, paintings, printed materials, realia, and newspaper clippings. Scope and Contents The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers (dated 1777-1991, undated; 64.6 cubic feet; 179 boxes, 9 wrapped items) contain papers and photographs from the Clay, McDowell, and Bullock families as well as a small amount of operating records for the foundation. Organized into series by family, the papers include various forms of documentation such as correspondence, letter books, diaries, checks, receipts, account books, ledgers, stud books, drawings, paintings, printed materials, realia, and newspaper clippings. The material is organized into subseries by creator or recipient. For example, the bulk of letters written by Henry Clay would be found in the papers of his relatives.Correspondence from and to Henry Clay forms the majority of the Henry Clay family papers series. The series also contains correspondence between his children and other descendants; financial and legal material; diaries; and bibles. The McDowell family papers series consists of the papers of Henry Clay McDowell; several of his siblings; his wife Anne Clay McDowell, the granddaughter of Henry Clay; and their children, including suffragist daughter Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. The Bullock family papers series includes the papers of Nannette McDowell Bullock, Henry Clay and Anne Clay McDowells daughter; her family; and her husband Thomas S. Bullocks family. The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation records document the creation of the foundation and their early activities. The photographs compose their own series and include photographs, sketches and photographic reproductions of paintings of members of the Clay, McDowell, and Bullock families. Historical note The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers contain the archives of three prominent Kentucky families who at different times occupied the Ashland estate in Lexington, Kentucky. The Henry Clay family was one of the most prominent families of early Kentucky statehood, due in part to Henry Clay's fame as a politician, statesman, and lawyer. Henry Clay built Ashland, named for its ash trees, in 1809 and made additions to it in 1811. Clay and his wife, Lucretia, lived at Ashland until his death in 1852. Afterwards Lucretia moved in with her youngest son John Morrison Clay. James Brown Clay, another son, rebuilt Ashland using its original plans during the 1850s. In 1862, following the beginning of the Civil War, James, a Confederate supporter, fled to Canada; he died there in 1864. John Bowman purchased Ashland in 1866 and used it first as a residence and then as a museum for Kentucky University. In 1882 the university sold Ashland to Henry Clay McDowell, the husband of Henry Clay's granddaughter Anne Clay McDowell. The McDowells, a prominent family involved in horse breeding, railroads, land development, and Republican politics, lived in the house until Anne's death in 1917. Her daughter, Nannette McDowell Bullock, took possession of the house, but ultimately desired to turn it into a memorial to Henry Clay. Nannette worked with Judge Samuel M. Wilson to create the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation in 1926. The foundation succeeded in purchasing Ashland after Nannette Bullock's death in 1949, and Ashland opened to the public as a memorial and museum in 1950.Source: History of the Ashland Estate Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. Henry Clay Memorial Foundation. n.d. Web. 25 October 2011. Preferred Citation 96m2: [identification of item], Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers, 1777-1991, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Arrangement Collection is arranged into four series: the Henry Clay family papers, the McDowell family papers, the Bullock family papers, and the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation records. Within each series, the papers are organized into subseries by creator or owner. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, 1993 Lawyers -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Ashland (Lexington, Ky.) Historic buildings -- Kentucky -- Ashland. Real estate development -- Kentucky. Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Agriculture -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Mexican War, 1846-1848. Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847. Tariff -- United States -- History Correspondence. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Railroads -- Kentucky -- History. Compromise of 1850. Lumber trade -- Kentucky. Lexington (Ky.) Big Stone Gap (Va.) Women -- Suffrage -- Kentucky. Horse racing -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Suffrage -- United States. Horse farms -- Kentucky. Medicine -- Kentucky. Artists -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies and clubs. Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington Horses -- Breeding -- Kentucky. Clay, Henry Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920 Henry Clay Memorial Foundation (Lexington, Ky.) McDowell, Henry C. (Henry Clay) Breckinridge, Mary Curry, 1875-1918 McDowell family Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston Clay family Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston Bristow, Benjamin Helm Clay, Henry Boyle McDowell, Thomas Clay Bullock family. McDowell, William Cochrane McDowell, William Adair McDowell, Henry C. (Henry Clay) Bullock, Henry McDowell McDowell, Edward Irvine McDowell, Magdalen Harvey Brock, Julia McDowell Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935 Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de United States. Congress. Senate Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 United States. Congress. House--1800-1840 Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan) Kentucky Union Railway Lexington and Eastern Railway Company Big Stone Gap Improvement Co. Kentucky Union Land Company Goff Land Company South Appalachian Land Company Red River Lumber Company Dictator Cannel Coal Company Roosevelt, Theodore Kentucky Geological Survey Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum Smith, Milton H. International American Conference. Lafferty, Maude Ward Seay, Lorraine Bullock, Samuel A. Bullock, Sallie Overton Cave, Sally Bullock Bullock, Thomas, S., Dr. Bullock, Waller Overton Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Waller Overton, Dr. McLain, Raymond F. Lavin, Curtis L. Webb, Louise Gray Clay, James B. (James Brown) Clay, Susan Maria Jacob Clay, John M., Mrs. (Josephine Russell Erwin) Clay, Henry Hart Clay, Lucretia Hart Clay, Julia Prather Erwin, Anne Clay McDowell, Anne Clay Clay, Thomas Julian Clay, Theodore Wythe Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Lucretia Hart, 1781-1864 Clay, Thomas Hart, 1803-1871 Webster, Daniel Clay, John M. (John Morrison), 1821-1887 Henry Clay family papersSeries I.1777-1933, undatedBiographical noteHenry Clay (1777-1852), statesman, orator, and Secretary of State, was born to Baptist minister John Clay and Elizabeth Hudson Clay in Hanover County, Virginia, on April 12, 1777. Clay, with little formal education, entered the Virginia bar in 1797, shortly before relocating to Lexington, Kentucky, to open a law practice. First elected to public office in 1803, Clay's involvement in the politics of the United State lasted until his death in 1852. He served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1811-1814, 1815-1820, 1823-1825), as Secretary of State for John Quincy Adams (1825-1829), and as a senator in the U.S. Senate (1806-1807, 1810-1811, 1831-1842, 1849-1852). Attempting to fulfill his ultimate dream, Clay ran unsuccessfully for president three times: in 1824 as a Democratic Republican, in 1832 as a National Republican, and in 1844 as a Whig. Dubbed the Great Compromiser for his efforts to preserve the Union, Clay helped negotiate compromises during several conflicts between the free and slave states, including the Missouri Compromise in 1820 and the Great Compromise in 1850. As well as being a skilled orator and politician, Henry Clay was also a progressive agrarian and stockman, who took great pleasure in managing his own affairs and improvements at his estate, Ashland. He brought donkeys from Spain and Malta to Ashland as well as Hereford cattle and Durham short horn cattle. Clay's stables produced several still prominent horse blood lines, including eleven descendants who won the Kentucky Derby. Furthermore, he regularly submitted articles to agricultural journals and sat on the committee of the Kentucky Society for Promoting Agriculture.Henry Clay married Lucretia Hart (1781-1864) on April 11, 1799, and had eleven children with her: Henrietta (1800-1801), Theodore Wyeth (1802-1870), Thomas Hart (1803-1871), Susan Hart (1805-1825), Anne Brown (1807-1835), Lucretia Hart (1809-1823), Henry, Jr. (1811-1847), Eliza (1813-1825), Laura (1815-1817), James Brown (1817-1864), and John Morrison (1821-1887). Of his children, only seven lived to adulthood and two followed him in politics: Henry, Jr. and James Brown. Theodore Wyeth Clay, Henry Clay's oldest son, spent the majority of his life institutionalized at the Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum and never married. Thomas Hart Clay, a farmer who worked his father's land near Terre Haute, Indiana, married Marie Mentelle in 1837 and had five children: Lucretia Hart (1839-1860), Henry Boyle (1840-1919), Thomas Hart (1843-1907), Rose Victoire (1845-1878), and Minnie R. (1848-1892). Susan Hart Clay married Martin Duralde in 1823; they had two children: Martin, III (1823-1846) and Henry Clay (1824-1850). Anne Brown Clay married James Erwin, a lawyer from Kentucky, in 1823, and had seven children: Julia D. (1825-1828); Henry Clay (1827-1859); James, Jr. (1828-1848); Lucretia Hart (1829-1866); Andrew Eugene (1830-1863) who died during the battle of Vicksburg; Mary (1832); and Charles Edward (1835-1860).Henry Clay, Jr. (1811-1847) followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a lawyer and a politician. He graduated from Transylvania University in 1828 and attended West Point from 1828 to 1831. Upon his graduation in June 1831, he received a commission as an engineer, however, by November Henry, Jr. had resigned this commission to study law. After studying law in Louisiana, Henry, Jr. entered the Kentucky bar in 1833. He married Julia Prather (1814-1840) of Louisville in 1832; they had five children: Henry, III (1833-1862), Matilda (1835), Anne Brown also called Nannette (1837-1917), Martha (1838), and Thomas Julian (1840-1863). Henry, Jr. served in the Kentucky state legislature as a Whig from 1835 until 1837. His wife, Julia, died in 1840 due to complications following the birth of Thomas Julian. In 1845, Henry, Jr. raised a group of volunteers for the Mexican War and accepted a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment. An aide to General Zachary Taylor, Henry, Jr. was killed on February 23, 1847, while leading a charge during the battle of Buena Vista.James Brown Clay (1817-1864) was also a politician and lawyer. He attended Transylvania University and worked in a Boston countinghouse for two years (1832-1834) before studying law. He practiced law with his father in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1843 he married Susan M. Jacobs, the sister of a Lexington mayor; they had eleven children: Lucy Jacob (1844-1863), James Brown, Jr. (1846-1906), John Cathcoat Johnston (1847-1872), Henry Clay (1849-1884), Lucretia Hart (1851-1923), Thomas Jacob (1853-1939), Susan Maria (1855-1863), Charles Donald (1857-1935), George Hudson (1858-1934), and Nathaniel Hart (1861-1862). After the death of his brother, Henry, Jr. in 1847, James Brown helped raise his brothers son, Henry Clay III (also called Henry Hart). From 1849 until 1850, James Brown served as Charg d'Affaires to Portugal. He sat in the United States' Thirty-Fifth Congress as a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from 1857 until 1859; he was not a candidate for reelection. After refusing an appointment on a diplomatic mission to Germany, James Brown attended an 1861 peace convention in Washington, D.C. attempting to forestall secession. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he sided with the Confederacy and received permission to raise a regiment, however, due to his ill health he never took up arms. Instead, he traveled to Montreal, Canada, with his family, where he died on January 26, 1864, from tuberculosis. Henry Clay's youngest son, John Morrison Clay (1821-1887), spent most of his life as a thoroughbred horse breeder and horse racer in Lexington. After Henry Clay's death in 1852, John Morrison inherited a portion of his father's Ashland estate where he raised horses. To distinguish it from James Brown Clay's inheritance, John Morrison called his farm Ashland Stud and sometimes Ashland-on-the-Tate's-Creek-Pike. On July 7, 1866, he married Josephine Russell Erwin (1835-1920), the widow of his nephew, Eugene Erwin, who died at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863; they had no children. Although he suffered through several periods of mental illness during his life, John Morrison's stud farm became very successful. He traveled the race circuit and Josephine managed the day to day aspects of the farm. Their farm produced many famous race horses such as Skedaddle, Survivor, Star Davis, Sauce Box, and Squeeze em. Following John Morrison's death in 1887, Josephine continued to successfully run Ashland Stud until 1903; she died in 1920. Source:Labach, William A. Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia Hart (1781-1864). Version 3231. LABACH Project. 14 April 2003. Web. 18 October 2011.Clark, Thomas D. Biographical Sketch. Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate. Henry Clay Memorial Foundation. n.d. Web. 18 October 2011.CLAY, Henry, (1777 - 1852). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. n.d. Web. 18 October 2011.CLAY, James Brown, (1817 - 1864). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. n.d. Web. 18 October 2011.Scope and ContentsCorrespondence, diaries, bibles, speeches, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and artifacts compose the Henry Clay Family Papers series, and document the private and family life of Henry Clay, his wife Lucretia Hart Clay, his children, and many of his grandchildren. The series is divided into subseries based on the owner of the material.Correspondence from and to Henry Clay forms the bulk of the series. Although a number of letters come from historically significant figures such as the Marquis de LaFayette, John J. Crittenden, and Daniel Webster, most correspondence involves members of the Clay family and provides a wealth of information regarding their familial interactions. The letters to Clay from his sons, their wives, and their children offer rare information concerning Clays wife, Lucretia Hart, who after 1835 refused to accompany him to Washington or even to correspond with him. In addition, the correspondence illuminates his relationships with his sons, primarily Henry Clay, Jr., but also his troubled sons Theodore Wyeth, Thomas Hart, and John Morrison. The correspondence between Henry Clay and Henry, Jr. details Henry, Jr.'s experiences as a cadet at West Point, as a lawyer in Louisville, and as a Lieutenant Colonel during the Mexican War. The series also contains letters of condolence and mementos sent to Henry Clay upon the death of Henry, Jr. at the Battle of Buena Vista; letters describing the mental troubles of Theodore Wyeth and later John Morrison; and letters lamenting the deaths of other Clay children, such as Anne Brown Clay Erwin and Susan Hart Clay Duralde. Furthermore, the series includes financial and legal documents concerning Henry Clay, several of his speeches, the family bible, and presidential campaign ribbons. Beyond Henry Clay, the series contains the correspondence of other Clay family members including letters from and to James Brown Clay and his wife Susan M. Jacobs while they lived in Canada during the Civil War; letters from Henry Clay, Jr. to his children; and Henry Hart Clays correspondence while at West Point. Further highlights of the series include Henry Clay, Jr.s Mexican War diaries, John Morrison Clays diary kept during his time as a horse breeder, Julia Prather Clays journal from her trip to Europe, James Brown Clays eulogy, and a newspaper clipping written by Susan Clay recounting the story of Daniel Boones ghostly visit to Ashland. In addition to the material created by the Clay family, the series contains the notebook of Thomas Lewinski, the architect who rebuilt Ashland between 1854 and 1857, and two letters from Walter Kirkpatrick, a tutor to the Clay children, giving an outsiders perspective of the Clay family.Henry Clay papersSubseries A.1797-1889Scope and ContentsCorrespondence, financial and legal papers, speeches, bibles, realia, and newspaper clippings comprise the Henry Clay papers subseries and document Clays interactions with his family. Organized by date, the correspondence mostly consists of letters from Clays third son, Henry Clay, Jr., describing life at West Point, his studies in the law, his ambitions concerning the study of literature, the condition of Henry Clays estate Ashland, and the Mexican War. Furthermore, Henry Clay, Jr.s letters document his love affair with his wife Julia Prather and issues concerning his brothers, including Theodore Wythe, Thomas Hart, and John Morrison. Henry Clays correspondence also contains letters from various family members and friends as well as political figures like Daniel Webster and the Marquis Lafayette. Additionally, the subseries includes a small amount of financial and legal material; speeches such as a handwritten copy of the Raleigh speech; newspaper clippings concerning family members; and the Clay and Hart family bibles. The realia consists of several Clay presidential ribbons and a medallion showing Henry Clays profile. Additional Henry Clay letters can be found in the correspondence of his family members, including Henry Clay, Jr., Lucretia Hart Clay, Julia Prather Clay, Henry Hart Clay, Thomas Hart Clay, and John Morrison Clay.CorrespondenceSubseries i.1804-1851Letters to Henry Clay1811-1829Thomas Prather to Henry Clay, Louisville1809 December 2111Scope and ContentsBill for $102.80.Worden Pope to Henry Clay, Louisville1811 October 2112Scope and ContentsDispute of land titles to be settled by Clay.Susan Clay Duralde to Henry Clay. Near New Orleans, primarily concerning the general health and welfare of her family1852 August 8113General Lafayette to Henry Clay, Paris1826 April 28114Scope and ContentsLafayette has not heard from his friends in the U.S. government for awhile and requests information about the American political scene.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1827 March 27115Scope and ContentsRelates news of the Smiths' visit with him at the Academy and of his decision to remain at the school until he graduates.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1827 May 7116Scope and ContentsRecounts an incident in which he and a postal worker had an argument. The postal worker ordered him to leave the post office. Henry, Jr. left but later returned with his pistols. Some of his fellow cadets intervened preventing him from injuring the postal worker. Upon a complaint made to the postmaster general, Henry, Jr. was suspended from the boot camp where he was preparing to enter West Point Academy. The incident did not prevent his entrance into the Point.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Washington1827 June 16117Scope and ContentsPrepares to leave Washington for West Point and writes fondly of Bradford, a friend and fellow Kentuckian at West Point disliked by his father.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1827 June 24118Scope and ContentsReports his safe arrival and admission to the Academy.Ann Brown Clay Erwin to Henry Clay, Washington1828 July 9119Scope and ContentsGeneral news pertaining to her family's health, a visit from Henry, Jr. and about the Washington social scene.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 January 21110Scope and ContentsRelieved that his father accepts his decision to enter the law after graduating from West Point instead of staying in the military. Both agree that with Jackson as commander-in-chief, Henry, Jr. has little chance for a successful military career.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 February 11111Scope and ContentsConcerning a perceived unfair treatment by his math professor and his overall class standing.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 March 291112Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving money his father sent him so he could take a summer furlough in Kentucky. He is looking forward to being in Kentucky and visiting Ashland. Comments on Jackson's election to presidency.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 May 191113Scope and ContentsReassures his father that he will keep up his studies to maintain his class standing even though he has decided not to pursue a military career.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 June 21114Scope and ContentsWrites that he is happy and relieved to learn his father approves of his choice of a legal career and is looking forward to his Kentucky visit.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 September 11115Scope and ContentsInforms his father that he is settling down to study for his second year and he is glad he has returned to the Academy.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 September 181116Scope and ContentsAssures his father that he is happy with his decision to continue at West Point. Apologizes for having considered leaving the Academy and is glad his father convinced him to return to his studies.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1829 October 241117Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receipt of letter informing him of aunt Sophia Clay's death. He is doing well in his studies. He likes civil engineering and would not mind working as an engineer for a short time before beginning his studies of the law. Adds that he thought he would use law as a stepping-stone to a political career, but the elections of late had so disappointed him he was no longer certain he wished to be involved in politics. Adds that he would prefer to find work which would permit him to indulge in his love of literature but does not think it a practical way to earn a living.Letters to Henry Clay1830-1831Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1830 May 21121Scope and ContentsInforms his father that he delivered a speech which was well received.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Pointcirca 1830 June 23122Scope and ContentsReiterates his pleasure that his address was a success. He will stay at West Point because he thinks it will set a good example for his younger brothers and because quitting might reflect on his character. He asks his father to respond to his reasoning and assures him that, if he wishes, he'll remain at the Academy. Henry, Jr. has been appointed adjutant, the most responsible of positions. It is possible that the forthcoming report from Board of Visitors may be marred by the opinion of the acting President, General Stokes, whose son was dismissed from the Academy.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Camp Eaton1830 July 4123Scope and ContentsHis July 4th speech before a crowd of about 400 to 500 people went even better than his last address. Mr. Skinner, editor of a sports periodical paid him the ultimate compliment: The Orator of the day, in the language of the turf, Blood will show itself. All the attention lately given to preparing the talks has affected his studies and may have caused him to fall in his class ranking. Still, he could remain second overall, presuming his father wished him to stay at the school. Delivering addresses is good practice for a legal career.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Camp Eaton1830 July 12124Scope and ContentsUncle and Aunt Brown visited. Uncle Brown spoke to him about remaining one more year and graduating. Admits he could not have a career in a military where the chief officers were beholden to a commander-in-chief who was his father's avowed enemy. Besides he was dissatisfied with the ambitions and intrigues of his superiors. Refers to the animosity between Superintendent [Sylvanus] Thayer and Secretary of War [John] Eaton. Thinks he was unfairly treated by some of his superiors because they are Jackson men and he is Clay's son.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Pointcirca 1830 September 16125Scope and ContentsWrites that he considers only two possible careers for himself: the law or the army. Likes the idea of being a professional soldier because it has job security, good pay, and a chance to study literature in Europe. He requested one or two year leave so he could go to Paris, or some other European city, to study literature. Assures his father that he is aware it would be difficult to earn a living as a man of letters, but he wants to study briefly. Is pleased with his promotion from adjutant to teacher. Asks for advice about what to do with his life after graduation. Closes with a plea for more letters from home.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1830 December 26127Scope and ContentsPleased his parents are going to winter in New Orleans and wishes he could go with them. Glad his father is making improvements to Ashland. Thought his father's suggestion that he tour the northern states after graduation before returning west to Kentucky is a sound idea since he is already in the area.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1830 November 16126Scope and ContentsDistressed at the news regarding the problems his older brothers Thomas and Theodore are causing with their misbehavior. He is glad to hear his sister Anne might be moving closer to Ashland and to her family. The New York elections were a disappointment. Heard his father is making improvements to Ashland and offers some suggestions. Tells how much he likes his composition and eloquence course. Asks for letters of introduction for a trip to Washington. Still grappling with what to do with his life after graduation. He would consider remaining in the army if he could be General [Winfield] Scott's aide. He does not want to be a lawyer if he could not be a first rate one. Still desirous of going to Europe to study literature.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1831 April 3128Scope and ContentsInforms his father that he will be graduating in about three months and is pleased with his performance. They will discuss future prospects when he gets to Kentucky and he will follow his father's advice about choosing a profession.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1831 May 7129Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving the $300 dollars his father sent to him and has decided to return home with his father after graduation rather than touring. Still does not know whether to leave or remain in the military after graduation. When he feels depressed, and does not care if he lives his life in obscurity, he favors a military career. But when his ambition is fired and he thinks of attaining a status equal to his father's, he believes law the best career choice. Asks Clay to relieve him of the responsibility of choice and make the decision for him. Notes his fear that his father thinks too highly of his abilities and expects more of him than he could achieve.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, [New York] wrapper onlycirca 1832 June 111210Scope and ContentsH. Clay Jun. is written on the wrapper in Henry, Sr.'s hand with 1832 written by an unknown person.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, West Point1831 June 211211Scope and ContentsInforms his father that he has completed his studies, passed his examinations, graduated second in his class and has been admitted to the Engineer Corps which pleases him very much as it is a high military honor. Attributes his good fortune to General [Winfield] Scott, friend to both Clays, who is president of the board responsible for such decisions. He will be stationed in New York and work on the fortifications in the bay and harbor. Thinks he will be home by July 10th, at which time he hopes to accompany his father to Washington. Will make several stops on the way home and plans to leave the following afternoon for New York City.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, New Orleans1831 December 71212Scope and ContentsFinds it difficult to answer letters from home. Anne, his sister, has not arrived in New Orleans but is expected soon. Has accepted [Martin] Duralde's [his brother-in-law] invitation to live at the Duralde home as soon as it is completed. Likes New Orleans except for the climate which he says makes him ill. Observes that his letter will reach Clay in Washington at one of the most important times in the nation's history. [On December 12th, Clay was nominated as the presidential candidate of the National Republican Party.] He disagrees with his father regarding when he should stand for his examination before the Louisiana High Court. Has developed a reputation for industry and people might think him lazy if he takes to long. Thinks he will do well practicing law in New Orleans. Asks Clay for money.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, New Orleans1831 December 161213Scope and ContentsStill living in a hotel and studying law under Judge Porter's tutelage, but expects to move in with the Duraldes shortly. Disappointed about his prospects at the New Orleans bar. He misjudged the market for lawyers in New Orleans and would not earn as much as quickly as he thought he could. Closes requesting news from Washington.Letters to Henry Clay1832Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, New Orleans1832 January 27131Scope and ContentsInforms his father that he has borrowed money from James Erwin [his brother-in-law] as instructed rather than cashing Clay's check. Relates general news about family and friends. Reminds his father that he said he could go to Europe. Wants to go in the spring if Clay can afford it. Judge Porter agrees that Henry, Jr. should wait before presenting himself to the Louisiana High Court for examination.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, New Orleans1832 February 4132Scope and ContentsAcknowledges a copy of one of Clay's Congressional speeches. Again mentions going to Europe. Relates news of James Erwin's success in his business ventures. Makes a plea for money so he might make some investments with Mr. Erwin's help. Knows of his father's financial difficulties but thinks a small amount of money could be spared. Wants to invest in New Orleans city property which has brought high returns for Mr. Erwin and several of his friends.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 March 26133Scope and ContentsAssures Clay that he will abide by his wishes and complete his legal studies before going to Europe. Details the reading he has been doing to prepare for the Bar. In addition to law, he must study history, learn Latin and Spanish, and models of oratory. Thinks he can finish his studies by May 1833 when he will go to Europe. Relates general news about the health of family members. Informs Clay that he accompanied Anne on her journey from New Orleans to Ashland. Since it was so late in the season he would not be able to return to New Orleans to continue his studies with Judge Porter. He is happy to be in Lexington and likes being in charge of the household.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 April 9134Scope and ContentsRelates his activities at Ashland. He hurt his eyes while pruning the shrubs which prevents him from studying. Is pleased with the job of getting the house and grounds in order for his parents' return from Washington. Asks advice on whether to paint the house or cover it with stucco. Theodore and his attendant visited and his brother is looking well.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, The Woodlands [Lexington home of James and Anne Clay Erwin]1832 April 15135Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receipt of his father's letter and the $2,500 check to be given to Mr. Erwin to invest for Henry, Jr. which he will do when he returns to New Orleans. He is improving the grounds at Ashland and asks for advice on what kind of trees to plant.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 April 22136Scope and ContentsThomas has no corn to plant [in Missouri] and asks for a supply from home. He sent several sacks believing it would meet Clay's approval. Gives account of visit to Theodore at the hospital. The family sent him a horse which he has ridden. Includes general news about his improvements to the farm.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 May 2137Scope and ContentsReports that Anne and her newborn child [Mary] are well. Reports about the cost of painting the house versus putting stucco on it. Says stucco would cost more, but since it would last longer, would be less expensive in the long run. Mentions some outstanding debts owed by Clay and requests advice on how to pay them.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 May 11138Scope and ContentsRelates that stucco would cost more than originally thought and decides that painting the house a light color will be best. Anne and her children are well. Theodore visited them at Ashland; he is doing well. Gives general news about the farm and Clay's finances. Expresses concern about returning to New Orleans and practicing law.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 May 19139Scope and ContentsOutlines reasons he has decided to have the house painted. Keeping up his law studies, but not as instructed by Judge Porter. Decided to study common law instead of civil law. Reassures Clay that his presence at Ashland and his attention to improving the grounds does not signal a change of life plans. Notes that Mr. Erwin has arrived safely.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, The Woodlands1832 June 71310Scope and ContentsHe will come to Washington as requested. Says he is considering marrying Julia Prather of Louisville. He has fixed the dining room and the crops are doing well, but a young colt died. Informs Clay of Dr. [Benjamin W.] Dudley's opinion regarding Theodore's condition; he is doing well as the asylum, but Theodore is deranged on two subjects: love and ambition, and probably will not get well. Since confinement seems the best choice, Theodore was returned to the asylum after a brief visit to Ashland. Thomas will be visiting soon from Clay's Prairie, Illinois. Thomas thinks he will be called to fight in the Black Hawk War.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Ashland1832 July 211311Scope and ContentsHe went to Louisville hoping to propose to Ms. P., but did not have the opportunity as her family was preparing to visit various Kentucky springs. Lack of rainfall is making the crops grow poorly.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Louisville1832 November 271312Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving Clay's letter and says he has performed the requested errands. Contented now that he has married, he will practice law and seek business ventures. concluding remark: Whatever, my dear father, may have been my errors, I have always entertained for you the most unvarying filial attachment, and it shall always be my highest pleasure to endeavor to meet your wishes and commands.Letters to Henry Clay1833-1834Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, New Orleans1833 March 11141Scope and ContentsHas just passed his bar examination before the Louisiana Supreme Court and will immediately begin practicing law. He did not need to go to Mobile and be examined for the Alabama courts after all. Julia will leave New Orleans for Louisville, but he will remain until early July. Little legal business gets conducted after July, so there is no reason for him not to join his wife in Louisville since another lawyer would take care of his clients.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Louisville1833 June 3142Scope and ContentsThey have received about $10,000 from Mrs. [Matilda] Prather, apparently as a result of a property settlement. Relates other business news regarding his speculations, warehouses and bank loans.Rodolphus Dickinson to Henry Clay, Deerfield, Massachusetts1833 November 12143Scope and ContentsPresents Clay with a copy of the New Testament which he has translated.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Lexington, wrapper only1833 December 14144Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Maplewood1834 May 6145Scope and ContentsSays he has been so sick that he was confined to bed for a few days. Relates business news, particularly financial matters. Thomas Hart cannot repay his lown from Clay until the end of May.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Bordeaux1835 September 17146Scope and ContentsDon Manuel, a Spanish ass, is being shipped to James Haggerty in New York who will keep him until further instructions from Clay. Wishes the ass sold as soon as practical. their youngest daughter, Maltilda, is very ill but seems to be getting better. Bordeaux has a wretched humid climate similar to New Orleans. The dampness will spoil this year's vintage.[Louis B. C. ?] Serurier to Henry Clay, Paris1835 November 7147Scope and ContentsFrench minister expresses appreciation for his visit to Ashland. Mrs. Clay is a good hostess. His return journey to France was agreeable. Writes about the political climate in France. Written in French.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, London1835 December 20148Scope and ContentsReports that he and his family made it safely to London after a difficult journey through continental Europe. A cholera epidemic prevented their going to Italy. Stopped in Ghent as a tribute to Clay to see the hotel where the treaty was signed. The French are unhappy with Jackson's message regarding the spoliation issue and are ready to go to war with the United States over it. Asks Clay about his chances of running for the presidency against Van Buren. The slavery issue weakens the credibility of Americans with the Europeans. Cannot return to the United States until after the winter storm season, but did not want to wait too long as Julia is expecting and the trip might be hazardous for her. Wants to know if the mules he sent to New York had arrived.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, [Lexington?]circa 1841149Scope and ContentsInterested in the offer of a diplomatic post at St. Petersburg, but notes he is willing to accept the Secretary of Legation only temporarily. [No record was found that the post was accepted].Willie P. Mangum to Henry Clay, Washington City1842 July 41410Scope and ContentsThanks Clay for his Lexington speech in which he criticized the president's abuse of his veto power. The speech served to unite Whigs more solidly than ever. Letter filled with general political news about the Whigs.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Louisville1844 September 111411Scope and ContentsAfter reading the letter Cassius M. Clay sent to his father explains that C. M. Clay misunderstood him. The two had a discussion at Maysville about slavery. He wanted to find out C. M. Clay's views as an abolitionist and so engaged him in a conversation on the subject arguing that slavery could only be abolished in the state by the consent of the people of Kentucky. Slavery is a property issue with the welfare of the white race being the first consideration. He fears emancipation would lead to the extinction of the black race in the United States. C. M. Clay told him that if Clay, Sr. is elected, he would be the last slaveholding president. Henry, Jr. states that abolitionists will tear apart the union and if one is ever elected president it would signal the end of the nation. C. M. Clay misunderstood the younger Clay who claims he spoke only superficially of his position on the matter during the course of their conversation. Closes by reassuring his father that he thinks the abolitionists are wrong and that he is not in league with them.Letters to Henry Clay1847-1851Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Camp at Agua Nueva 20 miles in front of Saltillo [Military base during the Mexican War]1847 February 12151Scope and ContentsIt has been weeks since he had heard from him. [Thomas] Smith said an unfavorable report about his conduct in the military was being circulated in Kentucky. Henry, Jr. explains to Clay that the negative reports stem from complaints he made regarding the military leadership who were prosecuting the war in Mexico, and also about the way the war was being conducted from Washington. General news about the troops, especially the false alarms they keep receiving, which allege impending attacks by the Mexican army. He is glad that [Major General William O.] Butler has been replaced by [General Zachary] Taylor as he respects Taylor. Says Taylor is unhappy that President [James K. Polk] appointed [Major General Winfield] Scott as his replacement as commander of the forces in Mexico. His comrades sympathize with Taylor. Taylor thinks he lost command because of intrigue. Henry believes Taylor's actions are motivated, to some degree, by his political ambitions; Taylor is considering running for the presidency. Except for his father, Henry, Jr. says he could not think of any other man he would rather see occupy the office.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Clay, Agua Nueva1847 February 19152Scope and ContentsWaited to send the letter he wrote on February 12th to enclose them together because the mail has miscarried many of his other letters. He did not think the war was going well for the U.S. because military and government leaders were not prosecuting it wisely. There is an unconfirmed rumor that [General Antonio Lopez de] Santa Anna is marching toward them with a force of 20,000 men. He had to dispose of his injured horse and he does not like his new horse as well.Democratic Whig Young Men's General Committee of the City of New York to Henry Clay1847 April 8153Scope and ContentsExpresses sympathy on the death of Henry Clay, Jr. and notes that among Henry Clay, Jr.'s last words was a command to his men, an order to secure their own safety.Officials of the City of Louisville to Henry Clay1847 April 10154Scope and ContentsExpresses sympathy on the death of Henry Clay, Jr. and asks his permission to bring back to his native State, the body of Col. Clay to administer the last sacred rites of sepulture, and afterwards to erect a monument, to commemorate [sic] his virtues, and perpetuate his deeds.William A. Withers, Cynthiana1847 April 16155Scope and ContentsAccording to the The Papers of Henry Clay, vol. 10, p. 325, footnote 6, this letter enclosed a clipping purported to be from the Frankfort Commonwealth, February 19, 1847 which published a letter from Withers's son who was a member of the 2nd Ky. Regiment in which he praised Col. McKee and Clay, both of whom died at the Battle of Buena Vista. The clipping was not found with the letter.Members of the Commercial Room Association of Philadelphia to Henry Clay1847 April 19156Scope and ContentsWe admired the Son, because we loved the Father...Garnett Duncan to Henry Clay, Louisville1847 April 20157Scope and ContentsCover letter for resolutions from members of the Louisville Bar and other officers of the Courts of Louisville.General Committee of the Democratic Whig Young Men of the City of New York to Henry Clay1847 May 8158Julian D. Fowler to Henry Clay, Columbia, TN. Poem1847 June 2159D. G. Quirk to Henry Clay, New Orleans1847 June 291510Scope and ContentsSends a breastpin and a locket made from Henry Clay, Jr.'s hair.John F. Hamtranck to Henry Clay, Camp Buena Vista [Mexico]1847 August 91511Scope and ContentsSgt. Jameson, a soldier in whom Clay is interested, had been appointed color bearer of his regiment. Sends flowers for Mrs. Clay taken from the site where Henry, Jr. died.Nicholas Dean to Henry Clay, New York. Letter with poem1847 August 121512Edward C. Jones, Presbyter of the Protestant Episcopal Church, to Henry Clay, Philadelphia1847 August 171513Scope and ContentsAttached to the letter is a newspaper clipping of a poem written by the Reverend Mr. Jones and published in the Philadelphia Ledger & Transcript, April 23, 1847.Augusta Browne to Henry Clay, New York1847 November 251514Scope and ContentsIncludes her handwritten, The Valiant Dead in Mexico, a song composed in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the War with Mexico. She requests permission to dedicate this song to him. In 1848, she published the song under the title, The Warlike Dead in Mexico with a few changes in lyrics. The words were written by Mrs. Balmanno.Emily Bliss Souder to Henry Clay, Philadelphia1848 March 211515Scope and ContentsFlowers Transplanted; poem. Tribute to Clay family members who have died.Mrs. [Brown?] to Henry Clay, Philadelphia1848 March1516Scope and ContentsRequests a lock of Clay's hair in a poem.Captain Angell sent Henry Clay a note written by Henry Clay, Jr. to Lt. Akin1849 May 1517Scope and ContentsThe note relates to a horse and clothing. On verso: Sent by Capt. Angell to me, as lines written by my son, perhaps the last before he fell at B. Vista. H. Clay, May 1849.Benjamin O. Tyler to Henry Clay, Bellevue Hospital, N.Y.1849 August 291518Scope and ContentsPoem written in memory of Henry Clay, Jr. Presented to the Son of Col. Clay...his Grand Father, Henry Clay... along with a letter in which he thanks Clay for money received. Tyler is hospitalized for eye problems.G[uido] and Adeline Schmidt to Henry Clay, New York Custom House1851 April 121519Scope and ContentsPoem for Clay's April 12th birthday with initial letter of each line spelling out Long Live Henry Clay. In 1849, Clay had written a letter recommending Schmidt for a job.Thomas Julian Smith Clay to Henry Clay, Louisville1851 June 31520Scope and ContentsThanks his grandfather for the pony and the halter.Festival Association of the City of New York to Henry ClayCirca 18521521Scope and ContentsResolution following Henry Clay's death in honor of his service and contributions to his county.Louisville Bar meeting minutesApril 18471522Letters from Henry Clay1804-1851Henry Clay to Harry Toulmin, Frankfort1804 May 10161Scope and ContentsClay answers Toulmin's letter requesting information about the trial of a man named Cox who was convicted of arson. Clay defended Cox before the examining court but not the trial court and, therefore, could not tell Toulmin what cases or authorities were cited or what testimony had been given against him. Clay did not defend Cox, because Cox could not pay the fee and, apparently, Clay thought the case unwinnable. He heard from several sources, including the late Daniel Weible whose house was destroyed by the fire that Cox was innocent of the crime for which he had been convicted; however, Weible died before he could take the steps necessary to free Cox and have the guilty party convicted. Notes that Cox was known as a man of bad character.Henry Clay to Colonel Thomas Hart, Frankfort1804 December 14162Scope and ContentsInforms Hart that Mr. Edwards will pay the money he owes by Christmas as promised. Mr. Dufour would like a sample of wine from the Kentucky Vineyard to take when he visits the President [Thomas Jefferson].Henry Clay to John W. Hunt, Senate Chamber1810 March 28163Scope and ContentsEncloses a check for John Hart. Members of Congress were waiting to hear from Europe before closing its session. He will let Mr. Hunt know about their loan as soon as he has some news.Henry Clay to A[chilles] Sneed1812 August 25164Scope and ContentsJudge Todds [sic] requests the deed of trust given to him by General Hopkins. Clay has paid all filing fees for three suits: Hughes, Darby, and Taliaferro.Henry Clay to Dr. J[osephus] B. Stuart, Washington1824 March 14165Scope and ContentsThe Tariff bill has passed the Senate and is likely to do the same in the House of Representatives. Concerning the election, his friends are thinking of a New Yorker to be the vice presidential candidate.Henry Clay to Mrs. Ch[arlotte LeClerc] Mentelle, Washington1825 October 24166Scope and ContentsClay and his wife appreciate her letters. Our last affliction has almost overwhelmed us Note: Susan [Clay Duralde] died in September. Observes that of their six daughters, only one [Anne Clay Erwin] is still alive.Henry Clay to William Garrard et al, Lexington1827 July 9167Scope and ContentsAccepts an invitation to a country dinner in Bourbon County.Henry Clay to D[aniel] Webster, Lexington1828 July 24168Scope and ContentsClay received both Webster's letter and the enclosure. He will forward the enclosure [not with letter] to Washington, then to Boston. Clay feels confident the election results will be favorable. His health is improving slowly. He has just received a favorable rumor from Louisiana about the election which gives him even greater confidence.Henry Clay to Miss Eveline Simpson, Ashland1830 May 7169Scope and ContentsThank you note for the worsted socks she made for him. Even Mrs. Clay agrees they are the best pair of socks he ever had. Intelligence and industry are the two most appealing qualities a woman can have.Henry Clay to Samuel Smith, Washington1833 December 31610Scope and ContentsClay is sending Durham and Devon cattle along with jackasses to Ashland. In addition, he has purchased a Durham bull and heifer descended from the blood line imported by Stephen Van Rensselaer. They will be sent out in the spring. Instructs Mr. Smith what to do with the calves when they reach the farm; he may have a half interest in them if he wishes.Henry Clay to N[athaniel] Pope, [Washington]circa 1834 April1611Scope and ContentsAlthough Mrs. Clay is ill, he invites Miss Prather [probably Mrs. Henry Clay, Jr.'s sister], to be their guest, but their accommodations are not large enough to extend the invitation to Misses Oldham and Pope.Henry Clay to W. B. M'Clure, Ashland1834 August 21612Scope and ContentsThanks him for the speech he delivered at the Whig Festival on July 4, 1834. Hopes it will unite Pennsylvania Whigs against the present wicked and corrupt presidential administration. Louisiana has opened its campaign with much enthusiasm and Kentucky's is set to open next week. Important that the Whigs deliver a political blow to the Jacksonian Democrats in the fall elections. The injuries suffered in his recent [carriage] accident have now healed.Henry Clay to James Taylor, Jr., Ashland1835 March 261613Scope and ContentsThe land in Ohio was bought and surveyed by a family friend. the Bank brought suit against the family because the legal title to the land is being disputed by a man who owns adjoining property. He expects the dispute to be resolved equitably and does not think Colonel Morrison's estate liable for the troubles.Henry Clay to Hamilton H. Jackson, Washington1842 April 201614Scope and ContentsAppreciates the gift of a cane. Thinks that founding a mechanics institute, as Jackson is attempting, is a worthwhile cause. Mr. Fanconia [sic, Manuel Joachim De Franca] has finished the portrait commissioned by Jackson. Clay is pleased with the final result.Henry Clay to Epes Sargent, Ashland1842 August 111615Scope and ContentsClay sends memoranda and asks Sargent if he received the other items sent to him. Wishes him well on his work [Sargent was Clay's biographer].Henry Clay to Major Nourse, Ashland1842 August 201616Scope and ContentsForwards a letter from Susan Cook who is Nourse's relative. She wants some advice from Clay, but she asks Nourse to address the problem.Henry Clay to Jacob Stratton, Ashland. Facsimile1842 September 131617Scope and ContentsInforms the young men of the Whig Party that the Whigs want a sound national currency, a revenue adequate to protect home industry, just restraints on executive power, especially as regards the veto, an equitable distribution of public lands with proceeds of the sales divided among all the states, an honest and economical administration that grants its citizenry freedom of thought and the right of suffrage but with some restraints to insure free, fair elections and an amendment limiting the presidency to one term. If they could achieve these goals, Clay believes that bad administrations could be eliminated.Henry Clay to Isaac T. Preston, Washington1844 May 41618Scope and ContentsThanks Preston for informing him of the successful resolution of a suit he handled along with Henry Clay, Jr. and instructs him on how to divide the money from the settlement.Henry Clay to H. E. William R. King, Ashland1845 May 141619Scope and ContentsLetter of introduction for Col. John Brand and his son, William, who are planning a trip to Europe to restore William's health. They are personal friends of Clay's and he attests to their respectability.Henry Clay to H. E. Edward Everett, Ashland1845 May 141620Scope and ContentsLetter of introduction for Col. John Brand and his son, William, similar to the preceding one.Henry Clay to Joseph Hoxie, Ashland1846 November 21621Scope and ContentsGlad Hoxie made it home safely and found things well there. Encloses a brief note [not found] to Mr. Meade about the desirability of feeding ground Indian corn with the crop to cattle and horses. If Hoxie wins his New York election, he will again have faith in our country. Letter written by son, John, and signed by Henry.Henry Clay to the Reverend Jonathon Bullock, Ashland1851 July 151622Scope and ContentsWrites that he would love to come visit the young ladies at the school but his feeble health prevents him from so doing.Henry Clay to unnamed recipient, Ashland1851 July1623Scope and ContentsLetters of introduction for Dr. E. Guenty attesting to Guenty's abilities as an instructor of classical studies.Financial and legal papersSubseries ii.1797-18521799-1839Weible v. Robert1799171Scope and ContentsSuit brought in Fayette County by Daniel Weible against Peter D. Robert. Suit charges that Robert owes Weible $200 for labor and materials. Clay served as Weible's attorney in the suit.Receipt for payment in the amount of $4.90 from Achilles Sneed, Clerk [Kentucky Court of Appeals]1802172Receipt for payment to L. Stephens in the amount of L100 collected from Thomas Tunstall1804 July 16173Promissory note for Richard Taylor, Clark County, to Daniel Weiseger of Franklin County in the sum of 50L and 13s1804 December 8174Promissory note of William Williams to James Turner in the sum of $49. Note held by Clay1805 September 28175Statement of account for work and materials1805 September 30176Scope and ContentsReceipt of payment to Henry Clay from John W. Stout paid in full on September 17, 1806, in the amount of 2L, 5s., and 6d.William Leforce to Achilles Sneed for entering return against Robinson1806 March177Indenture of Henry Clay and George M. Bibb to Samuel Smith of Maryland1807 February 15178Scope and ContentsFor loan in the amount of $12,750 for the purchase of land in Lexington formerly owned by George Nicholas. Loan to be paid in full by February 15, 1812, half paid by Clay, the other half by BibbAccount of Henry Clay for goods purchased from Benjamin Stout1808 April 4179To Judges, Fayette [Ky] Circuit Court1808 September 31710Scope and ContentsFayette County land dispute involving the estate of William Elliott who died in 1792 and heirs John and Milly Henry et al. Donated by Ralph Kessinger.Receipt of payment to C.P.T. Bullitt from Henry Steiner of Frederick Town, MD for collection of $133.66 debt1809 April 241711Receipt of payment by Henry Clay to Achilles Sneed, Clerk of Court of Appeals, for court fees in the amount of $3.3418101712Contract for the sale of land in Jefferson County drawn up by Clay who represented Samuel Moale acting for the Purviance family1812 August 241713Receipt of payment in the amount of $450 to John H. Morton from Henry Clay for the purchase of negro man, Billy or Butler1812 September 71714Balance due on bond note owned by Clay to Samuel Smith, Baltimore1815 September 281715Scope and ContentsSee Indenture between Clay and Smith, February 15, 1807.Balance due on bond note owed by Clay to Samuel Smith and Clay's current account, Baltimore1815 November 41716Scope and ContentsSmith will give Clay twelve cents on the dollar for the remainder of what he owes in exchange for some yams which Smith will sell.Promissory note to James Morrison for $1,000, Baltimore1818 June 241717Mortgage deed between Clay and the Bank of the United States in the sum of $3,0001824 November 151718Henry Clay's cancelled checks1830-18391720Henry Clay's license to practice law in Virginia1797 November 618Defaced draft of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to military training, submitted to the House of Representatives by Mr. Harrison1817 February 2819Indenture between Clay and the Bank of the United States in the amount of $7,0001831 June 171301Seating plan of Congress, 1st Session, 32nd Congress [December 1, 1851 - August 31, 1852]18521302Scope and ContentsWritten by hand: Jan. - 1852. Clay's December 15, 1851 resignation was to take effect September 1852, but he died on June 29, 1852.SpeechesSubseries iii.1833-1850, undatedHenry Clay's printed speeches1833, 1850Removal of the Deposites, delivered in the U.S. Senate1833 December 26, 301101On Presenting his Resolutions on the Subject of Slavery, delivered in the U.S. Senate1850 February 5, 61102Handwritten manuscript of the Raleigh Speech delivered at Raleigh, North Carolina1844 April 1383Scope and ContentsManuscript is mostly in the hand of John Morrison Clay, Henry Clay's youngest son who accompanied him on the speaking tour.Handwritten manuscript of the Raleigh Speech in French1844111Newspaper clippings, printed materials, and recollections relating to the lives and deaths of members of the Clay family, especially Henry ClaySubseries iv.1846-1889, undatedNewspaper clippings relating to Henry Clay, including a copy of his will1846-1848, 1889, undated112Newspaper clippings of miscellaneous topics1853, 1862, 1881, 1889113Broadsides [facsimiles] announcing a meeting of the Young Men of Louisville to gather to receive the remains of Henry Clay1852 July 6114An Address on the Life and Character of Henry Clay, delivered in the 4th Street M.E. Church, July 10, 1852, by Thomas M. Gally1852115Report on the Ceremonies on the Fourth of July, 1857 at the Laying of the Corner Stone of a National Monument to be Erected near Lexington, Kentucky to the Memory of Henry Clay,1857116Scope and ContentsSpeaker Reverend Robert J. Breckinridge, Published by the Clay Monument Association.Recollections by Thomas Jessup of the Clay-Randolph duel [1826], Jessup represented Clay in the negotiations1853 March 4117In Memory of Henry Clay: Address of the Young Men of Cincinnati to the Afflicted Widow and others of the bereaved family of Mr. Clay18521303Bibles and prayer booksSubseries v.1812-1842, undatedHenry and Lucretia Clay's Family BibleSubseries a.1822, undatedHoly Bible. Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & Lea1822101Scope and ContentsIncludes Family Record section; the most recent entry, July 19, 1929, recorded the death of Lucretia Clay Erwin Simpson.Detached spine label from Henry and Lucretia Clay's family bible1822118Miscellaneous items removed from Henry and Lucretia Clay's family Bibleundated119Several pages from another Bible removed from Henry and Lucretia Clay's family Bibleundated120Photocopies of the Family Record section from Henry and Lucretia Clay's family Bible1822121Hart Family BibleSubseries b.1812Holy Bible. Philadelphia: Mathew Carey181291Scope and ContentsHart family Bible. Includes Family Record.Photocopies of the Family Record from the Hart family bible1812122Other BiblesSubseries c.1833-1842New and Corrected Version of The New Testament, by Rodolpus Dickinson (a presbyter of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and Rector of St. Paul's Parish, District of Pendelton, South Carolina) Boston: Lilly. Wait, Colman & Holden. Half-title: Dickinson's corrected Version of the Christian Scriptures. 183381Scope and ContentsInscription: Henry Clay with the sincere respects of the translator. See the Reverend Mr. Dickinson's letter of November 12, 1833 in Box 1, Folder 4,Photocopies of the Family Record section of The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor. Hartford: Case, Tiffany & Burnham,1842123The Book of Common Prayer, Philadelphia: Desilver, Thomas and Co.1837Scope and ContentsOn flyleaf: This Book was used by Genl. Wm. Henry Harrison President Elect. when attending public worship in Trinity Church Pittsburgh, January 31, 1841. Presented to the Honble. Henry Clay by John D. Davis as a token of the high regard which he entertains for his very great personal worth and splendid public services. Pittsburgh March 27, 1848. Another inscription: This Book was used by the Hon. Henry Clay from the time he became a member of the E. Church until his death. Last inscription: I baptized the Hon. Henry Clay in his parlor, at Ashland, on the twenty-second day of June, 1847, five years before he died. I also baptised his great, great grandson Henry Clay Anderson, on the eight-teenth [sic] day of October, 1893 Ed. F. Berkley St. Louis.Assorted Henry Clay family itemsSubseries vi.undated124RealiaSubseries vii.1842-1844, undatedClay for President campaign ribbons1842-18441251Henry Clay medallionundated1252Scope and ContentsInscribed on verso: The eloquent defender of national rights and national independence. In broken case with Mrs. Harold R. Cunning's name inside.In memorium card with Clay's silhouetteundated1253Lucretia Hart Clay papersSubseries B.1828, 1840Correspondence1828, 1840Letter to Mrs. Henry Clay from Henry Clay, Jr., West Point1828 August 281251Scope and ContentsHe has moved into the barracks and has been given an office. He is now a sergeant and his duties are to attend a few parades and do some writing in the adjutant's office. He received several letters from Thomas [his brother].Letter to Mrs. Henry Clay from Henry Clay, Senate Chamber1840 February 211252Scope and ContentsHad a distressing night and did not get any sleep because of Henry, Jr.'s letter informing him of Julia's death. Clay notes that Julia's death will mean additional burdens and responsibilities for Lucretia, but thinks the Prather family will help. He did not want to go to Richmond [Va.] but would do so anyway thinking the journey might be a distraction from his grief. James sent a letter from Natchez in which he infers that he is involved in a love affair.Newspaper clippings of obituaries of Lucretia, Henry, Jr., and John M. Clayundated126Lucretia Clay's capB.undated1254Theodore Wythe Clay papersSubseries C.1821-1825Diplomas from Transylvania University1821, 1823, 18251342Licenses to practice law in Kentucky and Louisiana1823, 18241344Henry Clay, Jr. papersSubseries D.1827-1847CorrespondenceSubseries i.1827-1846Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1827-1829Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1827 April 2211Scope and ContentsGlad to hear his son is contented at West Point. Thinks he will benefit greatly by graduating from the academy. It will afford more opportunities in seeking a profession than if he went to another school. Clay does not want him going to Europe with Mr. Holley but promises him a trip to France after he completes his studies at West Point. Tells him that all his fatherly hopes rest on him as Theodore and Thomas will not live up to their potential. Clay will return to Kentucky soon, but [Lucretia] will remain in Washington.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1827 December 25212Scope and ContentsHappy to hear reports of his son's good work at West Point. Henry Clay Hart arrived from Norfolk [Va]. Clay and Hart are preparing to sail for the Mediterranean. Mr. Erwin, father of James Erwin, who married Anne Brown Clay, is with them. If he needs any money, just ask for it and keep up the good work at school.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1828 February 6213Scope and ContentsHears more good news of his son's progress at West Point and it makes him very happy. It will not be too late to study law after West Point. He will be at the perfect age to undertake the task. Clay has not heard from Thomas for a long time and admits he is afraid to hear from him. Last he heard Thomas had left Arkansas for parts unknown.James Brown [Henry, Jr.'s uncle] to Henry Clay, Jr., Paris1828 July 29214Scope and ContentsAlthough he has not seen him since infancy, he is proud of him. Thinks West Point is a fine place for a young man and is glad he is doing well in his studies. Implores Henry, Jr. to stay as it will prove most beneficial in the future. Says it could be detrimental to his career opportunities to quit before finishing.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1828 October 21215Scope and ContentsHas just returned from his trip to the West [Kentucky] and his health is much improved. Keeps hearing how well his son is doing in school and the news makes him happy. Mr. [Alva] Woods has been installed as the president of Transylvania and the college has reopened. All at home are well.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1828 November 14216Scope and ContentsSorry to hear that Richard's [Shelby] prospects for remaining at West Point are not good. Clay will pass on the letter to Richard's father so that he can decide what to do. Clay concedes Jackson's election to the presidency.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1828 December 20217Scope and ContentsOffers suggestions for Henry, Jr.'s upcoming two month encampment. Suggests the route he should take home to Ashland. Reassures Henry, Jr. that he does not have a low opinion of him, but a very favorable one. By remaining at West Point until his studies are completed, he will be at the prime age to study law, if that is what he wishes to do. Clay will secure a furlough for him once he completes his four years at West Point so he can study law to see if he likes it. If he wishes to continue with the law, he can resign his commission; if not, he can pursue a military career.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1829 January 14218Scope and ContentsGlad to hear Henry, Jr. is reassured about his standing in his father's eyes. Reiterates his belief that any young man who applies himself as faithfully and diligently as Henry, Jr. has will succeed in any profession he chooses to follow. Henry, Jr. will be twenty years old when he completes his course at West Point and that is the best age at which to begin a study of the law. Will give him some money for the trip to Kentucky. He wrote to Richard [Shelby] and hopes that the young man will get another chance to continue his course at school.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1829 January 26219Scope and Contentshe is pleased with his son's class standing after the recent examination and a third in mathematics is acceptable. It is an honorable ranking and he should not complain of it. Richard Shelby arrived in Washington. Clay does not know whether he can get him reappointed to the academy. Clay has been confined to the house for nearly a week with a cold. Mrs. Clay has a cold, too.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1829 February 92110Scope and ContentsDid not mean to tell his son in his last letter that no injustice had been done to him by his math teacher, only that he should guard against anyone trying to manipulate his feelings. Clay and family will return to Ashland in early March and he will think about whether to continue in public life. Richard [Shelby] has left Washington for West Point with the assurance of reappointment. Clay's health is not good.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1829 April 192111Scope and ContentsArrived home in late March and found the house and grounds in need of work, but it will be in order by the time Henry, Jr. arrives for his visit. Pleased to hear of his son's choice of a law career after West Point. To gain eminence at the bar one has to work incessantly. Clay admits he did not study as much as he should, but relied on the resources of his genius. If he could do it all over again, he would wait until he was 24 or 25 before beginning a law career. Both Thomas and Theodore are at Ashland.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1829 September 32112Scope and ContentsHenry, Jr. is becoming more satisfied with West Point and his father hopes he will decide to remain there for the rest of his courses. ...I do not wish to force you to remain...My opinions I wish you to receive not as commands but as advice flowing from one who loves you much...Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1829 December 22113Scope and ContentsGrandfather [Henry] Watkins [Clay's step-father] has died and his wife [Elizabeth] is quite feeble. Thomas left with Mr. Kerr for Illinois to sell some land owned by Clay near Terre Haute [Ind.] Confesses he has little faith in Thomas's stability. Thinks Henry, Jr.'s suggestion of being an engineer is a good one, especially since he only wants to do it temporarily. Clay continues to advocate a career in law.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1829 December 232114Scope and ContentsGrandmother [Watkins, Clay's mother] and Uncle John [Clay] have died. Clay leaves for New Orleans soon for his health. He delivered an address to the Kentucky colonization Society and will send a copy as soon as it is printed.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1829 December 262115Scope and ContentsAssures Henry, Jr. that the family is thinking of him. Agrees that the country needs an American institute [a national institute of higher learning], but disagrees that West Point is the best place for it. Thinks a large city would be better. Uncle [James] Brown could tell him about the national institute in France. [Brown was appointed by President Monroe as U.S. Minister to France].Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1830-1831James Brown to Henry Clay, Jr., Philadelphia1830 February 9221Scope and ContentsResponse to request for information regarding France's national institute. Does not know much about it but will inquire and get back to him. Brown discusses feelings of sorrow over the recent deaths of his step-father, sister, and brother. Is pleased to receive reports of Henry, Jr.'s success at West Point.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 March 29222Scope and ContentsHas just returned from New Orleans where Henry, Jr.'s success at West Point was frequently mentioned. Mrs. Clay is happy and feeling well. Mr. Martin, the new overseer, is working out well. The farm looks good. Glad to hear he will give the 4th of July oration. Thinks the subject of a national institute of learning a good topic but cautions him to be more concerned with the ideas and arguments he wishes to express than with style. Advises him not to allow anyone to publish his address until he is more mature. A single [in]discreet sentiment or expression might occasion you bitter regrets. Relates news about family and friends.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 May 24223Scope and ContentsAnxious to know how his examinations will go. Relates general family news. A young Danville man, [Cary] Fry, is on his way to West Point. Asks his son to be attentive to him and treat him with kindness... Says he receives good news from his Washington friends but does not think that he wants to return to public life.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 June 25224Scope and ContentsHis father will abide by his agreement that if after the third year his son wishes to leave West Point, Clay will not make him stay the final year. The decision is up to him. Sends a check for $100. Clay will be in Columbus, Ohio in July.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 June 30225Scope and ContentsGlad to hear that the address delivered by Henry, Jr. was well received. Relates news about family members.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Olympian Springs1830 August 24226Scope and ContentsPleased to hear Henry, Jr. will complete his final year at West Point and urges him to be content with that decision. Advises him not to be too quick to decide that the authorities at the school are prejudiced against him and have treated him unfairly. If he truly has been treated unjustly, he should rise above it.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 October 31227Scope and ContentsApologizes for writing so infrequently. Reports that Thomas and Theodore are at Ashland, and he is very unhappy with both of them because of their behavior. Relates news about other family members. He is glad to hear of Henry, Jr.'s promotions at the academy and praises him for his accomplishments. Aunt [Ann Hart] Brown has died. discusses several improvements at Ashland including building of brick and new conical ice house.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1830 December 9228Scope and ContentsThe Erwins are preparing to return to New Orleans and the older Clays have decided to join them for the winter. Relates other general news. Has purchased 111 acres of adjoining land from the McNair estate.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Louisville1831 March 31229Scope and ContentsAnne [Brown Clay Erwin] returned with them from New Orleans to her new home near Ashland. Time is nearing when Henry, Jr. will graduate. Advises him to accept his commission and then request a furlough. Relates general news about family members.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1831 April 202210Scope and ContentsSends Henry, Jr. a check for $300. Will discuss his future when he returns home.U.S. Army. Adjutant General's Office1831 July 122211Scope and ContentsOrder No. 32 listing of 1831 cadet class, including Henry Clay, Jr.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1831 December 232212Scope and ContentsPleased with the decisions they made while at home. Glad Henry, Jr. decided to go to New Orleans to study law. Advises him to engage in serious study and research for that is how he will attain eminence at the Bar.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1831 December 252213Scope and ContentsAnn [daughter] has written to him about Mr. [Martin] Duralde's offer to allow Henry, Jr. to reside at the Duralde home while he studies law.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1832Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 January 3231Scope and ContentsUndecided about resigning from the Senate. [In December, 1831, Clay was nominated for President by the National Republican Convention.] He is feeling despondent. Lengthy discussion of legal ramifications when Henry, Jr. marries. [Henry, Jr., married Julia Prather, October 10, 1832.] As for the country's political situation, Clay thinks the Union will survive whatever course Congress takes.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 January 17232Scope and ContentsHappy to hear from Judge Porter that Henry, Jr. is so diligent in pursuing his legal studies. Refers to a recent speech in the Senate and is preparing yet another one to deliver. Since he is putting all his intellectual energies into these labors, he has none left for other pursuits. Both his parents have colds.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 February 21233Scope and ContentsHas neglected correspondence to tend to pressing political matters. Received Henry, Jr.'s letter inquiring about a trip to Europe and thinks the trip should wait until after he passes the bar, but before he begins to practice law. If his son decides differently, Clay will abide by the decision. Uncle Brown is visiting the family and is well.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 February 27234Scope and ContentsClay received Henry, Jr.'s letter requesting money to speculate in New Orleans city property. Clay says he will give Henry, Jr. $2,500 if he will postpone his trip to Europe as Clay cannot afford both.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 April 7235Scope and ContentsHappy to hear his son is content and to hear from Judge Porter that Henry, Jr. is progressing well in his studies. Approves of the improvements of the grounds at Ashland. Gives general instructions on how to proceed. Tells him to visit his grandmother and Aunt Price, and to go to see Theodore.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 April 17236Scope and ContentsGives more instructions on how to proceed with the improvements at Ashland, including what to do about the house.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 May 1237Scope and ContentsAdditional suggestions about how to improve the house. Sad to hear that Theodore is not improving, but fears he will never be well again. General news about farm and family. Does not know when Congress will adjourn and cannot say how the issues before it will be resolved.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Senate Chamber1832 May 11238Scope and ContentsMore ideas about the house at Ashland. Tells him to take care of financial matters for him. Clay's health is not good and he wants to get home but does not know when he'll be able to leave Washington.Thomas H[art] Clay [brother] to Henry Clay, Jr., Clay's Prairie, IL1832 May 23239Scope and ContentsThanks Henry, Jr. for sending the seed corn so promptly. He is busy planting a variety of crops. [Thomas lives on Clay's Prairie, a farm owned by Clay in Illinois near Terre Haute.] The region is in a state of alarm because of the Indian Attacks [Black Hawk War]. Some men have volunteered to fight the Indians. He will do so at the second call to arms. He will be in Lexington soon.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1832 May 252310Scope and ContentsAgrees that painting the house is best. Does not think they will get away from Washington for awhile. If Henry, Jr. wishes, he can visit them. Congress has taken up the bank question and he does not know how long it will take to complete the legislation. Once that issue is settled, they still have to deal with issues of the tariff and public lands.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., White Sulphur Springs, Virginia1832 August 52311Scope and ContentsPresumes that Henry, Jr.'s affair [with Julia Prather] has only been postponed until the weather is less oppressive. From the news Clay has received he believes that Jackson's defeat is certain. If the dog's lameness is cured, he will bring Mr. Caldwell's gift of a little pointer dog to Henry, Jr.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1832 November 242312Scope and ContentsHas to go to Washington this winter, but does not want to leave Kentucky. Agrees that the movement against nullification occurring in Louisville is being directed from Washington. He will be leaving soon and as is his custom has left a will with his wife who will remain at Ashland. He made Henry, Jr. one of the executors.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Philadelphia1832 December 302313Scope and ContentsAccompanied James from Ashland to Philadelphia where they parted. James went on to Boston and Clay will return to Washington. The political situation seems to be approaching a crisis stage but he thinks South Carolina will not implement its Ordinance until the tariff issue is decided. Since Jackson is against this issue, it will be a difficult battle.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1833Abner S. Lipscomb, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama1833 February 27241Scope and ContentsCertificate declaring that Henry Clay, Jr. has been successfully examined on the principles and practices of law and is now permitted to practice law in the state.Julia Prather Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Louisvillecirca 1833 April 19242Scope and ContentsShe is not sure where to reach her husband and wants to know where he is and when he will come home. Hopes he can purchase the land near Ashland as he desires. She is sorry circumstances prevented them from living at Ashland during Clay's absence as he invited them to do. Her condition makes it irksome to go out. [Perhaps expecting Henry Hart who was born in July of 1833]. She opened a letter he received from Charleston but not the one from Louisiana. Regrets not being able to accompany her father-in-law to the east this July as he suggested.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1833 June 7243Scope and ContentsGives his son permission to use his name to secure a loan. Cholera has struck Lexington and killed about 50 people. People are fleeing town to avoid the disease. No one in the Clay family has yet been struck. Two or three slaves may be ill with it but none have died yet. Notes various people known to the family who have died of cholera.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1833 July 6244Scope and ContentsGlad to hear he got home safely. Lexington is almost free of cholera. Afraid the pestilence might hit Louisville, but hopes Henry, Jr. and Julia will be safe from it.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1833 July 7245Scope and ContentsGood that Louisville has not been struck with the cholera epidemic. Time to mow the fields. If Henry, Jr. has no stock to put to the woods to eat the grass there, Clay will provide the stock.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1833 July 14246Scope and ContentsHay cut, stacked and under cover. Although the price is high recommends that Henry, Jr. buy Billy and his family because Billy is too trustworthy a slave to lose.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1833 July 23247Scope and ContentsCongratulates Henry, Jr. and Julia on the birth of their first child [Henry Hart]. Especially proud that it is a boy and is anxious to see and hold him. Would be glad to have the child named for him. The fruit trees are ready for harvesting.Julia Prather Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Louisvillecirca 1833 October 20248Scope and ContentsAdmonishes her husband for not writing home more often. Received his letter indicating he is going to Chicago. She is anxious to see him and regrets she did not go with him. Henry [their son] is doing well. He can expect to find several letters waiting at St. Louis when he returns there. Asks him to come home as soon as possible.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Philadelphia1833 November 24249Scope and ContentsTrip to the East went well. Congratulates him that his public talk [at Transylvania University] was so well received.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1833 December 12410Scope and ContentsHappy to hear that his son is so contented with his life. Clay was welcomed back to Washington with celebrations and has been showered with gifts and accolades. Thinks Henry, Jr.'s idea to raise sheep is a good one but cautions him to build a secure pound to protect them from dogs. Did not like the idea at first but having looked into the market for wool, Clay now thinks it is a good idea.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1833 December 52411Scope and ContentsThe Jacksonians have control of the House of Representatives. Things are better in the Senate. Theodore's letter indicates that his condition has worsened. Thomas is not writing which suggests he may have lapsed into his old habits. Asks Henry, Jr. to tend to his livestock.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1834-1835Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 January 17251Scope and ContentsHas been a long time since he received a letter from Henry, Jr. Wishes to be kept abreast of things at Ashland. Sends a check for $1,000 to take care of the farm's finances.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 January 23252Scope and ContentsThanks Henry, Jr. for taking care of things for him. Regarding the deposit question, Clay fears it will fail in the House; however, popular opinion might cause those who are wavering to support it.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 February 11253Scope and ContentsInstructs Henry, Jr. to sell Warrior, a donkey, to Mr. Hockaday. The deposit question is still undecided. Popular support has caught the attention of members of the House, but it still may not be enough, To day Judge [Thomas T.] Bouldin of Virginia expired in the H. of R. while announcing the death of his predecessor Mr. J[ohn] Randolph!Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 February 17254Scope and ContentsThanks Henry, Jr. for attending to his financial matters for him and gives him additional instructions. Deposit question still undecided. Mrs. Clay is having stomach problems.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr.1834 February 192513Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 March 19255Scope and ContentsThanks Henry, Jr. for taking care of his financial affairs. James [Brown Clay] is in Washington and has expressed a wish to leave the mercantile business and continue his education. Clay has reluctantly agreed. Mother's [Lucretia] health is very poor; she has been reduced to a skeleton. Deposit question still not settled, but it is clear that a majority of the House supports it.J[ohn Jordan] Crittenden to Henry Clay, Jr., Frankfort1834 April 13256Scope and ContentsDid not respond sooner to Henry, Jr.'s letter because of illness. He supports a convention to draw together the party, an opinion shared by others. The best way to begin might be locally and let the idea catch on through the state, then expand. Agrees that Lexington is the best place for a statewide convention.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 April 13257Scope and ContentsYour mother is still feeble...unless she gets better in a few weeks, I fear she can not survive. Hopes the warm weather will help her get well. Discusses some financial matters. the Tories have triumphed in New York. He considers this a victory for the Whigs.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1834 April 24258Scope and ContentsDiscusses his finances. Left his wife at the Springs [near Warrenton, Virginia, known as Fauquier White Sulphur or Lee's Sulphur Springs] with James who writes that her strength is increasing and they will return to Washington soon. Is concerned about the loss of the Saxon sheep.Lexington City Council. Note of appreciation for Clay's Lafayette eulogy1834 July 28259Scope and Contents[Marquis de Lafayette died May 20th] Signed by Charlton Hunt and other members of the council.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., [Washington?]circa 1834 December2510Scope and ContentsFound his colleagues despondent over the state of public affairs. The more immediate issue is President [Jackson's] stance on French affairs [spoliation controversy about U.S. claims against France during the Napoleonic Wars] Caution is needed, if the President is to avoid war with France.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1835 February 192511Scope and ContentsReceived word of the birth of a daughter [Matilda] to Henry, Jr. and Julia. discusses financial matters. Closes admitting that he is truly sick of Congress.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1835 July 72512Scope and ContentsGeneral family news. Land prices are high and continuing to rise but fears that it will not last. Sold some cattle and made a nice profit. Includes a rate of exchange note. Sent in care of Baring Brothers, London. [Henry Clay, Jr. and his family were traveling in Europe].Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1836-1839Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1836 April 11261Scope and ContentsTwo of the three Poitou asses Henry, Jr. purchased in Europe and shipped home died en route to New York while the fate of the third is uncertain. Perhaps they were neglected. Fears insurance will not cover the losses. Harriet, one of Henry, Jr.'s slaves, lost her child. The hemp crop is good and bringing in nice profits. Congress will not adjourn until June and nothing of consequence has been accomplished.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1836 May 12262Scope and ContentsJohn [Morrison Clay] is very ill with high fever and headache. Yesterday he was cupped, bled, blistered, and took calomel. Does not seem to be in any immediate danger but John's illness will prevent Clay from meeting Henry, Jr. and Julia at Baltimore as planned so he will see them when they arrive at Ashland.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1836 December 10263Scope and ContentsReceived the letter and check and disposed of them as requested. Sorry to hear Blossom, a cow, is not with calf. Suggests sending the cows to Ashland and Clay will put them to his bull, Lord Althorp.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1836 December 16264Scope and ContentsReassures Henry, Jr. that he was right not to have placed himself under obligation to others by having them endorse a loan. Clay will always do that for his son. Sorry to hear the Shephard cow dropped a dead calf. Wants to know if the Hector cow has recovered from her lameness. The House post office burned down and there are rumors of arson but so far they are not substantiated. Clay feels less interest than ever in public affairs. If he were not restrained by a sense of duty, he would return home for repose and tranquility.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1837 February 6265Scope and ContentsRegrets that Henry, Jr. has not heard about the mare he sent to New Orleans. They were detained by ice on the river, but made it safely to port. No news about the asses they shipped. Discusses the pros and cons of Manilla hemp versus Rupia hemp. The fall of the price of Kentucky hemp is related to a decline in the price of the items made from hemp. The high price of bagging led manufacturers to find new and cheaper materials and that further reduced the price of hemp.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1837 February 22266Scope and ContentsThinks the asses have by now reached New Orleans. Will hurry home as soon as Congress adjourns. Thinks Van Buren will retain Jackson's secretaries. Rumors that War Department has been offered to Poinsett of South Carolina. But these matters are of little interest to Clay. Prays for Julia to have a happy accouchement. [Anne was born].Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Senate Chamber1837 September 8267Scope and ContentsThe message [by Van Buren to a special session of Congress] disappointed everyone. Congress is aligned with the president so the country can expect no relief from the conservatives. They will get twelve cents for their bale rope. Going to Princeton with John [Morrison Clay]. [In November of 1837 John entered Princeton as a sophomore].Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1837 December 28268Scope and ContentsExpects to hear soon from Mr. Beasley indicating the asses shipped from Havre have arrived in New Orleans. The sorrow he has recently felt regarding the country's political situation has worsened since the Expunging Resolution. [Relates to Clay's censure of Jackson for removal of the deposits]. The Jacksonians have perpetuated other acts of degradation to the country as well. The only good news is that there is a schism in the party over the issue of hard money and bank notes.Julia Prather Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Louisvillecirca 1838-1839 January 6269Scope and ContentsAnxious to receive a letter from him. Children are well and mother is recovering.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Senate Chamber1838 March 22610Scope and ContentsWriting this letter while listening to a very dull Speech on the Subtreasury Bill. Urges his son to consider carefully whether or not he should be a candidate [for the U.S. House of Representative seat of] Mr. [Richard] Hawes if he should retire. It would greatly please Clay to see his son in public office. If he considers such a move, he should develop a good relationship with people and act like a candidate before becoming one. As for whether Clay will run for president, he thinks he might be the Whig's choice. ...if the Election were to come on in Sixty days I should be elected by acclamation. Since the election is so distant, the political climate could change.Jeremiah Day to Henry Clay, Jr., Yale College1838 October 292611Scope and ContentsResponse to Henry Jr.'s inquiry about the governance, especially the organization and the powers of the Board of Trustees as well as funding of Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. Also addressed to M. C. Johnson.W. A. Duer to Henry Clay, Jr., Columbia College1838 November 82612Scope and ContentsResponse to Henry, Jr.'s inquiry about the governance, especially the organization and powers of the Board of Trustees as well as the funding of Columbia College in New York.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Wheeling, Virginia1838 November 282613Scope and ContentsUnhappy with the choice of Mr. [Robert N.] Wickliffe as the Senator from Fayette. But if he becomes the candidate, Clay hopes party supporters will rally around him since the election of a Loco Foco would be too great a triumph for the opponents.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1839 January 182614Scope and ContentsSome Southern States and New York have pledged to him their support for his presidential candidacy. The New England states are trying to discredit him because he is a slaveholder. Mr. Webster wants to run General Harrison. The antimasonic forces pose no threat. Thinks James T. Morehead could be substituted for [Robert N.] Wickliffe as part of Kentucky's delegation to the Whig's national convention. Only divisiveness in the party will prevent a Whig victory in the upcoming election.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1839 December 142615Scope and ContentsAccepts the decision of the Whig convention delegates [they nominated General Harrison as its presidential candidate]. Hopes Henry, Jr. and other Clay supporters will do the same. To win, the Whigs need a united front. Does not know what the platform will be. The House will elect a speaker soon, probably an administration supporter.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1840-1843Thomas H. Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1840 February 15271Scope and ContentsLetter of condolence on the occasion of the death of Julia, Henry, Jr.'s wife. Her sweetness and amiability of temper, endeared her to all who approached her.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1840 February 20272Scope and ContentsLetter of condolence on the occasion of the death of Julia, Henry, Jr.'s wife. along with sympathy for his great loss, his father reminds him of his responsibility towards his motherless children.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1840 February 22273Scope and Contents[Since he ends the letter with Give my love to Julia, this was written earlier in the month before he knew of her death. According to The Papers of Henry Clay, this letter should be dated ca. February 17th.] Glad to hear Henry, Jr.'s eye is better. Concerned about the harsh treatment the Northern bank gave his son. Considering that it does not pay its own debts, it should not be so decided in enforcing payment from others, especially where...they have a perfect security. Asks him to take care of the jacks. Offers to send him Major, an elderly slave. The Harrisburg nomination [of Harrison for President] has been better received than anticipated. Clay is determined to support it.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1841 August 31274Scope and ContentsWill vote for the new bank bill, but thinks President [John Tyler] will veto it if it passes the Senate.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Washington1841 December 26275Scope and ContentsHas been ill and confined to his quarters because of a swollen lip and nose. Tyler's currency plan, as proposed, does not have a chance of passing since both parties oppose it. The Treasury is empty. Both parties dislike Tyler and his administration.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1842 July 11276Scope and ContentsCover letter for a confidential enclosure [not with the letter] and asks Henry, Jr. to check at the bank to see if a deposit has been made in his name.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Frankfort1843 July 3277Scope and ContentsJohn left Ashland this morning with Henry, Jr.'s horse. He should be in Louisville by this afternoon. Frankfort is quite lively because of the nearby military encampment.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1845Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Lexington1845 February 12281Scope and ContentsThe Northern bank agreed to discount the note on the condition that it be subject to calls if it is necessary. The settlement was made with the understanding that the note would be paid in one year.Samuel Sanders, Jr. to Henry Clay, Jr., Ghent, Carroll County1845 March 4282Scope and ContentsAppears to be asking for an endorsement by Clay of the Whig candidates running for office in Carroll County, Kentucky.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 March 17283Scope and ContentsReassures Henry, Jr. that the provisions he has made for his children are satisfactory. If Henry, Jr. goes to New Orleans, Clay suggests that the situation concerning real estate and the Dubreuil heirs [i.e. Dubreuil Villars's heirs] should be investigated. Disappointed the appellate court ruled against their exception on the grounds the United States cannot be sued, but hopes that the decision will not be upheld. The Louisiana Supreme Court will hear the appeal this spring. He would be pleased if his son ran for Congress from the Louisville District. His friends are helping with their debt. John is showing signs of mental problems and Martin Duralde [III, a grandson] is seriously ill.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 April 2284Scope and ContentsHappy to say his friends came to his relief in the amount of $24,750 toward his bank debt. John is growing more deranged and he may have to be hospitalized. All others are well except for Martin Duralde who is still very ill.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 April 5285Scope and ContentsRelates the circumstances surrounding John's hospitalization.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 April 8286Scope and ContentsDiscusses his debt to the Northern Bank of Kentucky. Afraid John's case is hopeless. Seems more deranged than his brother [Theodore] was when they were compelled to confine him. Sent a servant to the hospital to tend to his two sons. He is very distressed about the situation. Clay is not surprised to hear that Henry, Jr. is unhappy with living at a tavern and being unemployed. Suggests that if Henry, Jr. does not go to Congress, he come to live at Ashland. If he finds some business that suits him, Clay will help him with it.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 April 27287Scope and ContentsReceived the check for Henry, Jr.'s part of the [John J.] Astor debt. Is pleased with his son's letter about the representative from his district printed in the [Louisville?] Journal. John's condition continues to distress him. Not happy to see his grandchildren leave Ashland, but knows they will receive excellent care with their father and Mrs. [Nannette Price] Smith.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 May 6288Scope and ContentsMr. Astor agrees to postpone the loan for another two years provided there would be no more extensions. Clay brought John home from the hospital and so far has had no problems. He is renovating parts of the house. The French minister was unable to locate the order for the occupation of Claude Villars's plantation, but found a January 1760, order for the fortification of New Orleans.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 June 11289Scope and ContentsReceived his son's letter with the two discounted notes. Thinks he should make a partial payment to the bank as soon as the note matures. This would reassure the bank officials. He has paid $11 toward the discount and the rest of the account amounted to $1.40. He will advance the discount when due from the other bank. All are well at home except for himself.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 June 212810Scope and ContentsReceived the letter transmitting the discount of the bank notes. His health is not entirely restored and mother is ill, too. Although it is unpleasant, he is sitting daily for his portrait by Mr. [George] Healy who is a talented artist.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 July 22811Scope and ContentsHe has engaged Mr. [Richard] Wilde in the Dubreuil [Villars's] case. The Lousiana Supreme Court decided the issue of jurisdiction in their favor. Asks him to write to Judge [Thomas] Bishop to prepare for the trial. It is important they acquire the right for the [Gilbert de] St. Maxent's heirs but they are poor. Hopes to get the Dubreuil [Villars's] heirs to give them some money. Wishes they could get rid of [attorney Samuel] Judah who has done nothing on the case. The French minister at Washington has written for a copy of the fortification order.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 July 102812Scope and ContentsWas happy to see in the last letter that his son is in better spirits. Think the contract with Mr. Sutton a good one, if he gets the price stipulated. Hopes the prices will rise in the fall. He will be happy to continue to endorse for him. He will be glad to see his son and grandchildren. If the rest of the family cannot visit, hopes that Henry [Hart/Henry III] may come.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 July 222813Scope and ContentsHenry [Hart/Henry III] has been with them for one week and is behaving well. Asks if he may stay another week. All are well. The William Claiborne family is staying with them and they would be glad to have their son come and occupy the only spare room left in the house.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Frankfort1845 October 142814Scope and ContentsDiscusses financial concerns. Instructs Henry, Jr. to remind Mr. [Thomas] Smith that Clay is sending a barrel of bourbon to forward to Dr. H[enry] S. Levert of Mobile.Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1845 October 172815Scope and ContentsClay took care of business at the bank. The guests have left and they would be glad if Henry, Jr. and his children came for a visit. Plans to winter in New Orleans. He can take care of the Dubreuil [Villars's] heirs case while there. All are well at home.Letters to Henry Clay, Jr.1846Henry Clay to Henry Clay, Jr., Ashland1846 May 12291Scope and ContentsLetter of introduction for Mr. [Schureman?], a musician who intends to visit Louisville.A. S. Mitchell to Henry Clay, Jr., Frankfort1846 May 30292Scope and ContentsGrants a commission of Colonel of the 2d Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.Letters from Henry Clay, Jr.1839, 1845Henry Clay, Jr. to Editor of the Franklin Farmer, Fayette County1839 April 52101Scope and ContentsOffers to write about modes of farming in England. Relates to Scotch beef cattle, particularly, the improved shorthorn Durham. There are two kinds: Argyles and Galloways. They are taken from Scotland to England for grazing. They are usually black, have thick hides, and strong constitutions, which enable them to withstand cold weather. When fattened the Argyles weigh from five to seven hundred pounds, the Galloways a bit more. This makes them highly prized and profitable on the Smithfield market in London. He closes wondering what might result if the Scottish Durham were crossed with the Green River cattle commonly grazed in Kentucky. Signs the letter A Fayette Farmer and adds a postscript that he does not want his name printed, but if the editor is willing, he can publish it.Henry Clay, Jr. to unknown correspondent, Louisville1845 March2102Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving a letter and thanks its sender for considering him as a Whig candidate for the Louisville district. Agrees the Whigs are the only party that can rightly govern and the recent defeat in the last election is not good news for the country. While he is both flattered and surprised they would consider him to run for Congress, believes that [James M.] Bullock of Shelby County would be a better choice. If officially nominated he would be duty-bound to accept, but he also thought it wrong to seek the post. He will support the party no matter who is chosen to be the candidateFinancial, legal, and personal papersSubseries ii.1831-1847Commission as 2nd Lt. in U.S. Army, 2nd Artillery received upon graduation from West Point1831 July 122111Resignations. Washington. Acceptance of resignations of Clay, 2nd Artillery and Charles Mason, Corps of Engineers1831 October 2112Certificate from the Supreme Court of Louisiana licensing Henry, Jr. to practice law there1833 March 112113Francis Thornton. Receipt of payment of $45 placed to Clay's credit1843 March 32114Indenture between the trustees of James S. Prather and Henry Clay, Jr. in amount of $4,000 for land situated in Louisville on the southeastern corner of Green and Fourth Streets1844 September 232115Military commission conferring the rank of Lt. Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of the Infantry of Riflemen of the Kentucky volunteer Army upon Henry Clay, Jr. Signed by Gov. William Owsley1846 May 282116Accounts, 1845-46, with the shipping company of Payne and Harrison1847 March 102117Speeches, articles, and notesSubseries iii.circa 1830s-1840sDrafts of possible speech, penned by Henry Clay, Jr., supporting Harrison for Presidentcirca 1836-1840212Draft of possible speech or article in Henry Clay, Jr.'s handundated213Scope and ContentsDiscusses four topics: retaliatory measures, discriminating duties, free trade, and moderate protective duties.Principles of Population, and Their Connections with Human Happiness by Archibald Alisonundated214Scope and ContentsMiscellaneous notes and reactions to this 1840 work published in Edinburgh. Notes are in Henry Clay, Jr.'s writing.Our Commercial Relations Unveiled or Glimpses of the Future, draft of a speech or article written by Henry Clay, Jr.circa 1842215Fragment regarding moderate protective tariffs in the hand of Henry Clay, Jr.undated216Letter to the editor of the Louisville Journal challenging the editor's reaction to Clay's recent lecture about Great Britain's ability to colonize effectively. Writing in the hand of Henry Clay, Jr.undated217Notes about the propriety of the County Court's purchase of stock to finance a railroad. Example cited refers to District of Columbia. Writing in the hand of Henry Clay, Jr.undated218Address delivered in Louisville on the occasion of the Free Public Library's second anniversary. Remarks are written in the hand of Henry Clay, Jr. Last page is embossed with Congress U.S.circa 1843219Miscellaneous writings with fragments of writings written by Henry Clay, Jr.circa 1830s-1840s220Henry Clay, Jr.'s notes on classical historycirca 1820s-1830s221Henry Clay, Jr.'s study notes for the Louisiana Barcirca 1833222Henry Clay, Jr.'s speeches and remarks connected with West Pointcirca 1830s223Henry Clay, Jr.'s analysis of a Pennsylvania farmundated224Funeral oration for General Lafayette delivered by Henry Clay, Jr. at Lexington, Kentucky [General Lafayette died on May 20th, 1834]1834 July 26225Obituaries and eulogiesSubseries iv.circa 1847226Obituaries from unidentified newspaperscirca 18472261Copy of the eulogy of the Rev. Mr. Dods of New York City taken from an unpublished oration on the Life, Character & Battles of General Taylorundated2262Pressed flowers from near Buena Vista, Mexico where Henry Clay Jr. died [February 27, 1847] presented by W. W. Chapman to Miss Pope with a notecirca 18472263DiariesSubseries v.1830-1847Henry Clay, Jr.'s diary1830 August 18 - 1842 November61Scope and ContentsWhen Clay began this journal, he was still at West Point, graduating, July 1, 1831. Entry for September 3, 1831, includes a graphic description of the death of Lexington's Colonel Allen and Dr. McNair at the hands of Indians. In June of 1832, he was in Washington where he attended sessions of the House and Senate to hear discussions relating to the U.S. Bank, the modifications of the tariff and the public land bill which his father introduced. Includes a July entry from Chester [England] where the family was traveling in 1835. The February 20, 1840, entry is a lament for his wife, Julia, who died several days after the birth of their son Thomas [called Julian]. No entries dated 1834, 1836-1838, and 1841. A few pages appear to be missing.Henry Clay, Jr.'s European trip diary. Includes numerous sketches1835 June 16 - 1835 December62Henry Clay, Jr.'s diary1840 November 27 - 1841 January 2263Scope and ContentsAshland, November 27, 1840, the first entry begins I was born on April 10th 1811 in the dining room of this house... The entry for November 29, 1840, begins For the past week I have been almost daily in the company of General Harrison, the new President elect. This diary includes very few entries.Henry Clay, Jr.'s Mexican-American war diary1846 July 8 - 1847 February227Passages from the Bible, in hand similar to Henry Clay, Jr.'sundated228United States Military Academy, West Point, diplomaSubseries vi.18311344Julia Prather Clay papersSubseries E.1832-1839CorrespondenceSubseries i.1832-1839, undatedLetters to Julia Prather Clay1832-1839, undatedHenry Clay, Jr. to Julia Prather, Maysville. Love letter. [They married in October 1832]1832 June 13311Henry Clay, Jr. to Julia Prather, Washington. Love letter1832 July 2312Henry Clay to Julia Prather Clay, Ashland1833 April 14313Scope and ContentsWas preparing to respond to Julia's letter when Henry, Jr. arrived and informed them that she was in Louisville. Hopes after visiting her relatives, she will come to Ashland. Henry, Jr. proposes to buy a farm near Ashland and her father-in-law is pleased about their moving in the neighborhood. Had hoped to take her and the Erwins on a summer excursion up east, but has learned that she is not in a traveling condition. Fears Anne might also be expecting and will not be able to go. His health was not good when Congress adjourned, but he has greatly improved since returning home. Asks her to write to Anne at New Orleans to tell her that her sons, who are visiting Ashland, are fine.Henry Clay to Julia Prather Clay, Ashland1833 June 13314Scope and ContentsGlad Julia left Lexington since a cholera epidemic has broken out. ...the pestilence has no where in the U. States, been more mortal than in our afflicted City, except N. Orleans. The family has been spared, but there have been some suspicious illnesses among the slaves. Anne [Brown Clay Erwin] became frightened and brought her whole family from The Woodlands to Ashland. Word from the city has it that the epidemic is abating. He has not heard from Henry [her husband] since he left Louisville. Wants her to write him as soon as she gets word from him.Henry Clay to Julia Prather Clay, Ashland1833 June 23315Scope and ContentsShe can expect Henry [her husband] soon. No one at Ashland or the Woodlands fell ill with the cholera. It has abated considerably in Lexington but is presently ravaging the towns of Lancaster and Paris. Fears Louisville will not escape. If possible, he wishes that they would come to Ashland. Invites her to bring her mother and any other family members who will come.Henry Clay to Julia Prather Clay, Washington1834 March 10316Scope and ContentsPleased to know that they are interested in making improvements at Maplewood since it is one of his favorite places and the changes should make it one of the finest residences around Lexington. Glad to hear that her mother [Matilda Fontaine Prather] is with her. James is unhappy with his mercantile pursuits and wants to return home to complete his education. Sending them some potatoes which he received as a gift from a friend in New Jersey. Mrs. Clay's health is feeble but improving.Henry Clay to Julia Prather Clay, Washington1836 May 9317Scope and ContentsHe and John met Henry [her husband] at the railroad depot. Sorry Julia was not also there. Was saddened by news of her misfortune at sea, but is relieved that she should recover. John wanted to accompany Henry, Jr. to New York to meet her but has fallen ill and will not be able to make the trip.Kate Prather [sister] to Julia Prather Clay, Louisvillecirca 1837-1839 September318Scope and ContentsHopes Julia's visit to the doctor has helped. Ep [sister-in-law] had another baby girl and both are doing well; her father was hoping for a boy. Ep is thinking of naming her Emma. Ma sent Julia a basket of peaches and wants to know if she got them. Asks if Henry is selling his stock. Says they should all come down to the races. Asks if Miss Nannie [Anne Clay, daughter of Julia and Henry] misses her aunt Kate. Postscript from Julia's mother says she misses her and wishes to see her as soon as possible.Kate Prather and Ep Prather to Julia Prather Clay, Louisvilleundated319Scope and ContentsFirst part is Kate's reply to Julia's letter. Miss Williams promised to have Julia's black silk dress ready by next Wednesday. As soon as it is done she will send it along with some velvet. She thinks Judge Wilkinson is not to blame for the dreadful affray at the Galt House. Ep continues the letter. Mr. Prather leaves on Monday and is anxious for her to follow him, but she fears the weather will be too bad for traveling. Julia's mother is sending a jar of mincemeat to her and a barrel of corned beef to Mr. Clay. Mr. Erwin stopped by on his way South and told them Julia and Henry were comfortably situated at Frankfort. Kate is so occupied with pleasure she has little time to write.A[nne] B[rown Clay] Erwin to Julia Prather Clay, The Woodlandsundated3110Scope and ContentsApologizes for not writing sooner. She has had so much company lately there was no time for letter writing. Relates news of the Lexington social scene. Several prominent members of the community died. James loves the Missouri country and Clay is thinking of buying him some land near St. Louis. She hears that Kate [Prather] is marrying Alex Bullitt. Having problems with the hired help. Papa [Henry Clay] has just returned from a spa and is looking and feeling well, but Mama is not so well.Letters from Julia Prather Claycirca 1835-1838Julia Prather Clay to Matilda Prather, New Yorkcirca 1835 June 15321Scope and ContentsThe family [husband, Henry, Jr., and their two children, Henry Hart and Matilda] are sailing tomorrow for Liverpool. The trip to New York was agreeable and she hopes the voyage on board the Columbus will be as pleasant. The children will feel better when they have some fresh air which they cannot get in the city. After writing to her mother, Julia adds a postscript to her sister Kate. They have a packet of letters of introduction, including one from Miss [Harriet] Martineau, who is visiting at Ashland, to some of the most prominent literary writers in England. They also have letters from Washington Irving. Enjoyed visit to Grant Thorburn's nursery. [Thorburn was a Scottish born seed cultivator.] Will write to William [Prather, her brother] when they arrive in Liverpool.Julia Prather Clay to Matilda Prather, Bordeauxcirca 1835 September 29322Scope and ContentsDaughter Matilda died on September 22, 1835, after suffering for several days. Matilda had a heavenly disposition and remarkable intelligence, but she loved her in particular because she resembled her grandmother Prather. The people where they are staying have been very kind to them. Little Henry is well. She wants letters from her family. They expect to leave Bordeaux either for Italy or another part of France as soon as the stone is placed over their daughter's grave.Julia Prather Clay to Kate Prather, Lexingtoncirca 1838 July 20323Scope and ContentsApologizes for not writing sooner but has been very busy tending to her baby [Anne]. They just returned from the funeral of John Hart who was struck by lightning as he returned from town. Mr. Clay has returned from Washington and is looking well. Looks forward to their visit.Julia Prather Clay's European journal kept for her sister KateSubseries ii.1835-183664Henry Hart Clay papersSubseries F.1845-1862CorrespondenceSubseries i.1845-1862Letters to Henry Hart Clay1845-1846Anne Clay, T[homas] Julian Clay, and Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1845 December 17331Scope and ContentsAnne apologizes for not having written sooner but she did not have a good pen. She is taking music lessons and learning French. Father does not want to go to New Orleans. He ate too many oysters the other night and got sick. She wants to know about Nannette Marshall and says she misses her grandma. Everyone has a bad cold. Love to all at Ashland. Thomas [note probably written by his father] writes that he misses his brother and hopes that his grandparents will visit soon so he can read to them and Anne can play music for them. Hopes he will be out of the first reader soon. Henry, Jr. closes the letter noting his anticipation at seeing his son at Christmas.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, New Orleans1846 February 7332Scope and ContentsArrived safely in New Orleans. Grandpa [Clay] is there with him and is well, but has almost given up trying to get to Cuba since no steamer is running there. He does not know when he will be able to return home. Asks his children to write to him and to behave themselves in his absence.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, New Orleans1846 March 9333Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving his son's letter, but admonishes him for not writing more often. Writing as a good habit to develop. Has been detained longer than he wished but hopes to return to Kentucky soon. The variable Louisiana weather may have contributed to Grandpa [Clay's] cold. He received a letter from Anne and she and Tommy are doing well in Louisville. Hopes everything is fine at Ashland.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1846 April 12334Scope and ContentsHe has returned home to Louisville. Nannie [Anne] and Tommy were looking fine. He received a report from Mr. Lynch regarding Henry's lessons and conduct. It is not as good as he hoped, but indicates he can do better. Has some pressing business to attend to in Louisville and will get to Ashland as soon as he can. The Smiths [probably Thomas and Nannette Price] will leave in the morning to reside at Mr. Worsley's. Anne and Thomas will go with them. Tell John his slave Pat has not succeeded at any of the places to which he has been hired. Probably best to sell him since, according to Mrs. Smith, he seems to be dangerous property. offers to bring Pat to Lexington when he comes. Heard from grandpa [Clay] that he is in St. Louis and will be returning home within the week. In a postscript to Aunt Price says he saw her little namesake in Vicksburg and she and her mother are doing well.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1846 May 12335Scope and ContentsAnne and Thomas should be in Lexington by the time he gets this letter. Spent last evening with grandma [Prather] who misses the little ones very much. Hopes to visit his children soon.Anne Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1846 June 8336Scope and ContentsShe has been wishing for August to arrive so she could see him. Uncle Smith thinks she is a good housekeeper and bought her a pair of birds, but one died and the other got away. Tommy got a pair of squirrels and one died. Grandma Prather was not feeling well the last time she saw her. Grandma wants him to write her.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1846 June 18337Scope and ContentsHe has been busy with the regimental affairs. Asks his son to write before he leaves [to fight in the Mexican War]. His outfit will compose part of the central column of the army. Wants his Monarch horse. He will take John with him. He will write again before he leaves.Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Camp Oakland1846 June 29338Scope and ContentsPrepares to leave for Texas. He will go to Matamoros [Mexico] where his regiment will be under the command of General Taylor. Letters should be directed to [Port] Isabel. H. H. is to live with his uncle James in Lexington.Henry Clay, Jr. to My Dear Children, Head Quarters, Army of O. Camp near Monterey [Mexico]1846 October 30339Scope and ContentsHe is an aide to General Taylor whom he likes and is billetted next to him. Describes landscape and climate. It is difficult to write as he has not regained the full use of his right arm. He can ride but cannot use a sword. Tell James that if he reads his remarks on the battle in the newspapers he has slightly changed his opinion. The army erred, but the bad reconnaissance could not be avoided. Offers his views of the Mexican people. He is anxious for the next battle. The Mexican army has good soldiers but lacks good officers. As for the U.S. army, there is a lack of loyalty to superiors; underlings should obey their superiors. General Marshall [possibly Col. Humphrey Marshall who commanded the 1st Kentucky Cavalry] is a political partisan who doesn't like him, but duty requires him to obey the General's orders unless they are morally wrong.Letters to Henry Hart Clay1847-1848Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Camp near Monterey [Mexico]circa 1847 January 1341Scope and ContentsThe lack of mail must be due to poor mail service, not lack of writing letters. The malicious things being said about him in the Kentucky newspapers are slanders being perpetrated by his political enemies. When he returned to his regiment, Col. [William R.] McKee was ill and he took command. The troops are on their way to Saltillo where they expect to confront the Mexican army. Their Christmas presents will have to wait until he returns, but he does send a Mexican coin for Tommy. John is still safe, but several of his black companions have been killed. Includes Jan. 14th postscript: No opportunity to mail letter, but friend will be going to Brazos and will mail his letter. Remarks, I now feel no hope of getting into battle...Henry Clay, Jr. to Henry Hart Clay, Agua Nueva 20 miles in front of Saltillo [Mexico]1847 February 8342Scope and ContentsHe has not responded to letters from family and friends because he has not yet received any letters. Glad his son spent Christmas in Louisville. Instructs Henry to find happiness in the discharge of duties and in proper restraint. Things were hectic around the camp until General Taylor arrived. Santa Anna withdrew his troops from the area. The U.S. force at Saltillo is about 5,000 men. Taylor is unhappy with the army's movement, with the government and General Scott. John and he are both well. He had to sell his injured Monarch horse and is riding a Mexican horse he likes very much. Saltillo is allegedly the site of a bloody Mexican Revolution battle. Maj. [John P.] Gaines and Capt. [William J.] Heady along with their men were captured. Received Uncle James's letter and leaves the matter discussed therein to be settled by him and William Prather. Wants out of the affair without any more loss. Wants Uncle James to breed his mares. He does not wish to have his colts raced unless they have a good chance of winning. He has not received word from Uncle Thomas.Anne Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1847 April 4343Scope and ContentsThey have lost their dear father and are now orphans. Uncle Smith wrote Uncle James asking to let him, H. H., come to Louisville because she wants to see him. Hopes she never has to leave Cousin Nannette and Uncle Smith. glad to hear that Grandma and Grandpa are doing well. She has not seen Grandma Prather since learning of their father's death, but Aunt Mary and Aunt Eppy have been by.Ep Prather to Henry Clay, Jr. [Henry Hart Clay], Louisvillecirca 1847 May 1344Scope and ContentsGrandmother Prather sends him a watch that belonged to his mother. He should remember that though he has lost his parents he still has a great many friends and relatives who love him and will try to see to his happiness. Sends her love to Nannie and Tommy. Their father made a wise choice in making Cousin Nannette his children's guardian. She hopes their grandfather will let them come often to visit.Kate Prather and M. Nicholas [cousins] to Henry Clay, Jr. [Henry Hart Clay], Louisville1847 May 15345Scope and ContentsMade and sent a bookmark. Mother and Grandmother send their love. Nannie and Tommy are well. She is going to school at Miss Williams' and is learning very fast. Julia is going to make him a bookmark. The flowers are beautiful and it is very hot. Postscript from cousin M. Nicholas says that Grandma [Prather] has something for him that belonged to his father and she will give it to him when he comes to visit. Hopes his Grandpa [Clay] will let him spend his vacation with them this summer.Worden and Priss [Nicholas, cousins] to Henry Clay, Jr. [Henry Hart Clay], Canewood, Louisville1847 September 3346Scope and ContentsApologizes for writing short letters, but thinks he might as well try to jump over the moon as to write a long letter. He cannot do it but will attempt to reach the bottom of the page. Grandma [Prather] returned from the Springs and is better. Only news is the Governor's [William Owsley] call for two more regiments of infantry. Flags are flying all over the city. The doctor is in Springfield tending to his sick sister. Bill [a slave] sends his respects. Priss adds a postscript. She is amazed that Worden wrote a letter of two pages. It has been a long time since she has seen Henry but thinks of him and his siblings often. She is spending a few days with Aunt Mary. It is the first visit she has had since returning from Baltimore. Worden went with them to the Springs. He complained of the amount of money he spent on girls while there. Hopes to visit Louisville soon.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1847 November 22347Scope and ContentsReceived Henry's letter telling of his desire to learn music at the Franklin Institute [a military academy near Frankfort]. Pleased to grant his grandson's request and will obtain a master to teach him whatever instrument he wishes to learn.J[ohn] M[orrison] Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1848 January 25348Scope and ContentsReceived both letters and apologizes for not writing before. All at Ashland are unwell with bad colds. His colts have been sick with distemper but none have died. Went hunting one day and had a concert at Ashland one evening. Aunt Susan has recovered from her accouchement. Her brother Dick [Jacob] married Thomas Benton's daughter in Washington. There is no interesting news from Mexico. Congress is preoccupied with the war. Grandpa presided over a Colonization Society meeting and according to the papers the hall was overflowing. Although a student named Bates has died at school [apparently of typhoid], he did not think that one death out of a hundred boys would cause the school to be closed. Hello to Eugene and Edward [Erwin].Moses B. Morrison and C.A.M. to Henry Hart Clay, Lexington1848 January 28349Scope and ContentsMoses wanted to see Henry when he came home for the holiday but had to accompany his sister to Woodford. Tried several times to get back to Lexington to see him but every attempt was thwarted. By the time he returned Henry had left. There have been three affairs [of honor], but only recounts the one in which Mr. Burns killed Mr. Parks. He is near the top in his class and is especially good in math. A postscript by C.A.M. states that he is glad to hear that Henry is pleased at his school. Asks Henry to write a postscript to him in his next letter to Buck as he would like to hear from his friend. Hopes Buck continues to learn French. disappointed Henry did not call to see them when he was in Lexington. Sends him a bookmark for his Bible.Letters to Henry Hart Clay1850-1851Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washingtoncirca 1850 February - May351Scope and ContentsWants to see his grandson about an appointment at West Point which has just become available. If they decide he should attend, he could not enter until June or July. In the meantime, he should continue his studies at Georgetown [Washington, D.C.].Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1850 June 26352Scope and ContentsGeneral [Winfield] Scott and Major Glover written favorable reports of him. Tells him that he would find a cadet's life hard at first but would eventually get used to it. Clay would leave it up to his grandson whether or not he enters the army upon graduating from the academy. Will be sending a check for $75 for expenses. Accounts from home indicate that all there are well. His Uncle John won at least two races at Lexington. Uncle James and his family are doing well and will return home by November. [James was charge d'affaires in Lisbon].Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1850 June 27353Scope and ContentsSends the promised $75 check and asks him to take $25 for personal expenses, depositing the remaining $50 for credit at the school. If he is unsure of the procedure, he should consult Major Glover.[Eugene?] Erwin [cousin] to Henry Hart Clay, Lexington1850 September 4354Scope and ContentsVisiting in Lexington. Business is slow so he is vacationing before returning to Louisville. Lexington is livelier than it has been in years because of the weddings. Mrs. Smith is in town with Nannie and Tommy. They are all well. Susan and Uncle James are expected home soon. Uncle John is as crazy as ever about racehorses.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1850 September 10355Scope and ContentsPresumes Henry is now in his barracks and is more comfortably situated than when he was camping. Hopes he will apply himself diligently to his studies. All are well in Kentucky. James is expected soon [from Portugal] Already has sent home Aaron Dupuy, house servant. Congress will adjourn at the end of the month. Write back immediately.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Senate Chamber1850 September 24356Scope and ContentsSorry to hear Henry does not like West Point. Admonishes him that he will never distinguish himself or become worthy of his heritage if he does not study and make sacrifices. Tries to assure him that the longer he stays there the more he will like it. That was his father's experience. Disappointed to see so many demerits and hopes he will decrease the number next time. Leaves for home shortly. I hope my dear Grandson that you will resolutely meet all your studies and all your duties, and do not bring any reproach on me or discredit on yourself.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1850 October 22357Scope and ContentsReceived an official report from West Point and is pleased to see the number of demerits has decreased and urges him to continue until none are reported. Nannie and Tommy stopped by to visit. She is well, and he has recently recovered from a fever. George R. Harrison has been appointed a midshipman and is at Annapolis. Grandma and Uncle John send their love.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1850 November 22358Scope and ContentsTommy is at Judge [Thomas A.] Marshall's and has had a severe and protracted illness. Thought they might lose him, but he is now recovering. Has received no letter from Henry but the official report indicates he has been given a lot of demerits. Afraid the boy does not appreciate the advantages of having a position at the academy. It would disgrace the family if he were compelled to leave the school for incompetency or negligence. Eugene Erwin would rejoice to be in Henry's situation. Asks him to redouble his efforts and make himself worthy of his father's name. How shameful to dishonor his family in such a fashion. Cousin George R. Harrison is delighted to be at Annapolis. Clay expects to be in Washington in December.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1850 December 23359Scope and ContentsStill has not heard from him, but is glad to see that the number of demerits has diminished. How happy he would be if there were none. Economizing of one's time is how one gets everything done. Wants to know if Henry likes the school better now that he has been there awhile. James and Susan have returned home. Eugene Erwin is in Washington with Clay for the purpose of placing him with a firm to learn the mercantile business. Tommy is now well, but Grandmother Prather has died.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1851 January 183510Scope and ContentsGlad to hear he has a respectable standing in his class but thought it should be better, but hopes he will improve by the next examination. Sorry he does not like being at West Point and asks him what he would do if he were not there, since he must be employed. He will be glad when he completes his course at the school and would be embarrassed if he ruins his chances at the academy. No need to speak of Eugene Erwin's freedom; he is in a counting house where he must rise early, sweep the floor, and perform menial tasks so he would be glad to change places.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1851 May 193511Scope and ContentsSince he will soon complete his first year at the academy, his grandfather wants to know about his class standing. Admonishes Henry for not writing more often. Glad to see from the last report the number of demerits had significantly decreased. Hopes the boy had not earned so many this month as to get him dismissed from the school. Dismissal would humiliate the family. Asks if this is the year when he can return home to visit family and friends.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1851 June 273512Scope and ContentsRelieved to receive letter from him. Wants to know about his demerits and hopes he has not disgraced himself by getting enough to be dismissed from the school. Regrets that he cannot come to visit this summer, but is glad to hear he is feeling fine and doing well. Nannie and Tommy are visiting at Ashland. All at home are well. Cousin George R. Harrison could not stand the midshipman's examination at Annapolis and has returned home much to his and his father's mortification. Tommy and Nannie join their grandfather in complaining of Henry's not writing to them. Perhaps if he rose a little earlier he could find time to write.Nannie [Anne] Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1851 July 83513Scope and ContentsShe has returned to Louisville after a two week visit to Lexington where she had a good time. Going to Drennon [Spring, Henry County] which should improve Tommy's health. The hot weather makes Grandpa sick so he was ill when they left. Grandma is well but is getting hard of hearing. Received his letter and wishes it had been longer.Nannie [Anne] Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Louisvillecirca 18513514Scope and ContentsHopes her last letter did not offend him, as he has not written recently. Saw two of his former classmates, Harry McNeill and Robert L. Upshaw at Drennon who attend Wester Military Institute. Tommy is recovered and at Mr. Chapman's school. If possible, would like him to send their mother's journal to her.U.S. War Department. Engineer Department, Washington1851 October 153515Scope and ContentsClass and conduct reports of the military academy [West Point] Grade report for September. Of 65 class members, Henry stands 34th in mathematics, 11th in French, and 59th in drawing. He has 45 demerits for the month and a total of 88 for the year.Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Ashland1851 October 263516Scope and ContentsReceived his letter and is glad to hear Henry is happier at West Point this year, but is alarmed at the number of demerits. If he keeps going at this rate he will be dismissed shortly. Needs to learn to take pride in being a man and a soldier. Believes ...you cannot be aware of the marks against you. All are well at home except for himself.Letters to Henry Hart Clay1852-1862Nannie [Anne Clay] to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville. She received a pair of earrings, a finger ring, and a prayer book for Christmas. Has not heard from Grandpa [Clay] for awhile except for what is in the newspapers. Uncle [Smith] fell down and hurt himself. Most in Louisville are well except for some very bad colds. She is going to school at Mrs. Saunders' because Uncle William [Prather] thinks Mr. Butler's school is too expensive. Because she did not respond to his last letter, she fears he will not write her1852 January 12361Henry Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 January 25362Scope and ContentsHas not written sooner because of illness. Good to see the number of demerits has decreased, but is not pleased that Henry's class standing has dropped.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 May 7363Scope and ContentsTelegram informing him that his grandfather may not live much longer.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay1852 May 7364Scope and ContentsHis grandfather wants to know when he will be visiting Kentucky and what funds are to come home. Uncle Thomas tells him that his grandfather is gradually sinking. Family and friends from home all complain that Henry never writes to them. Anne and Tommy are doing fine.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 May 7365Scope and ContentsEncloses an application for a leave of absence from West Point. His grandfather is a little better but is still very weak. All in Kentucky are doing well as of the last report.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 June 14366Scope and ContentsAdmonishes Henry for not letting him know how much money he needs for his trip to Washington. Grandfather's health has changed little since the last correspondence.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 June 19367Scope and ContentsReceived Henry's letter this morning. Grandfather is doing worse and may not hold out much longer, but he will pay the tailor's bill and send him fare for his trip to Washington. Sorry Henry is detained at West Point.Thomas Hart Clay to Henry Hart Clay, Washington1852 June 26368Scope and ContentsSends a check for $50 which he asks Henry to acknowldge. I am afraid that unless you can reach him in a few days you will not be enabled to find your grandfather alive. [Henry Clay died June 29].Nannie [Anne Clay] to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1852 December 13369Scope and ContentsSays Tommy refuses to write unless Henry promises to answer the letter. She had a delightful visit at Lexington. Grandma did not look well but said she felt fine. Dick Harrison has gone to live in New Orleans and George is going to Texas to farm. George has been steadier since he joined the temperance society. No one from Thomas's [Clay] family came to visit, that did not bother her too much as she was not anxious to see them. She spent a very pleasant evening with some cousins, one of whom had a dance. Uncle John [Clay] stopped by on his way to New Orleans and she sang for him but he did not seem charmed by it. She thinks he likes Lucretia [Clay, daughter of James and Susan] better. She was distressed to hear that her music teacher was going to Harrodsburg but relieved to learn he would only be gone a month. Mother [Nannette Price Smith] has been sick with the flu.Tommy [Thomas Julian Clay] to Henry Hart Clay, Lexington1855 September 113610Scope and ContentsEugene Erwin is visiting from Missouri and it may be Henry's last chance to visit with his cousin. Grandma [Clay] wishes to see him and fears he has forgotten her.Nannie [Anne Clay McDowell] to Henry Hart Clay, Louisville1860 May 83611Scope and ContentsThinks he might be seasick after three days at sea. Her sadness at his leaving is tempered by the pleasure the journey will offer him. She hopes he will write regularly until his return in the fall. She opened a letter addressed to him from William Warfield and was shocked to learn that Lucretia Clay [daughter of Thomas and Mary] had died. Lucretia had recently given birth to a son who survives her. Asks if Mrs. Conradd is aboard his ship. Anne is not concerned about his losing his heart to Mrs. Conradd for though he might admire her beauty, her character is another matter. Mr. McDowell [Henry Clay McDowell, her husband] has built a wine cellar. He will write Henry very soon with some good news. She will write again in about two weeks and hopes to receive a letter from him in the meantime.U.S. Adjutant General's Office to Henry [Hart] Clay, Washington1862 March 213612Scope and ContentsCommission of Captain Henry [Hart] Clay as Assistant Adjutant General of the Volunteer Army, Nashville, Tennessee.Legal, financial, and personal papersSubseries ii.1849-1860Legal/financial papers1856-1860, undatedBank book and cancelled checks drawn from A. D. Hunt & Co. plus cancelled checks and receipts1856-1860371Lease agreement between Henry [Hart] Clay and George H. Duger1859 November 1372Scope and ContentsProvides that the wall built between Clay's property [probably in Louisville. The 1865-1866 Williamson's Annual City Directory for Louisville lists a J. H. Duker operating a silk and fancy steam dye house at 114 W. Jefferson] and J. D. Osborne's will not be removed, except with six months prior notice, so long as Duker rents the land from ClayMiscellaneous envelopesundated373Passport issued in the name of Henry Clay, Jr.1849 December 2451Scope and ContentsAllows him passage from Lisbon to the United States. Signed by James B. Clay who was Charge d'Affaires at Lisbon, 1849-1850. [Henry was living wish James and his family at the time].Appointment as Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers1862 March1347DiariesSubseries iii.1850-1859Henry Hart Clay's Diary from West Point1850-185338Scope and ContentsNote January 1, 1853: Left West Point and very glad of it. Resigned having 230 or more demerits. Remained in New York a week or 10 days with others in about the same position as myself. What to do now is the question and a difficult one to answer. Very few entries.Unidentified volume, apparently belonging to the Clays, including Henry Hart, Thomas Julian, and Anne Clay1855, 185939Scope and ContentsThere is a Louisville entry of October 6, 1855, and a July 5, 1859, statement laid in from F. A. Bartle, a Louisville store, bearing H. Clay's name.Bookmark embroidered with Henry H. ClaySubseries iv.undated1255Thomas Julian Clay papersSubseries G.1861, 1864Deed and obituaries1859-1863Original deed, November 22, 1859, between Bland Ballard and Thomas Julian Clay1861 July 203101Scope and ContentsClay conveyed a lot located near Walnut and Floyd Street in Louisville to Bland Ballard while he was a minor. Now that Clay is of age, he reaffirms the conveyance in this deed.Obituaries1863 October 3102Scope and ContentsClay died in Atlanta on October 12, 1863, of congestive fever while serving as a Confederate soldier. Also included are two undated obituaries written at the time his body was disinterred from the Atlanta cemetery and shipped back to Kentucky. He was incorrectly identified as Major Thomas H. Clay in two of the obituaries and his death was also incorrectly noted as 1864Thomas Julian Clay's journalundated82Scope and ContentsFew entries, mostly practicing math equations. Also used to press flowers.Thomas Hart Clay papersSubseries H.1836-1850Correspondence1836-1850Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1836 March 133111Scope and ContentsClay is satisfied with the sale of hemp. Sent Delaware [imported jackass] to Kentucky and he should arrive in a couple of weeks. If Don Manuel [an ass] is sold, Major [Thomas] Smith may keep Delaware. If he is not sold, he may keep Don for himself and Delaware should remain at Ashland. Thomas can sell Delaware if he can get $1,500 for him. Six donkeys should be arriving from New Orleans about the time he receives this letter. Clay directs Thomas on what he wants done with them.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1836 May 193112Scope and ContentsJohn is ill with a fever. The doctors do not think he is in immediate danger but it has developed into typhoid. Many individuals sat up with him all night including his brother, Henry, Jr. His father thinks Thomas does not have a problem having more grass than stock to graze it; if necessary, he will supply him with some steers. He has sent two mares who are in foal to Kentucky and would like Thomas to make sure they were not injured on the journey. They should not be let out to pasture where there is a lot of clover. In addition to the mares, there are eight or ten asses belonging to Mr. White. They will stay at Ashland until he retrieves them. Wants to know how his English cows are faring and how many are in calf. Tells Thomas that none of the heifers who have not had calves should be put to the bull before he returns.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1837 October 83113Scope and ContentsClay is pleased with Thomas's work at Ashland. He heard that James's overseer was ill and fears he has died. Clay himself has not been well, but he is feeling better. Congress will adjourn soon and he will be home shortly thereafter. He does not think the subtreasury bill will pass Congress this session. He presumes Thomas will be married by the time he receives this letter and wishes him happiness and a long life. Offers his blessing to Mary [Marie Mentelle; Thomas and Mary were married October 5th].Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1838 January 183114Scope and ContentsHe has no objection to purchasing mules instead of cattle provided he can get them at a fair price. Clay will give security for them. The hogs may be bought with cash. Sends a check for $500 and tells Thomas not to present it to the bank until Maj. Pindell has paid him for the cow and calf. He will write to Downing [Richard W., Josiah, and Samuel Downing were horse traders] about the jacks. Nothing new to report from Washington. The subtreasury bill was reintroduced to the Senate in a more objectionable form than before.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1838 June 23115Scope and ContentsAsks Thomas to send him some papers concerning the Bonneau land claim in Missouri. He thought that he had brought them with him to Washington, but apparently left them on his office table. Clay wrote to his wife and told her what he wants done with the bale rope and forwarded a letter from Dr. [Stephen?] Duncan as to how the ropes should be delivered.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1838 June 143116Scope and ContentsClay acknowledges receiving a letter informing him of the status of the bale rope production. Asks about the foaling of his jennets and gives Thomas instructions about the breeding schedule.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1840 May 183117Scope and ContentsReceived the enclosure [not identified] Thomas sent him and instructs his son to waste no time in giving directions for the shipment. Also forwards a letter to Dr. [Stephen?] Duncan with orders about the rope and twine. He fears some of it has been lost in the hurricane that struck Natchez. Henry, [Jr.] left Washington this morning. Clay is so ill that he is confined to his room for the day.M[artin] Duralde, [III] to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1841 June 23118Scope and ContentsThe Navy granted him leave so he could visit his grandfather [Clay]. His ship, the Brandywine, returned recently from its Mediterranean station due to rumors of war. He is now in Washington and is observing the present Congressional session. Duralde describes the Senate as a dignified body but says the House reminds him of a parcel of school boys. He is amused at how they conduct their business. It certainly is the most disorderly body I ever came across. Says he hopes the House soon will be restricted to a few members from each state instead of according to population. If not, New York will soon occupy the whole house chambers.J[ohn] M[orrison] Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1841 July 203119Scope and ContentsTheir father's bank bill passed the Senate after he added an amendment making the bill's phraseology more palatal. He thinks the House and the President will concur in the measure. Clay is exhausted from his efforts at getting the bill passed. His correspondence remains on his table, some unread, nearly all of it unanswered. In reference to the reputed dispute between [possibly Kentucky's Thomas F.] Marshall and [Henry A.] Wise, they had words but are friends. Recently, he saw them walking arm in arm leaving the Capitol. John has seen several of Thomas's friends and they spoke highly of him. He wishes Thomas well in his latest investment. They have not heard from Henry, Jr. since his arrival at the Springs [White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, later West Virginia] where John will be going soon.H[enry] C[lay] Duralde to Thomas Hart Clay, New Orleans1846 February 2331110Scope and ContentsHe has written several letters since his return to New Orleans, but fears that since he has had no reply, they must have been lost in the mail. He would have written more often but has been disheartened by his disappointments in money matters and his inability to get into business. Thomas can understand how disappointment affects the mind as he has experienced failure. Looks forward to the future in the hope that things will improve. He has stopped dissipation and will begin a business as soon as he gets his money. He intends to go to Missouri where he will propose to a woman he met there [H. C. Duralde died unmarried, September 1850]. Since he cannot expect to begin business in New Orleans this late in the season, he would like to spend the summer at Ashland. He tells Thomas to pledge to grandmother that he will be on his best behavior and help Thomas. Martin [Duralde, his brother] wrote from Havana saying that the sojourn rather than benefitting his health has made it worse. Martin fears he has only a year or two more to live. [Martin Duralde died, September 1846.] Grandpa is in New Orleans, has caught a cold, but will return to Ashland soon. The people of New Orleans are irreligious because they celebrated Washington's birthday this past Sunday with both the Whigs and Loco Focos holding political rallies. While he is no moralist, the Sabbath should be respected.Henry Clay to Thomas Hart Clay, Washington1850 July 131111Scope and ContentsSends Thomas a full account of the circular saw and Mr. Calvert's letter [enclosures not found]. Thinks Thomas should consult with H[enry] Watkins about it. If he has never seen one in operation, check Mr. Calvert's. He is anxious about his son, John. [John Morrison Clay had several bouts with mental problems during his life.] Clay had just received a short letter from John and wrote a long reply. Asks Thomas to telegraph him immediately as to John's health. He advised him about training his horses and other matters. Clay says he is still struggling for the Compromise. Its fate will be decided next week. He remains hopeful about its passage.Brass engraving plate for calling cardsundated1256Mary Russell Clay lettersSubseries I.1888-1890Charles Dudley Warner to Mary Russell Clay, Hartford1888 August 53121Scope and ContentsHe has been thinking about her and decided to write. Thanks her for the novel she sent. Sends regards to Miss [Nettie] McDowell.Charles Dudley Warner to Mary Russell Clay, Hartford1889 June 273122Scope and ContentsHe has not been neglectful or forgetful but simply too busy to write. He was disappointed not to have found Miss Nettie [McDowell] at Judge Bristow's. He has a longing to visit the Bluegrass.Charles Dudley Warner to Mary Russell Clay, Hartford1890 January 163123Scope and ContentsThanks her for the letter and the notice from The New York Times; however, he had not read them because the doctor has forbidden him to use his eyes for several weeks. Thanks her for the kind words and says he misses his Lexington friends.James Brown Clay papersSubseries J.1846-1864Letters to and from James Brown Clay1846-1864, undatedHenry Clay, Jr. to James Brown Clay, [Louisville]18463131Scope and ContentsAsks James to consult with William Prather and Dr. Way. The doctor owes him fifteen or sixteen hundred dollars. Curran Pope has the deed to the property in question and William Prather can tell him its value. Doctor has paid some of the interest owed. His regiment leaves for Port Isabel tomorrow afternoon. Agrees that Henry [III] should live with James and Susan. William Prather will pay his board. Tell father and mother [the Clays] that he deems this essential to the welfare of his child. Asks James to write to him at New Orleans and Port Isabel.Benjamin O. Tyler to James Brown Clay, Bellevue Hospital, New York [City]1849 August 253132Scope and ContentsTyler, a patient at Bellevue Hospital, attended a festival celebrating Henry Clay's birthday and is making a copy of the speeches, proceedings, toasts, and resolutions made at the festival. He assumed that James would be leaving from a New York port on his way to Portugal where he will be Charge d'Affaires and asks James to stop by the hospital to pick up a copy even though it probably will not be finished. He will send a copy to Clay upon completion of the project.Benjamin O. Tyler to James Brown Clay, Bellevue Hospital, New York [City]1849 August 253133Scope and ContentsHe has been in Bellevue Hospital for so long that he is now destitute. Asks Clay for a few dollars to buy some vegetables and other items to make his stay at the hospital more comfortable.Doggie Woggie [Susan Clay?] to James Brown Claycirca 1861-18623134Scope and ContentsMisses her father and is getting spoiled in her father's absence so he had better hurry home to take her in hand. Charley goes to school every day. Major Jimmy and Colonel Harry and the rest of the children send their love. On verso, a list of things to accomplish.Pass issued to James B. Clay from the Confederate government1862 February 23135Scope and ContentsFor travel to Charleston, South Carolina. On verso is an oath of allegianceJames B. Clay to Major Alexander, Ashland1855 July 183136Scope and ContentsMarked confidential. James has a problem with the editor [George D.] Prentice of the Louisville Journal in consequence of having declined to give a speech in opposition to the Know Nothing Party. According to the printed article which is enclosed with the letter, Prentice accused Clay of selling parts of Ashland for profit. [James B. tore down Ashland and rebuilt it on the same foundation]. He sent him a letter asking if Prentice were personally responsible for attacks on a private individual. If Prentice responds affirmatively, James will challenge him to a duel. If it becomes necessary, James wants the Major to be with him and support him in this affair of honor.James B. Clay to Richard Pindell, [Montreal]18643137Scope and ContentsLetter written in another hand and signed by Clay. First part of the letter is missing. James states he will never see his Kentucky friends again as he is ill and not expected to recover from [consumption]. His physician told him that if he had reparations to make he had better make them right away. He is thankful that so far he has not been in a lot of pain and he is feeling cheerful and resigned to his fate. If he is still alive tomorrow [James B. Clay died January 26], he will receive communion from the Dean of Montreal. His greatest regret is having to leave his wife and children in such a time of adversity.James B. Clay to Mr. Leeundated3138Scope and ContentsRequests two cans fresh peaches, $1.00 worth of cakes, and two loaves of bread to be charged to his account.Obituaries and eulogies1864My husband's prayer by Susan M. Jacob Clay18643141Eulogy for James B. Clay, taken from the True Presbyterian, Louisville, Kentucky1864 February 43142Scope and Contents[Probably written by Stuart Robinson who was the owner and editor of the True Presbyterian. He moved to Toronto, Canada during the Civil War to avoid a third arrest by the military].Susan M. Jacob Clay papersSubseries K.1855-1864, 1905Letters to and from Susan M. Jacob Clay with miscellaneous materials by Mrs. Clay1855-1864James B[rown] Clay to Susan M. Clay, Ashland1855 August 293151Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving her letter from Montreal. Glad to hear that she arrived there safely. Tells her to stay at the spa for as long as she needs as he considers her health too important for her to leave before she is well. The children are all well. he told Tom [not identified] if she ran out of money to telegraph him and he would send her some. The only news from home is that Dick Harrison is to marry Mary Hunt early next month and that cousin Betsy Hart will be visiting Lexington in a few days to attend two weddings. He will await word from her with anxious concern hoping that the salt baths help her.Susan M. Clay, Ashland poem1862 May 173152Scope and ContentsWritten in memory of her son Nathaniel Hart Clay [b. April 10, 1861] who died May 17, 1862. Includes pressed flower and stem of leaves.Susan M. Clay. Eulogy and recollections about Nathaniel Hart Clay's brief lifecirca 1862 June 173153[Susan M. Clay] to Mr. Virtues, Ashland1862 June 213154Scope and ContentsReturns his book and thanks him for his kind words during her time of grief [the death of her son, Nat]. Kate, her sister, commented once that Nat was too beautiful a child to be of this earth. Although she disregarded the remark at the time, she thinks his unearthly beauty and intelligence may have portended an early death. He was the first of her ten children to die. Remainder of letter missing. Appears to be a draft.Charles D. Jacob [Mrs. Clay's brother] to Susan M. Clay, Louisville1864 January 283155Scope and ContentsCondolences sent after the death of her husband, James. Relieved to hear James turned to God before he died.Thomas P. Jacob [Mrs. Clay's brother] to Susan M. Clay, Louisville1864 February 13156Scope and ContentsCondolences sent after the death of her husband, James. He planned to go to Lexington for the funeral, but missed his connections and now is sick with a cold. Mary and Lucy will be there. Glad that Jimmy is there with her and believes that her eldest child understands the duties and responsibilities that devolve upon him now that his father has died. He understands from a letter she wrote to Lucy that Susan plans to stay in Canada but to move from Montreal to Toronto. Thomas cautions her to weigh all the advantages and disadvantages before deciding.Lucy J[acob] Johnston [Mrs. Clay's sister] to Susan M. Clay, Louisville1864 February 63157Scope and ContentsWould have written sooner but she went to Lexington to attend James's funeral. Everything was as Susan wished. [Susan Clay stayed in Toronto] The coffin was covered with some beautiful flowers. Lucy sent some of the flowers taken from James's coffin [enclosed flowers seem to refer to flowers Nat handed to Miss Mary Taylor]. Lucy wishes she could be with her sister, but her health is too delicate to allow the trip. Notes that her servants were distressed at their master's death.[J.J?] Jacob [Mrs. Clay's brother] to Susan M. Clay, Lynnford [Louisville]1864 February 123158Scope and ContentsCondolences sent after the death of her husband, James. Could not attend the funeral, but read Mr. Robinson's eulogy and liked what he said.Susan M. Clay to Kate [Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Clay's sister], Ashland1863 March 243159Scope and ContentsHas been suffering from a toothache all day. Wishes Kate could be in Kentucky to console her after the recent death of her daughter Lucy [b. 1844, d. March 7, 1863]. Lucy's health had been delicate all winter. She contracted diphtheria while already ill with frequent and violent hemorrhaging from her nose and died after a particularly violent attack. Susan did not want to think that her daughter was suffering, but Lucy said she was. Relates general news about her other children.Susan M. Clay to Kate [Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Clay's sister], Montreal1863 October 131510Scope and ContentsShe has not written sooner as she has been busy unpacking and arranging things in her new home. Now that she is nearly finished, she is beginning to feel at home in Montreal. Just before Susan's daughter (also named Susan but called Susie) died [b. February 12, 1855, d. September 14, 1863] she asked about the inscriptions on her brother's [Nat] and sister's [Lucy] tombstones. Susan thought Susie had a premonition of death when she had that conversation. Susie dictated letters to her father and to her Uncle Sam [Kate's husband]. She apologizes for not acknowledging their offer of money sooner, but they had enough funds in Montreal to live for a year. She did not know how much money they got from the sale of their furniture but thinks is was not much. They had no wines to sell as much of it was carried off by their slaves. Mr. [James] Clay has been very unwell since arriving at Montreal and is confined to his bed, but an excellent physician is attending him. Hopes to have all the children in school soon. Only Geordie [George] will be at home. They are worried that Jimmy was in the latest battle in Georgia. They have not heard from him since last June. She hopes that Kate and her family will come to Canada to visit.Susan M. Clay to Kate [Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Clay's sister], Montreal1863 December 2231511Scope and ContentsSusan acknowledges receiving Kate's letter and the pictures of Kate's children, Lucy and Sam. In return Susan has sent Kate hair clippings from daughters Lucy and Susie. She does not expect her husband [James Clay] to live much longer. Except when Tom Clay had typhoid fever, she never saw anyone so emaciated. He took communion, much to Susan's relief. She got a letter from Jimmy who is in Richmond, Virginia. He said he would run the blockade and get to Montreal as soon as possible. Susan hopes her son will make it before his father dies. She is enclosing a letter written by her son Tom to his Uncle Sam.Susan M. Clay to Kate [Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Clay's sister], Montreal1864 January 1231512Scope and ContentsSusan will send weekly reports about James's condition. I have abandoned all hope of his recovery... Jimmy has arrived home and it is a great comfort to James to see his son again. She hopes he will stay in Canada and go to school. Her other children are in school. Asks Kate to give her love to Mr. Jones and little Sam and the rest of the children.Susan M. Clay to Kate [Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Clay's sister], Montreal1864 June 1431513Scope and ContentsAsks her to shop for a mourning ring which James couldn't find in Montreal, but wants to give to a friend. It should be similar to a signet ring costing about $20 or $25 and Susan wants a description of the ring before Kate buys it. James dictated this letter himself.Susan M. Clay to Mrs. Green, Lexington1876 March 831514Scope and ContentsA mutual friend asked Susan to write Mrs. Green to relate a tale about a mysterious stranger who once took refuge in the library at Ashland. On an August night in 1860 or 61 there was a violent storm when around ten o'clock in the evening she left her daughter in the parlor and went to join her husband in the library. Between the parlor (which the Clay's called the crimson room) and the library was an adjoining drawing room. She entered the library through the drawing room. James was sitting at the reading table located in the middle of the room, and, to her amazement, a man dressed in a buckskin hunting suit was sitting in a large morocco covered chair next to the window with his rifle leaning against the window. She looked to her husband who told her it was someone who had taken shelter from the storm. Her husband tried to question the man who answered only in monosyllables when suddenly the stranger sprang from the chair, took his rifle, walked through the window by which he had entered the room, and disappeared into the darkness. He looked to be about thirty-five years old, tall, and stout with a bronze complexion from exposure. He had dark hair and dark eyes. Even though he had entered the room from a torrential rain storm and sat in the chair, he left no sign of having been in the storm. As soon as Susan recovered from her surprise she exclaimed that it was the ghost of Daniel Boone, and to this day that is how they refer to the mysterious visitor of that night. Such a visitor should have attracted attention in the neighborhood, but no one else saw him. Who the man really was and where he went is unknown.Poem beginning Thou art gone to the Grave! with Lucy Jacob Clay, Ashland written on the versoundated31515Poem, The Crown Bearer's Speech for May Dayundated31516Envelopes containing John's flowersundated31517Empty envelopesundated31518Scribbling of Susie Clay's that is supposed to be a letter to her cousin in New Jerseyundated31519Obituary and printed materials1905, undatedHandwritten obituary of Susan M. Jacob Clay, died February 25, 1905, written19053161Newspaper clipping. Susan M. Clay submitted the story of Ashland's mysterious visitor to a Louisville Evening Post and won second prize for the articleundated3162Newspaper clipping concerning John I. Jacob [Susan M. Clay's father]undated3163Clippings of hair mostly from the family of James Brown and Susan M. Jacob Clay,undated1257James Brown Clay, Jr. [Jimmy] lettersSubseries L.1865, 1893John C. Breckinridge to James B. Clay, Jr., Near Woodstock, Georgia1865 May 53171Scope and ContentsLetter of introduction attesting the integrity of Lieutenant James B. Clay.Oliver Henry Wallop to James B. Clay, Jr., Big Horn, Wyoming1893 December 133172Scope and ContentsThanks Clay for showing great kindness to a stranger. Sending his thoroughbreds to him to determine the value of the horses and to sell them. He assures him he will accede to all decisions Clay makes. He wishes to limit his ranch to cattle. Prefers to do all his trading in cash but will settle for cattle if that is all a buyer has to trade.Henry Clay [Harry, son of James B. and Susan M. Clay] letterSubseries M.1880 December 25318Scope and ContentsEnvelope reads To be opened Xmas morning 1880. Mrs. Clay and her daughter [Lucretia] send Christmas cards to him and the officers and men who are enduring the long and dreary night of the arctic winter. She writes a long prayer for him. Three Christmas cards are included.Lucretia Hart Clay papersSubseries N.1892, 1905, 1923Letter to Lucretia Hart Clay plus indenture1892, 1905D. Neuhart to Lucretia H. Clay, Los Angeles1892 December 123191Scope and ContentsInforms her that he received a letter from her brother Lt. T[homas] J[acob] Clay mailed from Arizona stating her wish to sell some stocks or borrow money on them. The stocks are capital stocks owned by Lucretia in the Simi Land and Water Company. Asks how much could be borrowed on the stock or for how much she is willing to sell them. Once bank has offered to loan $600 on the stock. He encloses a note for Lucretia to sign agreeing to the loan. If she prefers to sell, he has found a buyer willing to pay $15 per share, in which case all she needs to do is sign over her stock to him.Indenture between George H. Clay and Lucretia H. Clay1905 November 113192Scope and ContentsAs a trustee of their mother, Susan M. Clay's estate, George sold a tract of land in Fayette County to Lucretia for one dollar. The tract, located off Versailles Turnpike Road, consists of 103 acres and 35 poles of land.Obituaries of Lucretia H. Clay [Teetie], daughter of James and Susan M. Clay1923 October 15320Thomas Jacob Clay lettersSubseries O.1889-1933John Gilbert to Thomas J. Clay, Blankney [England]1894 October 23211Scope and ContentsMr. Gilbert was a representative of the publisher of the English Stud Book. Response to Thomas's inquiry regarding the lineage of the race horse De Beauvoir. The horse was bred in England and sold to a breeder in New York. Includes May 29, 1889, English studbook certificate and a February 10, 1849, letter written on behalf of Mr. Chaplin who was the apparent owner of De Beauvoir.Receipt for $100.00 for Clay's interest in lease oil and gas in Wolfe County1916 November 223212General Leonard Wood to Thomas J. Clay, Camp Funston, Kansas1919 February 33213Scope and ContentsRecalls Thomas from their days in the army in Arizona and Los Angeles. Asks to be remembered to Judge Kerr and Desha Breckinridge. The military has had a busy summer training war strength troops. He is sorry the army lost the 89th as they were going over to Europe, but he thought it for the best as those troops represented a losing policy. Asks if Thomas is still interested in good horses. Concludes the letter stating that the affair of which Thomas wrote to him will have to run its course in the hands of friends. No one knows what will happen. Colonel Roosevelt's loss [Theodore Roosevelt died on January 6, 1919] is a national calamity, especially at this time.Darwin W. Johnson to Thomas J. Clay, Louisville1933 March 283214Scope and ContentsLetter addressed to My dear Cousin Tom. Glad to learn that George [Clay] found the receipt for the Fidelity & Columbia Trust Company. Johnson is issuing three bonds by the new Louisville Title Company for $850 each and is enclosing forty-five shares of preferred stock in the company. Acknowledges it will be some time before George is well again [illness not identified]. Enclosures attached to letter.Charles Donald Clay, Jr. newspaper clippingSubseries P.undated322Scope and ContentsCharles Clay's father had the military reopen the case involving his son's death. An army board of inquiry had ruled the death a suicide, but a reexamination of the case brought new evidence to light which made suicide unlikely. Charles Donald Clay, Jr. was the grandson of James B. and Susan M. Clay.Robert P. Clay newspaper clippingSubseries Q.circa 1925 June 12323Scope and ContentsAnnouncing Robert P[epper] Clay's graduation from West Point Academy.John Morrison Clay papersSubseries R.1842-1866John Morrison Clay letters1848-1860Henry Clay to John M. Clay, Ashland1848 November 273241Scope and ContentsClay gives John three slaves: Harvey, John, and Bob.Henry Clay to John M. Clay, Washington1851 January 133242Scope and ContentsGlad to have received his letter from Mobile. Sent him two letters to New Orleans which he will get when he returns, if he has not already received them. All are well at home. Dr. [William N.] Mercer is going to Havannah [sic] and will not be in New Orleans. John may not be able to use the letter of credit Clay wrote for him to Dr. Mercer. He will write another one to Mr. [Rezin] Shephard. Clay wants John to keep him abreast of all his movements and of his health. Clay is sorry there are problems with John's teeth.Henry Clay to John M. Clay, Washington1851 March 73243Scope and ContentsSorry John displayed so much feeling over Clay's attempt to send Yorkshire [John's horse] to Mansfield. He said he did it because he did not think Mr. Wheeler [the overseer] could take proper care of the horses without neglecting the farm. Thomas [who owns Mansfield] declined to take the horse so he is still at Ashland. Clay is glad John sold another colt and hopes he can sell the remaining two on equally advantageous terms. There is an extra session of Congress so he will be detained in Washington a little longer.Henry Clay to John M. Clay, Ashland1852 April 303244Scope and ContentsBill of sale for a negro man called Bill Buster, the son of Tom and Kitty [two slaves owned by John]. Clay sold Bill to John for one dollar. In the same transaction, Clay sold a race horse named Yorkshire to John provided John let Thomas and James use the horse to breed with their mares.Henry [Hart] Clay and T[homas] J[ulian] Clay to John M. Clay, Louisville1860 January 273245Scope and ContentsHenry and Tommy arrived in Louisville safely. The trip from New Orleans took more than six days. Uncle Thomas was in Louisville the day they arrived but they did not get to see him. Uncle Thomas reports that all are well except Ed Erwin [Charles Edward Erwin, son of Anne Brown Clay and James Erwin] who is not expected to live much longer. Grandma [Clay] said she is lonesome without John and she wished he would not leave her again for so long a time. He was surprised to find upon returning that he had a six weeks old niece [Nannette McDowell, daughter of Henry's sister Anne and her husband Henry Clay McDowell]. Tommy adds a note to his Uncle John that they are buying the Tennessee filly.Journal. Daily entries of activities1864 March 1 - 1866 October74Diploma from Transylvania University18421345Kentucky and Fayette County licenses to practice law18421346Josephine Russell Erwin Clay papersSubseries S.1863-1866, 1901, 1920John M. Clay to My Dear Niece [Josephine Russell Erwin?], Paterson, New Jersey1866 June 83251Scope and ContentsJohn thanks Josephine for her letter and for forwarding the one from John Cook. It is the first news he has had from home since he left. It does not matter that she has not finished sewing the race horse clothing. She need not make more until he returns after the meet at Saratoga ends. He is surprised to hear that Edgar [not identified] died. Hopes she will not leave before he returns, even if she has retired from the turf since the selling of the horse, Joe Davis. Wants her to think of his home as hers. Will be home when the meets are over. Kentucky, a horse, won all three of its races easily. Someone offered John $15,000 for the race horse Gilroy but his price is $25,000. He is almost turning from Episcopalian to Catholic. He reads the mass book she sent him and does not eat meat on Friday or Saturday. Apologizes for the rambling nature of his letter and sends his love to all at home.Josephine Russell Erwin Clay to Registrar J. E. Wheeler, Lexington, Ky1901 November 23252Scope and ContentsDiscussion about her tenents and the death dates of mares.Obituaries, Newspaper clippingscirca 19203253Scope and Contents[Josephine Clay died March 29, 1920]Notations of deeds from county deed book of land purchased by Henry Clayundated3254Scope and ContentsWritten on stationery of Ashland Thoroughbred Stock Farm...Mrs. John M. Clay, proprietor.Anne Clay Erwin lettersSubseries T.undatedAnne Clay Erwin to Mrs. C. Mentelle, Nashvillecirca 1826-1827 October 273261Scope and ContentsThanks Mrs. Mentelle for her letter. Her husband is away on business and the baby is ill. They will be going to New Orleans in December. She likes the country better than the town and is glad that she and James will be going there when he returns. She has not heard from her mother for several months, except for what she reads in the newspapers, and is worried that something might be wrong with her parents. Asks for some garden seeds. Her daughter Julia has grown to be a large, fat child. The doctors told her that they had misdiagnosed her illness, but had made a new determination and are now satisfied that she should recover.Anne Clay Erwin to Mrs. C. Mentelle, New Orleansundated3262Scope and ContentsIt has been a long time since she heard from any of her Kentucky friends. She has been in New Orleans for about six weeks but must return to Tennessee on urgent business. She will return to New Orleans with her husband and his younger brother and sister who have been in Mobile. The latest news from Washington reports that Clay is in good health. She is sorry to learn that mama is not going to be in Kentucky for the summer. Anne's only hope now of seeing her mother is in the fall and she can only do that if she remains the winter with her parents. Anne says she is writing to inform Mrs. Mentelle that she can write to her at Shelbyville, Tennessee. Another reason for writing is to ask for some fruit from the Mentelle's pear and plum trees. Mr. Duralde was ill for some time but he has recovered. His family are now all well. He is thinking of sending his oldest son to Ashland in May.Anne Clay Erwin to Mrs. C. Mentelle, Shelbyville, Tennesseeundated3263Scope and ContentsAcknowledges receiving Mrs. Mentelle's letters. The first was forwarded to her at Nashville. Mr. Erwin will conduct the business she requested next winter. If she cannot wait that long, Mr. Erwin suggests she write to Mr. Duralde to see if he could do it. She was glad for Mrs. Mentelle's second letter informing of her father's arrival in Lexington. Anne hears often from Henry [Jr.]. He has always been a favorite of hers. She is in the country sixty miles from Nashville and has no news of the outside world to share. Some friends from Mississippi will be visiting Lexington. Asks Mrs. Mentelle to spread the word that they should be treated kindly. The Erwins owe the women a debt of gratitude for the kindness they showed while the Erwins were in Natchez.Prather family papers, letters and documents relating to various family membersSubseries U.circa 1835-1847Indenture between James Prather (1st part) and William Prather, Charles M. Way and John Joyes (2nd part)1839 May 93271Scope and ContentsJames conveys Louisville real estate, personal property and notes, including one drawn by Henry Clay, Jr. for $3,750.Henry Clay, Jr. to William Prather, Louisville1846 June 293272Scope and ContentsGives William power of attorney to handle his business and personal affairs. Clay was preparing to join the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Regiment to serve in Mexico.Henry Clay, Jr. to William Prather, Camp near Saltillo [Mexico]1847 January 27, 313273Scope and ContentsHe recently received William's letter dated some time ago. The letter related news of unsatisfactory accounts in his affairs especially as regards Dr. Way. [C. M. and W. H. Way were physicians in Louisville.] James B. Clay is charged with the settlement if it goes to law. Hopes he has not been injured in the matter as he is fond of Dr. Way. He sends William some money and hopes it will be applied toward his debts. The military is supposed to be on the eve of battle. If [General Zachary] Taylor and [Major General William O.] Butler do not arrive from Monterrey, Generals [John E.] Wool and Lane [3rd Indiana regiment] will be in command. [Major General Winfield] Scott has stripped Taylor of nearly all his troops. The force at Saltillo consists of the Kentucky regiment, two regiments from Illinois, two from Indiana, the Arkansas cavalry, and part of the Kentucky cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel [Ezekial H.] Field. They have two companies of dragoons and two artillery batteries with five guns each. The whole force numbers under 4,000 men. They keep receiving word that the Mexican army is approaching but have yet to encounter it. If attacked, his regiment will distinguish itself in battle. The Mexicans captured Majors [John P.] Gaines and [Solon] Borland without a struggle. The Majors went farther than ordered while on reconnaissance. A false alarm of an impending attack by the Mexican Army caused the delay. He is trying to use his engineering skills to improve his troops' defenses. Has learned General Butler will command at Monterrey. General Wool will be his commander. Hopes Taylor will reach them soon so he can take command. The troops do not have confidence in Wool and all fair men think the government has treated Taylor unjustly and uncourteously.Nannette Price Smith lettersSubseries V.1856-1857Thomas Julian Clay to Mother [Nannette Price Smith], Frankfort1856 November 33281Scope and Contents[Smith became the legal guardian of Tommy ad his sister Anne (Nannie) when their father, Henry Clay, Jr., died in February, 1847. Julia, his birth mother, died in 1840 when he was an infant.] Things are going fine at school. Supposes that the family is taking a keen interest in the upcoming presidential elections. Asks Mrs. Price to tell Henry to get his books and send them home. Asks that Nannie be told to write him. Adds that he has no news regarding the inspectorship.Thomas Julian Clay to Mother [Nannette Price Smith], University of Virginia, Charlottesville1857 October 143282Scope and ContentsUnhappy that he has received no letters from home since his arrival. Hopes that everyone is well. He wishes that Nannie [his sister Anne] would write more regularly. He explains he did not write sooner because he has been busy arranging his lessons. Since he has met no ladies at the school, he fears that if he does not meet any soon he will be a perfect barbarian by the time he returns home. He delivered cousin Betsie's letter to Mrs. H. as requested. Next week he will put on his store clothes to visit her. The reports of dissipation at the University are exaggerated; he has seen only one drunken man. He wants Uncle [Smith] to send him some money for his textbooks and some underclothes. He has to do without things because he doesn't want to run up an account. He hopes that Grandma Clay's attack is not as bad as he first supposed but he fears she will not live long.Thomas Smith to Anne [Price Smith], Louisville1856 November 33283Scope and ContentsSends a check to his niece for $10. Instructs her to endorse the back so she can use it anywhere. He was glad to have received her letters, but sorry to hear that little Nannette is ill. Tells her to write him in Louisville. Mr. Bryant and Nannette have come to see the torchlight procession. He will be alone but is content. She needs her mother to help her tend to her sick cousin. There is nothing new at Woodside to report. He is taking care of the grounds and the stock. He hears that the prospect of fighting tomorrow is not so good as it was last week.Assorted letters and items from individuals associated with the Clay familySubseries W.1777-1931Letters and other manuscripts written by unidentified individualsundatedLetter to My dear Mrs Wilmorecirca 1863411Scope and ContentsPleased to know that Mrs. Wilmore is settled at Nicholasville. She wishes Captain Wilmore's battery had been left instead of the one that is here. Since Mrs. Wilmore's visit, Aunt Lucy left with her little colony. Thomas, Susie, Katie, and Richard left for New Jersey to stay at Uncle's [possible, Sam Jones, husband of Kate Jacob Jones] place. The weather has been so mild that it is almost like spring, but it has begun to rain this morning. On back of letter are notations about selling some colts. Letter appears to be incomplete.Puss G. to My dear Lisleundated412Scope and ContentsDanville, Kentucky. Handwriting difficult to decipher. Appears to be general family news.Handwritten copy of Richard Lovelace's To Althea from Prisonundated413List of book titles, beginning with [John] Evelyn's Sylvaundated414Scope and ContentsProbably one of the various editions of his Silva or a Discourse of Forest Trees and the Propagation of TimberFinancial statement for meals served March 10th - 21st, with accounts for waiters, chambermaids and bootsundated415Scope and ContentsNote: 21st of March we leave Portsmouth.Items of Alice Clay Claiborne1898Cassius M. Clay to Alice Clay Claiborne, White Hall1898 October 17421Scope and ContentsThe criminal vendetta waged against him and Dora [Richardson Clay, his wife] has adversely affected his health and has kept him from writing. Clay informs his cousin that he is descended from Charles Clay. If she writes to Major Green Clay Goodloe care of the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C., he would give her their pedigree.Leaflet, Notes from Gen. Clay, an explanation of the vendetta against Cassius Clay1898 May 28422Scope and ContentsIt is an interview given by Cassius M. Clay at White Hall, Madison County, Kentucky. Berea interview is written on the top of the first page of the leaflet.Mrs. Catherine Laird's certificate of life membership in the American Colonization Society1848 May 1643Scope and ContentsSigned by Henry Clay, president.Ed. F. Berkley to Charles Y. Bean, Lexington1847 July 144Scope and ContentsExtends an invitation to Mr. Bean to be confirmed when the Bishop [Benjamin B. Smith] visits on July 18th. Includes reference to his having baptized Henry Clay on June 22. [Edward F. Berkley was Rector of the Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral]. Clay will receive communion shortly and will soon be confirmed.Letters from Walter Kirkpatrick to Maria Caroline Cobb1815Walter Kirkpatrick to Maria Caroline Cobb, Lexington1815 June 12451Scope and ContentsKirkpatrick, a tutor to five Clay children, notes the inducements which appealed to him to accept his current position: the Clay library which he is permitted to use and the teaching of Greek and Latin would hone his own skills in those languages, and he has board, a horse to ride, a servant, and $300 per year. I am much pleased with Mrs. Clay; she possesses many good qualities, among which are benevolence to the poor, and kindness to her servants: the latter is more conspicuous, because it is rarely to be met with where slaves are as numerous as they are here, and where the first impression that the infant mind receives with regard to this unhappy people, are so degrading to human nature. Includes additional comments about Mrs. Clay and the farm. Compares life in Cincinnati and Lexington. Remarks that ...I do not think that there are many places, where the sabbath is less regarded... [than Lexington.] Recounts a story of a theater in Louisville built on the foundation of a church.Walter Kirkpatrick to Maria Caroline Cobb, Lexington1815 November 29452Scope and ContentsExpresses appreciation for the memento she painted and sent to him. Describes Henry Clay's return home after a long absence [when he was in Europe negotiating the Treaty of Ghent]. Clay returned home with many gifts for the family. Gives a vivid description of Clay's personal appearance. Clay's likeness is to be published in Analectic Magazine, but the reproduction is not a faithful resemblance. Mrs. Clay is with her husband in Washington while Mrs. Price, Mrs. Clay's sister, is caring for the children.Will of Sarah Hall, February 2, 1852, presented in Fayette County Court1854 September 3046Scope and ContentsWitnessed by Lucretia Clay with Thomas H. Clay serving as executor. A copy.Kentucky Adjutant General's office, Frankfort, Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers. General Orders No. 3, to the Kentucky militia. Broadside1864 May 447Scope and ContentsBroadside to the Militia of Kentucky, authorization for 10,000 troops to enlist for six months military service.Thomas Lewinski's account book1845 - 1853 December 15, 1855, 193148Scope and ContentsMajor Lewinski was an architect who designed Mansfield and also worked at Ashland. Handwritten note on the last page of the account book: Given me by James B. Wilson, 120 Locust Avenue, Lexington, Ky. Also includes front of an envelope, postmarked, 1931, with James B. Wilson's name and address. [Perhaps this item was given to Mrs. Thomas McDowell Bullock.] Also includes a Louisville & Frankfort R.R. pass, April 20, 1855. According to Clay Lancaster's article, Major Thomas Lewinski: emigre architect in Kentucky in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (XI, 4), the account book was in the family of Elija Watkins. The Major married Mary Watkins, a niece of Henry Clay.France, Port de Marseille, Mr. Wythe Denby's certificate of health1846 September 1049Confederate bank note and loyalty oath1777, 1864Confederate $2.00 Bank of the State of Georgia bank note1864 May 12410Loyalty oath signed by James Ward1777 September 27410Assorted materials1844, undatedSketch of a sailing shipundated4111Printed letter from A. Valls to Dr. Hutin, principal surgeon of the African Army1844 November 14112Envelopesundated4113Notesundated4114The Reporter, Lexington, Ky.1812 November 71341Certificate appointing John W. Wickliffe as Captain 2nd Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Militia18621348Certificate appointing Watts as Major in 2nd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Militia18621349McDowell family papersSeries II.1807, 1827-1958, undatedScope and ContentsCorrespondence, letterbooks, diaries, medical records, financial materials, legal documents, copybooks, scrapbooks, compositions, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and realia compose the McDowell family papers series and illuminate the McDowells' personal, business, financial, and social relationships. The series is divided into subseries based on the owner of the material and includes the papers of Henry Clay McDowell; his wife Anne Clay McDowell; and his children Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., William Adair McDowell, Thomas Clay McDowell, Julia Prather McDowell Brock, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, and Ballard McDowell. Additionally, the series contains the papers of other family members, such as Desha Breckinridge, Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Magdalen Harvey McDowell, and Edward Irvine McDowell. The Henry Clay McDowell papers subseries makes up a large portion of the McDowell family papers series and is further divided into personal, business, and financial papers. His personal papers consist of family and general correspondence; land records for the family homes; legal records; and papers recording his involvement with political, recreational, and civic organizations. The papers include letters from many prominent men including, Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin H. Bristow, and W.C.P. Breckinridge. McDowell's business papers are divided into those papers dealing with railroads, land development, real estate, and horses. His railroad business records illuminate his involvement with the Kentucky Union Railway and Land Company as well as his presidency of the renamed, restructured company, the Lexington and Eastern Railway Company. The materials cover the growth of the Kentucky Union Railroad during the late 1880s and early 1890s and its bankruptcy and restructuring in 1895 and 1896. The papers involving land development chronicle his role in the boom and bust of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and the development of southeastern Kentucky. Additionally, the subseries documents his involvement in various other land development companies including the Southern Appalachian Company, the Goff Land Company, and the Red River Lumber Company. The real estate material deals primarily with McDowell's properties in Louisville, but also includes information concerning his properties in Lexington, Chicago, and Indiana. The horse subseries documents McDowell's long career as a horse breeder and co-founder of the Kentucky Trotting-Horse Breeders' Association. It includes extensive correspondence, materials concerning his horses Dictator and King Rene, Trotting Stock Catalogs, studbooks, and accounts. McDowell's financial papers consist of correspondence, family accounts, ledgers, receipts, stocks, bonds, and contracts. Correspondence, financial materials, diaries, scrapbooks, keepsakes, recipes, medical records, compositions, notes, printed materials, and realia compose the Anne Clay McDowell papers subseries and reflect her relationship with her husband and children as well as the family's household finances. Her correspondence mainly consists of family letters but also includes letters from her friends. Notable items include her diaries from the 1850s, a scrapbook of letters and telegrams sent upon the death of Henry Clay McDowell in 1899, letters sent to her after the death of Ballard McDowell in 1881, and handwritten recipes. The Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers subseries makes up another significant portion of the McDowell family papers and documents Madeline's youth, her fight with tuberculosis of the bone, her courtship with Desha Breckinridge, her interest in social issues, and her involvement in women's suffrage. Correspondence forms the bulk of the subseries and illustrates her relationships with family members; friends like John Fox, Jr., Sophonisba Breckinridge, Marion Houston, and Robert Burns Wilson; and suitors such as W. W. Thum, Harrison Robertson, and Desha Breckinridge. Furthermore, the correspondence illuminates her interest in writing; her struggles with tuberculosis; her interests in public health, children, and suffrage; and her role in the creation of the Irishtown/Lincoln School in Lexington. Additionally, the subseries includes many of her publications such as her article in Century magazine Recollections of Henry Clay and numerous newspaper articles printed in her husband's newspaper the Lexington Herald. The remainder of the subseries mainly consists of printed materials concerning different causes of interest to Madeline, scrapbooks, and keepsakes. Notable items include her report cards from school, a watercolor by Robert Burns Wilson, the plans for the Irishtown school, and her leg brace.Paintings, drawings, house specifications, correspondence, printed materials, financial documents, and scrapbooks compose the Magdalen Harvey McDowell papers subseries and document her life as an artist, architect, and unmarried woman. Her correspondence illuminates the life of an unmarried, unconventional woman in 19th century Kentucky and follows her travels around the Midwest, the Northeast, and Europe. Her collection of printed material, including prints, magazines, and newspapers, provide a look at the inspiration for much of her work. Additionally, her financial materials shed light on her income as an independent woman.The McDowell family papers series also contains smaller amounts of material from Henry Clay McDowell's mother; his siblings; and other McDowell children, their spouses, and their children. Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.'s papers include letters recommending him for a federal judgeship, several personal letters, and a ledger. William Adair McDowell's papers consist of material from his time at Yale, letters, and mathematical exercises. Desha Breckinridge's papers contain letters from his wife, Madge, while she traveled through Europe in 1920. The papers of Henry Clay McDowell's siblings and mother mainly consist of letters between them during the Civil War. Most notably they include letters from Henry Clay McDowell's brother Edward Irvine McDowell while he served in the union army. He illustrated his letters extensively, depicting camps, forts, battles, officers, soldiers, and daily camp life. They can be found in the Maria Hawkins Harvey letters, the Mary Kyle McDowell letters, the Magdalen Harvey McDowell papers, and the William Preston McDowell letters.Biographical NoteHenry Clay McDowell, horse breeder and businessman, was born on February 9, 1832, in Fincastle, Virginia, to Dr. William Adair McDowell and Maria Hawkins Harvey. His siblings include Sarah Shelby, William Preston, Mary Kyle, Edward Irvine, and Magdalen Harvey. In 1838 the family relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, where McDowell later attended law school at the University of Louisville and entered into a law practice with his brother-in-law Bland Ballard. He married Anne Clay, the granddaughter of Henry Clay, in 1857. At the start of the Civil War, McDowell enlisted in the Union army and became a major under General A. McDowell McCook. President Abraham Lincoln appointed McDowell as a federal marshal for Kentucky in October 1862. Following the war, McDowell and his family relocated to a farm called Woodlake near Frankfort in Franklin County. After the accidental death of his youngest son, Ballard McDowell, in 1881, McDowell purchased Ashland from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky; the family moved to the estate in 1883. During these years, McDowell developed into a very successful businessman and horse breeder, helping found the Kentucky Trotting-Horse Breeders Association; running the Kentucky Union Land and Railway Companies; becoming the president of the Lexington and Easter Railway Company; and becoming a leading developer in southeastern Kentucky and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Additionally, he owned extensive real estate holdings in Louisville, Lexington, and Indiana. Deeply interested in Republican politics, McDowell corresponded with many prominent Republicans including Benjamin H. Bristow and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1894, McDowell considered running for W.C.P. Breckinridges seat in the House of Representatives, but eventually declined to run after Breckinridge lost the Democratic nomination. McDowell died on November 18, 1899, at Ashland.Anne Clay McDowell, a granddaughter of Henry Clay, was born on February 14, 1837, to Henry Clay, Jr. and Julia Prather. Her mother died after the birth of her brother, Thomas Julian, in 1840, and her father died in the battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War in 1847. After being orphaned at a young age, Anne and Thomas Julian lived in Louisville with their cousin Nannette Price Smith and her husband, Thomas Smith. Her older brother, Henry Hart Clay, lived with their uncle James Brown Clay in Lexington. Anne married Henry Clay McDowell in 1857. During the Civil War, her two brothers fought on opposing sides: Henry Hart for the Union and Thomas Julian for the Confederacy. Both Henry Hart and Thomas Julian died of fevers in 1862 and 1863. Following the end of the war, Anne lived at Woodlake farm and later at her grandfathers estate, Ashland, with her family and her unmarried sister-in-law, Magdalen, who worked as an artist. After Henry Clay McDowell died in 1899, Anne continued to live at Ashland until her death in 1917. Henry Clay McDowell and Anne Clay McDowells children include Nannette (1859-1948); Henry, Jr. (1861-1933); William Adair (1863-1925); Thomas Clay (1866-1935); Julia Prather (1868-1942); Madeline (1872-1920); and Ballard (1877-1881). Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. (1861-1933) graduated from Yale in 1881 and the University of Virginias School of Law in 1887. He practiced law in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and often took part in his fathers business dealings there. He married Elsie Clay (1866-1939) in 1893; they had one child, Henry (1898). In 1901, Henry, Jr. accepted a federal judgeship from President Theodore Roosevelt. Henry, Jr. served on the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia until 1931.William Adair McDowell (1863-1925) also attended Yale, graduating in 1885. He married Alice H. Dudley in 1887; they had two children: Henry Clay and William Cochrane (1888-1936). He went into business in Big Stone Gap, but returned to Kentucky after his business failed. Later in life he became an executive at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and president of the Phoenix National Bank & Trust Company. His wife, Alice, died in 1911; he remarried in 1914 to Katharine Ramsey. Thomas Clay McDowell (1866-1935) became a noted horse breeder in Lexington. He married Mary Mann Goodloe in 1888. They had two children: Anne Clay (b. 1891) and William Cassius Goodloe (b. 1895). His horse Alan-a-dale won the 1902 Kentucky Derby.Julia Prather (1868-1942) married William Bass Brock in 1904; they had two children: William, Jr. (1905-1909) and Henry Clay McDowell Brock (1909-1965). Madeline Madge McDowell (1872-1920) was a noted speaker of the womens suffrage movement and a social reformer interested in womens rights, child welfare, tuberculosis, and general health issues. Ill much of her young adulthood, Madeline had her foot amputated due to tuberculosis of the bone in 1896. She married Desha Breckinridge, lawyer and editor of the Lexington Herald, in 1898. Madeline was active in the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the State Federation of Womens Clubs, and the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. Furthermore, she helped found the Womens Emergency Committee, the Tuberculosis Commission, the Bluegrass Sanatorium, and the Lexington Association Charities. She used her husbands paper, the Lexington Herald, to speak out on social issues such as tuberculosis and suffrage. Shortly after she cast her first vote in 1920, Madeline died in Lexington of an aneurysm at the age of 48.Source:Connelley, William Elsey and Ellis Merton Coulter. History of Kentucky. Vol. 4. Ed. Charles Kerr. Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1922. Google books. Web. 19 October 2011.Hay, Melba Porter and Marjorie J. Spruill. Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South. Lexington, Ky: University of Kentucky Press, 2009. Google books. Web. 19 October 2011.Labach, William A. Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia Hart (1781-1864). Version 3231. LABACH Project. 14 April 2003. Web. 19 October 2011.Henry Clay McDowell papersSubseries A.1827-1899Personal papersSubseries i.1827-1899FamilySubseries a.1827-1899CorrespondenceSubseries 1.1857-1899Letters from Anne Clay McDowell [wife]1884, 1893Anne McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Ashland1884 February 104121Scope and ContentsAll is well at home.Anne McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Ashland1893 December 64122Scope and ContentsNette and her boy [Henry] are getting along better than any one I ever saw.Letters from Nannette McDowell Bullock [daughter]1880-1898Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Woodlake [Louisville]1880 July 24131Scope and ContentsPrang is requesting designs for valentines and birthday cards and has asked to see Aunt Mag's design. He has already sent $50.00. [Louis Prang was a publisher and lithographer].Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1883 October 284132Scope and ContentsDescribes a fox hunt. Fanny Crittenden and she are going to the [Southern] Exposition.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Hollywood, Long Branch, Massachusetts1886 July 124133Scope and ContentsStaying with the Houstons. Describes a clam bake. Will leave soon for Hingham on the way to New York.Nannette McDowell Bullock to H. C. McDowell, Louisville1893 June 204134Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 July 104135Scope and ContentsDeclines to come for a reception, but hopes to come to stay for a visit soon.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 January 74136Scope and ContentsWent to a concert with the Athertons.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 May 224137Scope and ContentsDr. Vance believes Madge [McDowell who had tuberculosis of the bone; she had a foot amputed] should select the surgeon in whom she and her family had the most confidence...Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 January 74138Scope and ContentsGrateful for the monthly check and wishes that Tom's patients were like my father.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 June 114139Scope and ContentsRecently, Tom saved a man who took morphine trying to commit suicide.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 August 541310Scope and ContentsTom is not busy and is having a worse time than usual getting people to pay their bills. Also enclosed is a note to Madge.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1897 March 3141311Scope and ContentsSending two pair of socks for him to select which pair he likes.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1897 May 2441312Scope and ContentsAlthough she offered her home to Will [William Adair McDowell, her brother] and Alice [Dudley, his wife] for the summer, she was relieved that they decided to stay elsewhere.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 February 341313Scope and ContentsTom is in Philadelphia wher he took Mrs. Dudley [probably his sister-in-law's mother] for a rest cure. He is planning to stay a few days to observe physicians operate.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 March 141314Scope and ContentsExpresses her appreciation to her father about the settlement [Snyder case] and though It was lovely of Will Bristow to take so much trouble out of friendship. Lily who cares for her son, Henry, is leaving.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 August 741315Scope and ContentsThanks him for the ...check, which came with its usual regularity and which never fails to give me a delightful feeling of independence.Letters from Dr. Thomas S. Bullock [son-in-law, married to Nannette]1895-1899Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 June 294141Scope and ContentsDiscussion of the Snyder case; date of the alleged conversation was not in New York. Could prove his whereabouts by any number of people.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 July 34142Scope and ContentsSending the bill of particulars and a letter from General Bristow [relating to the Snyder case].Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 November 84143Scope and ContentsDr. Vance and Dr. Anderson will be able to testify as to his continued presence in Louisville [relating to the Snyder case].Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 November 304144Scope and ContentsDr. Bailey suggests that McDowell change from the Buffalo to the Londondem (?) lithia for a urinary problem.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 March 74145Scope and ContentsThanks for what McDowell has done for Dr. Grant and him.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1897 July 314146Scope and ContentsHas had a request from Mr. Forrester for McDowell to use his influence to avoid a scandal regarding the Asylum muddle.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1897 November 104147Scope and ContentsThe prospect of a final settlement is a great relief.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 February 184148Scope and ContentsEncloses a letter [not present] that he thinks McDowell should see.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 February 254149Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell for all that he has done [concerning the Snyder affair]. Was extremely nice of Mr. Bristow to decline a fee... Nette [Nannette] is better, but still taking quinine.Thomas S. Bullock to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 February 1741410Scope and ContentsSends report of examination along with medicine and bills. there is no evidence of Bright's disease.Letters from Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. [son], concerning his father's interests in Big Stone Gap, Virginia1880-1889415Letters from Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., concerning his father's interests in Big Stone Gap, Virginia1890-1896416Letters from Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.1897-1899, undated417Letters from Elsie McDowell [daughter-in-law, married to Henry, Jr.]1892-1895418Letters from William Adair McDowell [son]1882-1889419Letters from William Adair McDowell1890-1893420Letters from William Adair McDowell1894-1899, undated421Letters from Thomas Clay McDowell [son]1884-1899422Letters from Mary Goodloe McDowell [daughter-in-law, married to Thomas]1899, undated423Letters from Madeline (Madge) McDowell Breckinridge [daughter]1883-1899, undated424Letters from Desha Breckinridge [son-in-law, married to Madeline]1897-1899425Letters regarding the death of son Ballard McDowell1881426Letters regarding the Snyder/Bullock case1895-1898427Correspondence and assorted materials, including copies of letters sent. Only a few letters are individually noted1881-1899Henry Clay McDowell to Mr. Beck, Woodlake, Franklin County, Kentucky1881 December 234281Scope and ContentsCopy of a petition sent to [U.S. Representative from Kentucky] J. C. S. Blackburn concerning the reduction of mail routes.Henry Clay McDowell to A. M. Craik, Ashland1883 March 20 - 1891 November 74282Scope and ContentsSeveral letters concern the sale of a cemetery lot. [William Craik was superintendent of the Frankfort Cemetery, 1877-1894].Henry Clay McDowell to C. J. Krehbeil, Ashland1891 November 204283Scope and ContentsThank you note for English hall clock.Henry Clay McDowell, Ashland1897 July 174284Scope and ContentsOpening line: My last will wholly written myself. Across the top is written: Superseded by a later will. Enclosed with envelope on which is written void.Henry Clay McDowell to President of the U. S. [Cleveland]1899 August 214285Scope and ContentsRequests that Captain Charles D. Clay be appointed as Lt. Col. in one of the new regiments. Copy.Correspondence and assorted materials1881-18994286Letters from Sarah Shelby McDowell Ballard [sister]1884, 1897, undated117Letter forwarded to Henry Clay McDowell from Judge Bland Ballard [brother-in-law, married to Sarah]1863 October 13118Scope and ContentsJ. Stoddard Johnston to Judge Bland Ballard, near Chattanooga. Writes to inform him of the October 12th death of Major Thomas J. Clay, Inspector General on the staff of Major General Buckner. Thomas Clay died in Atlanta. I have written this to go by flag of truce... In 1863, Johnston was a Confederate army officer. After the Civil War, he was editor of the Frankfort Yeoman and authored a number of Kentucky related histories.Letters from Bland Ballard, Jr. [nephew]1884-1897, 1909119Letter from Adele Ballard [wife of Bland Ballard, Jr.]undated1110Scope and ContentsAdele Ballard to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville. She urges her husband's uncle to not let Bland stay longer than a week on the proposed hunting trip. She is not well and sleeps poorly when Bland is away from homeLetter from Suzon Ballard [niece], including her obituaryundated1111Letter from Mary Kyle McDowell [sister]1894 December 181112Scope and ContentsMary Kyle McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville. She implores her brother to take care of her property to ensure that she has an adequate income. Her letter begins I am dreadfully troubled about the way the Ingles are treating us. The Ingles were mining coal for the McDowells. She complains about the dreadful conditions under which she must live when she has ample means to live without financial worry.Letters from William Preston McDowell [brother]1884, 1889, 18921115Letters from William Preston McDowell1893-18981116Letters from Magdelen Harvey McDowell [sister]1895-1898, undated1114Letters from Kate W. McDowell [sister-in-law, married to William]1890-18981117Letters from John W. McDowell [nephew]1892-18941118Letters from Edward Irvine McDowell [brother]1857-1865, undated1119Letters from Henry B. Clay [related to Anne Clay McDowell]1865-18981120Letters from Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge1882, 1891, undated1121Letters from E. A. Moore [cousin]1884-18981122Letters from Thomas T. Ballard [nephew]1889-18991123Letters from Wallace McDowell [nephew]1892-18951124Assorted family correspondence1865-18911125Assorted family correspondence1892-18961126Assorted family correspondence1897-18991127Assorted family correspondenceundated1128Letters regarding Henry Clay1888-1894121Letters regarding Henry Clay1895-1899122Letters regarding Henry Clayundated123Letters regarding Henry Clay, Jr.1889-1893124Legal recordsSubseries 2.1834-1898Estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1834, 1839-1854111Estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1855-1860112Estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1860-1864113Estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1865-1869, undated114Legal documents of Dr. Rufus Somerby, regarding the estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1836-1859434Legal documents of Dr. Rufus Somerby, regarding the estate of Dr. William Adair McDowell1837-1849512Land Grant of William A. McDowell, signed by President Millard Fillmore1851 March 1513Assorted wills and contracts of Henry Clay McDowell1898, undated115Maria H. McDowell's legal documents, including her will1875116Estate of C. H. Bent1857-18611113Land recordsSubseries 3.1827-1899, undatedWoodlakeSubseries A.1827-1896Deeds before purchase by Henry Clay McDowell1827-1845125Deeds and correspondence related to McDowell's purchase of Woodlake1861-1875126Deeds, correspondence, and legal records relating to McDowell's ownership1878-1888127Records relating to the sale of Woodlake1881-1896128Architectural drawingundated521Plat of WoodlakeAugust 8, 187652Woodlake, 430 acres18611304AshlandSubseries B.1882-1899, undatedCorrespondence regarding purchase1882 January - April129Correspondence and financial records regarding purchase1882 May - December1210Correspondence1883-18921211Correspondence1893-1899, undated1212Blank Ashland stationeryundated1213Map of Woodland Ashland, Surveyed and drawn188062Farm Map of Ashland1890 June 1362General correspondenceSubseries b.1857-1899CorrespondenceSubseries 1.1857-18991857-18704111880-1881, undated4121882-1887413188841418894151890416189141718924181893419189441101895411118964112189741131898-1899, 1907-1908421undated422Blank note cardsundated423Personal name cardsundated424Benjamin H. Bristow lettersSubseries 2.1883-1896, undated1883-1888Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1883 December 174251Scope and ContentsMentions that Henry C. McDowell, Jr. has typhoid pneumonia but Will McDowell is well.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York 1888 January 144252Scope and ContentsColonel Cannon has returned to Bristow the paper given to the Colonel by Mr. Corley. Hopes McDowell and his wife had a pleasant journey home.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1888 January 214253Scope and ContentsMcDowell has Bristow's permission to show the letter concerning Mr. C to Alex Humphrey.Benjamin H. Bristow to Colonel W. C. Goodloe, New Yorkcirca 1888 July 184254Scope and ContentsRequests Goodloe to forward his letter to Henry Clay McDowell. Letter is an invitation to go hunting in the west, traveling by Mr. Hill's Manitoba Railroad.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1888 July 264255Scope and ContentsFollow up letter regarding hunting trip. Sulphur bathing at White Sulphur Springs helped his back pain.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1888 October 274256Scope and ContentsMentions new carriage with spirited horses. Discusses the upcoming presidential election at length and the disreputable natures of Republican leaders James Blaine and Patrick Ford.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1888 November 74257Scope and ContentsWrites that Cleveland would have won New York and the election if he had not been traded off by [David Bennett] Hill and [Hugh] Grant. It is unfortunate that Hill is governor and won the mayor's race.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1888 December 14258Scope and ContentsBristow is glad McDowell is coming to New York and wants to know the date.1889Benjamin H.Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 January 284261Scope and ContentsInvites McDowell to be his dinner guest in New York. Writes that Blaine is going into the cabinet and fears he [Blaine] will run the administration for his own corrupt ends. Believes that Cleveland will not tolerate Blaine's corruption.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 February 124262Scope and ContentsWrites that he is glad Nettie [Nannette McDowell] is visiting as his wife is ill. Describes an incident involving Mrs. Bristow, Nettie, and a runaway horse. Hopes McDowell will join him in the Rockies in September.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 March 204263Scope and ContentsNotifies McDowell that he has been elected to membership in Theodore Roosevelt's club. Reports seeing a crowd of hungry and thirsty office seekers in Washington. The crowd convinced him of the need for civil service reform, because no one in Washington is paying attention to the legitimate business of government.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]1889 April 214264Scope and ContentsUrges McDowell to stay with him in New York during the centennial celebration as it will be impossible to find a room. The horses have left New York and are on their way to Brasfield who will sell them.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 May 234265Scope and ContentsSorry to hear that the trip to New York inconvenienced McDowell. Tells him not to bother about the horses but to have Brasfield send him the proceeds of the sale.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 May 314266Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell for selling his horse. His wife is ill and may have malaria.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 July 184267Scope and ContentsDiscusses arrangements for the hunting trip with President Hill of the Manitoba Railroad Co.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 November 84268Scope and ContentsLists the group of capitalists going on the special hunting trip. Wants to bring them to visit Ashland but does not know if Lexington is on the train route. Mrs. Bristow is in better health after returning from North Carolina.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowellcirca 1889 November 104269Scope and ContentsPress dispatches are colored unfavorable against Goodloe. [William Cassius Goodloe and Armstead M. Swope, both of whom were Republicans, had a political difference of opinion which resulted in a confrontation in Lexington, Kentucky on November 8, 1889 from which both men died] Has checked the accuracy of the [New York Daily?] Tribune interview. Enclosed newspaper clipping concerning Bristow's remarks about the incident.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowellcirca 1889 November 1342610Scope and ContentsHas written the President in support of Mr. Goodloe's appointment. Annoyed that the distorted interview printed in the Tribune was reproduced in Louisville papers.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 December 1342611Scope and ContentsHe expects the McDowells to visit while in New York before the holidays.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1889 December 2042612Scope and ContentsHe is sending a dozen bottles of old blue seal brand; a half dozen for McDowell and a half dozen for the venerable Uncle.1890Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]1890 February 174271Scope and ContentsSuffers from a case of grippe but plans a trip to Asheville with his wife for a few weeks of rest. Hopes to see the McDowells there.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 February 284272Scope and ContentsA mutual friend is traveling west and will pass through Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Bristow are going to D.C.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 April 34273Scope and ContentsMrs. Belmont asks for the name of a Lexington lawyer who will take his case. Has just returned with his wife from Hot Springs where he saw A. S. Hewitt whose company had a contract to finish iron work for bridges on the Kentucky River. [Hewitt was mayor of New York City, 1887-1888] Hewitt was concerned about the financial convictions of the company's president.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 May 204274Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell for inviting him to Ashland for a wedding but is too busy to go.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 June 74275Scope and ContentsComments on the Preston wedding festivities. Has a railroad reorganization (of the C & A Railroad) which may prevent him from going on a hunting trip to the Rockies. Heard that game was abundant in the Jackson Lake area and Captain Bontelle told him that bears had invaded the Park and had to be killed.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 July 204276Scope and ContentsHoping to finish the railroad reorganization by September 1 so he can go west for the hunting trip. New York Court of Appeals judges are divided over important case (?) which is likely to become a leading case in the N.Y. Reports. Arguing a case before the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington next Tuesday.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 August 84277Scope and ContentsWrites that he is going to Indianapolis to attend a sale.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 August 184278Scope and ContentsThe press of business may keep him from going west in September.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 August 214279Scope and ContentsWants McDowell to assess a horse for him and report the price. Reports the death of Felton's brother. Believes there will be a general strike on the Vanderbilt railroads that may spread to other lines.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 October 842710Scope and ContentsDecided not to buy the horse. He and Mrs. Bristow went to the Adirondacks. It upset him that the people there used dogs to drive deer into the water where they shot them. Reports that the Knights of Labor is a dying organization.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 November 2042711Scope and ContentsBristow is sending four cases of champagne for which McDowell can send a check or pay him when they meet.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1890 December 2642712Scope and ContentsDistressed to hear of Henry's [Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.] serious illness. Felton is pleased with his new railroad company as there was no future at Erie Railroad. Invites McDowell to the January 17th Corsair Club dinner which Bristow is catering.1891Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 January 64281Scope and ContentsBristow writes to congratulate Nannette McDowell on her engagement to Dr. Thomas Bullock.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 January 134282Scope and ContentsGlad that Henry will be in New York next week. Wishes that he were coming earlier or later. Asks if he could come a few days earlier be here Saturday the 17th.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York 1891 January 314283Scope and ContentsMrs. Bristow has shipped two cases of champagne. Both Bristow and Judge G. will probably be too busy to go on the bird hunt.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 February 134284Scope and ContentsHas been asked by Stephen H. Olin, counsel for J. Kennedy Todd & Co., to write a note of introduction and recommendation for H. F. Keon to Judge Borr. Mentions Kentucky Union Railroad and the protection of the bondholders. Bristow hopes Smith [Milton Hannibal Smith who was Louisville and Nashville Railroad's chief executive officer for many years] will be the right man in the right place.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 March 44285Scope and ContentsBristow has declined an offer to represent Carley's personal interest in the Kentucky Union Railway and Land Companies in suits at Louisville. Believes Carley wanted him to influence J. Kennedy Todd and Co. or McDowell. Talked with Milton Smith who suggested that he did not want the presidency of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [Hopedale, Massachusetts]1891 April 214286Scope and ContentsBristow is feeling ill so he has gone to the country. Plans a trip to Knoxville and Chattanooga and will stop at Ashland. He has read the newspaper story about McDowell and believes a denial of the falsehoods would cause the story to be more generally believed.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 June 84287Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell and family for their hospitality while he and his wife were at Ashland. Plans to go abroad in the summer so he will not be going to the Rockies.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 June 104288Scope and ContentsHis doctor recommended going to Aix in France for the bathing and massage treatments so he cannot go to the Rockies. Pierpont Morgan has just returned from Europe and praises the curative properties of the water.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 June 164289Scope and ContentsBristow is sending three cases of champagne to McDowell.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 June 2442810Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, Baden-Baden, Germany1891 July 1942811Scope and ContentsThe trip across the ocean was fine, and the Bristows have spent ten days touring in Germany.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 October 942812Scope and ContentsThe return voyage was uncomfortable but they arrived home safely. Europe's one advantage over America is its cities. They are cleaner, have better police, have less crime and lack the governmental corruption of America's greatest cities. Cleaning up municipal government is America's greatest problem. Considers his time in Paris wasted because he dislikes the ways of the FrenchBenjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1891 December 542813Scope and ContentsBusiness has kept him from reading McDowell's book on diet. He wants to break his cigar habit.1892Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 March 34291Scope and ContentsThe case of a banking house has kept him busy. When he and his wife go to Europe for the summer they want the McDowells to join them. They also want to know if a date has been set for Nannette's wedding [April 19, 1892].Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 April 44292Scope and ContentsSends his regrets that business will keep him from attending Nannette's wedding. Mrs. Bristow will not go without him. Requests McDowell change his mind about going to Europe.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 May 164293Scope and ContentsBristow is glad to hear of McDowell's improved health but sad to hear he can no longer drink champagne. His wife is going to Kentucky to visit relatives and they will not go to Europe until late summer.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 June 164294Scope and ContentsUnable to go to Europe this year even though the baths would be beneficial. Bristow is not happy with the nomination of Benjamin Harrison though he will support him. He is especially pleased with Harrison's treatment of James G. Blaine. He believes Cleveland is a good man though he regrets Cleveland's belief in Jeffersonian democracy.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 June 284295Scope and ContentsWants to know about game in Colorado. Believes Felton will not join the hunt. The Chicago tariff plank was adopted to defeat Cleveland. He will spend the fourth of July on Pierpont Morgan's yacht.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 July 284296Scope and ContentsExpresses his dismay that exercise at high elevation may prove fatal. He will not go to the Rockies but may go to Aiz [France].Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 August 44297Scope and ContentsBristow has inspected his cabin and is happy with it. He wishes the McDowells would reconsider and go to Europe.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1892 October 284298Scope and ContentsThough they had a good sail home on the Majestic, Mrs. Bristow was sick and does not wish to sail again. He believes his health is restored. After writing to the World, a Democratic paper, there is still no correction of its report that Bristow intends to vote for Cleveland. The Democratic platform on the tariff and a return to state banking systems is political madness. New York will go to Cleveland, even though it will cause trouble for New York, because Tammany is for him.1893Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 January 3142101Scope and ContentsAsks about Mrs. McDowell's health and asks McDowell to recommend a good place to go in the south in March. Reports that their friend, [Walter Q.] Gresham, may have been offered a cabinet post by President Cleveland. He believes the offer was declined.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 February 1542102Scope and ContentsReports his surprise at Gresham's acceptance of a cabinet post [Secretary of State] under Cleveland. Feels that he accepted out of a sense of duty. Bristow will not let this alter their friendship. May go to Hot Springs in the summer because of the cholera outbreak in Europe. Pierpont Morgan and others plan to build a hotel and baths at the Hot Springs modelled on those at Aix.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 March 2942103Scope and ContentsHis grandson's kidney troubles are better.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 April 1942104Scope and ContentsInstead of the Rockies or Europe, the Bristows may be going to Hot Springs. They would like the McDowells to join them. Their grandson is recovering slowly.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 May 1942105Scope and ContentsDiscusses the problems the country's financial situation has caused in New York. Blames the silver law and the spirit of speculation for the financial difficulties. He also blames the Treasury Department and the Democratic administration. He fears Cleveland will restore the state banking system.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 September 2042106Scope and ContentsInstead of going to Hot Springs, the Bristows had time for White Mountains and Saratoga. The heat in Chicago may keep them from going to the fair there. Financial matters are better since the House's passage of the repeal bill though it may not pass the Senate. Financial problems will continue until the Democrats are out of power. A Miss [Madeleine] Pollard attempted to hire him to represent her case against Congressman [William Campbell Preston] Breckinridge.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 October 542107Scope and ContentsThe Bristows and the Drapers are going to Chicago for the [World's] fair. [In 1883, his daughter, Nannie, married Eben Sumner Draper].Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]1893 October 1242108Scope and ContentsWrites about Donn Piatt's Life of George H. Thomas. [This book is probably Piatt's General George H. Thomas, published in 1893] He quips ...it might more properly be called his 'Death of Everybody Else'.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 November 942109Scope and ContentsThe election of [New York Governor] David B. Hill and his colleague [probably Senator Edward J.] Murphy breaks the Brooklyn and Buffalo ring. This may mean the end of Tammany. People are dissatisfied with Jeffersonian democracy and are turning to the Republican Party in the north. Enjoyed the Chicago fair. The exhibits from other parts of the world help to expand the vision of the common man.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1893 December 9421010Scope and ContentsSending a book, The Major in Washington City which is about an acquaintance of theirs. Congratulates Henry on the birth of grandson [Henry McDowell Bullock] and expresses his regret that he cannot go on the hunting trip. He calls the proposed income tax wicked and absurd and believes it to be unenforceable. Lacks confidence in Cleveland.1894Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 January 1142111Scope and ContentsHe has been busy with a case and Mrs. Bristow has been ill. [Theodore} Roosevelt held his annual Boone and Crockett Club dinner at the Union Club. Believes Cleveland has made a mess of things in Washington. Regrets that [Walter Q.] Gresham joined Cleveland's administration.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 April 1742112Scope and ContentsUrges McDowell to run. Claims the incumbent [W.C.P. Breckinridge] cannot win. The Bristows recently dined at the White House. [Walter Q.] Gresham is not content in the administration. The Democratic Party is disintegrating. Bristow is involved in a fight for control of the Delaware and Hudson [rail and steamer lines] on behalf of a friend.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 May 942113Scope and ContentsDiscusses a hunting trip and a trip to Hot Springs. The Democrats will pass a tariff as a face saving measure. Bristow regrets McDowell will not run against Breckinridge whome he could easily defeat.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 June 242114Scope and ContentsTheodore Roosevelt has informed Bristow that McDowell intends to run if Bristow is nominated. The election of Breckinridge would help the Republicans as much as the devilish and malignant speech of the Rev. ass at the dedication of the richmond Confederate Monument [Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Richmond, Virginia].Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 August 1742115Scope and ContentsDr. Thomas Bullock [Nannette McDowell Bullock's husband] is being blackmailed by a woman. He will try to suppress the shame by paying her to drop the suit. News of the scandal has already appeared in a New York paper.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 August 2542116Scope and ContentsAttempts to locate Dr. Hagan and the woman have failed. Explains what consitutes a marriage under New York law. The woman's lawyer stated that she will not sign any paper acknowledging the illegitimacy of her child. Money may be able to solve the problem.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 August 2842117Scope and ContentsDr. Hagan said there never was a marriage between Dr. Bullock and the woman. Dr. Hagan will not testify against her because he is her friend. Dr. Hagan will help to find her but he believes she is more interested in establishing the legitimacy of her child than in money.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 September 142118Scope and ContentsDr. Hagan has not been heard from for some time and Bristow does not trust him. He is trying to gather information about the woman.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay Mcdowell, New York1894 September 442119Scope and ContentsUnless Dr. Bullock can convince Dr. Hagan, he will not testify. The Pinkerton agency is searching for the woman. Advises they get a judge to issue an order to force the woman to disclose particulars of the marriage. Bristow wants McDowell to inform him how to proceed should he fail to settle out of court.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York], Telegram1894 September 11421110Scope and ContentsDetective provided information that will help him fight the charges [against Dr. Bullock.] It is important for him to come to New York to see Dr. Hagan.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 September 13421111Scope and ContentsThe Pinkerton detectives discovered information about the woman's history and character. After telling the woman's lawyer what he knew of her, the lawyer was willing to settle out of court. Bristow needs to know how he should proceed.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 September 19421112Scope and ContentsMet with the woman's shabby lawyers who pretend to be confident to continue the case. Hopes Dr. Hagan will testify for Dr. Bullock. Regrets the matter has become widely known, but that is the work of the woman and her lawyer.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 September 25421113Scope and ContentsHas a case in Virginia and the Bristows are going to Hot Springs where he hopes the McDowells will join them.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 September 26421114Scope and ContentsAsks the McDowells to join him and his wife at Hot Springs, Virginia.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Virginia1894 October 4421115Scope and ContentsRegrets the McDowells will not join them. Mrs. Snyder [Dr. Bullock's accuser] was at the hotel. My belief is that she is a bright and cunning blackmailer & that she hoped to strengthen her chances of extorting money by putting me in a false & perhaps a compromising position.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]1894 October 28421116Scope and ContentsHas just returned from talking to Dr. Hagan who says he is frequently visited by Mrs. Snyder who wishes to prosecute the case. Mrs. Snyder claims to have three witnesses to the marriage who will testify in court. Dr. Hagan does not know if she has letters from Dr. Bullock in which he acknowledges the marriage. Bristow wants McDowell to come to Nw York to discuss the case.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1894 November 6421117Scope and ContentsMrs. Snyder and Dr. Hagan are a mystery. McDowell should come to New York to discuss the case. I think there will be a political land slide here tomorrow that will bury D.B. Hill and Tammany and if it would only bury the democratic party too I would be happy.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay Mcdowell, New York1894 November 19421118Scope and ContentsThis is not the proper time to offer a settlement as it would only stiffen Mrs. Snyder's demands. the case can be beaten but they have to be prepared for the lies which will be told in court.1895-1896, undatedBenjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1895 February 2042121Scope and ContentsRequests information abour Mr. O'Shea who is writing a book about Mr. Clay. [P. O'Shea of Boston was the publisher of the 1864 edition of Calvin Colton's The Life, Correspondence, and Speeches of Henry Clay.] Mrs. Snyder's lawyers are delaying the trial in hopes of receiving a cash settlement.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1895 October 1142122Scope and ContentsHe and Mrs. Bristow returned in late September from Europe where the weather was very hot. Hears nothing of the Bullock case and will take no action until Dr. Bullock instructs him.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York. Bristow discussed the Philadelphia gas matter with a friend. The friend believes the patent has some merit but advises not to buy the stock1895 October 2942123Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1895 December 3042124Scope and ContentsDiscusses [son] Will's bout with typhoid. Cleveland and [Richard] Olney [Secretary of State] have made a mess of the Venezuelan affair, a boundary dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana [Guyana.] Cleveland should be impeached, but the Congress supports his stand. Cleveland offered Bristow a place on his commission which was declined.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1896 January 2042125Scope and ContentsWill is improving. Congress will call Cleveland's bluff and pass the Davis resolution. There is a reckless desire to provoke war with Britain over a matter which does not affect America's national interest.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1896 May 1642126Scope and ContentsThe Bristows enjoyed their time with the McDowells and want them to go to Europe in the summer. They are also invited to visit for a trip to the White Mountains or Saratoga.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New York1896 June 1742127Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell for sending a copy of his speech made to the Mexican War veterans. In his book, Grant condemns the war against Mexico as unjustified. Pleased by the adoption in St. Louis of a plank supporting the gold standard, but not in the choice of the candidate [William McKinley] who opposed it.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]undated42128Scope and ContentsThanks McDowell for the food and book. Glad to hear the Kentucky Union [Railroad] is a success.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New Yorkundated42129Scope and ContentsHopes to talk about Lieutenant Clay with the President and the Secretary of War. Advises McDowell to go to White Sulphur for his health.Benjamin H. Bristow to Uncle David [not identified], [New York]undated421210Scope and ContentsJudge Gresham agreed to join them for the trip west. Judge Jackson will join them until mid-September. Note written on the letter dated July 25 from D.W. to Henry Clay McDowell tells him to read Bristow's letter.Benjamin H. Bristow to Henry Clay McDowell, New Yorkundated421211Scope and ContentsFirst part of letter missing. Discusses hunting and fishing ground. Has a case in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.Benjamin H. Bristow to [Henry Clay McDowell], New Yorkundated421212Scope and ContentsFirst page of letter missing. Wishes he could go on the Alabama trip because he is tiring of work.St. John Boyle lettersSubseries 3.1888-1899431S. M. Felton lettersSubseries 4.1889-1894432Milton H. Smith, President of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. lettersSubseries 5.1889-1898433LetterbooksSubseries 6.1859-18991859-18644411864-18654421865-18664511877-18824831888 August 27 - 1890 November 294921890-18914521891 November - 1892 July4621893 July - 1897 November4721897-18984611898 August 30 - 1899 October 21471Indexed letterbook1882-1888491Contents of letterbook, August 27, 1888 - November 29, 18901888-1890435Politics and civic dutySubseries c.1861-1899Political and military correspondenceSubseries 1.1861-1899Military correspondence1861-1864Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1861 November 194361Scope and ContentsForm letter of appointment as Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers with the rank of Captain. Should you accept you will at once report in person for orders to Brig. Genl. L. A. Rousseau Camp Nevin KY.Henry Clay McDowell to Brigadier General L. Thomas, Washington, D.C.1862 March 12, 1862 March 214362Scope and ContentsIncludes reply from C. H. Gausch, Assistant Adjutant General. McDowell's letter requests the dates that he accepted his appointment. The reply informs him that the official date of his acceptance is November 30, 1861.E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutand General, to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1862 July 124363Scope and ContentsWestern Union telegram, informing McDowell his leave has been extended.J. P. Garesche, Assistant Adjutant General, to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1862 August 294364Scope and ContentsMcDowell's resignation has been accepted by the President.John B. Keor, Attorney General's Office, to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1862 October 174365Scope and ContentsMcDowell's commission as Marshal of the United States for the District of Kentucky has been forwared to the Honorable Bland Ballard. The form details the steps he needs to take.Stephen E. Jones to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1863 April 64366Scope and ContentsCalls his attention to the important case of Lee whose money was seized by Genl Boyle's direction.W. D. Gallagher, Office of the Surveyor of Customs, to Henry Clay McDowell, Louisville1864 April 224367Scope and ContentsDuplicate receipt o the Office of Surveyor of Customs and Designated Depository of Public Moneys at Louisville.Political correspondence1881-1893437Political correspondence1894-1896438Political correspondence1897-1899439Political correspondenceundated4310Political correspondence with Senator Joseph Blackburn1877-18944311Theodore Roosevelt letters1888-1894Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, [New York]. Roosevelt is working on the early history of the west. with your permission, will do myself the honor of calling upon you1888 March 1543121Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. The annual meeting of the Boone and Crockett Club will be Wednesday January 11 at Washington1892 December 2043122Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. The Boone and Crockett Club wants to produce a volume composed of articles on big game hunting, game preserving, mountain exploration and the like. This necessitates levying annual dues1893 February 843123Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. Letter and itemized list of estimated expenses for the Boone and Crockett Club's exhibit at the World's Fair in Chicago1893 March 2443124Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. Information about the cabin at the World's Fair1893 April 1543125Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. McDowell's share for the exhibit would be about $50. No obligation to pay the voluntary subscription. you personally have never had very much benefit from the club1893 June 3043126Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington D.C. Thanks for the check. Hesitates to accept it, as you have received so little benefit from the club1893 July 843127Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. The next annual dinner of the Boone and Crockett Club will be January 10th1893 December 1043128Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. Urges McDowell to run for Congress. I have an interest in seeing Breckinridge retired from public life. but I have very long been anxious to see you,...take the proper position of leadership in our party1894 May 743129Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. Asks McDowell to reconsider his determination and to run [for Congress]. I do earnestly desire it for the sake of the Republican party and for the good government...1894 May 18431210Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C. I cannot say how pleased I shall be if you consent to make the race...Of course I shall say nothing about this to any one1894 May 28431211AppointmentsSubseries 2.1861-1894Appointment as Assistant Adjutant General of the Volunteers with the rank of Captain, signed by President Abraham Lincoln1861 March 11514Appointment as Marshal of the United States for the District of Kentucky, signed by President Abraham Lincoln1862 October 16515Appointment as Lieutenant Colonel in the 62nd Kentucky Militia1864 March 3516Appointments as Notary Public for Fayette County1886, 1892, 1894517Appointment as a Commissioner to represent Kentucky at the Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington1889 April 29518Pan American CongressSubseries 3.1889-1896Correspondence1890-18964313Newspaper clippings18894314Tour books, both English and Spanish18894315Eastern Kentucky Lunatic AsylumSubseries 4.1889, 1894-1899Correspondence1889, 1894-1897501Correspondence1898502Correspondence1899, undated503Legal documents1898, undated504Bills and notes regarding water usage1889, undated505Appointment of Henry Clay McDowell as Commissioner of the Eastern Kentucky Asylum for the Insane1896 January 28542OrganizationsSubseries d.1883-1899General CorrespondenceSubseries 1.1888-18981889-1898, undated506General Correspondence, Hunting and Fishing Clubs1889-1892507General Correspondence, Hunting and Fishing Clubs1893-1894508General Correspondence, Hunting and Fishing Clubs1895-1898, undated509General Correspondence, Hunting and Fishing Clubs Publishing1888-18895010Sons of the American RevolutionSubseries 2.1889-1897Correspondence1889-1897, undated5011Printed materials18895012Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United StatesSubseries 3.1883-18991883-1899, undated511Certificate of Specially Distinguished Service in the Commandery of Ohio1884 February 61305Boone and Crockett ClubSubseries 4.1887, 1893-1899Correspondence1893-1899, undated512Printed materials1887, 1892, 1896513The Filson ClubSubseries 5.1889-1895, undated514The National Association of Mexican War VeteransSubseries 6.1896515Scotch Irish Society of AmericaSubseries 7.1889-1897, undated516Rousseau Brigade AssociationSubseries 8.1890-1897517Address booksSubseries e.1893undated402-3, 5The Horse World's Pocket Calendar and Address Book, 18931893401Newspaper clippingsSubseries f.1881-18991881, undated5191879, 1890, 1899, undated1351Memorial newspaper clippings189913013Swope v. Goodloe duel clipping188913014Business papersSubseries ii.1854, 1864-1899RailroadsSubseries a.1854, 1880-1899Kentucky Union Railway CompanySubseries 1.1854, 1880-1896Acts of IncorporationSubseries A.1854, 1880, 1896131CorrespondenceSubseries B.1884-18961884-18861321887-188813318891341890135Correspondence regarding the reorganization of both the Kentucky Union Railway Co. and the Kentucky Union Land Co.1891-1896, undated136Legal documentsSubseries C.1882-1896137Lists and figuresSubseries D.undated138Printed materialsSubseries E.1883-1889Time tables1890139Information book18831310Report on Cannel coalundated1311Reports1881, 1887, 18921312The Official Railway List18891313Maps and platsSubseries F.undatedMap of Kentucky Union Railroadundated54Plat of City Farm, right of way for Kentucky Union Railroadundated55Railroad platundated1306Kentucky Union Land CompanySubseries 2.1887-1897Legal documentsSubseries A.1888-18951314CorrespondenceSubseries B.1887-18971887-18891315189013161891-189213171894-189513181896-1898, undated1319Three Forks City correspondence1887-1896141Columbia Finance and Trust Company correspondence1890-1897142ReorganizationSubseries C.1893, 1896J. Kennedy Tod and c. vs. Kentucky Union Land Company1893143Reorganization plan1896144Maps of LexingtonSubseries D.188753Lexington and Eastern Railway CompanySubseries 3.1894-1899Correspondence1894-1899145General mortgage reports1894146Assorted financial documentsundated147Speechesundated148GeneralSubseries 4.1888-1899Correspondence regarding travel arrangements1888-1899149Railroad circulars1890, 18921410Advertisementsundated1411Moran Flexible Steam Joint Co.1889-18901417Rail Joint patent1897-18981418Map of Properties Controlled by the Richmond and West Point Terminal Railway and Warehouse Co.undated62Land developmentSubseries b.1870-1897Big Stone Gap Improvement CompanySubseries 1.1880-1897CorrespondenceSubseries A.1888-18971888-188914121890141318911414189214151893-1897, undated1416Organization documentsSubseries B.1888-1891Original organization documents1888, undated151Reorganization documents1891152Financial documentsSubseries C.1890, undated153Kentucky Geological SurveySubseries D.1880-1890Correspondence1889-1890154Reports1880-1887155Map showing Mountain Passes, by J. B. Hoeing, C. E.1889156Assorted maps1886-1890, undated57Assorted maps1886-1890, undated1307Preliminary Map of Kentucky188962aPrinted materialsSubseries E.1888, 1891, 1893Information bookscirca 1888157Big Stone Gap information books1890685Report on Big Stone Gap Coal fields1893158Assorted printed materialsundated159Advertisement for a public auction189156Advertisement for Big Stone Gap, Virginiaundated62bMaps and platsSubseries F.1890sMap of Bristol, Tenn., and Big Stone Gap, iron and coal1890s519Platundated520Big Stone Gap maps1890, undated1308City of Big Stone Gap, Va. A Map of Improvement Co's Plat's No's 1,3,4 & 5undated62cCity of Big Stone Gap, Va. A Map of Improvement Co's Plat no. 1undated62dVirginia, Tennessee & Carolina Steel and Iron CompanySubseries 2.1887-1895Correspondence1887-1895, undated1510Reports1887, 1890, 18931511Coal and Timberlands of Virginia Coal and Iron Co. that are in the Powell River Water Shed1893 February 658Map of the Great Mineral Territory Showing the Location of the Virginia, Tennessee and Carolina Steel and Iron Co.18901309Advertisement for the Bristol Land Co., a dependent of the Virginia, Tennessee, and Carolina Steel and Iron Co.undated13010South Appalachian Land CompanySubseries 3.1887-1897Articles of IncorporationSubseries A.18871512CorrespondenceSubseries B.1887-18971887-18881513188915141890151518911516189215171893-18941611895-1897162Goff Land CompanySubseries 4.1887-1889, 1895Articles of Incorporation1887163Correspondence1887-1889, 1895164Dictator Cannel Coal CompanySubseries 5.1887-1897Articles of Incorporation1887165Correspondence1887-1897166Legal and financial documents1888, undated167Red River Lumber CompanySubseries 6.1870-1888Correspondence1881-1888168Legal documents1870-1888169GeneralSubseries 7.1886-1896Natural gas1887, undated1610Interstate Tunnel Railway Co.18901611Hunting preserves1866, 1888-18921612Correspondence1890-1896, undated1613Reports1886, 18871614Real estateSubseries c.1864-1899Louisville propertiesSubseries 1.1869-1899CorrespondenceSubseries A.1881-1899R. A. McDowell correspondenceSubseries i.1892-18991892-18941615189716161898 January - February16171898 March - April16181898 May - June16191898 July - August16201898 September - October1711898 November - December1721899 January - March1731899 April - May1741899 June - July1751899 August - December176W. A. Kliessendorf correspondenceSubseries ii.1881-18971881-18831771884-18851781886-188717918881710188917111890-189217121893171318941714189517151896-1897, undated1716Buchanan Real Estate correspondenceSubseries iii.1889-18991889-189417171895-18991718Buckner, Cummins and Company correspondenceSubseries iv.1897-18981897 January - May1811897 June - September1821897 October - December1831898184Financial documentsSubseries B.1895-1898Property tax bills1895-1898185Receipts and bills for fire damage at McDowell Block1896-1897186Fire insurance policiesSubseries C.1891-1899Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.1891-1898187Insurance policies1899188Court casesSubseries D.1869-1872Court of Appeals, McDowell v. FullerSubseries i.1863189Prather v. McDowellSubseries ii.1869-1872Correspondence1869-18721810Printed materials1869, undated1811DeedsSubseries E.1859-18761812PlatsSubseries F.undated1813Lexington propertiesSubseries 2.1897Correspondence18971814Field notesundated1815Platsundated13011Harlan County propertiesSubseries 3.1886-1887, 18951816Indiana propertiesSubseries 4.1864-18701817Chicago propertiesSubseries 5.1868-1869Correspondence18681818Plat of Cook and Anderson's Subdivision186913012GeneralSubseries 6.1868-1899CorrespondenceSubseries A.1868-18991868-18891911890-1891 19218921931893-18941941895-189619518971961898-1899197J. F. Tisdale correspondence1885-1896198Deeds and leasesSubseries B.1868, undated199BillsSubseries C.undated1910Newspaper clippingsSubseries D.1891-1892, undated1911Insurance policiesSubseries E.1886-18981886-1887191318881914188919151890-18921916189320118942021895203189620418972051898206Fire Insurance informationundated1912HorsesSubseries d.1866-1899GeneralSubseries 1.1866-1899DictatorSubseries A.1876-1897CorrespondenceSubseries i.1883-18971883-18852071886-188720818892091890201018912011189220121893-18972013undated2014StudbookSubseries ii.1876-1885392SketchesSubseries iii.1889, undated5272015Printed materialsSubseries iv.undated2016Dicator's chart of descendantsSubseries v.1887, undated59King ReneSubseries B.1877-1897CorrespondenceSubseries i.1881-18971881-188821118892121890213189121418922151893-1897216undated217StudbookSubseries ii.1877-1883394SketchesSubseries iii.Sketchesundated528Sketchesundated218Printed materialsSubseries iv.1881-1882, undated219CorrespondenceSubseries C.1866-18991866-18832210188422111885-188623118872321888 January - June2331888 July - December2341889 January2351889 February2361889 March2371889 April2381889 May2391889 June23101889 July23111889 August23121889 September23131889 October23141889 November23151889 December23161890 January23171890 February23181890 March2411890 April2421890 May2431890 June2441890 July2451890 August2461890 September2471890 October2481890 November2491890 December24101891 January24111891 February24121891 March24131891 April24141891 May24151891 June24161891 July24171891 August2511891 September2521891 October2531891 November2541891 December2551892 January2561892 February2571892 March2581892 April2591892 May25101892 June25111892 July25121892 August25131892 September25141892 October25151892 November25161892 December25171893 January25181893 February25191893 March2611893 April2621893 May2631893 June2641893 July2651893 August2661893 September2671893 October2681893 November2691893 December26101894 January26111894 February26121894 March26131894 April26141894 May - June26151894 July - August26161894 September26171894 October26181894 November - December26191895 January - February26201895 March26211895 April - June26221895 July - August26231895 September - December26241896 January - March26251896 April - May26261896 June - July26271896 August - October26281896 November - December2711897 January - March2721897 April - June2731897 July - August2741897 September - October2751897 November - December2761898 January - February2771898 March - April2781898 May - June2791898 July27101898 August27111898 September27121898 October27131898 November27141898 December271518992716undated2717-20J. W. Bradley letters1889-1899281J. B. Briggs letters1888-1893282L. Brodhead letters1891-1898283F. E. McFarland letters1891-1894284M. E. 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S. Depository account book1862-1864345Food account books1862-1866346Bank book1871-1874348Grocer's account book1872-1897349Fayette National Bank account book1893-18983410Note bookundated3411LedgersSubseries h.1861-18991862-18893511890-189935218653611861-18753811875-1882391Handwritten lists and figuresSubseries i.undated3311Business cardsSubseries j.undated3312Newspaper clippingsSubseries k.undated3313Anne Clay McDowell papersSubseries B.1843-1916CorrespondenceSubseries i.1857-1916General correspondenceSubseries a.1857-19161856-1863, 1869-1870Maria [last name unknown] to Anne Clay, New York1856 September 2851101Scope and ContentsHas arrived in New York. Sister Mary and she are staying with the Hewitts. Describes what she has seen of the city and will soon go to Philadelphia. Hopes that Nannie is well by the time she arrives home.T. A. Marshall to Anne Clay, Lexington1856 October 2651102Scope and ContentsSorry to inform her that Nannette [Marshall, a cousin] is very ill. Thinks she was ill when she returned home from her trip [to New York City] but no one knew it at the time. She is having trouble breathing and has chest pains. She is more comfortable since the doctors have given her medicine.Maria [last name unknown] to Anne Clay, New York1856 November 2151103Scope and ContentsHas given up hope of Nannie's writing to her and fears she has forgotten her friend altogether. Was surprised to hear that Mary had gone to California. Sister Mary is slowly recovering from her illness. Regrets not being able to hear Thalberg [possibly composer Sigismond Thalberg] in concert as Mr. Hewitt wants to start for New Orleans. Maria is longing to return home.Lucretia Hart to Anne Clay McDowell, Oakwood, Ky.1857 June 1051104Scope and ContentsApologizes for not being able to attend Anne's Wedding.Eliza Nannette Marshall to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexingtoncirca 1875 June 1651105Scope and ContentsDisappointed that Anne changed her mind about marrying Charles Harris.Eliza Nannette Marshall to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1857 July 2151106Scope and ContentsWrites about silver tumblers belonging to Anne's grandparents. Mentions her reading.Maria C. to Anne Clay McDowell, Kanawha, Va.1857 August 1451107Scope and ContentsMentions a flag presentation and Anne moving into her house soon.Mary F. Way to Anne Clay McDowell, Canewood1857 August 2051108Scope and ContentsSending the silver belonging to Anne's parents to the Bank of Kentucky. Includes a list of the silver written by Henry Clay, Jr.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cloverport, Ky.1858 June 2451109Scope and ContentsFrom the office of the Breckenridge Coal and Oil Company. Reading the The County of Monte Cristo and thinks it is trash. Friends gave him a beautiful coal oil lamp. Hopes to be home soon.Edwin Bryant to Anne Clay McDowell, San Francisco1858 July 19511010Scope and ContentsReflections on the city. Anne is living at Maplewood in Pewee Valley at this time.Thomas Julian Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.undated511011Scope and ContentsDiscusses the societies and an oration at the University of Virginia.Henry Hart Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Paris, France1860 June 5511012Scope and ContentsLists his itinerary. Went to Derby in England. Would like more letters from home. Hears about Lucretia Clay's death.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Wood near Mill Springs, Ky.1861 January 31511013Scope and ContentsJust returned the body of Confederate general Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. Describes the ragged, shabby appearance of some Texas Rangers and Confederate destruction in the area.Henry Hart Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Nevin, Ky.1861 October 28511014Scope and ContentsPleased with the officers he is serving under.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Nevin, Ky.1861 October 30511015Scope and ContentsDescribes his feelings about being at the camp and away from home.Henry Hart Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Nevin, Ky.1861 December 2511016Scope and ContentsVery expressive letter describing conditions at the camp and the well being of her husband, Henry Clay McDowell.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Wood, Ky.1861 December 30511017Scope and ContentsMentions a flag presentation. Has been over the battleground and seen many interesting places and things.Henry Clay McDowell to Ann Clay McDowell, Camp Wood, Ky.1862 January 25511018Scope and ContentsIn good health and humor. His general is absent due to illness. Writes about beautiful music he heard, how he would like more letters, and about their accounts.William Preston McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Bowling Green1862 February 16511019Scope and ContentsTook the town without a fight, but had difficulty reaching it. German regiment from Illinois is currently plundering the town. Heard that Tommy [her brother] is at Russelville and on General Buckner's staff.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Fry1862 February 18511020Scope and ContentsMoving toward Fort Donnelson. Many of [his men] believe that the war will be over before we get to strike a blow. Presumes that Thomas [her brother] was at Ft. Donnelson and hopes he is a prisonerThomas Julian Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Chase1862 March 3511021Scope and ContentsDescribes being a prisoner of war. My hatred for [the North's] people seems even to myself almost criminal.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Camp Andy Johnson1862 March 7511022Scope and ContentsWrites about the possibility of her brother Thomas being released on parole. Enclosed are two pieces of Bank of Tennessee currency.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, near Columbia, Tenn.1862 March 27511023Scope and ContentsWrites that if Thomas will not accept a parole, he (Henry) cannot procure his exchange.Nannette Smith to Anne Clay McDowell, Columbuscirca 1862 April 12511024Scope and ContentsWrites about the condition of Thomas Clay.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Shiloh1862 April 21511025Scope and ContentsHad dinner with General William T. Sherman and was greatly impressed by him.Nannette Smith to Anne Clay McDowell, Columbuscirca 1862 May 1511026Scope and ContentsThanks her for the dress. Writes about Anne's children. Asks her to tell Henry to stay sick just long enough so she can see him before he returns to the army. Mentions a man wounded in battle who looks like Henry Clay McDowell.Nannette Smith to Anne Clay McDowell, Columbuscirca 1862 May 5511027Scope and ContentsThomas is feeling better and brags about the confederate Army.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, near Corinth, Miss.1862 May 29511028Scope and ContentsTells of a recent engagement.Thomas Julian Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Ft. Warren, Boston, Mass.1862 June 29511029Scope and ContentsInterned in a prison camp, describes camp life.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1863 January 13511030Scope and ContentsHe and Ike Caldwell discussed politics of the democratic convention and the unwritten History of this Rebellion.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Shiloh1863 April 25511031Scope and ContentsDiscrepancy in his pay.James B. Clay, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, near Chattanooga1863 October 13511032Scope and ContentsInforms her of the death of her brother, Major Thomas Julian Clay.Rosa Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Mansfield1869 December 5511033Scope and ContentsDescribes various weddings and discusses the health of family members.Susan P. Hepburne to Anne Clay McDowell1870 August 30511034Scope and ContentsBirthday Greetings.1873-1880Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1873 December 351111Scope and ContentsChildren are doing well.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1874 March 2451112Scope and ContentsWrites about her aunt, Kate Wright McDowell, giving birth to a daughter.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1875 October 1751113Scope and ContentsWrites about clothing and news of family.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1875 October 2251114Scope and ContentsNot going to New York. Ann Massey will not visit after all. Asks her to visit soon.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1876 May 1951115Scope and ContentsMaking her a dress. Kitty is having a perfectly glorious time.Noble Butler to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1876 September 1951116Scope and ContentsAdvice for her trip to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1876 December 1851117Scope and ContentsHe and a friend have purchased paintings from several art collections. Plans to visit General McDowell.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1877 June 2951118Scope and ContentsSaw her Grandmother Smith. [Note: Anne and her brother Thomas, children of Henry Clay, Jr., were adopted by Nannette Smith, niece of Lucretia Hart Clay].Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cincinnati1877 July 251119Scope and ContentsDiscusses racing two of his horses. Dining with Mr. Kilgour, a wealthy resident of Cincinnati.Noble Butler to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1877 August 27511110Scope and ContentsWrites about illnesses and cures. Sends a recipe for macaroni.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1877 December 5511111Scope and ContentsElected president of an association. Accepted dinner invitation of Edward Askew Sothern, famous for the role of Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1879 April 1511112Scope and ContentsBought a handsome clock for Alice. Also bought chairs he thinks she will like.Alex P. Humphrey to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1879 May 25511113Scope and ContentsThanks her for the clock.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1879 November 25511114Scope and ContentsDiscusses her socializing in Louisville and the society news.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Buffalo, Ny.circa 1870 August 9511115Scope and ContentsPlans to go to General [Oliver Otis] Howard's stock farm.Kate P. Winston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1880 January 24511116Scope and ContentsPossible reference to her daughter Mary's marriage to Frederick Daniel Hussey. [Note: Kate Winston calls her daughter by Nannie in this letter].Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1880 February 5511117Scope and ContentsDescribing a wedding, possibly the Winston/Hussey wedding.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1880 Febraury 5511118Scope and ContentsDescribes the wedding of Mary Winston and Frederick Hussey.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1880 July 2511119Scope and ContentsWrites about what she has been doing since her parents have been away in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.M.R.C. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1880 August 25511120Scope and ContentsWould like to visit but spends most of the time in bed with an illness.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1880 August 28511121Scope and ContentsSold the horse Trinket for $11,000.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington, Va1880 September 18511122Scope and ContentsGlad that Will Bristow is Henry, Jr.'s roommate at Yale.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1880 October 2511123Scope and ContentsNeeds her to send a dictionary and laundry bag.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1880 October 5511124Scope and ContentsAunt Mag is at Bryn Mawr near Philadelphia. Have had several visitors while she (Anne) has been away.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1880 October 7511125Scope and ContentsAn art dealer offered her $750 for one of her paintings.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1880 October 10511126Scope and ContentsVisited her nephew Henry C. McDowell, Jr. at Yale. Decided to stay in New York and paint.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1880 October 17511127Scope and ContentsHis brother Henry is encouraging him in his studies. Professor Drake invites Henry C. McDowell, his father, to visit.M.R.C. to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1880 October 24511128Scope and ContentsDoctors cannot cure her illness.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1880 October 31511129Scope and ContentsWould like his parents to visit at Thanksgiving.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1880 November 4511130Scope and ContentsFinished her shopping. Relates society news. Ends letter with Hurrah for Garfield.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1880 December 1511131Scope and ContentsNews from home while she is away.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [New York?]1880 December 15511132Scope and ContentsBusiness delays his return home. Visited with the Bristows.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1880 December 18511133Scope and ContentsBought for Julia or Madge an organette which grinds out music. Mentions other purchases and entertainment.1881William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 January 1451121Scope and ContentsWent to see Humpty Dumpty in Lexington. Schoolmate damaged his dumb bells.Thomas Clay and William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 February 1251122Scope and ContentsThomas would like letters from home and new pants. William states that his headaches are gone.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 February 2051123Scope and ContentsGlad to get her letter and sorry Madge hurt herself.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 March 1251124Scope and ContentsHopes his brother Will gets better so he can return to school.R. B. McKenzie to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 March 2351125Scope and ContentsThanks Anne for her sympathy during her [McKenzie's] time of loss.Henry C. McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [New York?]1881 April 151126Scope and ContentsInvested in Tennessee bonds the nature of which depends on the vote in the senate.Fannie B. Garnett to Ann Clay McDowell, Essex County, Va.1881 April 151127Scope and ContentsThanks her for the letter on behalf of her husband Lewis Garnett who is an admirer of Henry Clay.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 April 151128Scope and ContentsMeasles have broken out at school and his brother Tom has symptoms.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Lexington?]1881 May 1951129Scope and ContentsNannette came to see him and Will. They will come home on the afternoon train.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Elk Rapids, Mich.1881 June 9511210Scope and ContentsDescribes his fishing trip.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Elk Rapids, Mich.1881 June511211Scope and ContentsRegrets that he did not bring Will on the fishing trip.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1881 July 18511212Scope and ContentsHad charming visit at Victor Newcomb's cottage. While there, General Grant, D. Cameron, and Commodore Garrison came.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cleveland1881 July 30511213Scope and ContentsSetting out to see the city with Mr. Proctor.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1881 July511214Scope and ContentsDiscusses the many people he has met and socialized with.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1881 August 1511215Scope and ContentsDiscussing business matters with Bristow. I feel much encouraged about our business but nothing solid has yet een accomplishedKate P. Winston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1877-1881 August 11511216Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends. Mentions Ballard McDowell (1877-1881).Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1877-1881 September 21511217Scope and ContentsWrites about clothes she made or bought for Anne's children. Mentions Ballard McDowell.Fanny Ballard to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1877-1881511218Scope and ContentsWrites of clothes she made for Anne's children. Mentions Ballard McDowell.Lizanna B. to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1877-1881511219Scope and ContentsInvites Anne to come down for the Fair and to bring Ballard.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1881 October 4511220Scope and ContentsWent to the Historical Society and the Geological Survey.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1881 October 4511221Scope and ContentsWrites of how their children have been while she is away.Mary [McDowell?] to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 4511222Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Kate P. Winston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 4511223Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Eliza Watson to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 5511224Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Unknown to Anne Clay McDowell1881 November 6511225Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Susan M. Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1881 November 6511226Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Thomas H. Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Spring Station1881 November 6511227Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.M. E. Harrison to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1881 November 7511228Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.R. B. McKenzie to Anne Clay Mcdowell, Louisville1881 November 7511229Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Alex P. Humphrey to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 8511230Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.E. Nannette Turner to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 8511231Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Joanna B. to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 9511232Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Unknown to Anne Clay McDowell, Philadelphia1881 November 9511233Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Mary Johnston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 9511234Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.S. P. Grigsby to Anne Clay McDowell, Danville1881 November 9511235Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Mattie P. Robinson to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 9511236Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Unknown to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 9511237Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Sue P. Zanone and unknown to Anne Clay McDowell, Boston1881 November 9511238Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Pauline W. Christie to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 November 9511239Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Diddie Nicholas Barret to Anne Clay McDowell, Albany, Ny.1881 November 11511240Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Nannie B. Clay to AnneCclay Mcdowell, Rogersville, Tn.1881 November 19511241Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Ballard McDowell.Sue P. Zanone to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1881 December 4511242Scope and ContentsInvites her to visit. News of family and friends. Writes about her trip to Boston.Thomas H. Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Spring Station1881 December 8511243Scope and ContentsConcerns a memoir of Henry Clay.Cousin Maria to Anne Clay McDowell, Sunny Side, Ark.1881 December 25511244Scope and ContentsWrites how Anne is in her thoughts since she herself has lost four children.1882-1883S. P. Grigsby to Anne Clay and Nannette McDowell, Danville1882 January 1851131Scope and ContentsApologizes for not writing sooner and hopes Nettie will visit.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1882 February 451132Scope and ContentsWrites about some furniture. Mr. Hurst has given me Basil Duke's rap at Davy which I shall send you as soon as I read it. Davy's piece was a hit at Duke, who has very medieval notions...Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1882 February 851133Scope and ContentsHas had no time for visiting because of business with a sale.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1882 February 1151134Scope and ContentsWent to New Haven and saw Henry, Jr. who is well. Writes about Henry's professor and boxing coach, Mr. Tighe.Sarah Ballard to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1882 February 2651135Scope and ContentsSorry to hear that she is unhappy and mentions having lost a child too. Invites her to visit.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlake1882 March 1551136Scope and ContentsFamily and farm news.Stites Duvall to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1882 March 1851137Scope and ContentsThanks her for sending the flowers for Ballard McDowell's grave.Kate P. Winston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1882 May 151138Scope and ContentsAsks if it is true that the McDowells will buy Ashland.E. Nannette Turner to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1882 May 1951139Scope and ContentsCongratulates family on buying Ashland.E. Nannette Turner to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1882 July 11511310Scope and ContentsThanks her for a package and for the comfort she gave in her time of sorrow.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Buffalo, Ny.1882 July 30511311Scope and ContentsWrites about a $25,000 bet on the horse Trinket.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1882 October 8511312Scope and ContentsWrites about his health, meals, and school work while at Yale.Mary Ballard to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1882 October 30511313Scope and ContentsWants to visit at Woodlake before they move.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 November 5511314Scope and ContentsWrites about a bicycling accident.Mattie H. Denby to Anne Clay McDowell, Evansville1882 November 8511315Scope and ContentsInvitation to visit.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1882 November 27511316Scope and ContentsWrites of an upcoming drill and dance at Jackson Hall.Sallie Breck Brodhead to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodburn1882 November 28511317Scope and ContentsInvitation to dine.Edwin A. Penick to Anne Clay McDowell1883 January 8511318Scope and ContentsTransferring church membership.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 January 13511319Scope and ContentsDescribes his journey from home to New Haven.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1883 January 20511320Scope and ContentsAttended a concert; program enclosed.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 January 21511321Scope and ContentsWill buy a dress suit with the money his father sent.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 February 18511322Scope and ContentsComfortably settled in his dorm.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 March 1511323Scope and ContentsNeeds more money for his bills.Stites Duvall to Anne Clay Mcdowell, Frankfort1883 March 2511324Scope and ContentsLoves helping Anne take care of Ballard McDowell's grave.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 March 18511325Scope and ContentsSpent Easter in Morristown with a friend. Would like Aunt Mag to send his drawing instruments.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven Conn.1883 April 1511326Scope and ContentsWill send bill home for new bicycle. Exams over; sends card with recitation schedules.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven Conn.1883 May 7511327Scope and ContentsDescribes a bicycle riding party he went on.T. P. Humphrey to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1883 May 8511328Scope and ContentsThanks her for invitation.Stites Duvall to Anne Clay McDowell1883 May 14511329Scope and ContentsWrites about the care of Ballard's grave.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 May 23511330Scope and ContentsWrites about upcoming exams.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 May 27511331Scope and ContentsCongratulated his brother Henry on his election into Keys (College Society).Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1883 August 20511332Scope and ContentsHas enjoyed the Southern Exposition.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1883 August 21511333Scope and ContentsWeather has been too hot for any amusements. Writes when he expects to be home.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1883 September 10511334Scope and ContentsExplains why he is waiting in Washington.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 16511335Scope and ContentsDiscusses upcoming exams.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 23511336Scope and ContentsPassed exam without studying. Mentions death of Professor Norton. May go to Alaska next summer.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 30511337Scope and ContentsPassed his drawing exam. Mentions Professor Norton's death again. Never sees anything reported about the Louisville Exposition.Josephine Russell Clay to Anne Clay McDowell1883 October 3511338Scope and ContentsInvitation to family gathering at her home. Mentions John Morrison Clay is eager to play whist with Henry Clay McDowell.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 October 7511339Scope and ContentsWrites about studying for his classes.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 November 4511340Scope and ContentsDescribes an accident he nearly had while bicycling.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1883 November 8511341Scope and ContentsWorking for Todd and Donigan and boarding at the Alexander.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 November 11511342Scope and ContentsWill not be going to Nannie Bristow's wedding with Henry, Jr.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven Conn.1883 November 25511343Scope and ContentsPrepared his bicycle for winter.Mary and Susan Ballard to Anne Clay McDowell1883 December 26511344Scope and ContentsWriting about the presents they received for Christmas.1884William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 January 205211Scope and ContentsDiscusses a trip he took and the letters awaiting him upon his return to school.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 February 105212Scope and ContentsGlad to hear that his father will be coming for a visit. Mentions the upcoming Prom.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 February 265213Scope and ContentsViewed an operation at the medical college of Bellevue, which made him deathly sick.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 March 155214Scope and ContentsWrites about why he may not go to Alaska in the summer.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 March 225215Scope and ContentsReceived a picture from some of his relatives. Had pictures of himself taken.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 March 305216Scope and ContentsEnclosed a picture of himself. Writes about a civil engineering project.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 185217Scope and ContentsWill be traveling back home with Annie Bakewell from Peewee Valley.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 255218Scope and ContentsDescribes a celebration of Yale's victory in a baseball game.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 315219Scope and ContentsMentions baseball and lacrosse games. Wonders about a law about bicycle riding on the pike between Georgetown and Lexington.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 June 952110Scope and ContentsMentions exams and the senior promenade.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 June 1652111Scope and ContentsWrites of his plans for the journey home.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 September 1752112Scope and ContentsDescribes his journey back to New Haven.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 September 2452113Scope and ContentsMentions an account of the sad affair involving cousin Harry Clay.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Albemarle County, Va.circa 1884 September 3152114Scope and ContentsWrites about the tiring trip to the University of Virginia.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 October 552115Scope and ContentsWrites about an engineering project. Found a room for Aunt Mag to stay.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1884 October 1452116Scope and ContentsTaking wonderful walks in the area. Likes the university. Mentions their horse King Rene.Eliza Watson to Anne Clay McDowell, Woodlawn, Ky.1884 October 1552117Scope and ContentsUnable to visit Ashland on her and her mother's way home.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 October 1952118Scope and ContentsAunt Mag will stay in New York instead of New Haven for the winter. Going to a German dance in Ansonia.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1884 October 3152119Scope and ContentsMentions the The Count of Monte Cristo and Shakespeare.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1884 November 152120Scope and ContentsWrites of some shopping she did. Has a bad cold and wants to come home.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1884 November 1352121Scope and ContentsStaying with his sister Sarah Ballard and her family. Will go to Reel Foot Lake then to Nashville.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 November 1852122Scope and ContentsHas almost decided against becoming an engineer.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1884 November 1952123Scope and ContentsLuxurious accommodations at Reel Foot Club House for his duck hunting trip.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Reel Foot Lake, Ky.1884 November 2352124Scope and ContentsStates when he will be returning home.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1884 November 2952125Scope and ContentsWrites about his professors.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1884 December 452126Scope and ContentsDeclined invitations to dinner, one with Logan Murray and Governor Crittenden. Saw their son Will who is doing well.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1884 December 1552127Scope and ContentsThe girls are at their lessons, and he encloses a letter from Henry, Jr. and one from Will.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York. Saw Aida with Aunt Mag. Enjoying dining and socializing with the Houston family. Has been shopping for presents for her siblings1884 December 1652128Maggie Luse to Anne Clay McDowell, Deadwood, S.D.1884 December 1752129Scope and ContentsDescription of Deadwood as well as South Dakota in general. Describes mines for different minerals and metals; geological features of South Dakota including Devil's Tower, Chimney Rock, and Bear Butte; the hot springs and the Fall river; the town of Deadwood; cattle ranching; the people; and her acclimation to the new environment.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.undated52130Scope and ContentsPreparing for exams. Going to a German dance at Ansonia. Eager to get home soon.1885William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 February 25221Scope and ContentsDined with Eliza Quigley and her friend Miss Smith.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1885 February 45222Scope and ContentsBusy with examinations.E. Nannette Turner to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1885 February 145223Scope and ContentsLetter concerning a bequest left to both of them by Wash Anderson who had unaccounted government property.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1885 March 15224Scope and ContentsThanks her for the newspaper clipping she sent. Will send Julia a bangle. Heard a doctor lecture about converting people.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 March 25225Scope and ContentsDiscusses his lectures and exams.Kate P. Winston to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1885 March 45226Scope and ContentsHas enjoyed and appreciated evangelist Dwight Moody's good works in the city. Dislikes English evangelist Henry Varley. Mentions the Exposition.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 March 95227Scope and ContentsHad a short but enjoyable visit from Pete Atherton. Pink eye is spreading through the college.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 March 225228Scope and ContentsWrites about a trap he and his friends set for a young thief.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 March 305229Scope and ContentsFears he is getting pink eye.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 April 652210Scope and ContentsWrites about studying and exams. Has a slight case of pink eye.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1885 April 1252211Scope and ContentsAsks about a division within the church at home and why another church may be built.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1885 April 1352212Scope and ContentsTells her to direct mail him at Williamsburg, Ky.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, [Louisville?]1885 April 1352213Scope and ContentsSends a check.H. B. Crittenden to Anne Clay McDowell, Beard's Station, Oldham Co., Ky.1885 April 1952214Scope and ContentsUnable to accept her invitation to visit.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 April 2652215Scope and ContentsBusy with lectures.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Charlottesville, Va.1885 April 2752216Scope and ContentsGlad that she will visit soon. Fixing the tennis grounds.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 June 952217Scope and ContentsSpent Sunday with Tom Bullock.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 June 1452218Scope and ContentsGraduating; writes when he will be home.Martha Fitch Denby to Anne Clay McDowell, Evansville1885 June 1752219Scope and ContentsUnable to accept invitation to visit. She and husband Charles Denby are leaving for China from San Francisco in July.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1885 June 2252220Scope and ContentsWrites when he is leaving for home.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1885 September 852221Scope and ContentsWrites about his journey to St. LouisWilliam Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Louis1885 September 1552222Scope and ContentsWrites about settling in and seeing the sights.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Chicago1885 September 2552223Scope and ContentsWrites about his horses.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Louis1885 September 2952224Scope and ContentsPerfectly well and hard at work.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Louis1885 October 552225Scope and ContentsMentions his horse King Rene.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 October 952226Scope and ContentsWrites about his studies.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 October 2452227Scope and ContentsMentions family's race horses.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1885 October 2552228Scope and ContentsWrites about settling into his new home.Aunt E. M. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1885 October 3052229Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Cousin Maria to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1885 November 1752230Scope and ContentsWrites about her health and the health of family and friends.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1885 November 2352231Scope and ContentsWas hoping Nannette would come to Louisville in time to go to Modjeska..=Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 December 2, 352232Scope and ContentsWishes his letters were more clever; writes about his lessons.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1885 December 752233Scope and ContentsWent to the opera, The Black Hussars. Mentions the friends and family she has visited. Attended a euchre party.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 December 8, 952234Scope and ContentsNeeds a new suit and may drop his astronomy class.Charles H. Coleman, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Williamsburg, Va.1885 December 2252235Scope and ContentsThanks her for the visit and tells her his paper on Ashland has been accepted by Century magazine.1886-1887Fanny B. Crittenden to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1886 January 55231Scope and ContentsTaking care of Aunt Patty [Burnley]. Invites her and Magdalen McDowell to visit.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1886 January 5232Scope and ContentsWants more letters from home. Mentions the conditions of the roads.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1886 February 15233Scope and ContentsRecovering from an illness. His friend Tom Coleman saw his brother Will not long ago.Maria Starkey to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1886 February 45234Scope and ContentsRegrets that she is unable to visit.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1886 February 85235Scope and ContentsDr. Bullock prescribed a sugar powder for his pain.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 March 115236Scope and ContentsWork may prevent him from visiting.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 April 15237Scope and ContentsHas been sick with malaria for a week.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1886 April 85238Scope and ContentsMentions Louise Craig's wedding and how guests were dressed. Shopped for furniture with her cousin Fanny Ballard.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1886 April 95239Scope and ContentsWrites about trying to have a frame repaired. News of friends.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 April 2052310Scope and ContentsHis address will be at Williamsburg, Ky. Saw their son Will briefly.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 April 2452311Scope and ContentsMet his father at the depot and had supper with him. Would have liked to have been home when the glee club visited.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 May 952312Scope and ContentsReceived Belknap's catalog from George Todd. May not be with Todd Donigan Iron Co. much longerWilliam Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 May 2952313Scope and ContentsSaw Cousin Mary's gift for Miss Fannie who has received over sixty presents.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1886 July 152314Scope and ContentsDescribes her journey from home to New York.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1886 July 452315Scope and ContentsThanked Cousin Diddie for her kindness on her trip. Describes the Houston's cottage.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hingham, Mass.1886 July 1952316Scope and ContentsAsks which route to take on her return home. Describes her visit to Boston.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cleveland1886 July 2852317Scope and ContentsWill and Upshur Berryman plan to open a retail hardware store.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1886 July 2852318Scope and ContentsWrites of his fishing trip with Henry, Jr. who broke his rod and fell out of the boat.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 July 2952319Scope and ContentsFound a house to board at. Encouraged by the business outlook of his hardware store.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1886 August 352320Scope and ContentsHe met Nannette at the depot, and they went to Bay Ridge with Harry Hart.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 August 852321Scope and ContentsWrites about his business.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 August 1652322Scope and ContentsLiked his birthday presents from home. Moved to a cheaper boarding house. Started working for Weis and Ridge.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 August 2252323Scope and ContentsStill undecided about business matters.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 August 3052324Scope and ContentsStill working for Weis and Ridge, but looking at working for a saddling company.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1886 September 252325Scope and ContentsWould like to stay until Monday although that is the first day of school. Mentions a euchre party.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 September 352326Scope and ContentsMan from Topeka, Kansas, may buy the saddlery, but if he does not, Will will start working for the company.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 October 1752327Scope and ContentsHas prospect of working in Lexington. I don't like so much the idea of going into partnership with a man so far below me in social standing as Weis...William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kansas City, Mo.1886 November 1152328Scope and ContentsThinking of working for Merriam and Murry.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lousiville1886 December 3052329Scope and ContentsWent to Macauley Theatre and a candy pulling.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1887 January 652330Scope and ContentsHad a small fire in his hotel room.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1887 January 1052331Scope and ContentsSnow prevented him from inspecting and measuring logs for his lumber company.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Little Rock, Ark.1887 March 2652332Scope and ContentsWrites about his trip from Memphis to Little Rock.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Ark.1887 March 3052333Scope and ContentsMentions horseback riding and the baths at Hot Springs. Saw a story in the Chicago Tribune about Ashland.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Ark.1887 April 252334Scope and ContentsAn annoying roommate is finally gone.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Ark.1887 April 552335Scope and ContentsMet Colonel Morrison who was in the Mexican War with her father.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1887 May 652336Scope and ContentsDiscusses his health and informs his mother that he is getting married.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1887 June 1452337Scope and ContentsInforms her that his soon to be in-laws are coming to Ashland. Lumber mill caught on fire, but there was little damage.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1887 July 14,52338Scope and ContentsWedding announcement for William enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1887 November 452339Scope and ContentsWrites about business matters.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1887 November 2052340Scope and ContentsAsks her to have a five gallon jug of 16 year old whiskey sent to him from his father's wine cellar.1888-1889Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Richmond, Va.1888 February 35241Scope and ContentsMentions their son Henry liking Big Stone Gap, Va.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1888 February 105242Scope and ContentsHad forgotten his birthday. Spent the evening with the Bristows.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1888 February 125243Scope and ContentsUrges her to write to him because he grows anxious not hearing about herself and Madge.Charles Dudley Warren to Anne Clay McDowell, Chicago1888 May 235244Scope and ContentsExplains what has kept him from visiting Lexington.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Clay City, Ky.1888 July 25245Scope and ContentsThanks her for the raspberries she sent to him and his wife Alice.Charles Dudley Warren to Anne Clay McDowell, Hartford, Conn.1888 July 155246Scope and ContentsExpresses his affection for Ashland and the Bluegrass region. Invites Nannette to visit the next time she is in New York.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Chicago1888 September 25247Scope and ContentsExplains his annoyance with a transfer man on the train who did not get his baggage on time.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Larimore, Dakota1888 September 55248Scope and ContentsIn a hunting party with Benjamin Bristow and others. Amazed by the courtesies paid them by the railroad companies and by the vastness of the grain fields.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1888 December 165249Scope and ContentsWrites about buying Christmas presents.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1889 February 1752410Scope and ContentsWrites about the guests at Ashland. News of family.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1889 February 1752411Scope and ContentsMentions photos and article about the family in a supplement of the Courier Journal.Mary Goodloe McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1889 February 2852412Scope and ContentsLittle Clay has a hip disease and must lie on his back for several weeks. Describes an Episcopal church.Robert Burns Wilson to Anne Clay McDowell1889 June 2052413Scope and ContentsEnjoyed his stay at Ashland.James C. Johnston to Anne Clay McDowell1889 July 2152414Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1889 August 1652415Scope and ContentsHad a pleasant trip to Big Stone Gap, Va. Alice is sick with typhoid fever.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Middleburgh, Va.1889 August 2852416Scope and ContentsAlice is better but still has a fever.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Granville, Dakota1889 September 752417Scope and ContentsDescribes his hunting trip.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Middleburgh, Va.1889 September 1252418Scope and ContentsAlice's health is better after suffering a set back.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Yellowstone Rim1889 September 1552419Scope and ContentsDescribes Yellowstone and his hunting trip.D. W. Yandell to Anne Clay McDowell, Montana1889 September 1752420Scope and ContentsShort note about the well-being of her husband, Henry Clay McDowell, while he is on his hunting trip.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Chicago1889 October 552421Scope and ContentsNews of family while visiting Louisville. Describes her visit to Chicago.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1889 October 852422Scope and ContentsWrites of all the people she has visited and the new people she has met.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 October 952423Scope and ContentsFirst impressions of her new school.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 October 1152424Scope and ContentsBeginnings of her school lessons and routine.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 October 2052425Scope and ContentsTook a long walk with a young man for which she could have been expelled but was not. Some of the older girls performed shadow plays for entertainment.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 October 2352426Scope and ContentsMentions some new friends she has made.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.circa 1889 October 52427Scope and ContentsWould like a tam-o'-shanter cap.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 November 652428Scope and ContentsRead an account in the New York Tribune of the Pan-American in the bluegrass.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.circa 1889 October 52429Scope and ContentsNeeds rubbers sent for her shoes.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.circa 1889 October52430Scope and ContentsNeeds tape and curtains. Mentions Clara Childs, who came to visit.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 December 1352431Scope and ContentsHeard concert at school by New York Philharmonic Club.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1889 December 1552432Scope and ContentsReceived invitation to visit from the Bristows.Eliza Marshall True to Anne Clay McDowell, Eureka Springs, Ark.undated52433Scope and ContentsSent a condolence letter following the death of Ballard McDowell, but the family had already moved to Ashland.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Ark.undated52434Scope and ContentsEnjoys her letters. Hopes everyone is well. Has Aristocrat (horse) recovered from his attack?1890-1891Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Fort Deposit1890 February 125251Scope and ContentsDescribes his hunting trip.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 March 25252Scope and ContentsComments about winters at Farmington. Hopes Will and Alice will not go to Big Stone Gap to live. Her roommate, May Knowlton, will not be returning next term, so Madeline will room with Florence Moore.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1890 April 25253Scope and ContentsMrs. Phythian and Bonnie would like Madeline's sister Julia to come to Washington right away. Hopes Margaretta's illness has not postponed her (Anne's) trip.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Brooklyn1890 May 25254Scope and ContentsAttended presentation of a tableaux.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 May 115255Scope and ContentsHad a very nice tea with Miss Porter and nine of her fellow students.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 May 135256Scope and ContentsHis bank will open soon.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 May 175257Scope and ContentsWould like to be home for her birthday. People of the town gave a Mother Goose entertainment at the town hall. Mentions her cousin Margaretta's death.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 May 185258William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 May 235259Scope and ContentsWrites about having sore throats and about having equipment sent to the Gap.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 June 852510Scope and ContentsIs almost entirely well again. Collision on the S.A.&O. RailroadMadeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 June 1752511Scope and ContentsThanks her for the letter and Kodak pictures. Mentions the baby looking much thinner than when she last saw him. Describes a strawberry festival at the town hall.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Farmington, Conn.undated52512Scope and ContentsPossibly writing about leaving Miss Porter's school.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1890 August 1752513Scope and ContentsDictated letter. His health is improving steadily, but very slowly. He and Alice are going to Washington for shopping and to see a dentist.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1890 August 2752514Scope and ContentsReceived a letter from Alice and Will who are going to Baltimore. Hopes she and her father are having a good journey.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Baltimore, Md.1890 August 2852515Scope and ContentsVisiting dentist in Baltimore. Will meet her and Father in Middleburgh, Va.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Boston1890 November 252516Scope and ContentsMet Thomas Nelson Page for breakfast. Comments that General Ayers is hurrying business too much.Alice McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 November 952517Scope and ContentsSettled into new home. Asks her to send some table linens. Writes about her (Alice's) sonHenry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1890 November 1352518Scope and ContentsWent to the train station expecting her to arrive. China for their dinner party did not arrive by express.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 December 952519Scope and ContentsHis brother Henry has typhoid fever.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 December 1952520Scope and ContentsGlad to hear that Henry has improved. Alice will get to visit at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1891 January 1952521Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1891 January 2052522Scope and ContentsWrites about some visiting he has done.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1891 February 552523Scope and ContentsHad two directors meetings today.T. S. Burnett to Anne Clay McDowell, Oakland, Ca.1891 February 2552524Scope and ContentsAsks for information about relatives of Mary Elizabeth Smith, who has a blind husband.T. S. Burnett to Anne Clay McDowell, Oakland Ca.1891 March 3152525Scope and ContentsThanks her for the money she sent to Mary Elizabeth Smith.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1891 April 952526Scope and ContentsRecounts a robbery story. News of family and friends.Nannette McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1891 April 1452527Scope and ContentsAsks about Madeline's foot. Met Thomas Nelson Page.Mary Elizabeth Smith to Anne Clay McDowell, Oakland, Ca.1891 April 1452528Scope and ContentsThanks her for the money she sent and details some family relationships.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cincinnati1891 April 1452529Scope and ContentsHighlights her stay in the city. Hopes Dr. Dawson tells her father how much longer she has to stay.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cincinnati1891 April 2252530Scope and ContentsBelieves her leg is improving.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 June 152531Scope and ContentsThe doctor does not know what caused her sickness which kept her in bed for a week. Will unfortunately is not feeling better.Alice McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 June 2852532Scope and ContentsIs not having another baby after all. Had an attack of dysentery.Thomas Nelson Page to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1891 July 1452533Scope and ContentsHad a charming visit at Ashland and thanks her for her hospitality.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 189152534Scope and ContentsWrites about shoes the doctor prescribed for her. Sorry she will miss Thomas Nelson Page's reading.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1891 September 2752535Scope and ContentsWrites more about the prescribed shoes and asks if she felt the earthquake last night.Alice McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 November 152536Scope and ContentsWrites about her son, Billy who turns three soon. News of family and friends.1892-1893William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cincinnati1892 January 15261Scope and ContentsHaving a relaxing stay at the St. Nicholas Hotel to alleviate his blues. Will come to Ashland if he does not make the train for Big Stone Gap.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Boligee, Ala.circa 1892 January 65262Scope and ContentsWrites about his hunting trip and the men who joined him.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lushing, Ga.1892 January 85263Scope and ContentsComments on Gov. Jones of Alabama who joined the hunting party on the railroad car.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Midford, Ark.1892 March 95264Scope and ContentsDescribes the plantation he is visiting.Fanny Ballard to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1892 April 235265Scope and ContentsReference to Nannette McDowell's recent marriage to Thomas Bullock.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 May 235266Scope and ContentsAlice has been sick with a high fever; the baby is well.Maggie E. Coyle to Anne Clay McDowell, Sharon, Pa.1892 July 185267Scope and ContentsRemembers a song about the death of Anne's father, Henry Clay, Jr.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1892 November 225268Scope and ContentsHe and Alice are in the city for his business of closing a timber sale.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 November 285269Scope and ContentsTimber deal has yet to be closed. Family and business news.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Owensboro, Ky.1892 December 452610Scope and ContentsWrites about his hunting and fishing trip.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1892 December 552611Scope and ContentsFamily news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1893 January 552612Scope and ContentsDay to day happenings. News of family and friends.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1893 January 1852613Scope and ContentsNews of friends and family. Will not get natural gas heating. Mentions brother Henry's upcoming marriage. Clipping enclosed about a breakfast in honor of Thomas Nelson Page.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 February 352614Scope and ContentsAlice and the baby had a wonderful visit at Ashland. Brother Henry has not been well.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 February 2752615Scope and ContentsMentions her husband Thomas Bullock teaching at the college.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.circa 1893 March 1752616Scope and ContentsWrites about the shopping she has done.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 March 2352617Scope and ContentsMentions an appointment which Nannette's father may help Tom Bullock get in Washington. Taking quinine to ward off typhoid fever. Piece of fabric enclosed.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 April 1052618Scope and ContentsAsks her to visit with his father when he comes for an annual meeting.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 April 1452619Scope and ContentsTom will read a paper before the state medical society, and he recently had a meeting with Colonel W.C.P. Breckinridge.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 April 1952620Scope and ContentsA friend gave her an account of Miss Speed's wedding.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 April 2952621Scope and ContentsWrites of consolidation of two banks and of his brother Henry's upcoming wedding.W. H. Dulaney to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 May 952622Scope and ContentsAsks to borrow the sword and portrait of Henry Clay, Jr., for display in the Kentucky State Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.Thomas Nelson Page to Anne Clay McDowell1893 May 1952623Scope and ContentsAnnounces his upcoming marriage.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 May 2452624Scope and ContentsMentions Colonel Breckinridge.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1893 June 1852625Scope and ContentsCharlie Coleman sent a program of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of William and Mary College. Farm and family news.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1893 June 1952626Scope and ContentsHas board meetings. Writes about the death of a horse.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1893 June 2152627Scope and ContentsRain interrupted training. Met with a German who came to see the World's Fair.Elsie Clay to Anne Clay McDowell, Rogersville, Tenn.1893 June 2452628Scope and ContentsDiscusses preparations for her wedding.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 June 2752629Scope and ContentsWrites of buying presents for Henry and Elsie's wedding.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1893 December 2852630Scope and ContentsWrites about her baby and the holidays. News of family and friends.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.undated52631Scope and ContentsWrites about clothes she has bought.1894Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 January 25271Scope and ContentsThanks for the Christmas gifts, especially the watch sent for Billy-boy (Alice's son). Talks of Billy's presents stacked under the tree. Will feeling better. They will not make it to Ashland this winter. Her (Alice's) clothes are too old-fashioned for visiting anyway.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Pocahontas, Miss.1894 January 215272Scope and ContentsSuffering from grippe. On hunting trip way out in the country. Talk of horses and rainy weather. Today is perfect. Wants to hunt, but cannot as it is raining.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 January 275273Scope and ContentsHas intended to write for some time. Glad she and father have recovered from the grippe. Will pay off his note at the Bank of Kentucky, then will turn his attention to his other note. Has passes on a dozen railroads, hopes for one on L&N soon to visit Lexington. Mentions Appalachian Bank and John Fox's Cumberland Feud.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 January 315274Scope and ContentsFamily news (mostly about her baby, Henry). Hopes to visit next week. Glad Aunt Mag is home safely.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 February 65275Scope and ContentsWill come tomorrow afternoon on the C&O.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 February 255276Scope and ContentsShe is looking for a new white servant. Suspected the last one of robbery. Annie Pope died yesterday. Tom is to be a pall bearer. Sending things to Madge and Aggie (Agnes Holton a black servant for the McDowells).Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 March 205277Scope and ContentsTom was called away while they had guests. The next morning at four and six called out again; delivered two babies. Discussion of a carriage for Henry (Bullock) from Mrs. Bullock or borrowing one from Anne.Elsie Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 March 295278Scope and ContentsFamily news; will visit Ashland sometime around April 10 or thereafter.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Washington, D.C.1894 June 95279Scope and ContentsIn D.C. on business, will be delayed for two days.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 June 1752710Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Julia P. McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1894 June 2852711Scope and ContentsFamily news. Doing errands for Madge while she is recovering.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 July 752712Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 July 1652713Scope and ContentsThank you for the present. Sewing clothes for Billy. Family and society news.Elsie Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 July 1852714Scope and ContentsFamily news. Henry, Jr. in Jonesville on Roger Thruston's business. Hopes the Henry, Jr. will visit home. Wants Anne to visit.J.P.S. Blackburn to Anne Clay McDowell1894 September 1852715Scope and ContentsSends her two ribbons from Henry Clay's presidential campaign of 1844.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 September 2152716Scope and ContentsHas been visited by friends recently. Problems with the cook.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 October 1552717Scope and ContentsNew company organized that morning. Visited Nettie and the baby.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Flat Lick, Ky.1894 November 2452718Scope and ContentsHunting trip. No birds, destroyed by a great and long continental snow.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 November 2752719Scope and ContentsThank you for Henry Bullock's birthday presents. Discussion of other birthday presents. Family news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1894 December 1952720Scope and ContentsThank you for the birthday present; shopped all day yesterday. Mailed Christmas box.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell189452721Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Henry Jr. visited and looked well.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowellundated52722Scope and ContentsShe and the baby send kisses and love for the little nightgowns.1895Elsie Clay McDowell To Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 January 15281Scope and ContentsSending belated Christmas package, had delayed because she was waiting for gifts for Julia and Madge (still haven't arrived). Thanks for the check.Elsie Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 January 35282Scope and ContentsThanks her for the candlesticks. Apologizes for keeping Henry, Jr. away from his family at Christmas as they visited with her family.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 January 45283Scope and ContentsMany thanks for the Christmas presents. Enjoyed by all. Had been very busy with end of year bookkeeping and banking.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Smithville, Ala.1895 January 255284Scope and ContentsVisited Nette. Henry Bullock much better.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 January 255285Scope and ContentsHenry and Will visited. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 February 75286Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. She is feeling better. Comments about taxes being raised on Ashland more than any other property.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 March 35287Scope and ContentsHenry, Jr. and Elsie visited; returned home safe. Will and Alice and Will, Jr. visited yesterday. Stites Duvall stayed over Friday night.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 March 65288Scope and ContentsShe will not be able to visit Ashland anytime soon. She has to take Billy to the eye doctor twice a day. Billy is very near-sighted.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 March 85289Scope and ContentsHas been invited to a progressive euchre tomorrow. Was feeling better, but got up too soon and did too much and had to return to bed. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 March 1752810Scope and ContentsTom has a bad cold. Cousin Lizzie upset by her (Nette's) remarks about the decision on the Gratz's will.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 April 552811Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 652812Scope and ContentsSending package. Enjoyed visit, but glad to be home and back in the country.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 May 1052813Scope and ContentsReturned home safely from Ashland. Doing some shopping for the family, will send the box tomorrow.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 June 252814Scope and ContentsVery warm, Henry (Bullock) is all broke out with heat. Has put paper on the walls. Saw a notice for Madge's article in the Century.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 June 2752815Scope and ContentsHeard from Nette that she (Anne) did not think that he and Alice love her as much as her other children do because they do not write as often. Writes of his business.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 July 452816Scope and ContentsTalks of a Dr. Howard. Enclosed is a newspaper article about a mother who cared more about saving her skin than her child. Used the check to buy needed items.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay Mcdowell, Middleburgh, Va.1895 July 1452817Scope and ContentsFamily news.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 July 1752818Scope and ContentsGoing to Washington, D.C. to inquire after patents pending for his company. Will spend a day or two with Alice on his return.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1895 July 3152819Scope and ContentsFamily news.Julia P. McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Beattyville, Ky.1895 July52820Scope and ContentsEnjoying her trip; will return home Thursday.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1895 August 152821Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1895 August 352822Scope and ContentsJulia has returned and wants the whole family to go to Beattyville. Family news.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1895 August 452823Scope and ContentsShe has been devoting myself principally to country clubs. The second night she went with Desha Breckinridge. Family news.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1895 August 552824Scope and ContentsHe is concerned about her malaria. Other news.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 August 852825Scope and ContentsWill is there and has been very sick. She wrote to Mr. Pease (owner of the factory where Will works) saying that he was ill and cannot travel. Family news.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 August 1452826Scope and ContentsHe is feeling much better, and believes before the end of the next week will be myself again. Filling for shipping clerk.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 October 452827Scope and ContentsEnjoyed visit to Ashland. Baby talking some. Will and Alice visited. The crib came Thursday.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1895 October 2652828Scope and ContentsBusiness and society news.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 October 2952829Scope and ContentsDecided to postpone travels. Asks her to look for a few things. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 November 752830Scope and ContentsShe is making a cloak for Henry Bullock with Alice's help. Alice had a bicycle wreck. Will, Jr. (Alice's son) started school. Will starts work at six a.m. and goes to bed by eight. Included is a note to Madge.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 December 1852831Scope and ContentsHas a note for Henry Clay McDowell to sign. News of the Bishop.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 December 2352832Scope and ContentsChristmas wishes. Thanks for the check. Alice bought a game for Will, Jr. Hopes that everyone is well or improved. Would like to get everyone together for Christmas 1896.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1895 December 2652831Scope and ContentsShe had been visited by a Mr. Buchanan. He wanted her to sign a paper stating that her grandfather (Henry Clay, Jr.) had died a widower leaving two sons and one daughter, which she did. Christmas celebration.1896-1899Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1896 February 25311Scope and ContentsReceived a telegram at 6:20 that morning about Madge's health (following an operation on her foot).Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1896 February 95312Scope and ContentsSnow on the ground. He is pleased to hear Madge's friends have been so attentive. He is going to Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1896 February 115313Scope and ContentsVisited family while in Louisville; wants to take her there when she returns.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1896 March 165314Scope and ContentsVisited Madge who looks better than she has for months. Has tried to visit Madge's doctor; made several visits with friends.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1896 March 175315Scope and ContentsTerrible storm yesterday. Dined with the Bristows last night. Unable to return until Thursday.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1896 March 305316Scope and ContentsGlad that she is improving. Went to see the Prisoner of Zenda. Mentions servants of Mrs. Bristow.Alice Dudley McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 April 15317Scope and ContentsGlad that she (Anne) is improving. Grandpa will stay a little longer. Will is beginning to look for a house for them. Will is trying to get a different position. Nettie seems improved after a visit to Ashland.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1896 April 205318Scope and ContentsTo see Dr. Bull today. Hopes to come home soon. Dr. Bull in favor of her returning home, while Dr. Gibney is opposed. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 April 235319Scope and ContentsShe and Elsie have been sewing a lot. Alice to visit Ashland and then Elsie and Henry. Thinks Will should board during that time as they have not found a house. Wishes Madge would have the foot taken off and be done with it. Had been asked if Julia were marrying a Mr. Ferguson. Nettie thinks they have the wrong McDowell family. The butter and asparagus came yesterday.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 April 2753110Scope and ContentsHis family will no longer be able to keep house with May. They are quietly looking for a place to board.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1896 April53111Scope and ContentsDr. Gibney said he thought I had best go home. She will come by steamer and rail which includes state rooms and meals on the boat. It will take a day longer than she wanted and begrudges even one more day away from home.Alexander Williamson to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1896 June 1653112Scope and ContentsHe sent Anne a fragment of silk from the flag borne by the 2nd regiment of Kentucky volunteers at the Battle of Buena Vista (Mexican War). This was her father, Henry Clay, Jr.'s regiment, and the battle in which he was killed. Included is the fragment of silk.Jesse Woodruff to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1896 June 1853113Scope and ContentsShe has been unanimously elected an honorary member of the National Association of Mexican War Veterans.Converese and Co. to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 August 1353114Scope and ContentsThe company wants her to sign a quitclaim concerning a foot of land once owned by her father. Their property is 165 feet south of the southwest corner of Third and Green Streets, whereas the deed describes it as 166 feet south of the southwest corner of Third and Green Streets.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 October 453115Scope and ContentsThank father for the check. Apparently received an offer to stay with Mrs. Dudley for the winter. Family news.J. B. Houston to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1896 October 1453116Scope and ContentsThanks the family for a lovely visit at Ashland.R. F. Rickman to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1896 November 1653117Scope and ContentsHe has tried to fill your order for cut glass as best as our city could offer at present. Sending some substitutes.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.1897 May 1953118Scope and ContentsShe has arrived in Hot Springs and is sharing a room with two other ladies. Asks for several things to be sent to her.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.circa 1897 May53119Scope and ContentsThe blue collar arrived this morning. Requests items to be sent to her. Mentions people Anne will visit. Talks of Desha Breckinridge; hopes that Anne and Henry, Sr. think fondly of him despite certain incidents (referring to the scandals surrounding his family).Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.1897 May 2153120Scope and ContentsHas made many acquaintances. Had a visit from Harvey McElmer and his wife. Describes people staying at the hotel.William Adair McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 July 1053121Scope and ContentsOversaw the completion of the ovens at the coal mine. Spent too much time in the sun. Change in diet made him ill. Has very poor board. Visited Henry, Jr. and Elsie and will visit again on Sunday.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowellundated53122Scope and ContentsDesha and Mrs. Burr arrived Monday. Went to see The Princess and the Butterfly. Asks her mother to check on her bank account. Sending two presents one for Daisy and one for Aunt Mag.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1898 March 1553123Scope and ContentsBelieves that Anne must be feeling better since she wrote. Family and society news.Kate P. Bullit to Anne Clay McDowell, Frankfort1898 March 2553124Scope and ContentsInvitation to Anne and Henry to be her guests.Thomas Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell1898 March 3053125Scope and ContentsThere is snow on the ground, and the temperature is forty. So far the fruit, the clover, the oats, etc, are doing well. Will not be leaving as soon as expected.D. M. Hutton to Anne Clay McDowell, Harrodsburg1898 July 2553126Scope and ContentsRequests a picture of her father (Henry Clay, Jr.) to put on the badges for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Mexican War Veterans Association.Madeline McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashlandcirca 189953127Scope and ContentsHas been out visiting. Talks about fixing things up around the house.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 February 2753128Scope and ContentsFamily news.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Anne Clay McDowellundated53129Scope and ContentsSending her mother a cape.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Anne Clay McDowellundated53130Scope and ContentsFamily news. Mentions various donations to an unidentified committee.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Anne Clay McDowell1899 March 453131Scope and ContentsGave Julia her birthday present. She has been entertaining extensively. Madge wants her mother and father to go to Nassau.Magdalen McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1899 March 553132Scope and ContentsCongratulates Anne on getting away when she did. A very bad hailstorm struck, but did not damage the glass in the greenhouse. Mary and Julia are bowling too much.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 March 653133Scope and ContentsMentions the terrible hailstorm. Tom McDowell visited. A man tried to sell her some paste that would mend broken china. She persisted in saying no and finally the man left.Julia Prather McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Ashland1899 November 1153134Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. She is sick. Mentions that Desha is entertaining his newspaper staff; Elsie Clay McDowell has the measles; several people have contracted and died from spinal meningitis in Lexington.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Anne Clay McDowellcirca 1899 July 853135Scope and ContentsShe and Aunt Mag picked out wallpaper for Julia. Trying to use her influence to get a teaching position for a colored lady. Talks about the argument she had with the gentlemen to whom she spoke about the position, politics and placements.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1899 August 853136Scope and ContentsAsks her to send him a bottle of medicine and packages of headache tablets.Henry Clay McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Cumberland Falls, Ky.1899 August 2453137Scope and ContentsFeels better today than he has for a month. Went fishing and killed seven copperhead snakes.Flora Miller to Anne Clay McDowell, Mt. Sterling, Ky.1899 December 253138Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her husband.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 December 353139Scope and ContentsShe and Henry Bullock arrived home safely after their Thanksgiving visit at Ashland. Describes people on the train. Had a second Thanksgiving with Tom and Mrs. Garrett, and Hurst and Theresa.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 December 553140Scope and ContentsTom's buggy robe was stolen. She bought gloves for Henry Bullock. She has been Christmas shopping.A. W. Marshall to Anne Clay McDowell, Lexington1899 December 853141Scope and ContentsConcerning the memorial put together by the Eastern Kentucky Asylum for the Insane.Magdalen McDowell to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 December 1553142Scope and ContentsShe is taking lessons with Mr. Boho and copying his sketches.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 December 2153143Scope and ContentsShe has been Christmas shopping. She is packing a box to send to Anne. Henry Bullock has asked for only one thing, a locket like his father's to put on his watch chain. They have decided to stay home for Christmas.Sarah Ballard to Anne Clay McDowell1899 December 2453144Scope and ContentsSympathizes over the loss of Henry, Sr. She tells Anne that the love of family will help. Invitation to visit as you need [a] change of scene. She is well physically but mentally is a wreck.190053219015331902-19065341907535190853619095371910-19115381912539191354119145421915-1916543undated544Assorted correspondence concerning the McDowells and Clays1852-1915, undated5610Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. lettersSubseries b.1875-19161875-1876, 1880Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 September 45451Scope and ContentsHomesick at school.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 October 65452Scope and ContentsNeeds a new suit. Having a better time at school now.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 October 105453Scope and ContentsLikes school and writes of recent activities.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 October 265454Scope and ContentsNeeds money and wants her to send the Turf, Field, & Farm.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Nannette and Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton Mass.1875 October 35455Scope and ContentsWrites about his studies. Sorry that she (Anne) thinks he is extravagant. Mentions that oatmeal is good for dyspepsia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.circa 1875 November 255456Scope and ContentsDiscusses taking Pepsin and laudanum for his pain.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 December 15457Scope and ContentsWrites about buying a suit and about his lessons.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1875 December 65458Scope and ContentsNeeds money for his washing bill and train fare home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell and Aunt Mary [McDowell], Easthampton, Mass.circa 1876 January 315459Scope and ContentsThanks his aunt for the letter and the candy she sent. Does not want to stay at his school because he's not getting along well with the others, who tend not to like boys from the South or the West.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 June 954510Scope and ContentsNeeds $200 to pay up everything at school before he leaves for home on the 24th.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1880 June 2054511Scope and ContentsWrites instructions for a tennis court to be made ready when he comes home with a tennis set.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 August 754512Scope and ContentsWill be staying in Orange, New Jersey, until the 1st of September.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Orange, NJ.1880 August 854513Scope and ContentsDescribes the lodgings he found in Orange. Explains his schedule for tutoring, studying, and leisure.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Orange, NJ.1880 August 2254514Scope and ContentsWrites about some acquaintances he has made.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Orange, NJ.1880 August 2654515Scope and ContentsPostcard. Going back to New Haven on Wednesday.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 854516Scope and ContentsGlad to have letters and papers from home. Has decided to come home for Christmas. Taking quinine now.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 1254517Scope and ContentsWill move to his room in West Divinity Hall soon. Taking boxing lessons and wants to try the fishing in the area.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 1854518Scope and ContentsPassed his examinations and is now a member of Yale.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 1954519Scope and ContentsDined with General Bristow and visited the [Henry] Farnams. Also dined with Mr. Watrous, president of the railroad between New Haven and New York. He and Will Bristow were asked to join a club which includes sons of very prominent men.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 2654520Scope and ContentsHe and Will Bristow dined with the Farnams again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 September 3054521Scope and ContentsWrites about his lessons. Found out that Basil Duke once occupied the room he is now in.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 October 754522Scope and ContentsDelighted that Aunt Mag will visit. Freshman crew for the Fall regatta was successful. Visited the Farnams.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 October 1554523Scope and ContentsWaiting to see if Nettie will come before he visits with Aunt Mag in New York.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 October 2254524Scope and ContentsWishes he was home getting ready for a grand hunt.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 October 2454525Scope and ContentsFound out that the proprietors of the boarding house in Orange, NJ, were arrested for robbing their boarders. Describes his adventure of testing a new boat with his friends in very strong winds.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 October 3154526Scope and ContentsWent to hear a speech by Secretary of Treasury John Sherman. Believes the Democrats will be badly beaten.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 454527Scope and ContentsSends home Sheffield examination papers for Will. Family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 854528Scope and ContentsWrites about college football.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 1454529Scope and ContentsWrites about football games. Went to see Joseph Jefferson play Bob Acres in The Rivals.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 1754530Scope and ContentsFrankfort is perfectly right in being indignant about Mr. Tighe's letter.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 2154531Scope and ContentsDiscusses their preparations for going to Yale's football game in New York.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1880 November 2254532Scope and ContentsVisited the Harwoods. George J. was made an editor of the Record, the best of the college papers.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 November 3054533Scope and ContentsWants to see his father if he comes to the East. Yale won the football championship.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 December 554534Scope and ContentsTaking his exams next week. Will be home Friday before Christmas.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 December 1254535Scope and ContentsA large group has assembled now to join him on the trip home. Needs money soon.1881Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 February 35461Scope and ContentsWonders about Will's partial exam. Weather is very cold. Hopes Aunt Mag will win a prize for her painting.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 February 75462Scope and ContentsExcited about the Junior Promenade. Describes a freshman tradition.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 February 95463Scope and ContentsHeard from Nannette. Describes a Glee Club concert and the Promenade. Professor Henry Farnam visited to check on his health.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 February 165464Scope and ContentsComments on an annual rush. Hopes Aunt Mag will take the prize for her Christmas cards.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 March 175465Scope and ContentsGoing to visit the Bristows to find out more about the Funding Bill from General Bristow. Taking quinine again for his illness.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 March 275466Scope and ContentsBeaten in his debate about the Refunding Bill.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 April 105467Scope and ContentsHopes his brother Tom does not have the measles. Describes a party at the Watrous's. Mentions different sports he's involved in.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 April 175468Scope and ContentsMentions various plays he went to see.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 April 245469Scope and ContentsHad a pleasant time in New York at the Bristows'.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 May 154610Scope and ContentsSam Bennett has been very ill possibly with typhoid fever. Mentions books he has read recently.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 May 2354611Scope and ContentsHopes to get into sophomore housing at South Middle next year. Yale beat the Harvard Freshmen Nine [baseball].Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 May 2954612Scope and ContentsWatched the varsity nine. Invited to join a secret sophomore society.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1881 June54613Scope and ContentsAssigned the room he wanted at South Middle.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn. circa 1881 September 1554614Scope and ContentsBusy with preparing his room and exams.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 September 1854615Scope and ContentsMentions his exams (conditions). Hopes she visits on her planned trip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 September 2554616Scope and ContentsNo recitations due to President Garfield's funeral. Boxing as a featherweight.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 October 254617Scope and ContentsWrites of the family's horses. Two members of his class expelled for hazing the Freshmen, but he hopes they will be brought back.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1881 October 854618Scope and ContentsReceived a letter from Cousin Minnie and glad she is with her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 October 954619Scope and ContentsDelighted by the success of the horses at the Fair. Cold weather makes him want to be home hunting.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 October 1754620Scope and ContentsClipping on the horse Trinket enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 October 2054621Scope and ContentsHopes she will visit New Haven with Mrs. Atherton.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 November 1354622Scope and ContentsElected captain of his lacrosse club.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1881 November 2754623Scope and ContentsWent to the Stock Exchange and to the top of the Equitable building during his stay with the Bristows.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 November 2854624Scope and ContentsGlad to get her letter and thinking of home.1882Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1882 January 125471Scope and ContentsDescribes his arrival back at New Haven.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1882 January 155472Scope and ContentsDiscusses his classes and sports.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1882 January 225473Scope and ContentsDiscusses his friends and classes.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 January 265474Scope and ContentsWrites about football. Was vaccinated in the manner you wished--with the ivory point.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 January 285475Scope and ContentsPreparing for the Promenade.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 February 125476Scope and ContentsPleasantly surprised by his father's visit; writes about boxing.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 February 265477Scope and ContentsDiscusses the sports he is involved in. Enclosed are clippings about college.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1882 March 25478Scope and ContentsLost the boxing championship.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 March 125479Scope and ContentsSam Bennett's sister is extremely ill. Discusses various college activities.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 March 2654710Scope and ContentsOrganizing lacrosse matches.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 March 2954711Scope and ContentsSurprised to hear from Nannette that she (Anne) had been ill. Making plans for Easter holiday.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 April 254712Scope and ContentsGeorge took the prize for his essay at the Junior Exhibition. Glad that she is very much better.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 April 954713Scope and ContentsDescribes a recent trip to New York.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 April 1654714Scope and ContentsDelighted about the horse sale.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 April 2354715Scope and ContentsSaw an account of Mr. Brassfield's horse sale in the Frankfort Yeoman.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 April 2954716Scope and ContentsExcited about the family's move to Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 September 1254717Scope and ContentsDescribes a recent trip to Washington, D.C.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 September 1754718Scope and ContentsBusy with exams.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 October 854719Scope and ContentsDelighted they sold Woodlake at a good price and asks when the family will move to Ashland. Mentions their horse, King Rene.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 October 1554720Scope and ContentsWrites of the game between Yale and Princeton. Mentions the family's horses.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 November 1254721Scope and ContentsExcited about moving to Ashland so soon.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 November 1954722Scope and ContentsYale beat Columbia in football. Met Professor Benjamin Silliman.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New York1882 December 354723Scope and ContentsDescribes his visit in the city. Saw Gilbert and Sullivan's new play Iolanthe.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Yorkundated54724Scope and ContentsFamily relieved by the sale of Woodlake. Writes of his stay at the Bristows'.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.undated54725Scope and ContentsBeaten in lacrosse by Princeton, but the Kentuckians at Princeton treated him handsomely.1883Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 January 145481Scope and ContentsDiscusses his train trip back to New Haven.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Con.1883 February 115482Scope and ContentsAppointed financial editor of The Yale News.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1883 February 185483Scope and ContentsGlad that the fire didn't do too much damage. Asks about the flooding Ohio River. General Bristow passed through on his way home from Governor Jewell's funeral.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 March 45484Scope and ContentsSpoke at the annual News Banquet. He and his brother Will were invited to spend Easter with the Bristows.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 March 185485Scope and ContentsWill is spending Easter with his friend, Wood. Received a gift from Fanny Crittenden in Frankfort. Describes some duties as financial editor of The Yale News.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.circa 1883 March 255486Scope and ContentsHaving a dull Easter vacation. Glad to hear how things at Ashland are progressing.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 March 295487Scope and ContentsNeeds pillowcases and towels.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven Conn.1883 April 15488Scope and ContentsMentions classes and the three friends he will bring home to Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 April 85489Scope and ContentsMentions his brother, Will's, broken bicycle.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 April 1554810Scope and ContentsWrites of lacrosse and some friends. Bible quotation enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 May 654811Scope and ContentsWrites about lacrosse. Describes his schedule for returning home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 May 1354812Scope and ContentsWrites of lacrosse and baseball. Went to a dog show.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 June 454813Scope and ContentsHis friend Horace Hand is coming home with him for a two week stay.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 June 1054814Scope and ContentsWill be home in three weeks.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 June 1654815Scope and ContentsTaking exams; going to the Yale-Harvard boat race, but anxious to be home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 954816Scope and ContentsHad a tiring trip back to New Haven. Campus seems improved.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 1654817Scope and ContentsHas had a very busy week.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 September 2354818Scope and ContentsGlad to be part of the college press. May play lacrosse again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 October 2154819Scope and ContentsWrites about lacrosse. Hoax about typhoid circulated the campus recently.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 October 2854820Scope and ContentsWent to see Dollars and Sense in New York. College had a visit from Lord Coleridge, who advocated the study of the classics.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 November 454821Scope and ContentsReceived an invitation to take tea at Mrs. Porter's. Glee Club will sing in Louisville. Does not believe lacrosse will die after his class leaves.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 November 1154822Scope and ContentsInvited to Nannie Bristow's wedding reception. His brother Will was invited to visit Washington and Alaska with a friend.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 November 2554823Scope and ContentsHad a great time at Nannie Bristow's wedding. Invited some friends to visit Ashland this summer.1884Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 January 205491Scope and ContentsResigning his position at The Yale News.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 February 105492Scope and ContentsNot enthusiastic about going to the University of Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 February 165493Scope and ContentsHe and Will won't visit their father while he is in New York. Will was complimented on his dancing at the Prom.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 March 25494Scope and ContentsReconciled about going to the University of Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven Conn.1884 March 155495Scope and ContentsMentions an attempt to ban boxing.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 March 235496Scope and ContentsMentions his exams and attending the theatre.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 April 65497Scope and ContentsHe and Will are spending Easter holiday together since his plans to visit Horace Hand's family in Scranton fell through.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 April 205498Scope and ContentsHis lacrosse team will play the All United States team. Heard John L. Stoddard lecture on the Passion Play at Ober Ammergau.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 115499Scope and ContentsPlayed the first championship lacrosse game against University of New York and won.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 1854910Scope and ContentsWishes he was home to attend all the marriages. Preparing for the end of the school year.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 May 2554911Scope and ContentsWrites of the lacrosse game against Harvard.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1884 November 254912Scope and ContentsDiscusses reading. Met a Colonel Hancock who raises throroughbreds.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1884 November 1654913Scope and ContentsGlad his father has taken up hunting again. Heard from Julius Doolittle who has been teaching.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1884 December 2154914Scope and ContentsWill not be home for Christmas.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginiaundated54915Scope and ContentsHis brother Tom hopes to go home for Christmas.1885Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 February 15511Scope and ContentsWrites of his courses and examinations. Mentions law professor, John Barbee Minor.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 February 85512Scope and ContentsComplimented on the opening chapters of his stories in Harper's and The Century.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 February 225513Scope and ContentsComments on his exams.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 March 15514Scope and ContentsGoing to the train station to see Congressman W.C.P. Breckinridge and his family when they pass through on their way to Washington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 March 145515Scope and ContentsHopes she has fully recovered from her illness. Received an invitation to visit from Colonel Taylor of Newport, Ky.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 March 225516Scope and ContentsHelping his brother Tom with his spelling. Describes the Taylors.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1885 April 125517Scope and ContentsEveryone here is excited about the threatened Russo-English war.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 April 195518Scope and ContentsParticipated in a mock trial. Describes a stag dance.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 April 265519Scope and ContentsWants to live at home next winter. Has memorized the U.S. Constitution for an exam.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 May 3155110Scope and ContentsEveryone is certain he will get his degree.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, University of Virginia1885 June 755111Scope and ContentsStates when he and Tom will each be heading for home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 October 2155112Scope and ContentsWrites about his journey and his first impressions of the city.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 October 2255113Scope and ContentsWrites about all the people he has met and how he is looking for a law office.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 October 2455114Scope and ContentsFound a law office with the help of General Johnson but still looking for a good family with whom to board.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 October 2555115Scope and ContentsComments about the Kentuckians he met at dinner at the Magoffin's.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 October 2955116Scope and ContentsWrites about Mr. Horn, whose law office he is employed at, and his son Alex.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 November 1155117Scope and ContentsReceived his licence to practice law from Judge Duvall. Mr. Horn will take him before the state Supreme Court to be admitted.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 November 1555118Scope and ContentsWrites about the various families who have entertained him.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 November 1955119Scope and ContentsComments on the benefits of being a Yale graduate in terms of his entry into society life.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 355120Scope and ContentsRecovering from a cold. New library scheme allows one to be a two-year member for a dollar. Many of the books are trashy.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 755121Scope and ContentsWeather has been extremely cold. Invited to a reception at the Ryan Hotel.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 1255122Scope and ContentsSaw an article about Mr. Clason, who was a brakeman then conductor before his present position. Hopes to dine with him and his wife.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 1655123Scope and ContentsWrites of his socializing.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 2055124Scope and ContentsFormer Yale classmate, Amos Wilder is coming to town to spend three weeks vacation to work at one of the newspapers.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1885 December 2655125Scope and ContentsDescribes Christmas at the boarding house.1886-1887Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1886 January 85521Scope and ContentsWants to retire from his practice and spend his time traveling. Encloses a scheme he thought of to make more money.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1886 January 275522Scope and ContentsComplains of lack of exercise because of the cold weather and his resulting laziness. Mentions former classmates.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1886 February 75523Scope and ContentsWarm spell has made him feel better. Jokes sarcastically about how wealthy his practice has made him.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, St. Paul, Minn.1886 February 205524Scope and ContentsHe and Mr. Horn have settled into their new offices. Dined with the Clasons.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Knoxville, Tenn.1886 November 15525Scope and ContentsKnoxville appears to be a thriving town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 May 215526Scope and ContentsWrites about getting settled in and about various tracts of land.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 May 245527Scope and ContentsExamining land titles.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 May 295528Scope and ContentsWrites how much he likes the area.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 June 205529Scope and ContentsShort note on how he will write as soon as he gets time.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 June 2555210Scope and ContentsHas been working very hard.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 July 255211Scope and ContentsHas taken a new law partner and is now in a position to control all real estate agents' business of importance.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 July 1755212Scope and ContentsVery busy examining land titles. Hopes to come home for his brother Will's wedding.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 September 255213Scope and ContentsPleased to receive several letters from home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 September 655214Scope and ContentsTelegraph connection will soon be completed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 September 955215Scope and ContentsMentions local Republican politics.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 October 955216Scope and ContentsWent duck hunting and asks for a recipe for buckwheat cakes for Mrs. Duff.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 November 755217Scope and ContentsPreparing a charter for the town and their water company. Mentions Jim Fox.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 November 2055218Scope and ContentsLocal rumors about railroads.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.undated55219Scope and ContentsHe and Charlie reached town today only to be called back by a telegram saying that Will was sick. A malarial sickness has been going around the area and he thinks that Will might have it.1888-1889Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 February 165531Scope and ContentsGlad he did not know of Madge's attack until she was well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 February 205532Scope and ContentsMust postpone his journey home because of more work.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 March 45533Scope and ContentsReports how the town is growing. Jim Fox will soon build an office building and Cousin Henry Clay will establish a lumber yard.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 March 185534Scope and ContentsA daily hack line and daily mail will soon be in operation.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 May 205535Scope and ContentsComments on his trip to and from Richmond, Va.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 June 35536Scope and ContentsWrites about his brother Thomas' upcoming wedding.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 June 105537Scope and ContentsTrying to get people to build in the area.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 July 65538Scope and ContentsComments on his trip to High Knob with friends.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 July 85539Scope and ContentsTheir tent hotel - 'Camp Del Monte' - will be opened this week.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 September 1655310Scope and ContentsMentions the family's horses and cousin Mary Ballard's libel suit against Courier-Journal.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 October 2155311Scope and ContentsHopes to be home in time for the wedding [Thomas McDowell's].Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 December 255312Scope and ContentsJosh Bullitt is leaving for Lexington tomorrow. Hopes she will make him stay at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1888 December 2655313Scope and ContentsDescribes a Kentucky dinner at the Bullit's.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 January 555314Scope and ContentsLots which sold a half year ago for $400 and $500 are now going for $1000 and $1200.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 January 2055315Scope and ContentsCongratulates his brother Thomas on going into the horse breeding business with their father.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 February 455316Scope and ContentsHopes Will's venture involving the Kentucky Union will be a success. Wants to know about Carley's complete success.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 February 1755317Scope and ContentsPraises Nannette's last letter to him. On the back of this letter is a letter to Anne Clay McDowell from Nannette McDowell, who reports happenings at home while Anne is away with Henry, Sr.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Gladesville, Va.1889 February 2355318Scope and ContentsDelighted to hear she is spending time in Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 March 2455319Scope and ContentsStates that this is the quietest and best governed town in all this region. The bank is coming on finely.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 April 2155320Scope and ContentsHas been housecleaning and preparing a report for the annual stockholders' meeting. Was complimented on a court speech.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 May 2355321Scope and ContentsHe and Josh Bullitt were appointed attorneys for the S.A. and O. Railroad which will keep them very busy.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 May 2655322Scope and ContentsTheir mail system is dreadfully disorganized. Two important people from the railroad company brought a letter from Mr. Huidekoper.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 June 455323Scope and ContentsThe tent hotel is in full blast under the charge of Dr. and Mrs. Kunkel.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 June 1055324Scope and ContentsHopes that cousin Mittie will soon recover. The woods ... are full of railroad engineers...Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 June 1655325Scope and ContentsMrs. Bullitt is appreciative of the gifts she sent her and the children.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 June 2355326Scope and ContentsExplains how the town is thriving.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 July 755327Scope and ContentsHopes his brother Will comes to live in town and go into the building business. There is much interest in the Sullivan-Kilrain fight.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 August 1155328Scope and ContentsWill is visiting and likes the looks of the town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 August 1955329Scope and ContentsWishes he could come home but is very busy.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 August 2555330Scope and ContentsThinks Will is going into the lumber business intown. Has been playing tennis with his friends on a clay court they made.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 September 2355331Scope and ContentsWill be home about the 10th of next month now that court is over. Tent hotel is closing because of the cold weather.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wise C.H., Va.1889 November 2855332Scope and ContentsHe and Josh Bullit took Thanksgiving dinner with the County Judge.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 December 1555333Scope and ContentsDiscusses magazine subscription. Expects a great rush of lot buyers next spring. Went hunting for iron ore on Stone Mountain.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 December 2255334Scope and ContentsWishes he were home for Christmas. The railroad will not be finished as soon as they hoped.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 December 2955335Scope and ContentsChristmas mail for the town got thoroughly drenched and was slowly identified.1890-1891Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 January 205541Scope and ContentsThe county has no more lots for sale. Now preparing the Flanary bottom for lots.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 April 245542Scope and ContentsWas above the gap showing the coal to Mr. Strickler, a supposed advance agent for Andrew Carnegie. Went location hunting with Girard Alexander for a brickyard. The railroad is closer to the town but is still rough and a little insecure.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 May 45543Scope and ContentsShocked by Margaretta's death. The stockholders of the Improvement Company are coming to town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 May 115544Scope and ContentsHad a town meeting to nominate a mayor and councilmen. The whole Fox family is in town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 May 185545Scope and ContentsWent to Bristol to attend a sale at the request of General Ayers (president of the Big Stone Gap Improvement Company).Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 June 85546Scope and ContentsDelighted that she and Father may come to visit.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 July 75547Scope and ContentsThe doctor there thinks Will contracted malarial fever. The town may soon be bankrupt unless the Inter-State tunnel car can be started.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 July 145548Scope and ContentsHopes Dr. Cochran in Middleburg can break Will's fever. The Inter-State Tunnel survey will begin this week.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 July 285549Scope and ContentsAfraid that Will's wife Alice will have a breakdown after Will recovers since she gets very little rest. Business is slow.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 August 2455410Scope and ContentsNews from Will is good. John Fox has jaundice and has gone to White Sulphur to recover. On the back of the letter is a note from Nannette saying she hopes that she (Anne) and Father are enjoying their journey.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 September 1155411Scope and ContentsThe Virginia Baptist Association is meeting in town. Will's bank is doing well. The town has a newspaper, The Post.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 October 755412Scope and ContentsVery busy raising money for the company. Mr. Duff, the keeper of the hotel, died of fever this morning.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 October 3055413Scope and ContentsWill and his family have returned. Was appointed administrator of Mr. Duff's estate. Clipping about Colonel Goodloe's stabbing of Colonel Swope enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 November 1155414Scope and ContentsHas decided to start a banking law class. The Improvement Company is suffering.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1891 January 2355415Scope and ContentsResigned his secretary position with the Improvement Company.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 March 155416Scope and ContentsSorry to hear of Aunt Mary's death. His association with the Improvement Company ends today.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 March 1855417Scope and ContentsHe and Josh Bullitt have more cases than ever before. The people in the area are financially depressed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 March 2655418Scope and ContentsHe and Elsie (Clay) dined with the Bullitt's and will do other socializing. She will start for Kentucky next Saturday and will stay at Ashland for two weeks.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 April 855419Scope and ContentsAttended an enjoyable German dance. What did you think of Col. Sears' article on Father?Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Gladesville, Va.1891 April 2055420Scope and ContentsSmallpox scare at Big Stone Gap. Jim Fox has encouraging news from Mr. DeFriese in New York that the English scheme will go through.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 August 255421Scope and ContentsThe Improvement Company executive committee has been called together to meet. Sends some laundry express.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 September 2755422Scope and ContentsHopes that the Scottish surgeon can heal Madge's lameness. Hopes that his father's health continues to improve.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 November 255423Scope and ContentsWent to a Halloween party at the Foxes'.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 November 2955424Scope and ContentsHoping to come home for Christmas after court is over.1893Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 January 185551Scope and ContentsThe Post has suspended publication.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wise C.H., Va.1892 April 245552Scope and ContentsWrites about Nannette's wedding.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 November 205553Scope and ContentsLikes the Harrington house that his father wrote of, but the price is too high. Would like Aunt Mag to draw the plans of the house. Spending Thanksgiving with the Bullitts.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 November 275554Scope and ContentsSorry to hear of the doctors' consultation about Madge's foot. Will's proposed timber purchase fell through. Elsie likes the Harrington house plans.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wise C.H., Va.1892 December 115555Scope and ContentsThe rush of court week has kept him busy. Chances of getting the Harrington house are remote.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 December 205556Scope and ContentsDebating whether to come home for Christmas or not.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Bristol, Tenn.1893 Janaury 15557Scope and ContentsElsie will not be coming to Ashland unless Cousin Nannie cancels her trip to California.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 January 155558Scope and ContentsAunt Mag is again working on plans for his house. Would like to start building in March and have the wedding in May.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 January 225559Scope and ContentsHopes she is in good health. Cut out the editorial in the Gazette about Henry Clay which he thinks Cousin Harry Clay wrote.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 January 2955510Scope and ContentsWas in Louisville last Tuesday to see Rogers Thruston on business. Will Shelby left us yesterday for Lexington to stay there. It is doleful to see the fellows give up and leave one by one.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 February 2655511Scope and ContentsWas thinking of coming home but a convenient time never occurred. Bringing a suit for the L&N Railroad against Mr. Simrall's company. Mentions a mad dog scare. Electric light plant has been shut down. May consolidate two banks in town, but cautions her not to mention this in Lexington for fear of a run on the banksHenry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 March 1755512Scope and ContentsGlad that her health is improving and hopes she will soon be too well to want to fool with an electropoise. One of the directions is that a cold could not be taken after using the electropoise...Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 April 255513Scope and ContentsHe and Will are going to Cincinnati for a creditors' meeting of Bacon and Cheseldine. He and Elsie decided on a wedding in June.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wise C.H., Va.1893 April 955514Scope and ContentsSorry to hear she is not feeling strong. She and father are invited to stay with Cousin Harry for his wedding.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wise C.H., Va.1893 April 1655515Scope and ContentsThe longest term of court on record is still in session.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 April 2355516Scope and ContentsAfter three years, he is out of debt. Had great success at court.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 June 2755517Scope and ContentsTravel instructions on how to get to his wedding.1894Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 January 75561Scope and ContentsHopes she is not sick since he has not heard from her. Elsie is going to Rogersville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 February 255562Scope and ContentsSpent a day last week briefing a case in Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Jonesville, Va.1894 March 55563Scope and ContentsNannie is staying with Elsie while he is in Jonesville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 March 195564Scope and ContentsA favorable decision in a court case results in his brother Will getting twothirds of his money back.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 April 155565Scope and ContentsTough economic times.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 May 205566Scope and ContentsPleased that his father is not running for Congress.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 May 275567Scope and ContentsTexas trip has been postponed. Going to Jonesville to take depositions.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 June 35568Scope and ContentsEnjoyed her last letter very much and glad to hear of his brother Tom's good fortune. Elsie injured her foot.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 June 185569Scope and ContentsEnjoyed hearing about the Crittendens in her last letter. Elsie is coming back from Bristol, Tenn..Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 July 1555610Scope and ContentsHas been too ill to write. He and Elsie are delighted to hear about the successful operation on Madge's foot. Rogers Thruston was in town on coal business. Will has been getting more capital for his bank from Louisville, but he (Henry) is in favor of liquidating the Appalachian Bank. Hopes Breckinridge will be defeated in his race so Henry, Sr. will not run.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 July 2955611Scope and ContentsMentions the horse, Kitty Cline. The Bullitts named their last baby after him. Concerned about Madge's foot and Elsie's as well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 August 2755612Scope and ContentsHis birthday present arrived safely. Not satisfied that Elsie's foot is better.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 September 955613Scope and ContentsSomeone stole Elsie's pocketbook from her desk at home, but neither of them heard the thief.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 October 1155614Scope and ContentsSorry to miss Henry, Sr. while they were both in Louisville. Mentions the horse Impetuous having an accident.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 November 455615Scope and ContentsWent bird hunting. The sleeper car has been removed from their railroad, so he advises them not to take a trip down.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 November 1155616Scope and ContentsWorking on a case involving the Virginia Coal and Iron Co. and Rogers Thruston. The opposing lawyer was Mr. Blair, a former Republican attorney general of Va.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 November 2455617Scope and ContentsHas enjoyed a visit from Aunt Mag.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 December 1655618Scope and ContentsSaw a notice of Cousin Mattie's death. Enjoyed a dinner and speeches with other lawyers at the Intermont Hotel.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 December 2255619Scope and ContentsCourt is over and he will start for Rogersville where Elsie has been. Lost a stock damage case for the L&N Railroad.1895Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 January 65571Scope and ContentsWill stop for a visit at Ashland on his way to a case in Cincinnati.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 February 105572Scope and ContentsHopes Anne Clay and Nannette's baby are well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 February 185573Scope and ContentsHeard that Nannette's baby, Henry Bullock, was worse again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 February 285574Scope and ContentsHad a pleasant visit at Nannette's. The baby is much better, but Tom Bullock does not think he will recover. Saw Lillian Russell in the Grand Duchess.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 March 55575Scope and ContentsGlad that she and Henry, Sr. are coming out for a visit. Cousin Nannie and Cousin Harry [Clay] are interested in the Gratz will case and will stay in Lexington until it is over.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 March 185576Scope and ContentsHopes she and his father will visit sometime before court begins April 1st. Spent time in Bristol, Tenn., on the Colliery Company case, where the 50 coke ovens will soon be completed. Pleased with the Gratz will case verdict. Packet of seeds enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 March 315577Scope and ContentsDisappointed that they will not visit. Planted a few early crops.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 April 215578Scope and ContentsMore people are leaving the town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Jr., Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 65579Scope and ContentsDiscusses Appalachian Bank matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 1355710Scope and ContentsHis father was at a dedication banquet. Liquidation of the bank is progressing slowly.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 1955711Scope and ContentsDelighted that Madge's article was accepted.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 June 1755712Scope and ContentsWill is encouraged by the closing of the bank. Virginia Coal and Iron people are at work at last.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 June 2655713Scope and ContentsWill starts work at a chair factory in Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 July 455714Scope and ContentsElsie would like to move back to Kentucky because she misses her friends who have moved back there. Business matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wytheville, Va.1895 July 1655715Scope and ContentsWaiting for the Court of Appeals to hear his cases. John Fox heard Madge read her paper at Chautauqua.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1895 July 2855716Scope and ContentsVisited with Nannette and Madge while in Louisville for one day. Heard that the horse Kitty Cline broke down.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 September 155717Scope and ContentsAsks if Mr. Simrall was elected mayor.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 September 2055718Scope and ContentsHas a new law partner. Heard that Will left the chair company.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 October 155719Scope and ContentsEleven buildings in town burned.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 October 855720Scope and ContentsAnxiously awaiting news of Impetuous' race. Mr. Taggart's men are at work building a hundred coke ovens, and they contemplate building a thousand.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 October 1455721Scope and ContentsDisappointed that Impetuous did not win the Futurity. Have you enjoyed the visit of His Grace?Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 October 2255722Scope and ContentsElsie is sick and taking lithiated Hydrangia for uric acid crystals.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 October 2755723Scope and ContentsConcerned about his brother Tom. Mentions political race there.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 November 455724Scope and ContentsAnother big fire in town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 December 3155725Scope and ContentsDistressed by news of Madge's foot. Had a cheerful Christmas.1896-1899Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 March 115581Scope and ContentsDistressed to hear of Mr. Simrall's troubles.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 June 15582Scope and ContentsMr. Taggart's death is a fearful blow to the town. Family and business news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Wytheville, Va.1896 June 195583Scope and ContentsLittle Harry Kenner is very sick with tonsillitis. Business news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 August 125584Scope and ContentsHopes the heat has not made her sick. Asks what salary his father demanded as president of the Land Company.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 October 95585Scope and ContentsBelieves the Republicans are too confident.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 October 275586Scope and ContentsMade a political speech.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 February 85587Scope and ContentsMentions a whist tournament.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 April 275588Scope and ContentsDescribes the trip back home after visiting Ashland. News of family and friends. Business matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 May 175589Scope and ContentsWaiting impatiently to hear from Dr. Wentz.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 June 2655810Scope and ContentsWill arrived. Glad that she is well again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 July 855811Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends. Visited the Wentz family.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 August 755812Scope and ContentsHeard a reading by John Fox, Jr.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 August 3155813Scope and ContentsSorry to hear Henry, Sr. had another attack of colic. Will is working with the coke-drawers.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1898 January 1955814Scope and ContentsProbability that Southern Railroad will bid for the S.A. & O. Railroad.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 May 855815Scope and ContentsTom's horses are sick, except for Rush. Tom's friend Woodford Clay dined with them.Henry Clay McDowell, to Jr. Anne Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 July 955816Scope and ContentsProsperity may return to Big Stone Gap.1900Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 January 235591Scope and ContentsUrges her to take the trip to Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 January 275592Scope and ContentsEncloses a check since she may be short of money.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 February 85593Scope and ContentsSends another check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 March 55594Scope and ContentsEncloses another check. Sends a letter from Aunt Mag. Knows that she is enjoying Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 April 115595Scope and ContentsDiscusses his father's estate.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 May 215596Scope and ContentsDiscusses selling property on Preston Street. Encloses a check and wants to know how much a month she will need.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 May 245597Scope and ContentsDiscusses paying off Tom Bullock's note and investing money he has as executor of Henry, Sr.'s estate.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 July 285598Scope and ContentsEncloses a letter from Mr. Woolfolk concerning Lee Thomas, a horseman, buying a portion of Ashland for stables. Henry is not in favor of the deal.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 August 55599Scope and ContentsDiscusses more business concerning his father's estate.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 August 2455910Scope and ContentsNeeds any statements or vouchers from Kliessendorf to prepare for a possible lawsuit.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1900 August 2955911Scope and ContentsReceived the papers concerning the Simmons lease, but needs the Kliessendorf statements.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1900 October 2855912Scope and ContentsComments on converting the woods into a park.1901Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 February 1155101Scope and ContentsAwaiting word to build from the Courier-Journal Printing Company.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 February 2555102Scope and ContentsCourier-Journal Printing Company will sign a contract to build.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 March 955103Scope and ContentsGlad to hear Tom Bullock is better. Business matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 March 3055104Scope and ContentsBusiness keeps him busy.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 April 2155105Scope and ContentsJ. Kenedy Tod and Co. has plans for reorganizing the L&E Railroad.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 April 2255106Scope and ContentsDiscusses the suit of the Louisville Artificial Stone Co.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 May 155107Scope and ContentsEncloses agreement for her to sign concerning the lawsuit.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Virginia Beach, Va.1901 July 155108Scope and ContentsVacationing on the coast. Mentions Thomas McDowell's horses.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 July 1755109Scope and ContentsMentions horse Allan-a-Dale winning a $10,000 stake.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 August 5551010Scope and ContentsDistressed to hear of Aunt Sarah's death.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 August 28551011Scope and ContentsElsie has decided to go to California with her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 September 23551012Scope and ContentsHopes frost will not injure the tobacco. Joined in the mortgage given by Patty and Lucy Burnley to the Fidelity and Safety Vault Co.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 October 4551013Scope and ContentsWrites of grass now leased to the Simmonses that he would rather lease to Tom.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 October 16551014Scope and ContentsDistressed to hear of Alice's ill health. Encloses a check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 October 19551015Scope and ContentsSubmitted his name for the position of United States District Judge of the Western district of Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1901 October 27551016Scope and ContentsObtained letters of endorsement.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 10551017Scope and ContentsJohn Fox, Jr. informs Henry that the President wants to appoint him to the judgeship.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 12551018Scope and ContentsReceived formal announcement from the Attorney General of his appointment as a federal judge.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 14551019Scope and ContentsEnclosed a clipping on his appointment.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 22551020Scope and ContentsMay have to go to work as a judge soon. Her bank account is in good condition.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 30551021Scope and ContentsThe banquet was a splendid success.1902-1904Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 January 2355111Separated MaterialsMeeting in Louisville with the St. Louis people who want her to build on Jefferson Street lots and lease to them for ten years. Calculates costs.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 February 2755112Scope and ContentsBusy with work. Business matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1902 March 2355113Scope and ContentsWork and social duties keep him busy.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 April 955114Scope and ContentsDiscusses the fencing off of lots in Lexington. Land contract enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 April 2555115Scope and ContentsSends a check and wants her to send some money to Nannette.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 May 455116Scope and ContentsMentions Allan-a-Dale winning the Derby.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Abingdon, Va.1902 May 1355117Scope and ContentsSurprised no lots have sold yet. Mentions Allan-a-Dale.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 July 455118Scope and ContentsBusiness matters. Family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 July 1055119Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1902 September 14551110Scope and ContentsMay take a house in Lynchburg.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 October 5551111Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1902 December 17551112Scope and ContentsDistressed that she is sick again. Describes the house he will buy in Lynchburg.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 February 7551113Scope and ContentsBusiness and work news. Distressed to hear she is still in the infirmary.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 March 14551114Scope and ContentsGlad she is getting better. Sent Nannette more money. Has been suffering with the grip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 April 10551115Scope and ContentsLooking forward to visit from Cousin Nannie and Aunt Mag.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 April 27551116Scope and ContentsMentions the horse question. Will visit her after the Abingdon Court to discuss the matter.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Abingdon, Va.1903 May 13551117Scope and ContentsWill be in Lexington within the week.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 May 24551118Scope and ContentsAunt Mag had a relapse while in Lynchburg, but is improving. The horse arrived in good condition. Chain in the piano player slipped its cog and they missed the music very much.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 May 31551119Scope and ContentsMentions his brother Tom's horse racing successes. Aunt Mag still not well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 June 14551120Scope and ContentsClipping on obscenity case decided by Henry enclosed. Mentions Allan-a-Dale.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 June 21551121Scope and ContentsCautions brother Will to mind his tongue when referring to Breathitt county people.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 November 8551122Scope and ContentsWork and business matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1904 January 25551123Scope and ContentsMentions Bishop Dudley's death. He and Cousin Nannie are ill with the grippe. Sends money for Nannette and Julia's allowances.1906-1907Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1906 March 1955121Scope and ContentsDiscusses the building on Jefferson Street in Louisville. Sends her a copy of the letter he wrote to Robinson A. McDowell concerning the building.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1906 December 255122Scope and ContentsSuggests she spend part of the winter in Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1906 December 955123Scope and ContentsSupports Madge's suggestion of going to Arizona to avoid the treacherous Kentucky climate.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1906 December 1655124Scope and ContentsHeard that sister Madge has come in for some criticism because of her efforts in behalf of the poorly paid house servants.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1906 December 2355125Scope and ContentsDiscusses replacing the lights at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 January 3155126Scope and ContentsConsiders investing some of her money in a new, patented invention, an aerial tramway scheme.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 February 455127Scope and ContentsSends her a letter he received from Robinson A. McDowell, and one Henry sent to Rob concerning her business affairs.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 May 2055128Scope and ContentsAdvises her not to do anything about the fence at Ashland until he visits.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 May 2955129Scope and ContentsGlad to hear electric lights will soon be installed at Ashland. Discusses giving someone permission to cut grass on the Ashland property.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 June 7551210Scope and ContentsEncourages her to buy a pianola piano.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 June 21551211Scope and ContentsDiscusses his vacation plans.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 July 14551212Scope and ContentsHopes to join Elsie in Rogersville this week. Brother Will wants to borrow money for a house. On the back of this letter which was forwarded to Anne Clay McDowell is a note from Nannette discussing Aunt Mag's health.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 July 16551213Scope and ContentsAsks her to let him know how much income the wheat produces. Glad that she is going to French Lick, Indiana, with Madge. Attached is a typewritten letter from Rob McDowell addressed to Anne forwarded to French Lick by Nannette, who informs her of Aunt Mag's improved condition.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Rogersville, Tenn.1907 August 7551214Scope and ContentsDescribes his stay at Rogersville. Sends checks.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1907 August 11551215Scope and ContentsWrites when he and Elsie will arrive in Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 September 7551216Scope and ContentsEncloses a check for the Ashland repairs.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 September 9551217Scope and ContentsSends another check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 September 29551218Scope and ContentsSends check. Glad that sister Julia is recovering.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 October 13551219Scope and ContentsWill be coming to Ashland after court convenes.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 October 20551220Scope and ContentsEncloses check. Writes when he may be in Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 November 24551221Scope and ContentsSold her government bonds at a good price and is looking at the stock market to invest the money.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 December 8551222Scope and ContentsAnxious to hear about the tobacco being sold, because the night riders are liable to burn it and the barns at any time.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 December 16551223Scope and ContentsAdvertisement for Florence Ville, Florida, enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 December 21551224Scope and ContentsInvited to read a paper before the Virginia Bar Association next summer.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 December 22551225Scope and ContentsUrges her to go to Florida since her cough is worse. Rob McDowell is an applicant for Surveyor of the Port of Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1907 December 27551226Scope and ContentsHard times in Wise Co., Virginia.1908Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Rogersville, Tenn.1908 January 165611Scope and ContentsCousin Nannie is in a very precarious condition. Weather is very Cousin Nannie is in a very precarious condition. Weather is very bad.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 January 195612Scope and ContentsEncourages her to go to New Orleans with Madge and Desha. Cousin Nannie is somewhat better.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 January 315613Scope and ContentsDisastrous fire at Big Stone Gap.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 March 295614Scope and ContentsInvited Josh Bullitt and John Fox to visit on their way through Lynchburg. Encloses a check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 April 55615Scope and ContentsTook a short holiday in Washington, D.C. where he dined at the White House with President Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Watterson, and Admiral and Mrs. Cowles.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 April 125616Scope and ContentsSends a check. Minnie Fox has been visiting.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 April 195617Scope and ContentsEncourages her to buy an automobile.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 April 265618Scope and ContentsTries to persuade her to buy an automobile.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 May 35619Scope and ContentsHe and Elsie plan to be at Ashland this summer.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 May 1556110Scope and ContentsSends a check. Friends visiting.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 May 2456111Scope and ContentsCommends Desha and Will for backing the street car line running on Hanover Ave. in Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 May 3156112Scope and ContentsWill travel by automobile over the famous 'Valley Turnpike' from Staunton to Harrisonburg.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 June 856113Scope and ContentsHad the usual series of small accidents on his car trip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 June 1756114Scope and ContentsRelieved that he was not needed at Ashland after all.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 July 556115Scope and ContentsElsie is concerned that Harry Kenner has tuberculosis.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 July 1156116Scope and ContentsNannette informed him of affairs at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 August 256117Scope and ContentsWrites when Elsie will arrive in Lexington and states that his stay at Big Stone Gap is indefinite.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 September 556118Scope and ContentsJourney home delayed by freight wreck up the line. Back to court on the 15th.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 September 2056119Scope and ContentsDiscusses the Mentelle People requesting a decree that will allow them to lay their curb and sidewalk.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 October 556120Scope and ContentsMrs. Bolling and Elizabeth paid them a visit and played Beethoven for them.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 October 2556121Scope and ContentsThe Kunkels visited as did Irvine McDowell, who is working for a New York firm selling cotton goods.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 November 356122Scope and ContentsSends check. Lucy Lee Hill McGill visited.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 November 1556123Scope and ContentsWrites about insuring Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 December 656124Scope and ContentsLynchburg has been in the throes of a prohibition campaign, which ended yesterday in a victory for the prohibitionists.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1908 December 2256125Scope and ContentsChristmas greetings. Thanks her for his gift.1909Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 January 105621Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Bristol, Va.1909 January 245622Scope and ContentsThe salary for district judge has been increased to $8,000 a year.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 January 305623Scope and ContentsEncloses a check. Big Stone Gap seems to be growing. Judges' salary not yet settled.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 February 65624Scope and ContentsExpresses his opinion on the education of blacks. Believes higher education for blacks is unwise. Mentions her subscription to Berea College.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 February 145625Scope and ContentsWork and family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 March 145626Scope and ContentsElsie's father is in ill health with a heart condition. Invested some of her money in silver mine stock in Ontario.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 March 225627Scope and ContentsHas not heard anything from Rob McDowell about the Green Street property. The Whallen notes were paid. Asks if she would like Desha to invest some more of her money.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 March 275628Scope and ContentsAsks her to authorize the extension of an offer handled by Rob McDowell.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 April 45629Scope and ContentsGlad to hear she is going to Atlantic City. Mr. McLean, the Field Secretary of the Associated Charities, has been a guest for a few days.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 April 1156210Scope and ContentsEncourages her to buy an automobile built in Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 April 1856211Scope and ContentsSends a check for $1000 that Anne has pledged to the Irishtown school.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Richmond, Va.1909 May 2056212Scope and ContentsPleased that she has consented to buy an automobile.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 May 2756213Scope and ContentsDesha's telegram about Aunt Mary's death reached them too late to attend the funeral.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Asheville, N.C.1909 June 656214Scope and ContentsAdvises her to buy a Packard (car). Has visited the Vanderbilt place twice.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 June 1256215Scope and ContentsEncloses a check. Had a pleasant stay in Ashville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 June 2056216Scope and ContentsElsie writes that the good roads fever has struck Hawkins County and that many miles have been graded and are to be macadamized.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 July 2256217Scope and ContentsGlad that she has bought a car. Looking forward to meeting John Fox, Jr.'s new bride, Fritzi Scheff, a Viennese opera singer.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 August 156218Scope and ContentsWill not be able to go to Ashland after the Big Stone Gap court because of work at home. Hopes she is using and enjoying her auto.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 September 1256219Scope and ContentsWork and family news. His possible malaria has passed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 September 2656220Scope and ContentsSends a check so she can make her subscription to the Model School.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 October 356221Scope and ContentsFamily and work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 October 2456222Scope and ContentsElsie helped raise money for the Associated Charities.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 October 2956223Scope and ContentsSuggests an allowance of $100 per month for Will Brock.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1909 October 3156224Scope and ContentsMust make improvements on the West Main Street property in Louisville in order to lease it.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 November 756225Scope and ContentsHopes the night riders don't burn their tobacco before it can be sold.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 November 2156226Scope and ContentsMentions the night riders again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 December 556227Scope and ContentsSorry to hear about the auto accident.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 December 1156228Scope and ContentsSorry to hear she had another attack of bronchitis. Writes about her subscriptions to YMCA and the Model School.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 December 1656229Scope and ContentsEncloses a check. Hopes Cousin Nannie and Fanny Clay will spend Christmas with them.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1909 December 3056230Scope and ContentsEncloses a check to pay for the note to the Model School. Captain and Mrs. Clay are visiting.1910Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.January 30, 19105631Scope and ContentsSuggests that she and Madge to to Florida. Captain and Mrs. Clay are improving under electric vibration treatment. Friends at Big Stone Gap send their regards to her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 February 15632Scope and ContentsTells her to prune her contributions to various organizations.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 February 75633Scope and ContentsTells her not to pinch and save on her own expenses, but on contributions to public schemes.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.circa 1910 February 125634Scope and ContentsPetition from Wise County Bar Association recommending Henry for a proposed federal circuit court judge position. Provides some background information on him.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 February 205635Scope and ContentsComments on his chances of getting the Circuit Judge position.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 February 245636Scope and ContentsSale of her L&E bonds net $16,000. Suggests that Desha should continue to make investments for her. Considers his chances for the judgeship.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 February 275637Scope and ContentsSorry she rejects his suggestion that she take a trip south.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 March 135638Scope and ContentsAsks again if she approves of Desha investing her money from now on.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 March 205639Scope and ContentsReceiving endorsements for the judgeship every day.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 March 2756310Scope and ContentsFruit trees, which are a big crop in that part of Virginia, may have been damaged by the cold snap. Asks her to send any letters of endorsement for him. Sent Desha money to invest.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 April 356311Scope and ContentsMentions some who have written letters on his behalf.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 April 1756312Scope and ContentsFears the bill to create the new judgeship will not be passed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 April 2456313Scope and ContentsTook an auto ride with friends recently. Letter from Nannette written on the back.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 May 256314Scope and ContentsWork and family news. Cousin Nannie bought an auto.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 May 1556315Scope and ContentsCold, cloudy weather. Expects judgeship bill to be defeated.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 May 2256316Scope and ContentsSorry to hear of her car accident. Efforts being made to get Congress to increase judge's salaries.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 June 556317Scope and ContentsMr. Kirby, the leasee of the 4th and Green Street block, wants to talk with him.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 June 1456318Scope and ContentsAsks her to forward to Mr. Thornton a book on farming which he has sent to her. He wants to improve methods on the Ashland farm to increase the returns.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 June 2656319Scope and ContentsMr. Kirby wants his lease assigned to his newly organized corporation, F.M. Kirby and Co. Writes about farming improvements. The judgeship bill was defeated.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 July 356320Scope and ContentsWork has prevented him from visiting Ashland to oversee some improvements.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 July 1056321Scope and ContentsPleased she approves of his farming plans. Suggests what raise her servant Thomas should have.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 July 1256322Scope and ContentsWill be in Lexington soon.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 August 456323Scope and ContentsElsie is on her way to Ashland. Hopes they will go on the lake trip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 September 456324Scope and ContentsHeard that a good attack of sea-sickness is wholesome. Anxious to hear that the bathroom is finished.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 September 1156325Scope and ContentsAunt Mag is enjoying her visit. Wants to know the status of the bathroom, cow house, natural gas, and road.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 September 1856326Scope and ContentsElsie and Aunt Mag are going to Lexington, Virginia, to visit kinfolks there. Will write to Tom McDowell to see if he will help in buying the cattle.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 September 2556327Scope and ContentsTrying to get Mr. Thornton to undertake the purchase of the cattle.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 October 256328Scope and ContentsWants to know about the natural gas matter. Agrees about abandoning the cow house.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 October 1656329Scope and ContentsWants to know when the cattle arrive and what kind they are. Mentions the bathroom again.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 October 2356330Scope and ContentsMentions reading a book called Soil Fertility and Permanent Agriculture by the head of the Illinois Experiment Station.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 November 756331Scope and ContentsEncouraged by the rising price of Western Maryland stock. Pleased by the sale of twenty hogs.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Richmond, Va.1910 Novembr 1056332Scope and ContentsAsks if she too is surprised by the Democratic landslide. Believes that Roosevelt has tarnished his reputation by taking part in the election.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 November 2756333Scope and ContentsMet President Roosevelt again. Pleased about the Chautauqua salute to Madeline.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Richmond, Va.1910 December 1256334Scope and ContentsRepublicans in the are are much disturbed at the number of Democrats the President is putting on the bench. Henry has avoided a stance on the prohibition issue.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 December 2156335Scope and ContentsUrges her to go to Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1910 December 2356336Scope and ContentsThank you note for the Christmas gift.1911Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 January 15641Scope and ContentsHopes her health continues to improve. Had a pleasant Christmas.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 January 175642Scope and ContentsThinks she should go to Florida soon to escape the worst of winter in Kentucky.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 January 295643Scope and ContentsComments on his trip to Big Stone Gap, which seems to be improving.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 February 55644Scope and ContentsWork and family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 February 125645Scope and ContentsWas in Richmond working hard in the state library. Possibility that the bill creating the additional circuit judgeship may get through Congress now. Josh Bullitt will present Henry's name to the President.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 February 195646Scope and ContentsPleased to hear the doctor's good report of her health. Will go to Roanoke to hold court.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 March 95647Scope and ContentsThinks auto rides would do her good. Has a lingering case of the grip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 April 65648Scope and ContentsAgain warns her of subscribing to other people's schemes... Clipping of humorous anecdote enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 April 165649Scope and ContentsTheir Empire Coal bonds are in litigation pending reorganization.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 April 2056410Scope and ContentsLynchburg opera house destroyed by fire. Glad the cattle and alfalfa are doing well at Ashland farms.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 April 3056411Scope and ContentsMinnie Fox is visiting with Elsie. Will hold court in Abingdon. Walter Addison is working on the Senatorial campaign of his employer Carter Glass, the owner of the Lynchburg News.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 May 1456412Scope and ContentsHard work at Abingdon court. Heard from Nannette that she (Anne) was under the weather.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 May 2856413Scope and ContentsSuggests that she buy an electric fan for relief from the recent hot weather.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 June 456414Scope and ContentsSends check and hopes she is well. Work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 June 1856415Scope and ContentsMentions Madeline's defeat for the Board of Education.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 June 2556416Scope and ContentsSends check. He and Elsie expect to head for Ashland after the Big Stone Gap court.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 July 256417Scope and ContentsWork and family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 July 756418Scope and ContentsUrges her to buy an oscillating electric fan.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 July 1656419Scope and ContentsSaw from the Herald that Governor and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson did not stay at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 July 2356420Scope and ContentsVisited family in Rogersville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 August 656421Scope and ContentsStaying with the Foxes at Big Stone Gap. Will be at Ashland after the court term.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1911 August 2056422Scope and ContentsMinnie Fox wants to visit Lexington for a few days.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 September 1056423Scope and ContentsMuch work awaited him on his return home. Sent Billy [son of William McDowell] books on farming.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 September 1756424Scope and ContentsMrs. Bolling and Elizabeth are visiting. Wishes Billy would write how he is doing with farming.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 September 2456425Scope and ContentsHouse is to be painted and wallpapered.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 October 156426Scope and ContentsWork and family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 October 2256427Scope and ContentsInterested in the Women's Clubs meeting in Louisville and Madge's address there.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 October 2956428Scope and ContentsHarry Kenner's illness is worse. Hopes her health is improving.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 November 556429Scope and ContentsTaxes in Wise County are three times higher than usual because of the good roads bond issue.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 November 1356430Scope and ContentsFamily and work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 November 1956431Scope and ContentsWork and family news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 November 2656432Scope and ContentsHopes to see her at Christmas. Sorry to hear of Theodore's death. Some sort of pension should be given to his widow Sophie. Lucy Scott advises that she has found Bromo-Seltzer dangerous since it produced terrible headaches in her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 December 356433Scope and ContentsGlad to hear she was able to enjoy Thanksgiving. Will be at Ashland for a short Christmas visit.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 December 1056434Scope and ContentsAdvises her what to do for Sophie, Theodore's widow.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 December 1156435Scope and ContentsLease for F.M. Kirby and Company is to be reassigned to just F.M. Kirby. Asks her to sign documents in consent.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 December 1156436Scope and ContentsAsks her to sign an agreement for a party wall on the McDowell block property in Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Richmond, Va.1911 December 1556437Scope and ContentsTells her not to dismiss her nurse because she is feeling better.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell1911 December 2156438Scope and ContentsHe and Elsie will arrive in Lexington on the C&O next Sunday.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1911 December 2756439Scope and ContentsNote of their arrival back home.1912Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 January 75651Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 January 295652Scope and ContentsWrites that John Fox, Jr. is taking in from $300-$500 a week in royalties on the play made from his book The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 February 45653Scope and ContentsPossible reference to Madge's efforts to secure passage of a state tuberculosis bill by the General Assembly.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 February 185654Scope and ContentsCousin Harry is again taking electric baths.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 March 35655Scope and ContentsGlad to hear that Madge has a car of her own. Captain Clay is improving and is enthusiastic about the electric baths.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 March 105656Scope and ContentsDistressed to hear of Major Bullock's death.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 March 175657Scope and ContentsLocal outlaws being hunted.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 March 255658Scope and ContentsWonders if Desha was lucky enough to get in on the newly discovered oil field in Wolfe County.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 March 315659Scope and ContentsEnjoying the visit from the Moores who are looking for a farm. Has been suffering from grip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 April 1556510Scope and ContentsRead in the Herald about Madge's address to the Franklin County farmers.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 April 2756511Scope and ContentsSorry to hear Rob had been assaulted. Elsie and friends are on a whist-fest.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 May 656512Scope and ContentsExpects the new road improves Ashland's appearance.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 May 1256513Scope and ContentsDiscusses road work at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 May 2656514Scope and ContentsMentions Elsie's trip to California with Madge.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 256515Scope and ContentsHas many house guests.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 956516Scope and ContentsFamily and work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 1656517Scope and ContentsElsie will be in Lexington tomorrow morning for a day stopover before her trip to California.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 2356518Scope and ContentsWrites about Elsie's trip. Mentions the family's fight with the Kenwicks over some property boundaries.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 2556519Scope and ContentsTells her not to apologize for spending money as she sees fit. Thanks Nannette for the clippings about the Boulevard matter. I am glad that Judge Scott is on our side.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 June 3056520Scope and ContentsPleased that her health is improving. Elsie is enjoying her trip to California.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 July 856521Scope and ContentsElsie writes to him that Madge is a favorite among those at the convention in California.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 July 1556522Scope and ContentsSuggests that she go to the seashore or the mountains since the weather has been too hot. Mentions Elsie's trip.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 July 2356523Scope and ContentsVery glad that Elsie will be home soon. Looking forward to visiting Ashland soon.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 August 456524Scope and ContentsWill be at Ashland when the Big Stone Gap court is over. The President refused a pardon in the Salyers case.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1912 August 1956525Scope and ContentsTrying cases involving Judge Phlegar, Josh Bullit, and Tate Irvine as counsel.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1912 August 2456526Scope and ContentsTravel plan from Big Stone Gap to Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 September 1556527Scope and ContentsReceived invitation from cousin Mary [Moore] to visit their farm three miles from Bedford City, Virginia, which is one hour by rail.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 September 2256528Scope and ContentsLightning struck and damaged their chimney while they were away. Enjoyed their stay with Cousins Ed and Mary Moore.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 September 2956529Scope and ContentsSends money for car repairs. Elsie will visit the Bollings in Baltimore while he is at the Abingdon court. Mentions a farmer who dynamited his land.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 October 1556530Scope and ContentsEncloses a check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 October 2056531Scope and ContentsHas invested too much of her funds so that he is short of cash.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 October 2856532Scope and ContentsMay join a golf club. Hopes that she and Madge may visit soon. I suppose by this time the dynamiting has been finished.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 November 356533Scope and ContentsFrom a telegram from Desha I infer that the telephone company has either sold or bought out the Bell people, and that in either event it improves your holdings.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 November 1056534Scope and ContentsWork news. Heard farm news from Billy. Looking forward to seeing her and Madeline in Richmond.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 November 1756535Scope and ContentsThanksgiving plans.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1912 November 2456536Scope and ContentsElsie's father is very sick. Work news.1913Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 January 105661Scope and ContentsVery glad to hear that her health is improving. New York Times clipping about Henry Clay items being auctioned enclosedHenry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 January 145662Scope and ContentsGlad that her bank account is in better condition. Enjoying a visit with Harry and Fanny Clay who are having electric wiring done at the house.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 January 195663Scope and ContentsHopes Desha's quest for the Collectorship has been successful.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 February 95664Scope and ContentsHopes her health continues to improve. The judges in Richmond asked about her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 February 175665Scope and ContentsGood to know that she was well enough to enjoy her birthday party. Billy informs him that the ice houses are full.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 February 235666Scope and ContentsWork news. Elsie visited Mary Clay and Elsie Kenner in Staunton. Senior circuit judge was elected to the Senate.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 March 25667Scope and ContentsWill have to hold court in Charleston, W.Va. Endorsed Sam Wilson for Solicitor General.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 March 165668Scope and ContentsWill be at Lexington after the Charleston court. Elsie is reading The Heart of the Hills, first edition 100,000 copies.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 March 235669Scope and ContentsMentions the fight on the telephone company which he hopes will not devalue the stock.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 April 656610Scope and ContentsTornado hit Big Stone Gap.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 April 1356611Scope and ContentsEnjoys Madge's editorials.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 April 2056612Scope and ContentsRob [McDowell] advises him that part of the newly repaired building on Main Street [Louisville] has been leased. The local suffragists are raising money to bring Madge to town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 April 2756613Scope and ContentsGlad that she and Madge will be visiting soon. He is a defendant in a damage suit brought by someone in Louisville who slipped on the grating in the sidewalk in front of the 4th Street building.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 May 2556614Scope and ContentsMadge spoke in town. Clipping of a train schedule enclosed.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 June 156615Scope and ContentsElsie went off with an auto-party and enjoys the method of transportation.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 June 956616Scope and ContentsPaid for the repair of the brick stable. Experiencing a cold spell with frost this morning.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 June 1556617Scope and ContentsGood reports about the farm from Billy. Glad that their acorn winter is over.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 June 2256618Scope and ContentsMentions her buying a new automobile. Moving office into the new federal building.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 June 2956619Scope and ContentsInformed that she bought the new car and traded in the old one for $1000. Mentions paying the premium on Tom Bullock's life insurance. Wants to know about the street in front of Mentelle Park.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 July 1356620Scope and ContentsInvited to visit the Foxes during the Big Stone Gap court. Office nearly ready.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 August 2856621Scope and ContentsFamily and work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 August 3156622Scope and ContentsShort note about the check he sent, Ashland farm, and his new office.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 September 856623Scope and ContentsWrites about the cost of a pond for the Ashland farm.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 September 1456624Scope and ContentsMentions an auto-party to Frankfort.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 September 2156625Scope and ContentsSends a letter for Will about the Boulevard question. Mentions that Billy found a well at Ashland that can be relied upon instead of a pond.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 October 556626Scope and ContentsHas women delegates to the Suffrage Convention as guests.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 October 1256627Scope and ContentsPleased to learn of the birth of her first great-grandchild.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 October 1956628Scope and ContentsWill have suffragists as guests this week. Disturbed by the prospect of a bad loss on the Empire Company Coal Land bonds.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 October 2656629Scope and ContentsSuffragist Convention was a success.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 October 3056630Scope and ContentsShort note. Sent a check. Glad to hear from her.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 November 1656631Scope and ContentsGlad that Madge will visit on her way to Washington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 November 2356632Scope and ContentsPleased to hear Billy was elected as Supervisor of Tobacco Sales.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 November 3056633Scope and ContentsElsie accompanied Madge to Washington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 December 856634Scope and ContentsMay be in Lexington soon for the Boulevard suit.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 December 2256635Scope and ContentsSale of her tobacco was good.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 December 2556636Scope and ContentsThanks her for the check. Elsie is in Rogersville with her family.1914Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 January 55671Scope and ContentsElsie is going to Florida with her parents. The Moores are anxious to sell their Bedford County farm.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 January 115672Scope and ContentsMentions her income tax. Miss Barbour Bruce wants Madge to make a speech in Lexington, Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 January 245673Scope and ContentsExpected Desha to stop by on his way home from New York. Dreads Elsie's long stay in Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1914 February 15674Scope and ContentsHolding court in Big Stone Gap. Suggests that she and Madeline join Elsie and her parents in Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 February 135675Scope and ContentsBirthday greetings. Urges her to go to Florida.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 February 225676Scope and ContentsElsie will sail to Havana next Tuesday with others from Rogersville. Our Boulevard suit seems to be sound asleep.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 February 285677Scope and ContentsSurprised to find out Madge had been in Richmond. Elsie will be in Miami after returning from Havana.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 March 95678Scope and ContentsHopes Madge will be successful with the legislature.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 March 155679Scope and ContentsHeard from Madge that the equal suffrage measure failed in the House.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 March 2356710Scope and ContentsWrites about the Preston Street lot in Louisville which he thinks can be sold to the School Board.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 March 3056711Scope and ContentsBusiness matters. Elsie is not yet home.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 April 656712Scope and ContentsMentions Elsie's trip to Cuba and Florida. Business and work matters.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 April 1956713Scope and ContentsHouse full of guests.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 April 2856714Scope and ContentsEnclosed a notice about her income tax for her to sign.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 May 356715Scope and ContentsMentions suffrage question in Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 May 1056716Scope and ContentsHopes she is well. News of work and family.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 May 1756717Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 May 3156718Scope and ContentsNote with a check he sent.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 May 3156719Scope and ContentsGlad that Will has found a wife acceptable to all of the family. [Will's second marriage was to Katherine Ramsey].Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 June 1456720Scope and ContentsPleased that his brother Tom was made a member of the Racing Commission. Drought has local farmers in despair.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 June 2956721Scope and ContentsTornado destroyed trees and stable at Ashland.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 July 556722Scope and ContentsAnxious to hear about the wheat crop at Ashland. Will start for Lexington the 25th. Enthusiastic about golf.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 July 1956723Scope and ContentsCousin Nannie left for home in her car. Writes when he and Elsie will be in Lexington.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 October 1156724Scope and ContentsHas been suffering from the grippe.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 October 1456725Scope and ContentsWould like news of the dynamiting at Ashland. Selecting new furniture for his office.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 October 1856726Scope and ContentsRecovered from the grippe and now is working and playing golf.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 October 2556727Scope and ContentsHeard that the war will depress the price of barley.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 October 2856728Scope and ContentsHeard from Nannette that she and Aunt Mag are well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 November 956729Scope and ContentsElsie is at the Suffrage Convention in Roanoke, Virginia.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 November 2256730Scope and ContentsElsie brought back from the convention Madge's friend Anne Martin of Nevada.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 December 156731Scope and ContentsHarry Clay is ill at John Hopkins Hospital. Work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 December 1456732Scope and ContentsWork may prevent him from being at Ashland for Christmas.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1914 December 2556733Scope and ContentsThanks her for Christmas check. has houseful of guests.1915Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 January 15681Scope and ContentsDiscusses doctor bills. Assures her that he is not too ill to continue as judge.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 January 35682Scope and ContentsShort note accompanying a check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 March 15683Scope and ContentsEveryone is well. Elsie has set out again to lose weight. Envies Madge and Desha's trip to Bermuda.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 March 75684Scope and ContentsSnowstorm has broken the spring-like weather. Land company has sued over 1200 defendants in his court.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 March 155685Scope and ContentsWrites about playing golf. Elsie is sick with cold or grippe.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 March 215686Scope and ContentsBought an Edison phonograph which doesn't compare to good piano music.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 April 115687Scope and ContentsCousin Nannie's health improving. Taking lessons with a professional golf instructor.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 April 265688Scope and ContentsOrdered a book advertised in Life magazine by a man who was old at fifty and young at seventy. ...but the trouble is to have the persistence in taking the exercises.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 May 15689Scope and ContentsHaving a very bad drought. Mentions horse Water Blossom.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 May 1756810Scope and ContentsAsphalt to be laid on the road at Ashland. They must pay a fourth of other cost.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 May 3056811Scope and ContentsDrought broken. On the Golf Committee for a new golf course.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 June 656812Scope and ContentsGood reports about the Ashland farm.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 June 1456813Scope and ContentsCaptain and Mrs. Clay returned home to Rogersville.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 June 3056814Scope and ContentsHeard from Nannette and Tom that all is well at Ashland. Will start for Ashland in July.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Tate Spring, Tenn.1915 August 2056815Scope and ContentsDescribes Tate Spring.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 September 1656816Scope and ContentsRead in Herald that his brother Tom's horses are doing well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 September 2656817Scope and ContentsElsie busy with suffrage work.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 October 756818Scope and ContentsHarry Clay is badly run down. Hope she is well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 October 1656819Scope and ContentsPlaying golf. Invited Dick Van Derneer to stay when he is in town.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 October 2456820Scope and ContentsWrites about the success of John Fox, Jr.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 November 156821Scope and ContentsMentions Tom purchasing the Haggin horses. Hopes Madge will start a long period of rest.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 November 2256822Scope and ContentsHeard from Nannette that her (Anne's) health is improving.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 December 656823Scope and ContentsHopes she is still recovering.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 December 1456824Scope and ContentsDislikes the new income tax law.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1915 December 1656825Scope and ContentsBilly reports good results from the hog venture. Having a snowstorm.1916Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 January 95691Scope and ContentsPleased to hear she is strong enough to take car rides. Operation on Harry Clay's throat successful.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 January 305692Scope and ContentsWork news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 February 105693Scope and ContentsWould like to sell her shares of the Moran Flexible Steam Joint Company stock.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 February 135694Scope and ContentsBirthday greetings.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va. Work and golf news1916 February 205695Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 February 275696Scope and ContentsRob McDowell sold her Moran stock for $625. Hopes she recovers from her setback.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 March 55697Scope and ContentsWork and farm news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 March 305698Scope and ContentsShort note accompanying a check.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 April 85699Scope and ContentsOn the Board of Governors of his country club.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 April 2356910Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 April 2856911Scope and ContentsAll's well.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 May 756912Scope and ContentsBilly sent him good account of the cattle.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 June 456913Scope and ContentsElsie's mother is very ill; work news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 June 1856914Scope and ContentsCousin Nannie died. Billy has started the work on Hanover Avenue which Henry is financing with Anne's money.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 July 256915Scope and ContentsElsie returned from Rogersville. Harry Clay is better. Wants her to sign the paper regarding the sale of a lot to Anne Clay [McDowell, daughter of Thomas].Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 September 2856916Scope and ContentsA case he is trying will determine the freight rates on the region's coal and coke.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 October 856917Scope and ContentsGoing to Philadelphia to be fitted with eye glasses. Wishes Madge would not over work.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 October 2256918Scope and ContentsWork news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 November 1956919Scope and ContentsBecoming quite fat, weighing 128 lbs. Hopes Madeline is resting since she was not mentioned in the recent meeting of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 November 2656920Scope and ContentsElsie and the other ladies of the town are selling food at the city market for the suffrage cause.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Anne Clay McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1916 December 2656921Scope and ContentsChristmas greetings.Invitations and calling cardsSubseries c.1857, 1907-1916Invitations1907-1916, undated571RSVPs, calling cards, and newspaper clippings, re: Anne Clay and Henry Clay McDowell's wedding1857572Calling cardsundated573Greeting cardsSubseries d.1881-1912Christmas cards1881, 1895, 1908, 1912, undated574Easter cards1910, undated575Leather writing caseSubseries e.1910-1914, undatedLeather writing case, with blotting paper. Letter removed to Correspondence1910-1914481Items taken from leather writing case1913, undated576Charities and organizationsSubseries ii.1884-1913Kentucky Mexican War Veterans AssociationSubseries a.1884, 1896, 1898, undated577Receipts for donationsSubseries b.1905-1913, undated578ReportsSubseries c.1884-1912Protestant Infirmary reports1892, 1897579Orphan Society of Lexington1884, 1893, 19125710The Home1905, undated5711FinancialSubseries iii.1857-1915DaybooksSubseries a.1857-19071857-18605712Contents of 1857-1860 daybook1859-1862, undated57131889-189457141895-190057151901-190757161910-1911901Blank Fayette National Bank Bookundated581ReceiptsSubseries b.1887-19151887, 1896-1897, 1903-19095821910-1915583Checks and checkbooksSubseries c.1900-1914Checks1908-1909584Checks1910-1914585Check book stubs1900-1901586Check book stubs1901-1902587Check book stubs1906, 1909588Diaries and autograph bookSubseries iv.1849-1858Autograph book1849 December 2571Diary1851 April 24 - 1851 July 272Scope and ContentsOn flyleaf: Anne Smith Clay, April 21, 1851. First few pages were used as a scrapbook. [Apparently volume two, because she notes on last page: see volume third].Diary1857 July - 1858 January 3073Scope and ContentsOn flyleaf: Nannie Clay, Louisville, Ky., March 23d, 1853, volume fourth.Diary1892-1893594Scrapbooks and keepsakesSubseries v.1847-1915Scrapbookcirca 1880s482Items from scrapbookcirca 1880s592Scrapbook of telegrams, letters, and clippings regarding the death of Henry Clay McDowell18995Printed copy of General Zachary Taylor's letter of condolence on the occasion of Henry Clay, Jr.'s death in the Battle of Buena Vista1847589Memory Book, Lake Toxaway19055810Booklets from travels1902, undated591Assorted keepsakes1891-1915, undated593Guest book1890603RecipesSubseries vi.1882Recipe book1882595Recipe bookundated596Recipes taken from recipe bookundated597Medical recordsSubseries vii.1903, undated598Compositions and notesSubseries viii.1857Notes, essays, and exercisesundated599Poetry notebook1857602Printed materialsSubseries ix.1843, 1899, 1905Newspaper clippingsundated5910Newspaper clippings regarding the death of Henry Clay McDowell1899, undated59111905 Lexington calendar and blank postcards1905, undated5912RealiaSubseries x.1896, 1898Brass engraving plate for calling cardsundated1258National Reunion of Mexican War Veterans ribbons1896, 18981259Leather checkbook caseundated12510Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. papersSubseries C.1870-1920CorrespondenceSubseries i.1879-1931, undatedNannette McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Louisville1879 February 126111Scope and ContentsFamily and society news, mentions General Bristow.William Adair McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Kansas City1886 July 316112Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.J. F. Bullitt, Jr. to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 June 216113Scope and ContentsConcerning the sale of timber on a tract belonging to the Appalachian Land Company.J.K. Taggart to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Big Stone Gap, Va.1892 June 216114Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Wedding invitation for Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. and Elsie Clay18936115Henry Clay McDowell to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.1897 August 56116Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.J. Stoddard Johnston to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Louisville, Ky.1899 November 236117Scope and ContentsResponse to Henry's inquiry about a note.Lyman Chalkley to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Lexington1907 April 176118Scope and ContentsAsks his permission to repair the damaged Henry Clay monument in Lexington Cemetery. Letter enclosed.Henry G. Connor to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Wilson, N.C.1912 April 196119Scope and ContentsThanks him for sending a copy of Madeline Breckinridge's address at Frankfort. I have little or no confidence in political influences doing much for the uplift of our people. Discusses recent court cases.Desha Breckinridge to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.1917 November 2161110Scope and ContentsWrites about their securities and investments. Mentions Madge going to Asheville for her health.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Lexington1920 October 561111Scope and ContentsPhotocopy. Original letter filed with Nannette McDowell Bullock's Papers. Explains why she and Desha are unable to buy Ashland. Mentions their sister Nannette living at the estate.Rozina A. Miller to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.1931 September 1861112Scope and ContentsCongratulates him on his retirement and long career. Discusses familial history.Unknown to Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.undated61113Scope and ContentsConcerning the sale of wheat.Federal judgeshipSubseries ii.1901Letters of Recommendation1901612Defendants' Witnesses at Government Expenseundated613Blank stationeryundated614LedgerSubseries iii.1880s704Printed materialsSubseries iv.1870-19081870-1885616Newspaper clippings1901-1908, undated617The Constitution of the United States of America, with an Alphabetical Analysis; The Declaration of Independence; The Prominent Political Acts of George Washington; Electoral Votes for all the Presidents and Vice-Presidents; The High Authorities and Civil Officers of Government; Chronological Narrative of the Seven States; and other Interesting Matter; with a Descriptive Account of the State Papers, Public Documents, and Other Sources of Political and Statistical Information at the Seat of Government18479Scope and ContentsBy W. Hickey. Inscribed by Lucretia Hart Clay. Presented to Eurgene Erwin by his Grandmother Lucrtia Clay, Lexington, December 27th 1845; Descended to Clay McDowell, Jan. 1879 Woodlake, Franklin Co., Ky.; Approved of by Willie, Yale '84, Nov. 29 '80.Elsie Clay McDowell lettersSubseries D.1894, 1920-1933, undatedHenry Clay McDowell, [Jr.] to Elsie Clayundated6181Scope and ContentsThird person note from [Henry Clay] McDowell, [Jr.] inviting her to the opera. [They married in 1892].Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Elsie Clay McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 September 166182Scope and ContentsI am rejoicing over the news that Breckinridge has been defeated, mainly because it makes sure of the fact that Father will not run.Virginia to Elsie Clay McDowellcirca 19206183Scope and ContentsSympathy note after Madge's death.Amelia V. Falkerson to Elsie Clay McDowell, Los Angelesundated6184Scope and ContentsInforms her of an ivory miniature of Henry Clay for sale.Esther M. Rogers to Elsie Clay McDowell. New Haven, Conn.1933 November 176185Scope and ContentsConcerning the obituary of her husband, Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.William Adair McDowell papersSubseries E.1870-1914CorrespondenceSubseries i.1887-19141889-1903Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to William Adair McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 February 176191Scope and ContentsBusiness matters. Anticipates a tremendous boom here this spring.Henry Clay McDowell to William Adair McDowell, Ashland1890 June 296192Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Bland Ballard to William Adair McDowell, Louisville1891 October 196193Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.W. S. Rowe to William Adair McDowell, Cincinnati1893 March 236194Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Bettie N. Carter to William Adair McDowell, Hopkinsville, Ky.1899 November 216195Scope and ContentsLetter of condolence following the death of Henry Clay McDowell.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to William Adair McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1903 April 276196Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Wedding invitations1887, 19146110YaleSubseries ii.1880-1885Essays. The Telephone and Electric Lighting1883, undated6111Statistics of Yale Class of 188518856112Statistics charts188513015Printed materials1880, 18856113Diploma1885522ReceiptsSubseries iii.1886, undated6114Mathematical exercise bookSubseries iv.circa 1870s703Printed materialsSubseries v.1870, 1904Catechism for Young Children18706115Newspaper clippings1904, undated6116Alice Dudley McDowell's diarySubseries F.1900702William Cochrane McDowell's letterbookSubseries G.1911-1914692Thomas Clay McDowell papersSubseries H.1866-1935Correspondence1884-1917Nannette McDowell to Thomas Clay McDowell, New York1884 December 1361171Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.William Preston McDowell to Thomas Clay McDowell, Louisville1892 March 161172Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.C. J. Enright to Thomas Clay McDowell, Lexington1892 December 1661173Scope and ContentsWrites about the horse, Rill.O. A. Cassell to Thomas Clay McDowell, New Carlisle, Ohio1894 February 961174Scope and ContentsInquiry about a job.O. A. Cassell to Thomas Clay McDowell, New Carlisle, Ohio1895 September 761175Scope and ContentsInquiry about a job.George H. Rowan to Thomas Clay McDowell, Jacksonville, Ala.1898 May 561176Scope and ContentsInquires about buying a horse.R. A. McDowell to Thomas Clay McDowell, Louisville1899 November 461177Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Andrew Miller to Thomas Clay McDowell, New York1917 February 661178Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.E. P. Shelby to Thomas Clay McDowell, New York1917 February 861179Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Unknown to Thomas Clay McDowell, New York1917 February 9611710Scope and ContentsFragment of sympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Newspaper clippings1866-19356118Signed lithograph portraitundated523Julia Prather McDowell Brock papersSubseries I.1880-1917Correspondence1885-1917Thomas Clay McDowell to Julia McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 November 361191Scope and ContentsFamily and school news.Thomas Clay McDowell to Julia McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 November 3061192Scope and ContentsSchool news.Madeline McDowell to Julia McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 May 2561193Scope and ContentsSchool news.F. S. Lodel to Julia McDowell, Lexingtoncirca 1893 June 1861194Scope and ContentsInvitation.Unknown to Julia McDowell Brock1917 February 361195Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.M. R. Ross to Julia McDowell Brockcirca 1917 February61196Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.James Connell to Julia McDowell Brock, Dallas1917 February 561197Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Mildred B. Mason to Julia McDowell Brock1917 February 861198Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Jean S. Payne to Julia McDowell Brock1917 February 861199Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Lyde B. Perry to Julia M. Brock, DeLand, Fl.circa 1917 February611910Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Printed materials1880, 18866120French notebook1889701Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papersSubseries J.1879-1923, 1932, 1958CorrespondenceSubseries i.1880-19201880-1889Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1880 March 136411Scope and ContentsPreparing a speech for a debate. Cannot get the tutor his father would want.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 March 56412Scope and ContentsTeases Madeline about her and their siblings' photographs. Involved in boxing, glassball, and lacrosse.Minnie R. Clay to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1882 March 236413Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends. Would like a photograph of Madeline.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1882 May 286414Scope and ContentsInitiated to fraternity. Keeping a lacrosse scrapbook.William Adair McDowell to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 February 116415Scope and ContentsMemorizing a German poem for a class. Freshman life at college.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1883 February 256416Scope and ContentsMentions family's recent move to Ashland.William Adair McDowell to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 June 236417Scope and ContentsWill telephone when he arrives in Lexington.William Adair McDowell to Madeline McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1884 December 146418Scope and ContentsStudying for a geology exam. Will be home Christmas morning.Thomas Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 December 16419Scope and ContentsHelps her with a mathematics problem. Will try to meet Nettie at the train.Thomas Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1886 January 864110Scope and ContentsWants letters from home. Written on Prospect Hill Boarding School stationery.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 September 464111Scope and ContentsWishes for civilized fellow-citizens. Finished Cousin Pons by Balzac.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1887 October 264112Scope and ContentsMay not be home for Nettie's wedding, because he is feeling desperately poor.Margaretta [Simrall] to Madeline McDowell1888 May 1064113Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 March 364114Scope and ContentsWants letters from home.Marie Hagin Carpentier to Madeline McDowell, Cambridge, Mass.1889 April 2364115Scope and ContentsConcerns admission to Harvard. Attached pamphlet Examinations for Wormen 1889. Letter in French.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1889 July 164116Scope and ContentsComments on how good her letters are and encourages her to write a magazine article. Optimistic about recent developments in Big Stone Gap.Marie Houston to Madeline McDowell, Millbrook, Ny.1889 July 1164117Scope and ContentsRemembers the delightful musical evenings at Ashland. Asks about her apartment.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, bank of the Yellowstone River1889 September 1364118Scope and ContentsDescribes his camping trip north of Yellowstone Park. Judge Gresham, Mr. Spencer, and General Bristow are with him. Hopes that she will be able to enter Miss Porter's [Farmington school]. Met Mr. Roosevelt a few moments in Helena and he was so cheery that he brightened the whole party.1890James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell, Baltimore, Md.1890 April 66421Scope and ContentsWent to meet her train but missed her. Invites her to visit. [Johnston is a cousin].James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell, Baltimore, Md.1890 April 206422Scope and ContentsDisappointed to have missed her again.[Nannette McDowell] to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 April 276423Scope and ContentsSending clothes. Went to the oper and saw Pinafore, and Mikado with Dr. Bullock. Part of the letter is missing.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 April 296424Scope and ContentsHer cousin Margaretta's health is very much worse.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandcirca 1890 May 16425Scope and ContentsDescribes the last hours and death of Margaretta Simrall.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 May 36426Scope and ContentsMargaretta's death has caused him to miss Madeline more than ever. Having visitors from Boston and New York. Sends check for Miss Porter's bill.Cousin Ellen to Madeline McDowellcirca 1890 May 46427Scope and ContentsFeeling poor and heartbroken. News of family and friends.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 May 76428Scope and ContentsWrites of Margaretta's funeral. A large party of senators out from Washington for Senator Beck's funeral stopped at Ashland. Two newspaper clippings enclosed with poems in memory of Margaretta.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell1890 May 96429Scope and ContentsHas sent Madeline some of her clothes. Cousin Ellen has been in bed since Margaretta's funeral. Three newspaper clippings of Margaretta's obituary.Cousin Ellen to Madeline McDowellcirca 1890 May 1064210Scope and ContentsWrites about how much she misses Margaretta.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 May 1664211Scope and ContentsWishes her a happy birthday.Cousin Ellen to Madeline McDowellcirca 1890 May 1964212Scope and ContentsNettie came to visit. Family news.Julia Prather and Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 May 2064213Scope and ContentsWishes her a happy eighteenth birthday. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 May 2564214Scope and ContentsHopes she received her birthday present. Family news.Sara [?] to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1890 May 2964215Scope and ContentsThanks her for the buttercups which she took to Margaretta's grave. Sara's father recently left with a party of gentlemen for Big Stone Gap.[Julia Prather McDowell] to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 June 664216Scope and ContentsCousin Ellen talks and thinks only of Margaretta. News of family and friends.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell1890 June 1164217Scope and ContentsMadeline's father, along with stockholders and officials from Lexington and Winchester, will take an excursion over the finished Kentucky Union Railroad.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell1890 June 1764218Scope and ContentsSociety news. Amanda [house maid at Ashland?] is getting married soon and has not invited any of the white people, for which I am very sorry for I have never seen a full dress [African-American] wedding and it must be an interesting spectacle. The Kentucky Union excursion was a great success.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 June 1964219Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1890 June 2164220Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1890 June 2264221Scope and ContentsRegrets that he is unable to come east and bring her home.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 June 2364222Scope and ContentsWeather is very hot. Julia is recovering from dysentery, but Henry has been ill. Planning a euchre club meeting [a card game]. Went to a German, [a dancing party] at a friend's house and enjoyed the entertainment.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 June 2764223Scope and ContentsTravel instructions and directions for her return home.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1890 June 2864224Scope and ContentsFurther instructions on how to check her baggage from Farmington and what railroads to take.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 July 364225Scope and ContentsNews of friends. Misses her.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1890 July 1764226Scope and ContentsWrites about her trip to Chicago with Fan.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 August 464227Scope and ContentsHopes that Will's condition has continued to improve. Discusses tennis.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Mt. Washington, N.H.1890 August 1164228Scope and ContentsDescribes the beautiful views atop Mt. Washington. Grace and her party left Chicago, stopped at Niagara Falls, shot the rapids of the St. Lawrence, and stayed at the Maplewood for a few days. Asks if Madeline has thought anymore about returning to Farmington.Cousin Ellen to Madeline McDowellcirca 1890 August 1964229Scope and ContentsFamily news.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Nantucket, Mass.1890 August 23, 2764230Scope and ContentsWrites of two old ladies in Nantucket. Met a young doctor and went to see entertainment on hypnotism. Professor Donato, a Frenchman, mesmerized people to do all sorts of things. Wants to know if Madeline is going back to Farmington; her own decision hinges on Madeline's reply.Helen S. Burrell to Madeline McDowell, Clatsop, Or.1890 August 2964231Scope and ContentsDescribes a recent camping trip.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1890 September 2764232Scope and ContentsTaking riding lessons. Went to a matinee to see Saints and Sinners and adored the villain, Maurice Barrymore.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1890 November 364233Scope and ContentsWill and Alice are comfortable in their cottage. Henry is expecting to receive the plans for a handsome exhibition building, to be used for storing and showing off the coal, iron, etc. from around the town.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell1890 November 764234Scope and ContentsHad a great time at a dancing party. Met someone who knew Madeline's brother, Tom.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell1890 December 564235Scope and ContentsAsks her to accompany him to a lecture by Stanley.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell1890 December 1264236Scope and ContentsRecently visited Libby Prison and while their gazed upon a coat belonging to your worthy ancestor Henry Clay. Describes the holiday sites and sounds downtown. Read a story about the Ku Klux Klan in the Century and asks if Madeline has read it.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell1890 December 2764237Scope and ContentsThanks her for a book and describes her holiday.Sarah Porter to Madeline McDowell, Farmington, Conn.1890 December 3064238Scope and ContentsThanks her for a gift. Happy to have had her at Farmington.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated64239Scope and ContentsComments on the grief caused by Margaretta's death.Mary Knowlton to Madeline McDowellundated64240Scope and ContentsNews from her time at home. Addressed Dear Roomie. [They were roommates at Miss Porter's school].1891Rogers Clay to Madeline McDowell, Middlesborough, Ky.1891 January 16431Scope and ContentsRegrets not being able to accept her invitation to visit Ashland.Preston Brown to Madeline McDowellcirca 1891 January 66432Scope and ContentsRegrets not being able to accept her invitation to dinner.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1891 January 66433Scope and ContentsHopes that her ankle is better. Recounts her Christmas and thanks Madeline for the book she sent. Hopes that her brother Henry is recovering from his illness; many in Chicago have diphtheria and typhoid fever just now.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 January 216434Scope and ContentsHopes that she is well again. Invites her to accompany him to the Acherton ball. Writes of his recent trips.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 January 296435Scope and ContentsRegrets that she could not attend the Acherton ball and states that it was elegant and well attended.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1891 March 286436Scope and ContentsDescribes her family's trip to the South. While in New Orleans, she paid special attention to Henry Clay's statue because of Madeline. Enjoys the way Madeline and other Southerners talk.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 36437Scope and ContentsFamily news. Hopes she and Aunt Mag will return home soon.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 56438Scope and ContentsTells her to persuade Dr. D. to let you come home next week in time for the Charity Ball.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 76439Scope and ContentsFamily news. Nannette is going to Louisville to do her shopping. Hopes she will soon return home.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 764310Scope and ContentsDescribes the Gleaner's cake sale. News of family and friends.Julia McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 1064311Scope and ContentsDescribes wedding invitations the family has received and the Charity Ball. Writes about her (Julia's) clothes.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 1264312Scope and ContentsMadeline's father will visit her on Tuesday, since he is busy with activities at the County Court and the Horse Show day.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 April 1464313Scope and ContentsGet-well wishes. Had a pleasant day in the country with Thomas Nelson Page.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1891 April 1564314Scope and ContentsSurprised that Madeline is living in Cincinnati. Sorry she is having difficulty with her foot.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 1664315Scope and ContentsMisses her and wants Dr. Dawson to hurry up and cure Madeline so she can return home.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell1891 April 1964316Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 April 1964317Scope and ContentsFamily news. Tells her to hurry up and get well so she can come home.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell1891 April 2164318Scope and ContentsFamily news. Hopes Dr. Dawson will send her home soon.[Julia Prather McDowell] to Madeline McDowell1891 April 2864319Scope and ContentsFather has been ill. She went to Morrison's Chapel to hear Mr. Hannibal A. Williams' rendition of The Tempest. [Note: part of the letter is missing].[Nannette McDowell] to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 164320Scope and ContentsDescribes the Earl of Dysart's dinner at Ashland. He was almost blind and shook as though with the palsy and he contorted his face and talked in the most singular way. He said everything first to himself then to you, and then over and over to himself. [Note: part of the letter is missing].W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 May 264321Scope and ContentsInvites her to a reading by Thomas Nelson Page and to the Music Festival.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 464322Scope and ContentsFamily news. Her father is getting better, but still very bilious. Mentions the upcoming Thomas Nelson Page lecture. Hopes she can come home soon.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 1364323Scope and ContentsWrites that the family went to three trains to meet her and were disappointed when Dr. Bullock returned without her. General and Mrs. Bristow are staying at Ashland.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 1364324Scope and ContentsWishes Madeline could return home soon. Nannette has been invited to a reception following Thomas Nelson Page's reading.Anne Clay and Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 1764325Scope and ContentsHopes that Dr. Dawson will allow Madeline to be treated at home. Thomas Nelson Page will be staying at Ashland when he comes to the Chautauqua.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 1964326Scope and ContentsDelighted that Madeline is finally coming home.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell1891 May 2064327Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on getting to come home.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 May 2064328Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Hopes Madeline will be home soon. Describes a dinner she attended at a hotel in Versailles.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 May 2364329Scope and ContentsAsks if she returned home safely and if she is getting better.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell1891 July 264330Scope and ContentsAccepts her invitation and plans to visit her this summer.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1891 July 564331Scope and ContentsWants to visit her in Lexington but his work as a lawyer prevents him. Describes the view of the city and river from Southern Park.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell1891 July 2964332Scope and ContentsUnable to visit.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Maniton, Colo. Writes of her vacation in the West. Visited Helen Hunt's grave and Pike's Peak1891 August 964333Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell1891 August 1464334Scope and ContentsAsks her to write. Enclosed clipping about opera singer, Jennie Blakemore, and her visit with Madeline in Lexington.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell1891 August 1864335Scope and ContentsThanks her for the enjoyable visit at Ashland.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell1891 August 2764336Scope and ContentsUnable to visit again.James C. Johnston to Madeline McDowell1891 August 3064337Scope and ContentsReceived her telegram, but is unable to visit her.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 September 2564338Scope and ContentsFamily news. Madeline can stay longer but typhoid fever is the only thing I am afraid of and if you feel the least bit sick, come home on the next train.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1891 October 2564339Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap1891 November 1964340Scope and ContentsEnjoyed Father's visit. Heard about Judge Duvall's death.Robert B. Trabue to Madeline McDowell, Springfield, Ill.1891 November 2564341Scope and ContentsRegrets not being able to meet the Cotillion Club.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 December 1064342Scope and ContentsFamily news. Played six-handed euchre at Aunt Susan's. While the Heir at Law was very funny, it cannot compare with the Rivals.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 December 1264343Scope and ContentsFamily news. Things are hectic at Ashland. While her father and Aunt Mag are improving, it seems that nearly everyone in Lexington has the grip or something else.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 December 1564344Scope and ContentsRobert Burns Wilson sent seven tea roses last night for Madeline. Aunt Susan is sick with bronchitis.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 December 1664345Scope and ContentsFamily news. Writes about sickness in the family and Christmas shopping.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1891 December 1964346Scope and ContentsSent check for Madeline to do her Christmas shopping because the grip has left her exhausted.Julia McDowell to Madeline McDowell1891 December 2164347Scope and ContentsNannette has been announcing her engagement to Dr. Thomas Bullock.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell1891 December 2864348Scope and ContentsThanks her for the book and describes other Christmas presents received.1892Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1892 January 96441Scope and ContentsThanks her for the gift. Treasures their friendship. Writes about her holidays.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 March 16442Scope and ContentsHas been to every theatre in town and enjoyed the opera and concerts very much. Heard Faust last night.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Monterey, Ca.1892 April 16443Scope and ContentsWrites of the Farmington girls she has met on vacation. Describes California. It seemed so queer at Santa Barbara to have Chinamen for chamber maids and make the beds.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicagocirca 1892 April6444Scope and ContentsDescribes the buildings going up for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Possible reference to Nannette McDowell's wedding.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 May 86445Scope and ContentsWrites about her trip to Washington, D.C. While there she met Senator Blackburn at the races.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 May 266446Scope and ContentsHopes that Madeline's foot may soon be well now that you are having it treated.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 June 46447Scope and ContentsSurprised that Madeline missed a trip to New York. Describes her enjoyable trip to Cumberland Gap.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 June 156448Scope and ContentsSends itemized list of purchases for Madeline.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 July 26449Scope and ContentsWrites about her new house. Knows that Madeline enjoyed the day at Chautauqua and the lecture on Balzac.[Isabel Clay] to Madeline McDowell, London, England1892 July 2464410Scope and ContentsDescribes her voyage.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Millbrook, Ny.1892 August 1264411Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 August 1964412Scope and ContentsJulia and Aunt Mag are visiting. Writes of recent guests at their home.Julia McDowell to Madeline McDowell1892 August 2664413Scope and ContentsFamily news.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell1892 September 1964414Scope and ContentsFamily news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 September 3064415Scope and ContentsDisappointed that Father did not visit. Advertising in the German paper for domestic help.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 October 1264416Scope and ContentsSociety and family news.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 October 1964417Scope and ContentsDescribes a black velvet cape. Went with Lucien Harris to the play, Alabama.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 October 2864418Scope and ContentsAsks her to join the American Association whose purpose is to spread all the knowledge possible of vivisection. Organizing a Millbrook Theatre Club. Heard about Elsie's engagement to Madeline's brother Henry. Marion is learning as much as possible about politics in preparation for the day when we have our 'rights' and can vote.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1892 November 2064419Scope and ContentsDreadfully disappointed in the result of your doctor's consultation [ankle].Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1892 December 264420Scope and ContentsWas very pleased to meet her in Louisville and would like her to write if she doesn't find it a burden.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 December 864421Scope and ContentsPasses on Dr. Vance's advice to help Madeline sleep in the shoe.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1892 December 1264422Scope and ContentsPleased that she will write to him as the spirit moves. Wishes to take her to the Princeton ball. Thanks her for recommending that he read The Little Minister.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell1892 December 2064423Scope and ContentsInvites her to accompany him to some upcoming plays.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1892 December 2164424Scope and ContentsHopes she will soon visit Louisville.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1892 December 3064425Scope and ContentsThanks her for the book she sent and hopes Madeline can visit soon. Busy with studying, classes, clubs, and meetings.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1892 December 31, 1893 January 164426Scope and ContentsRecounts a story about a princess and a knight which presumably describes Madeline and himself. I am sure I didn't know how I could better close or begin a year than in writing to you...Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowellundated64427Scope and ContentsWrites about Henry's engagement to Elsie Clay. Read [George Washington] Cable's book on New Orleans and thought it was stupid.1893Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell1893 January 16451Scope and ContentsDescribes Mrs. Charles Ballard's dinner party.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 January 86452Scope and ContentsShe is simply hibernating. Would like her Christmas presents and some Evansville papers sent.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell1893 January 116453Scope and ContentsFather has the grippe and Mother has malaria. Writes about a magician the family saw. Old man Gratz is marrying a girl forty years younger than himself.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1893 January 126454Scope and ContentsTrying to convince her husband not to get natural gas in their home. Describes her Christmas.Robert B. Trabue to Madeline McDowell1893 January 206455Scope and ContentsTelegram stating his arrival time in New York.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell1893 January 226456Scope and ContentsWrites of a small Bohemia, a place where she paints and draws.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 January 286457Scope and ContentsWrites about drawing the ideal home for the Davidsons. Asks what the Columbian meeting accomplished.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 February 116458Scope and ContentsHas been shopping in Cincinnati.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 February 146459Scope and ContentsHas been shopping for habits in town.Unknown to Madeline McDowell1893 February 1464510Scope and ContentsValentine's Day poem.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 February 2464511Scope and ContentsWrites about shopping for women's clothes. Asks for Evansville papers to be sent to her.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1893 March 664512Scope and ContentsAsks if she will be home on Thursday or Friday evening next as he plans to call on her.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 March 664513Scope and ContentsWrites about shopping for women's clothes. Mary and the Davidsons want Madeline to visit. The steam cars into town cost fifty cents and are very slow. [Note: part of the letter may be missing].Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Kennedy, Oh.1893 March 864514Scope and ContentsDescribes a suit and encloses a piece of fabric. Telegraph when she will come to visit.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 March 1164515Scope and ContentsHopes to visit Ashland soon.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1893 March 1764516Scope and ContentsApologizes for a remark he made to Madeline's cousin Miss Ballard. Assures Madeline that he treasures her letters.Nannette McDowell Bullock, Louisville1893 April 1064517Scope and ContentsMade many social calls.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 April 1064518Scope and ContentsInvites her to a meeting of the French and German Club at his home.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 April 1164519Scope and ContentsThe meeting of the French and German Club has been rescheduled.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell1893 April 1564520Scope and ContentsHas returned from Washington and the inauguration.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1893 May 664521Scope and ContentsGrace wants her to come stay with her for two weeks in June so they can go to the World's Fair in Chicago.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1893 May 964522Scope and ContentsMentions a love story from a magazine.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 May 2364523Scope and ContentsHeard from Madeline's cousins the encouraging report of your surgeon.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 May 3164524Scope and ContentsRead in the newspaper that Madeline was going to be in the city and telephoned her sister for verification. Wants to see her while she is in town.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell1893 June 2564525Scope and ContentsWishes she could attend Henry and Elsie's wedding. Going on a whole day's lark to Sing Sing prison and municipal buildings. Finds the professional baseball games very interesting.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valley, Ky.circa 1893 July 2064526Scope and ContentsWants Madeline to visit before she leaves for Chicago and then Dakota.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicagocirca 1893 July64527Scope and ContentsDescribes the Columbian Exposition.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Chicagocirca 1893 August 864528Scope and ContentsWrites about going to the Fair [Columbian Exposition] and her stay in the city.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 August 2864529Scope and ContentsCompliments her for her recent article in Fetter's magazine. Asks if a particular sentence was written to cause a gratified smile to go round the circle of an exclusively feminine literary club. Agrees with her conclusions.Hnery Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1893 August 3064530Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her article in Fetter's.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1893 September 1064531Scope and ContentsFamily news. Glad she has found a place to stay and is enjoying her trip in Chicago.Sophonisba P. Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.1893 September 2064532Scope and ContentsCongratulates Madeline on her article. Disappointed that they cannot study law together but hopes they both might be able to work along the same line in social study.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 September 2464533Scope and ContentsTold Dr. Vance that Madeline's foot was none the worse for her visit to the Fair.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 October 1864534Scope and ContentsHappy that the insurance company paid $225 as patients are still most averse to paying.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Westchester Co., Ny.1893 October 3064535Scope and ContentsHas had a good time in New York but is ready to go home. Wants Madeline to visit her.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1893 November 1564536Scope and ContentsCongratulates Madeline on her article in Fetter's.Sophonisba P. Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1893 November 2764537Scope and ContentsRegrets she cannot accept Madeline's invitation.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1893 December 1164539Scope and ContentsFamily news. Fears Nannette is doing too much so soon after the birth of her son, Henry McDowell Bullock.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1893 December 2064540Scope and ContentsFamily news. Leaving Nannette and the baby tomorrow. Describes a few of the thirty-five presents the baby received.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.circa 1893 December 2064541Scope and ContentsHas fulfilled a promise to the Southern not long ago and A Purple Rhododendron will reach you this week.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1893 December 2364542Scope and ContentsHoliday news. Madeline's father and Milton Smith [president of the L&N] are going to Alabama for a hunt.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell1893 December 2564543Scope and ContentsChristmas wishes.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1893 December 2664544Scope and ContentsChristmas news. Father is leaving for his hunting trip with Milton Smith.George C. Webb to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1893 December 2864545Scope and ContentsDisappointed that Madeline did not make it home for Christmas. Writes of coming attractions at the opera house.Sophonisba P. Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Staunton, Va.1893 December 3164546Scope and ContentsWould like Madeline's latest address so she can send her acknowledgements of the dainty pin given at Christmas. Invites her to visit her in Staunton.1894 January - JulyAnne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 January 16461Scope and ContentsTries to cheer her up about her foot by saying it will most likely continue to improve, if it should not, you must have all the authority on the subject that this continent or the others afford.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 January 46462Scope and ContentsSomething like the grippe cut short his stay in Mississippi. Sending this letter care of Mrs. Houston in New York along with two checks and a letter from Billy Hart.Ethel M. Saltus to Madeline McDowell, Brooklyn, Ny.1894 January 136463Scope and ContentsHopes to visit with her during her stay in New York. Unable to accept Mrs. Houston's invitation to lunch.Robert B. Trabue to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 January 206464Scope and ContentsHas left Washington, D.C. and hopes to call on her either tonight or tomorrow.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 January 206465Scope and ContentsMadeline's father, Bland [Ballard], and Alice Houston left in Mr. Smith's car to Mississippi again. Glad that Madeline is encouraged about her foot. Family and society news.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 January 266466Scope and ContentsHopes to visit her in Lexington. Invites her to Louisville for a lecture and the Virginia ball.Louis Drake to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 January 266467Scope and ContentsAppreciates Madeline remembering him and hopes to visit with her while she is in town.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 February 196468Scope and ContentsGreatly enjoyed a recent lecture by General [John Brown] Gordon (C.S.A.). It was a treat to hear the Johnnie's yell. Writes about a romance novel and finds it hard to believe that Madeline is studying Greek.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Berlin Heights, Oh.1894 February 266469Scope and ContentsThanks her for an embroidered sofa cushion. Accepts her invitation to visit in May. Asks how her foot is. News of Farmington girls.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1894 March 464610Scope and ContentsWrites that he treasures her friendship. I have wanted to go to you, want to see you, want to tell you what knowing you has been to me during the nightmare of the past few months... It has been nearly a year since I realized you had a distinct personalityEdward N. Watson to Madeline McDowell, Annapolis, Md.1894 March 1064611Scope and ContentsWrites that he is on the June Ball committee and wishes that she might attend the ball.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell1894 March 1264612Scope and ContentsReports her shopping. Met James Fox at the matinee.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 April 1564613Scope and ContentsFamily news. Taking hot lemonade and quinine capsules for her cold which gets no better.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 April 1664614Scope and ContentsThanks her for the flowers and Easter wishes. Writes about her son, Henry.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1894 April 2064615Scope and ContentsShe and other Chicago residents are sad that the buildings from last year's World's Fair have been torn down. Someone told her that Breckinridge is the best dressed man in Washington. Why, his spring suit cost him $150.00.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.1894 April 2364616Scope and ContentsMadeline's Easter greetings were very much appreciated.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Millbrook, Ny.1894 April 2864617Scope and ContentsStates that they are having such an animated Woman's Suffrage campagn. Society women, professional women, and women of all classes are interested - for or against - in the movement. ...at least people are beginning to think about the question, and that is something.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 April 2864618Scope and ContentsAsks if she received the copy of Southern magazine he sent which included an illustrated article about flowers by his sister, Patty.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 May 464619Scope and ContentsWrites her that Dr. Vance believes she should sleep again in the shoe he repaired.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1894 May 664620Scope and ContentsWrites about her upcoming journey to Lexington. What glorious times you are going to give us girls with military germans, horseback riding, and such attractions. Looks forward to meeting Marion Houston while at Ashland.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 May 1864621Scope and ContentsThanks her for the invitation. She and Stites will arrive on the Chesapeake and Ohio on May 22.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 June 564622Scope and ContentsWould like to see her the next time she is in Louisville.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 June 1864623Scope and ContentsEnjoyed her visit at Ashland. Writes about photographs. Hopes that Madeline's trip to Louisville is successful and that her foot will get well for good.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 June 2764624Scope and ContentsThanks her for the four week visit at Ashland. has just returned from Washington where she went to the new naval observatory and the famous Luray Caverns.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 June 2864625Scope and ContentsAsks how she is getting along in the infirmary. Inquires as to who will be nominated, Cousin Willie [Breckinridge} or his relative, Charles C. Moore. would your father run against the latter? I should think he would dislike having such a powerful rival! States that Desha is so nice and is worth an effort.Dr. Louis Frank to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 June 3064626Scope and ContentsA medical report stating that her trouble is non-tubercular.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 July 164627Scope and ContentsAnxious to learn how she is doing. July 17 is the date set for a decision on the women's suffrage question at Albany. She doubts anything will come of it.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 July 1564628Scope and ContentsFamily news. Judge Morton, Judge Hunt, and Mr. Joe Woolford are going with Madeline's father in Mr. [Milton] Smith's private car on a fishing trip on the Cumberland River. Guesses that Madeline now has her new plaster cast.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Rockbridge Baths1894 July 1564629Scope and ContentsEnjoying her visits and hopes Madeline is doing well.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1894 July 1564630Scope and ContentsGlad to hear about the surgeon's good report on Madeline.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 July 2064631Scope and ContentsLove letter. Begs her to go driving with him tomorrow.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 July 2164632Scope and ContentsLove letter.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1894 July 2264633Scope and ContentsApologizes for not being able to meet with her.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Loch Katrine, Scotland1894 July 2264634Scope and ContentsWrites about her trip in the British Isles. The English countryside reminds her of Kentucky. Glad that Madeline's foot is healing.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Millbrook, Ny.1894 July 2364635Scope and ContentsDelighted to hear of your successful seance at the infirmary. Glad she is in good health. Has received a letter from Mr. Allen who states that The Kentucky Cardinal is coming out in a series of little books. Sends a lucky clover for Major Mcdowell to wear in his hat during the political campaign.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell1894 July 2464636Scope and ContentsLove letter. Wants to know the reason she does not return his affections.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 July 3064637Scope and ContentsThanks her for her note and hopes to visit her in Lexington soon.1894 August - DecemberW. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1894 August 106471Scope and ContentsIs in Lexington and wants to see her.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1894 August 156472Scope and ContentsWrites about her stay in the city. Clipping about Charles Denby, Jr. enclosed.Maggie E. Coyle to Madeline McDowell, Sharon, Pa.1894 August 216473Scope and ContentsWishes that Madeline's father might get Coyle's song published. Writes that she is a true American as well as a Republican. Equates third parties with rebels of the days of the '60's and with 'Chicago Anarchists'.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell1894 September 36474Scope and ContentsSends her some samples of his verse.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Winter Harbor1894 September 96475Scope and ContentsDiscusses some of her reading and encloses a paragraph from Henry Drummond's Ascent of Man. Brings up the question of altruism and free will. Clipping enclosed from the New York Sun about Madeline and the political campaign in Kentucky.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Staunton, Va.1894 October 76476Scope and ContentsAsks if she can imagine Sophonisba as a teacher. Encourages her to devote her energy and talents to social and economic questions, and work and write.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 October 236477Scope and ContentsAn in depth discussion of questions sparked by her readings. Mentions Herbert Spencer, altruism, socials, and Drummond's Ascent of Man.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 November 116478Scope and ContentsGlad she decided to visit and wants to know the day and the hour she arrives in Jersey City so they can meet her.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellcirca 1894 November 226479Scope and ContentsConfesses that he has always loved her but is now resigned to the fact that this is his last letter to her since she does not care for him.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 464710Scope and ContentsHad a nice card party and good time at the Colonial Tea at Tom Clay's. Part of the letter may be missing.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 564711Scope and ContentsFamily news. Amused by her description of her football game. Writes about Christmas gifts.Ethel M. Saltus to Madeline McDowell, Brooklyn, Ny.1894 December 664712Scope and ContentsRegrets not being able to meet Madeline. Invites her and Grace Otis to the Farmington Society next Monday.G. H. Barr to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1894 December 764713Scope and ContentsDescribes a Colonial Tea.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 964714Scope and ContentsFamily news. Congratulates her on her foot. Asks Madeline to buy her a bonnet while she is in New York.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 964715Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1894 December 1064716Scope and ContentsNote accompanying a book and article on Hamlet. Book in question might be Henry Maudsley's Responsibility in Mental Disease (1892).Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 1264717Scope and ContentsRejoiced to hear Dr. Gibney's account of your foot. It is truly encouraging...Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 1564718Scope and ContentsGlad that she is coming home. News of family and friends. Her brother Henry was elected president of the Bar Association.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 1564719Scope and ContentsToo busy to write, but sends a check.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1894 December 1864720Scope and ContentsHer father is leaving for a hunt in Florida with Judge Morton, Mr. Hamilton Scott, and Mr. McChesney. The Exposition has opened [and]... Edward McDowell has charge of the turning lathe of the State College exhibition.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 December 2364721Scope and ContentsAunt Mag has decided to stay in Louisville, send her things down.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1894 December 2664722Scope and ContentsThanks her for the handkerchief, her letter, and Mr. Fox's Hell-fer-Sartain. Writes about the books she received. I have more sympathy for Mr. R [Harrison Robertson] than I have for the gentleman Julia calls little Tom Thum [W. W. Thum].Bettie Brent Hart to Madeline McDowell1894 December 2764723Scope and ContentsThanks her for remembering her during Christmas.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Staunton, Va.1894 December 3064724Scope and ContentsTreasures their friendship. Asks Madeline to become an honorary member of a Social Science Club which Sophonisba recently organized.1895 January - JuneMarion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.1895 January 26481Scope and ContentsThanks her for the copy of Carlyle and writes about all of the other books she received. Clipping of a poem enclosed.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 January 56482Scope and ContentsThanks her for the Christmas gift and inquires about Madeline's visit to New York. Asks about her foot.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 January 196483Scope and ContentsDr. Vance wants to know about her foot and Nannette asks if the sore place healed.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell1895 January 256484Scope and ContentsSending her a chart and other things to read as gifts for it is so rare to find a woman really desirous of culture that I am delighted...to help...Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 February 16485Scope and ContentsHas taken up biking and everyone here is riding...and foremost among the enthusiasts are the women that were so shocked when I began it last winter. Mr. Fox is still in New York. Mentions C. C. Moore, founder and editor of the liberal Bluegrass Blade. Writes of her readings and of Buck putting down a strike in Brooklyn.Mary Goburaten to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 February 136486Scope and ContentsAsks her to submit an article, and for her father to advertise in a benefit edition of the Courier Journal which she is editing.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 February 156487Scope and ContentsWrites about shopping for her. Sorry to hear that Nannette and her baby have not been well.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 February 206488Scope and ContentsSends a bill for items she bought for Madeline. News of family and friends.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 March 156489Scope and ContentsMr. Fox read from an unpublished story and brought down the house with Hell-fer-Sartain. Reading Maudsley's Physiology of Mind.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 April 664810Scope and ContentsThanks her for the articles but disagrees with her premises. Has determined to force Capt. [J.C.S.] Blackburn from his position of secret treachery to open hostility that I might fight him in the future, to that fact may possibly be due to credit of father's defeat. Writes of their ancestors and states that if Henry Clay died in 1806 and John Breckinridge, whose seat in the Senate he took, lived, the Union would have been broken...Bessy Fazer to Madeline McDowell1895 April 1964811Scope and ContentsIncludes a Henry Clay anecdote.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 April 2664812Scope and ContentsJohn Fox is touring the South and hopes he will be in Kentucky when she visits Ashland.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 April 2964813Scope and ContentsDelighted to be invited again to Ashland.Janee B. Bullitt to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 April 3064814Scope and ContentsLooks forward to seeing her at Miss Smith's.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Morristown, Ny.1895 May 1064815Scope and ContentsHeard from Dr. Johnston that she wrote an editorial in the woman's number of the Courier Journal on monometalism.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 1564816Scope and ContentsPlans to visit her during his readings in Danville and Lexington.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 May 1764817Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her article in the Century.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 May 1964818Scope and ContentsHis visit to Ashland has been delayed. Clipping of poem enclosed.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1895 May64819Scope and ContentsBirthday greetings.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 June 564820Scope and ContentsSends her some of the club books on which you will please pay the fines if you do not read them.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 June 764821Scope and ContentsReturns the articles and Winthrop's memoirs she sent to him.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellcirca 1895 June64822Scope and ContentsThank you note.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 June 1764823Scope and ContentsHe is fearful that Northerners are right that certain Southern ideals are slipping away, especially in Kentucky. However, he is thankful that Madeline's father and Ashland are an anchor in troubled times.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 June 1864824Scope and ContentsFamily news. Describes a lawn party and a bicycle party.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 June 1964825Scope and ContentsHeard from Marion Houston that Madeline will deliver an address on ethics at Chautauqua this summer. This together with your article for the Century will make you famous.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.1895 June 2164826Scope and ContentsAsks how Madeline's Chautauqua paper is coming and is she is still clinging to the Morals versus Man idea? Reading Coin's work.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 June 2464827Scope and ContentsOffers congratulations on her [Chautauqua] paper.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New Yorkcirca 1895 June 2864828Scope and ContentsRequests a copy of Rozel Wissinger's What is Money? (1895), a rebuttal to W. H. Harvey's Coins Financial School.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 June 3064829Scope and ContentsCritiques some of the works he has read. Thanks her for the books and is sending her some in return.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.circa 1895 June64830Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her article Recollections of Henry Clay in May 1895 edition of The Century. Thinks she should expand it into a book.1895 July - DecemberJohn Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 July 156511Scope and ContentsI am sorry not to have seen Ashland again but if the Gods are good to me, I'll get back to the Bluegrass before September. Discusses one of his publications in Harper's Weekly.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 July 156512Scope and ContentsHer son Henry was not well, but after some egg water with a little whiskey in it he is better.Evelyn M. Nelson to Madeline McDowell, Lexington, Va.1895 July 246513Scope and ContentsFamily news. Had a delightful visit at Ashland.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, Newport, R.I.1895 August 66514Scope and ContentsRecounts her experiences aboard the yacht Sachem. States that the whole New York Yacht Club fleet is in the Newport harbor. Describes the parade and festivities given by the townspeople in honor of the fleet. Surprised by Helen Brice's playing croquet in gloves on her own lawn. Glad that Madeline's foot is doing fine.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 August 76515Scope and ContentsCopies lines from a poem and writes that my 'offense' is that I love you.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, Long Island, Ny.1895 August 96516Scope and ContentsWould like a copy of her article on monometalism. Wants sometime to tell her his views on the antagonism of egoism and altruism. Anxious to read [Benjamin] Kidd's Social Evolution (1895).Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexingtoncirca 1895 August 116517Scope and ContentsThanks her for the book and sends her something to read. Will order the first six books on your list for the book club.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1895 August 286518Scope and ContentsUncertain if he will be able to accept her invitation.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1895 August 306519Scope and ContentsHopes to visit her at Ashland during his reading tour in October. Disappointed in his summer's work. Harper's announced that his book is nearly ready.Ralph Martin Shaw to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 September 265110Scope and ContentsNote of congratulations on the article about Henry Clay in the September Century.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 September 365111Scope and ContentsNote of congratulations on her article in the Century.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexingtoncirca 1895 September65112Scope and ContentsThanks her for the copy of the Century.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Lenox, Mass.1895 September 1265113Scope and ContentsNote of congratulations on the Century article.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 September 1665114Scope and ContentsDiscusses a story of John Fox, Jr.'s.Nelly K. H. Morgan to Madeline McDowell, Oakland, Garrett Co., Md.1895 September 1965115Scope and ContentsNote of congratulations on her article in the Century. Wants to know what she thinks of Kidd's Social Evolution.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 September 2265116Scope and ContentsThanks her for the books. Sends a story and old letters.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, Millbrook, Ny.1895 September 3065117Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on the Century article. Will be pictured in Putnam's new illustrated catalogue.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowellcirca 1895 September65118Scope and ContentsFollowing publication of Madeline's article on Henry Clay in the Century, Desha tells her that she has the ability and opportunity now to write larger historical works because neither Kentucky nor Kentuckians have been accorded their proper credit for the influence extended in the development of the U.S. Goes on to list Kentucky's contributions to the nation and suggests she write a good history of the state because previous attempts were inadequate.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 October 565119Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her article in the Century. Has decided to accompany the Moores on their trip to Europe. After only a few weeks in London and Paris, they will hire an auxiliary steam yacht... seeing Egypt, Algiers, Italy, Greece, etc. Inquires if Rogers Clay is still advocating free silver. Read in one paper that Colonel Breckinridge will try again for Congress.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 October 765120Scope and ContentsVisited Blue Licks on horseback.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1895 October 1565121Scope and ContentsDeclines invitation.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 November 1865122Scope and ContentsThanks her for the book on the life of Lincoln and sends her some books.[Sarah Armstrong] to Madeline McDowell1895 November 2165123Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her article in the Century. Another friend of hers, Winston Churchill, class of '94 from the Academy and currently assistant editor of the Cosmopolitan, is to be published in that magazine. [Note: part of the letter is missing].Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Chicago University1895 November 2465124Scope and ContentsDescribes a dream she had about Madeline.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowell, London, England1895 December 265125Scope and ContentsDescribes her voyage and stay in London. Was recently defeated in the election for school trustee.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 December 465126Scope and ContentsInvitation to visit.Grace R. Houston to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 December 1265127Scope and ContentsDelighted that Madeline has accepted her invitation.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1895 December 1365128Scope and ContentsDr. Vance wants to look at Madeline's foot. Family news and Christmas shopping.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1895 December 1465129Scope and ContentsStates his opinion on Kidd's Social Evolution.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1895 December 2065130Scope and ContentsConcerned about Madeline's foot. Dr. Bullock is astonished at Dr. Vance. that modern surgery is all in favor of saving and not sacrificing a member and he believes it can be cured. Writes of seeing physicians in New York.Grace R. Otis to Madeline McDowell, Chicago1895 December 2365131Scope and ContentsWants her to come to Chicago in time for a certain play and Charity Ball.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 December 2765132Scope and ContentsWants to see her before she leaves for Chicago. Thanks her for the book she sent him for Christmas.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1895 December 2765133Scope and ContentsThank you note for Christmas presents.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell1895 December 2865134Scope and ContentsWrites about someone who had a foot problem much like Madeline's. Dr. Vance insisted that his foot had to be amputated at once, but the patient went to the State Medical Association in Harrodsburg where half of the twelve doctors disagreed with Dr. Vance and, luckily, the man followed their advice and is now doing fine. Wants her to see more doctors.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowellcirca 1895 December65135Scope and ContentsWrites about the election of a Republican governor [William Bradley] in kentucky. it certainly did show the narrow-mindedness of the village folk to hear the way they took the election... [They are] as indignant as if it were war time and seem to think negroes will own the state.1896Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 16521Scope and ContentsFamily news. Sending some items to her while she is in Chicago with Grace.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 36522Scope and ContentsFamily news.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Chicago University1896 January 36523Scope and ContentsInvitation to lunch and two lectures.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Chicago Universitycirca 1896 January 46524Scope and ContentsAsks when Madeline and Grace arrive at the university. Encourages them to attend lectures on jurisprudence and the French Revolution.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 86526Scope and ContentsFamily news.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.circa 1896 January 96527Scope and ContentsHas ordered a copy of his book for her. Writes when and where his readings will be. Nine tickets from one of his lectures on May 30, 1895, are enclosed.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 186528Scope and ContentsAnxious to hear doctor's report about Madeline. Tells her to see the Bristows while she is in New York.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 206529Scope and ContentsGives her opinion on Madeline's decision to have a desk made out of trees around Ashland. Anxious to hear Dr. Bull's report on Madeline.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 January 2265210Scope and ContentsInvitation to the theatre.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 January 2365211Scope and ContentsTells her she is the bravest girl I ever saw and hope you may be rewarded by complete recovery. Anne Clay and Magda will leave for New York soon so do not have the operation until we get there.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Chicago University1896 January 2665212Scope and ContentsWrites of Madeline's illness.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1896 February 1265213Scope and ContentsNote of sympathy and good wishes. Would like to visit her in New York.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 February 1265214Scope and ContentsDr. Bullock spent the evening with them and asked about her. Cousin Mary Paine wants him to obtain an office from Gov. Bradley for her brother. Mag Harvey wanted a check for a hundred dollars and wanted it quick.Thomas Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 February 2265215Scope and ContentsDelighted by the report their mother brought about Madeline. The governor and his staff were planning a visit to Ashland today.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 February 2265216Scope and ContentsHopes to go to New York and bring her home as soon as her mother recovers from typhoid fever.Alice Shirley Mulligan to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 February 2265217Scope and ContentsDelighted that the operation on your foot turned out so successfully and that there is every chance of its being entirely cured. Writes about her readings.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 February 2365218Scope and ContentsFamily news. Wants her to get well and come home soon.Garland Barr to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 February 2365219Scope and ContentsHopes she will be able to come home soon. Writes that when he sees Desha there is that far away look in his eyes, which bespeaks the man in love.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 February 2465220Scope and ContentsHer mother is recovering from her illness.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 February 2465221Scope and ContentsWould like to read Curtis's address on Wendell Phillips to her some afternoon this week.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 March 865222Scope and ContentsHer mother is recuperating nicely and he will leave soon for New York to bring Madeline and her Aunt Mag home.Oswald N. Jacoby to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 March 1765223Scope and ContentsDeclines an invitation.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 March 3065224Scope and ContentsTells her to remain in New York until her surgeons say for sure when she can go home. Her mother continues to improve. Madeline's desk arrived.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 April 565225Scope and ContentsDescribes her desk. Her mother is doing much better and today took her first outing driving around the track.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 April 1165226Scope and ContentsWishes that the doctors would hurry and cure Madeline's foot so she can come home. Writes about her new clothes and new desk. Regrets that Ms. Moss left, but fifteen dollars a week was rather too steep for my depleted pocket book.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 April 1665227Scope and ContentsDreadfully worried about her foot but has not given up hope for its ultimate recovery. If the doctors would agree to it, Madeline should come home and convalesce.W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 May 565228Scope and ContentsApology for not seeing her once more before she left New York.Oswald N. Jacoby to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 May 865229Scope and ContentsHopes she is feeling better. Encloses announcements about the opening of his own law office.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.1896 May 1065230Scope and ContentsLeaving for Old Point Comfort by steamer tonight. Mentions seeing Mr. [Thomas Nelson] Page and Mr. and Mrs. [Senator J.C.S.] Blackburn. She and Madeline's father saw Jefferson and his troupe in the 'Rivals' last night... Mr. and Mrs. [Grover] Cleveland and the British prime minister were in the audience.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 June 1965231Scope and ContentsAnxious to hear Dr. Gibney's report on her foot. Society and family news.Alice S. Mulligan to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 June 2165232Scope and ContentsHeard that Madeline is to have an operation tomorrow. Sends a prayer book and writes how religion has always been a solace to her.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 June 2165233Scope and ContentsHopes her operation will be a great success this time.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1896 June 2465234Scope and ContentsLove letter and get well note.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 June 2465235Scope and ContentsNot surprised at the result of the operation... It is certainly best under the circumstances and I am glad that it is over, now I think you will have good health. Madeline's father is in New York following the death of Benjamin Bristow. [Note: Madeline's foot was amputated circa June 22, 1896].W.H.P. Phyfe to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 June 2565236Scope and ContentsSends a self-addressed stamped envelope for her to send back telling him when he can visit her. Envelope and name card enclosed.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 June 2665237Scope and ContentsGet well note. Family and society news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1896 June 2865238Scope and ContentsHappy that she is now on the high road to recovery. Describes a neighbor's public auction. Saddened by news of General Bristow's death.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 June 2965239Scope and ContentsFamily news. Writes about all the people thinking about Madeline and sending their love. Heard from doctors that she might be able to come home in two weeks.Stites Duval to Madeline McDowellcirca 1896 June65240Scope and ContentsWrites about the amputation of Madeline's foot and criticizes her doctors.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 165241Scope and ContentsGlad to hear she is well enough to accept a friend's invitation. Family and society news.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1896 July 165242Scope and ContentsGlad she is in high spirits.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 July 165243Scope and ContentsSorry to hear about her condition.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 465244Scope and ContentsReceived an encouraging note from Dr. Gibney about Madeline. Writes about her readings. I am much interested in the fourth volume of The Winning of the West. Mr. Roosevelt quotes from the Clay manuscripts very frequently.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Lakewood, Ny.circa 1896 July 565245Scope and ContentsInvitation to come spend time with them in their cottage on the lake.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 765246Scope and ContentsStates that Eliza Clay heard on the fourth of July [William Hope] Harvey's speech on silver. This is the man who wrote 'Coin'. Eliza was about halfway converted. Mentions the Greeley-Whitelaw Reid matter. [Note: the latter bought Greeley's New York Tribune in 1872].Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 965247Scope and ContentsHe believes it would be better for her to stay in the East with the Smiths so as to avoid the hot weather in Kentucky.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 1265248Scope and ContentsHas second thoughts about her staying with the Smiths. Enjoyed reading Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' A Singular Life.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 1665249Scope and ContentsFamily news. Asks about her foot.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 1965250Scope and ContentsSurprised that she is still having trouble with her foot.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellcirca 1896 July 2065251Scope and ContentsNote of sympathy following the amputation of her foot.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 2365252Scope and ContentsHer father has gone to Jackson to buy at auction the Kentucky Union Land Company. Writes about various families leaving Lexington for the month of August. Surprised that it has taken so long for her leg to heal.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1896 July 2465253Scope and ContentsWants to know her opinion on the local option issue.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 2465254Scope and ContentsFamily news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 2865255Scope and ContentsI got a little anxious about you when you spoke of cauterizing for fear your leg was not improving as fast as it ought to.Rogers Clay to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 July 3065256Scope and ContentsSociety news. Writes about a trip to Woodburn. Misses her.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 July 3165257Scope and ContentsUnable to accept Mrs. [Milton] Smith's invitation to visit Niagara. Henry Clay McDowell is busy as president of the reorganized Kentucky Union Land Co. Mentions Basil Duke.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 August 465258Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 August 665259Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Her father will send train tickets. Thomas C. McDowell's horses were again unfortunate this week. Wants to know if she is going to Niagara.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Lexington1896 August 1065260Scope and ContentsTells her not to return because the weather is unsafe considering her health.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 August 1365261Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Writes of Alice Mulligan's engagement to Dr. Molloy.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 August 1765262Scope and ContentsPolitics makes strange bedfellows in the fact that W.C.P. Breckinridge is chairman of the sound money delegation while Mr. Livingstone is secretary. They must be thrown a great deal together. Pleased that Madeline is going to Niagara and cautions against her coming home during the heat wave.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 August 2665263Scope and ContentsAsks how the [Matthew Harris] Jouett article is progressing. [Note: Jouett was one of the most significant portrait painters and miniaturists in the antebellum South].Lula C. Simpson to Madeline McDowellcirca 1896 August65264Scope and ContentsNote of sympathy in regard to the amputation of Madeline's foot. Seeks to comfort her in the fact that without the operation her life might have been threatened and that she has borne suffering and anxiety with such heroic patience and serenity.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1896 September 1665265Scope and ContentsWonders if it's true what they say about her and Mr. Breckinridge. Encourages her to get married.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.1896 October 665266Scope and ContentsAccepts invitation to visit with her, her family, and friends. Ribbon with Ashland May 23d 1894 and Mr. Prewitt's name on it is attached.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1896 October 765267Scope and ContentsWrites about his story, The Kentuckians, accepted by Harper's Monthly.Alice Mulligan Molloy to Madeline McDowell, Pulaski County, Ky.1896 October 1465268Scope and ContentsWritten just after her marriage, she writes how much she treasures Madeline's friendship.Oswald Jacoby to Madeline McDowell, New York1896 October 2065269Scope and ContentsUnable to visit at Ashland.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 December 965270Scope and ContentsTrusts that she arrived safely in Louisville and that Nettie Belle [Smith] met her at the depot. Family and society news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1896 December 1565271Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.M. Irwin, Jr. to Madeline McDowell1896 December 3065272Scope and ContentsAccepts her dinner invitation.1897, 1899Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1897 March 246531Scope and ContentsMentions Charles Denby.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1897 March 316532Scope and ContentsWrites about Kentucky-born author Lucy S. Furman and her work, most notably Stories of a Sanctified Town (1896).John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell1897 April 26533Scope and ContentsDiscusses business aspects of his forthcoming novel, The Kentuckians (1897). Writes about reprints of his earlier works.John B. Carrington to Madeline McDowell, Louisville1897 May 166534Scope and ContentsThanks her for the account of the Filson Club meeting. Eager to see Madeline's review of James Lane Allen's new book.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1897 May 206535Scope and ContentsBirthday greetings. Family and society news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1897 May 256536Scope and ContentsWrites about Madeline's engagement to Desha Breckinridge. Talks about how she (Anne) hopes to come to love Desha in the future in spite of the fact that she has never liked his father, W.C.P. Breckinridge.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 July 76537Scope and ContentsDid not know she was going to Europe and wishes she would come to Big Stone Gap. Has ordered her a copy of Hell-fer-Sartain and hopes she likes it and The Kentuckians.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.1897 July 206538Scope and ContentsWrites about her trip and the acquaintances they met on the train. Miss Lewis gave us this parody which Papa thinks will bear publishing at the end of you column in the Herald.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.1897 July 216539Scope and ContentsWrites about recent news of his literary works.Henry Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.1897 July 2165310Scope and ContentsInstructs her on how to address business letters to him.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Hot Springs, Va.1897 July 2765311Scope and ContentsMadeline's father is still not well, but the doctor believes that the baths and water drinking will certainly cure him.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1897 October 1165312Scope and ContentsFamily news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1897 December 965313Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashland1897 December 1465314Scope and ContentsHenry Clay McDowell thanks Mr. Houston for Madeline's delightful visit with them and for the Life of Grant.Grace Otis Sage to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Chicago1899 November 2065315Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Madeline's father.Mary B. Hines to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, California1899 November 2065316Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her father.Maria McVay Summers to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1899 November 2265317Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her father.E. Helen to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Denison, Tx.1899 November 2765318Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her father.1901-1907James H. Wilson to the President, Wilmington, Del.1901 November 76541Scope and ContentsMadge's copy of a letter of recommendation written for her brother Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Big Stone Gap, Va.1901 November 236542Scope and ContentsPleased about her brother Henry's appointment to the federal bench.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lynchburg, Va.1903 March 306543Scope and ContentsFamily news. Recipe enclosed.Martha F. Denby to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1906 May 266544Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends. Written on mourning stationery.Jane Addams to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Hull-House, Chicago1906 April 46545Scope and ContentsWants some time to talk about Madeline's experience in the stockyards. mentions a L.H.J. article. Attached is an article written by Addams, possibly the one from the March 1906 edition of Ladies Home Journal.L. B. to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Buffalo, Ny.1907 November 256546Scope and ContentsPostcard admonishing her for not writing.1909W.C.T.U. Settlement House to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Hindman, Knott County, Ky.circa 1909 February 36551Scope and ContentsPersonal accounts by the Settlement House workers of the poverty, isolation, alcoholism, and violence in Appalachian Kentucky. Some of the letters are about funerals, the lives of women and children, the election of school teachers, and the joy of the people as the W.C.T.U. gave them Christmas gifts.Andrew Miller to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, New York1909 March 186552Scope and ContentsEncloses a proof of Madeline's article on the work of the Civic League which will appear in Life.Dr. J. A. Stucky to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1909 May 206553Scope and ContentsNote of congratulations on her address at the Opera House.Clarence W. Mathews to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1909 May 266554Scope and ContentsCongratulates her on her address on civic betterment at the Opera House.1912-1915Virginia D. Sneed to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1913 May 56561Scope and ContentsWrites of attending the opera in Cincinnati with Stites.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lynchburg, Va.circa 1913 June - July6562Scope and ContentsTells about her trip to Atlantic City and Washington, D.C.Emily C. McDougald to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Atlanta1914 December 46563Scope and ContentsOn behalf of the Equal Suffrage Party of Georgia, she is happy that Madeline will come and speak in the city.Emily C. McDougald to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Atlanta1914 December 236564Scope and ContentsThanks Madeline for speaking. Writes about the age of consent law in Georgia.Susan P. Frost to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Charleston1915 March 246565Scope and ContentsAppreciates her visit to South Carolina. Clipping from a Charleston paper about Madeline's address is enclosed.Lida Tunstall Rodgman to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Washington, D.C.1915 June 46566Scope and ContentsShe will attend the upcoming dedication at Cumberland Gap. Her ancestor accompanied Boone on his first trek to Kentucky. Regrets that the suffrage question did not come up in the annual meeting of her State Federation.1917-1919, 1920Mr. and Mrs. Gus L. Heyman to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 46571Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Marion Belknap to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1917 February 46572Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Fannie J. Cecil Johns to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Winchester, Ky.1917 February 46573Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Maude [?] to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 46574Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Mr. and Mrs. Milton H. Smith to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Louisville1917 February 56575Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Henderson Daingerfield Norman to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 56576Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Cousin Leetee [?] to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 66577Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Caroline C. Leech to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Louisville1917 February 66578Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Julia D. Henning to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Louisville1917 February 66579Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Bessie Wells Angus to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 765710Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Adelaide S. Whitesides to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Louisville1917 February 765711Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Mary M. B. Waite to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Dayton, Oh.1917 February 765712Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Carolyn Leech to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1917 February 765713Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Mary Settles to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Shakertown1917 February 865714Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Laura Cravens to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Cincinnati1917 February 1065715Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Margaret Preston to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1917 February 1265716Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Celeste [?] to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Trudeon, Ny.1917 February 1465717Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Sally [?] to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Los Angeles1917 February 1565718Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Lela M. Valentine to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Savannah, Ga.1917 February 1765719Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Lille R. to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Seminole County, Penn.1917 February 1865720Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Helen Goodloe to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February65721Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.The Associated Charities to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexingtoncirca 1917 February 65722Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Amanda W. Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Danville, Ky.circa 1917 February 65723Separated MaterialsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Ruth Steele to to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, New Yorkcirca 1917 February 65724Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Laura B. Teu Eyck to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, New Yorkcirca 1917 February 65725Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Katherin Halley to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February 65726Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Kate Alexander to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February 65727Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Sara Simrall Anderson to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February 65728Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Kate B. Bishop to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February65729Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Angie A. S. Smith to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February65730Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Jessie E. Pirth to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February65731Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Eugenia D. Williamson to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgecirca 1917 February65732Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, New Yorkcirca 1917 February65733Scope and ContentsSympathy notes on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.N. G. Daingerfield to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Kingston Farms1917 March 965734Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Juliet R. Belknap to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Louisville1917 April 665735Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of her mother, Anne Clay McDowell.Nettie Belle Smith Felder and Curry Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Paris, France1917 April 23, 2465736Scope and ContentsFirst note is from Mrs. Felder to Miss Breckinridge asking her to join her for a drive and for tea. The second note on the same paper is addressed to Madeline from Curry Breckinridge, Desha's sister. It describes her vacation in Paris.Patty Burnley to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Frankfortcirca 1918 December 965737Scope and ContentsSorry to hear that Mr. Breckinridge is having trouble with his eyes. Wonderful to have peace-with-victory and know that no one else will be killed in the War.William Cochrane McDowell to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington1919 August 965738Scope and ContentsEnclosed is a deed he needs her to sign for the sale of property in Lexington.Rob [?] to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Rochester, Minn.1919 August 1665739Scope and ContentsPostcard telling Madeline that her letter to Virginia made her feel better.Nettie Belle Smith Felder to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Paris, Francecirca 1920 August 2165740Scope and ContentsReferences how nice Paris has been since Madeline left. Describes a wedding.undatedDesha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowellundated6581Scope and ContentsWrites of books.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowellundated6582Scope and ContentsWrites about books and pictures.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowellundated6583Scope and ContentsWrites about books on socialism he has sent.John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Washington, D.C.undated6584Scope and ContentsWants to know how many subscriptions might be sold of a collection of poems by Robert Burns Wilson called Life and Love (1887).John Fox, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.undated6585Scope and ContentsWants to get John Burroughs' approval before proceeding with the collection of Robert Burns Wilson's poems.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated6586Scope and ContentsInvitation.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated6587Scope and ContentsWill call on her.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellundated6588Scope and ContentsWill call on her.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated6589Scope and ContentsWill call on her. On the back of this letter Madeline has written a draft telling Mr. Thum that she can not consent to love you another afternoon.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellundated65810Scope and ContentsNote accompanying a book.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellundated65811Scope and ContentsNote accompanying a gift.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65812Scope and ContentsWill call on her.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65813Scope and ContentsDeclines an invitation to Shakertown.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65814Scope and ContentsWould like to see her before she leaves for New York. Mentions John Fox, Jr.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65815Scope and ContentsApologizes for keeping her up after eleven.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowellundated65816Scope and ContentsInvitation.Harrison Robertson to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65817Scope and ContentsAppreciated her note.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65818Scope and ContentsUnable to accept her invitation because of a view and sale of pictures. Mentions John Fox, Jr.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65819Scope and ContentsEnjoyed his stay in Lexington and going to the races. Writes about a mistake in one of his poems.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65820Scope and ContentsNote accompanying flowers.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65821Scope and ContentsHopes her father is feeling better. Wants Miss Breckinridge's address. Writes about his paintings.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65822Scope and ContentsWrites about his poems.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65823Scope and ContentsWrites about his poems.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65824Scope and ContentsHappy to stay at Ashland during the sale of his paintings.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65825Scope and ContentsWrites about his poems and paintings.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65826Scope and ContentsHad a premonition about the death of Margaret Thornton. Has written a few lines of An Evening at Ashland in the letter.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65827Scope and ContentsWill come to Ashland.Robert Burns Wilson to Madeline McDowellundated65828Scope and ContentsSends her some sketches. Wants to be remembered by Miss Breckinridge.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65829Scope and ContentsInvitation.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65830Scope and ContentsWrites of an upcoming riding party.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65831Scope and ContentsSends pictures. Wishes her to write.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65832Scope and ContentsHarrison Robertson sent her a book of whist rules. Writes about her reading club.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellcirca 189165833Scope and ContentsGlad to hear of Nannette's engagement.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65834Scope and ContentsHopes she will visit soon.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65835Scope and ContentsInvitation. Might got to Africa.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65836Scope and ContentsNot going to New York until horse show time. Was distressed by the accident at the ford.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65837Scope and ContentsHas arranged for lodgings for when they visit. Gives directions.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65838Scope and ContentsWrites about buying a table. Sends some Kodaks.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65839Scope and ContentsAll my demoralized ideas have developed this summer on this malarious Beargrass Creek. Wants them to go to New York and get their throats treated.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellcirca 189265840Scope and ContentsWants her to come for a long visit when she is in Louisville to see Dr. Vance, after Nannette's wedding.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Columbus, Ga.undated65841Scope and ContentsWrites of visiting friends.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65842Scope and ContentsAsks when she is going to visit.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65843Scope and ContentsWrites of her socializing. Looks forward to visiting Ashland.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65844Scope and ContentsWrites of her socializing. [Note: part of the letter is missing].Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65845Scope and ContentsWrites about the guests she had recently.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65846Scope and ContentsWrites about John Fox, Jr. and her friend, Mrs. Livingston.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65847Scope and ContentsInvites her to an opera. Mentions how Derby Day has become a great day here now and there is a new grandstand with private boxes. Writes about horses.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65848Scope and ContentsWrites about her riding club and her reading club.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65849Scope and ContentsWill send her crepe soon.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65850Scope and ContentsDisappointed that she left without saying goodbye. Feeling lonesome.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65851Scope and ContentsNeeds a partner for Charlie Clay's German.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65852Scope and ContentsUnfinished letter. Met John Fox, Jr. at a party.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65853Scope and ContentsLooks forward to visiting her in Lexington.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65854Scope and ContentsSorry that Madeline will not visit.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65855Scope and ContentsIf Madeline is not going to New York, she should come for a long visit.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowellundated65856Scope and ContentsWrites of being in an accident.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Nashvilleundated65857Scope and ContentsInvitation.Nettie Belle Smith to Madeline McDowell, Pewee Valleyundated65858Scope and ContentsHopes she will not cancel her trip. Nettie's father may not be able to go because of rumors of a strike.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowellundated6591Scope and ContentsWrites how slow doctors are in mending Madeline's foot. Mentions Desha.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowellundated6592Scope and ContentsPossible reference to Madeline's engagement to Desha Breckinridge.Stites Duvall to Madeline McDowellundated6593Scope and ContentsPossible reference to Madeline's efforts in combatting the McNamara gang in Lexington in 1899, which was the impetus for the formation of the Lexington Civic League in 1900.Marion Houston to Madeline McDowellundated6594Scope and ContentsSending items she left behind. Christmas greetings.Sophonisba Breckinridge to Madeline McDowellundated6595Scope and ContentsHopes she enjoys her book. Received an invitation to hear Mrs. Roark's paper on the New -or Coming Man.Cousin Ellen and Sara to Madeline McDowellundated6596Scope and ContentsSara sends a chamois skin pen holder case she made for Madeline's birthday, at Margaretta's request. Ellen sends a frame for her picture of Margaretta.Cousin Ellen to Madeline McDowell, Hot Springs, Ark.undated6597Scope and ContentsDescribes her vacation and the baths.Elsie Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated6598Scope and ContentsArrangements are being made for Madeline's address there.Elsie Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated6599Scope and ContentsDistressed over the disturbance at Ashland.Elsie Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65910Scope and ContentsWrites of a rich widow who is interested in philanthropy, especially in playgrounds.Elsie Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65911Scope and ContentsWrites of getting a hall for Madeline.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65912Scope and ContentsHas heard about her contributions to our great southern magazine.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65913Scope and ContentsWrites of her trip to London and Paris.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65914Scope and ContentsWrites of clothing samples.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65915Scope and ContentsAsks her to look for sewing supplies at two stores.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65916Scope and ContentsAsks for Miss Otis' address because Annie is going to Chicago.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65917Scope and ContentsSorry she could not make it to Ashland.Isabel Clay to Madeline McDowellundated65918Scope and ContentsInvitation to visit.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65919Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65920Scope and ContentsShort catch up note.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65921Scope and ContentsThe Bristow's arrive tomorrow as will six Boston gentlement. Wishes Dr. Dawson would let Madeline come home.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65922Scope and ContentsSends the things she requested. Papa is ill but getting better. Glad Madeline is improving but wants Dr. Dawson to hurry.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65923Scope and ContentsSends her trunk on the two o'clock train. Can arrange to stay with her if Cousin Mary goes to Louisville.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65924Scope and ContentsWants to be posted on Madeline's progress.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65925Scope and ContentsGlad that she likes Dr. Dawson and to have Dr. Bullock's theory confirmed, but now they must find a way to cure her foot quickly so she, Madeline, can come home soon. Reminds her to tell them about her cart accident.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65926Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65927Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65928Scope and ContentsWishes Madeline could spend her birthday at home. Pap had a piece of steel the size of a needle point taken out of his eye, which is now getting better. Family news.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65929Scope and ContentsPapa will spend the day with her and talk to Dr. Dawson on Monday.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65930Scope and ContentsTrying to persuade Henry to bring her home if he goes to a class reunion with Will Bristow.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65931Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Anne Clay McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65932Scope and ContentsProfessor Patterson at the State College had nice things to say about Madeline. [Note: part of the letter is missing].Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowellcirca 189465933Scope and ContentsAnxious to now if Henry Clay McDowell will run against W.C.P. Breckinridge in the 1894 race.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65934Scope and ContentsWrites of some purchases.Magdalen McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Ashlandundated65935Scope and ContentsGood to have a letter from her. Thinking of going to Virginia. Family news.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowellundated65936Scope and ContentsSending her gloves and cards.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65937Scope and ContentsRedecorating rooms at home. Family news.Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65938Scope and ContentsDescribes preparations for a dinner in honor of General Draper.Nannette McDowell Bullock to Madeline McDowell, Louisvilleundated65939Scope and ContentsWrites of buying gloves. Family news.Julia Prather McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65940Scope and ContentsFragment of a letter. Family news.Julia Prather and Nannette McDowell to Madeline McDowellundated65941Scope and ContentsFamily news. [Note: part of the letter may be missing].Oswald N. Jacoby to Madeline McDowell, New Yorkundated65942Scope and ContentsHopes to discuss the Negro problem with her soon. Possible reference to Benjamin Kidd's Social Evolution (1885).Oswald N. Jacoby to Madeline McDowell, New Yorkundated65943Scope and ContentsDeclines her invitation.Isaac E. Leonard to Madeline McDowellundated65944Scope and ContentsInvitation to a play.David Prewitt to Madeline McDowell, Pine Grove, Ky.undated65945Scope and ContentsAccepts invitation.W. W. Thum to Madeline McDowellundated65946Scope and ContentsNote sent with flowers.Alice Dudley McDowell to Madeline McDowell, Middleburgh, Va.undated65947Scope and ContentsWrites that her (Alice's) brother Tom has typhoid fever and comments on how so many in their family have had it, five cases in the last eighteen months.Mary B. Davidson to Madeline McDowellundated65948Scope and ContentsDelighted that Madeline will visit.Ralph D. Small to Madeline McDowellundated65949Scope and ContentsThanks her for a copy of the article she wrote.Upshur Berryman to Madeline McDowellundated65950Scope and ContentsAccepts invitation.Sara [Simrall Anderson] to Madeline McDowellundated65951Scope and ContentsGlad to hear that she is doing well. Family news.Sara [Simrall Anderson] to Madeline McDowellundated65952Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Wallace Bartlett to Madeline McDowellundated65953Scope and ContentsPossibly a sympathy note on the death of Madeline's mother.Clara Courtney Childs to Madeline McDowell, Farmington, Conn.undated65954Scope and ContentsWishes she were back at Farmington.Ralph Martin Shaw to Madeline McDowell, Chicagoundated65955Scope and ContentsWould like another letter of introduction to Miss Otis.Garland Barr to Madeline McDowellundated65956Scope and ContentsThanks her for the copy of Edward Sanford Martin's Windfalls of Observation (1893).Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Madeline McDowell, Big Stone Gap, Va.undated65957Scope and ContentsFirst letter he has written on a typewriter. Work has commenced on the railroad.Lula C. Simpson to Madeline McDowellundated65958Scope and ContentsThanks her for the note about Cousin Nannie's illness. Family news.Alice S. Mulligan Molloy to Madeline McDowellundated65959Scope and ContentsThanks her for the embroidery.Emily C. McDougald to Madeline McDowell, Atlanta, Ga.undated65960Scope and ContentsEqual Suffrage clipping.Helen Lila Steel to Madeline McDowell, New Yorkundated65961Scope and ContentsSympathy note. Writes about the books she has read.Elizabeth K. Hunt to Madeline McDowellundated65962Scope and ContentsSuggestions of books to read.Henry Watterson to Madeline McDowell, Jeffreson, Ky.undated65963Scope and ContentsGet-well wishes for her father.Curry Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell, Paris, Francecirca 191765964Scope and ContentsDescribes her experiences as a nurse in World War I.Unknown to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Bolognaundated65965Scope and ContentsPostcard describing their trip.Charles Westin to Madeline McDowell Breckinridgeundated65966Scope and ContentsInvites her to a hop.Desha Breckinridge to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Lexington, Ky.undated65967Scope and ContentsPart of a letter asking her to attend a dinner with him.Letters from Madge1920, undated6510Invitations and calling cards1898, undated6511Publications and essaysSubseries ii.1895, 1909-1916Essaysundated6512Recollections of Henry Clay, printed in Century Magazine18956513Newspaper articles1909-1916, undated6514SuffrageSubseries iii.1909-1920Literature and pamphlets1910, 1913, undated661Flyer for a speech by Madge1914662Newspaper clippings regarding Madeline's suffrage efforts1913-1915, undated663Newspaper clippings1909-1916, undated664Honor roll certificate for NAWSA19207214Irishtown/Lincoln SchoolSubseries iv.1896, 1912-1920, 1932Plans for the Lincoln schoolundated1311665Irishtown history1896666Letters written by Lincoln School children after Madge's death1920667Newspaper clippings1912-1932, undated668Public Health Nursing AssociationSubseries v.1917, 1919, 1923, 1958Reports1917, 1919669Newspaper clippings1923, 1958, undated6610TuberculosisSubseries vi.1908, 1916-1918Review of the Tuberculosis Bill of the Past Legislature, by Madeline McDowell Breckinridge19086611Pamphlet1916, 19186612Newspaper clippings19166613FinancialSubseries vii.1904-1913Receipts1908, 1911, undated6614Account books1904-19136615Scrapbooks and keepsakesSubseries viii.1884, 1887-1920School report cards1884, 1887-18896616Farmington Lodge Society18906617Scrapbook, Miss Porter's school in Farmington1890691Keepsakes1892-1920, undated6618Concert programsundated6619Robert Burns Wilson watercolorsundated7213Leather foot brace with black ribbonsJ.undated294Printed materialsSubseries ix.1879-1923Newspaper clippings1898-1913, undated671Obituaries1920-19216620Memorials1920672Newspaper clippings of reviews for Sophonisba Breckinridge's Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1921673Memorial edition of The Lexington Herald for Madeline McDowell Breckinridge19207217R. Caldecott's Picture Book given to Madge at 7 years old1879674General Federation Bulletin1910675Handbook for the Women Voters of Illinois, edited by Sophonisba Breckinridge1913676The Journal of Social Forces, with article about Madge by Sophonisba Breckinridge1923677Southern Pioneers in Social Interpretation: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, by Sophonisba Breckinridge1923678Pages from a book about the Southern Pacific Railroad Co.undated7216The Camera in the Southwest19027215Sheet music bookundated6Desha Breckinridge papersSubseries K.1874, 1897-1934CorrespondenceSubseries i.1897-19201897-1920679Letters from Madge in Europe (International Suffrage Congress)1920 June6710Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 467101Scope and ContentsPostcard. Got up at five to go to the train station at six for a seven o'clock train.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 567102Scope and ContentsPostcard. VIII Congres de l'Alliance Internationale pour le suffrage des femmes (Geneve, 6-12 Juin 1920). She has a most lovely and regal room.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 667103Scope and ContentsShe and her party have not experienced the problems others had in getting there. Though they were held up at Bellegarde, no one had told them that they could not leave France with more than a thousand francs or with gold or silver.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 867104Scope and ContentsPostcard showing the hotel where she is staying. They can sit on their balcony and look over the lake to the mountains. The Service is perfect, except that walking is always faster than the 'lift'.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 867105Scope and ContentsShe wishes that he could be there. Last night's meeting was packed to hear Lady Astor and members of the Parliament speak. She mentions that we have delegates from the strangest countries. She is disappointed because her languages of twenty years ago have left her.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 867106Scope and ContentsPostcard. Had a good day. Having dinner with Lady Astor who is entertaining the Americans and the English. She hates to miss the speeches tonight but is staying home to rest.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 1067107Scope and ContentsPostcards (4). They are back in Paris sight-seeing. She and Mrs. Shatford had to go to the prefect of police and have to go again Tuesday for their passports.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 1367108Scope and ContentsWriting while on a boat trip on Lake Geneva. She wants them to make the trip together sometime. Distressed over the news of Mary and wants Mary to see Dr. Fox in Massachusetts. The American and English delegates have done much together.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 1467109Scope and ContentsPostcards (2). She has been sightseeing. Too late to congratulate him on Lady Madcap's win. They went up Mt. Blanc.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Geneva1920 June 17671010Scope and ContentsShe is still not reconciled to the fact that he is not with her. She hopes that the Phoenix Hotel matter ended with the resignation of the Stoll-Ellis crowd. She met Mr. Hampton Gary who had been at the University of Virginia with Desha. She wants to travel the Rhine with him. Next time she wants to do Europe by automobile. Letter includes forget-me-nots from Mt. Blanc and ivy from the old Roman wall in Geneva.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 18671011Scope and ContentsPhotograph of Lady Astor and Mrs. Catt sent as a postcard. Apparently it will be a few weeks before Sara McGarvey gets there.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 19671012Scope and ContentsThey are going with Mrs. Barkley on an automobile trip through Brittany. At Bellegarde they offered her 3000 francs minus a fine; they confiscated $45 in American gold.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Rouen1920 June 20671013Scope and ContentsPostcard. Rose at six and left Paris at 7:30. Attended 4 services in 4 Gothic Cathedrals before 1:00. It was a beautiful trip, and I have so wished for you all the time.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Fougeres1920 June 20671014Scope and ContentsThe automobile trip through Brittany was lovely.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Trouville1920 June 20671015Scope and ContentsPostcards (4). Spending the night in Trouville. Visited cathedrals and attended services. She wants them to come back together.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Mont-Saint-Michel1920 June 22671016Scope and ContentsPostcards (2). They are staying in the quaintest little place.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Chartres1920 June 23671017Scope and ContentsThey arranged to add a day to their trip to add Chartres, Orleans, Fontainbleau. A tire blew out on the car. Includes flowers.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 24671018Scope and ContentsToo bad that they are traveling separately. She feels stupid for not cabling Mr. Shatford to be sure what advanced a week meant about Sara's trip. Would have had time to take the Germany trip.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 June 29671019Scope and ContentsShe is watching with excitement what happens at San Francisco. She has only had one bunch of Heralds. She is glad that he is going to Los Angeles, but wishes both trips were together. She wanted him there when she went to California, but would rather have him here with her. Enclosed are two newspaper clippings.Letters from Madge in Europe1920 July6711Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, enroute to Vittel1920 July 267111Scope and ContentsPostcards (4, possibly one missing). She is following the Chicago Convention. Spent much of yesterday at the prefect of police filling out papers because they would be there more than 15 days.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Vittel1920 July67112Scope and ContentsDescribes an event which the Roumanian Queen attended. Includes newspaper article Roumanian Queen's 'Lily of Life' Produced in Beauty at the Opera. [Note: first part of the letter is missing].Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Pariscirca 1920 July 467113Scope and ContentsShe talks about July 4th events taking place in Paris. September seems a long way off. Includes newspaper articles, France's Freed Provinces Honor America's Warriors, Speeches at Paris 'Fourth' Dinner Emphasise Franco-American Amity.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 July 567114Scope and ContentsExcept for the lameness & consequent weariness, though, I have been perfectly well. Shopping in Paris. Still waiting for Sara McGarvey. Lady Madcap (Desha's) and Distinction (her brother Tom's) horses are lame. Includes newspaper article, Orphans of Poilus, in Touching Parade, Thank America on the Fourth of July, New York Herald.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 July 667115Scope and ContentsPostcard. Nominations mentioned in the newspaper.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Orleans1920 July 767116Scope and ContentsPostcard (4). Discouraged and feeling homesick. Finally found where Sara McGarvey will be staying. Don't send any more Heralds, they come infrequently and she won't be able to get them once on the McGarvey Gallop.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 July 967117Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). Sara McGarvey finally arrived. She is homesick. Her foot is troubling her.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Rheims1920 July 1267118Scope and ContentsPostcards (4). They are driving around Rheims and observing the damage from the war.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Avignon1920 July 1467119Scope and ContentsTalks about Bastille Day.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Avignon1920 July 16671110Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). visiting Roman ruins.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Nice1920 July 18671111Scope and ContentsPostcards (2). Sightseeing. Had dinner in Monte Carlo.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Nice1920 July 20671112Scope and ContentsPostcards (3). Has had no mail. Weather very hot.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Rome1920 July 22671113Scope and ContentsTraveling is hot and bothersome. Rested in bed. Sent his birthday present in her trunk to London.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Pittiviers1920 July 24671114Scope and ContentsPostcards (11, #2 is missing). Sightseeing.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Sorrento1920 July 25671115Scope and ContentsPostcard (6). Sightseeing in Italy. Sends a gardenia.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Amalfi1920 July 26671116Scope and ContentsPostcards (7). Sightseeing. Postcards 5-7 are written from Cava and speak about her wish to establish model schools for the poor children.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Paris1920 July 27671117Scope and ContentsPostcards (8, #1 is missing). More sightseeing. Staying at Nettie Belle's.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Rome1920 July 29671118Scope and ContentsPostcards (4). More sightseeing.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Rome1920 July 31671119Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). Sightseeing. Became a little worn out yesterday.Letters from Madge in Europe1920 August6712Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Florence1920 July [August] 367121Scope and ContentsPostcard. Lovely morning at Palazzo Vecchio. [Note: dated July 3, 1920, but Madge was in Florence at the beginning of August. Misdated].Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Postcard1920 August 467122Scope and ContentsShopping and sightseeing.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Venice1920 August 767123Scope and ContentsPostcards (3). Received letters and Heralds. Worried about his eyes. Sightseeing.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Brique1920 August 1267124Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). Will sail out of London 4 days later than planned. She is getting along well because everyone is looking out for her. And with all the hardships, I'd much rather have the trip than never to have a sightseeing European trip.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Strasbourg and Metz1920 August 1767125Scope and ContentsPostcards (10). Sightseeing. Mrs. Lipscombe had to have surgery. Metz is a German fortress town, heavy, dark, ugly - many soldiers in evidence.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, enroute from Metz to Brussels1920 August 2067126Scope and ContentsPostcards (24). Sightseeing.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Brussels1920 August 2267127Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). Went to the Olympics in Antwerp yesterday. Sightseeing. Extremely cold for August. Included is a newspaper article, British Crops in Grave Peril...Mercury Fall of 50 Deg. with a note written on the top, We were having it in Switzerland, in Lorraine, and Belgium.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, Bruges1920 August 2467128Scope and ContentsPostcards (5). Sightseeing and shopping.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, London1920 August 2567129Scope and ContentsPostcards (6). Talks about getting their passports ready. Sightseeing in Canterbury.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Desha Breckinridge, London1920 August 26671210Scope and ContentsShopping. Lending money to others in their group. Received letters. Includes a piece of a Scotch heather branch.Printed materialsSubseries ii.1874, 1893-19341882, 1918, undated681Newspaper clippings1893-1934, undated682Newspaper clippings regarding W.C.P. Breckinridge1904-1906683Court of Appeals argument by W.C.P. Breckinridge1874684Curry Breckinridge lettersSubseries L.1897-19081109Ballard McDowell letterSubseries M.undated6121Scope and ContentsMadeline McDowell to Ballard McDowell. Family news.Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell lettersSubseries N.1851-1864Magdalen McDowell, Bland and Sarah Ballard to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Louisville1851 February 161221 Scope and ContentsFamily news. Write about upcoming marriages.[Henry Clay McDowell?] to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell1851 November 2661222Scope and ContentsHas decided to study law.G. B. Walker to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1853 December 1261223Scope and ContentsResolutions of the Evansville Medical College faculty on the death of Dr. William Adair McDowell.Henry Clay McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell1854 March 561224Scope and ContentsWrites about law school. Mentions some of his classmates, including Breckinridge. Family news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, New Castle, Ky.circa 1857 January 2861225Scope and ContentsArrived at school this morning.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, New Castle, Ky.circa 1857 May61226Scope and ContentsWrites about school.Sarah Ballard to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1858 February 561227Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Mentions the possibility of William Preston being named minister to Spain. A slave of Preston's recently escaped on the Underground Railroad, the seventh slave of his to escape this way.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowel, Peewee Valley1859 October 2561228Scope and ContentsWrites about school.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Peewee Valley185961229Scope and ContentsWrites about school.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Peewee Valleyundated612210Scope and ContentsFragment of letter. Formation of a debating society at school.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Peewee Valleyundated612211Scope and ContentsWrites about school. At the debating society, the issue of union vs. disunion came up. He was on the union side but was beaten.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, New Castle1860 May 4612212Scope and ContentsWrites about attending the Henry Male Seminary.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, New Haven, Ky.circa 1861 November 10612213Scope and ContentsHas just arrived at his new military camp.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, New Haven, Ky.1861 December 8612214Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. Belongs to the fifteenth regiment and will be brigaded with some Ohio regiments at Elizabethtown next week. He and his brother, Will are going to Camp Nevin to visit their brother, Henry.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell1862 January 8612215Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. Expects to join General Mitchell's division.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Camp Jefferson1862 January 17612216Scope and ContentsMiserable camp conditions. Mentions his commanding officers. Writes that there is not a man in camp that wouldn't give his right hand for a fight. Sketches.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Camp Jefferson1862 February 2612217Scope and ContentsMiserable camp conditions.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Camp Jefferson1862 February 9612218Scope and ContentsHis brother, Will, has gone down to McCook's division to see their brother Henry.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Nashville1862 March 8612219Scope and ContentsFamily news, Camp conditions. Admires General William Nelson. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, near Murfreesboro, Tenn.1862 April 1612220Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. Wants her to ask Mr. Ballard about his promotion.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Fayetteville, Tenn.1862 April 21612221Scope and ContentsYou must not be surprised if I bring a wife home. Bad camp conditions. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Fayetteville, Tenn.1862 April 29612222Scope and ContentsIt was rumored that John Hunt Morgan's cavalry would soon attack. Irvine and his fellow soldiers are eager for a fight. Explains why it will take some time to suppress the rebellion. Mentions his pay and promotion. Sketches.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Camp Taylor1862 May612223Scope and ContentsDescribes in detail a recent skirmish. I took two prisoners and captured a fine horse with all the military equipments on him.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Huntsville, Ala.1862 July 8612224Scope and ContentsWe are expecting to march for Richmond... If they get us up with those abominable abolition scoundrels we will be more apt to get in a fight with them than with the rebels. Sketches.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Huntsville, Ala.1862 July 26612225Scope and ContentsBelieves his brother William will be placed on General Rousseau's staff. Describes a humorous incident in camp and a large funeral for a young Confederate soldier. Mentions John Hunt Morgan. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Camp Taylor1862 August 13612226Scope and ContentsDescribes an unsuccessful engagement with some Confederates. Prefers volunteer over regular soldiers. Mentions John Hunt Morgan. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Tyree Springs, Tenn.1862 November 19612227Scope and ContentsNews about friends and family.Alice Johnston to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDwoellundated612228Scope and ContentsInvitation to the upcoming marriage between she and [Edward] Irvine McDowell.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, near Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 January 8612229Scope and ContentsBusy working as an adjutant. Family news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 January 10612230Scope and ContentsComments on the horror of the battlefield. Asks about his brother William's wound. States that more officers in his regiment are talking about resigning.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboror, Tenn.1863 February 25612231Scope and ContentsFamily news and camp conditions. Heard that home folks are expecting an attack from Humphrey Marshall.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 March 11612232Scope and ContentsFamily news. Writes about having to be mustered in as an officer. Asks about his brother William. Disgusted with the idea of black soldiers serving in the Union Army.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 March 27612233Scope and ContentsFamily news and camp conditions. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 April 15612234Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news. Glad to hear about the arrest of George D. Prentice's Confederate son, Clarence.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboror, Tenn.1863 May 9612235Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 May 29612236Scope and ContentsHappy about the good news from Vicksburg.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 May 31612237Scope and ContentsCamp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 June 20612238Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.William Preston McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell1863 July 4612239Scope and ContentsHappy about Lee's defeat at Gettysburg. Family and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Dechard Stationcirca 1863 August 1612240Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Stevenson, Ala.1863 August 31612241Scope and ContentsFamily news. Writes about getting settled in his new camp.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, near Lafayette, Ga.1863 September 15612242Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chatanooga, Tenn.1863 October 6612243Scope and ContentsThe Confederate artillery barrage he is under is the hottest hole I have been in with exception of the Sunday fight [Chickamauga?] river. Family and camp news. Talks of reenlisting. Sketches.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 October 26612244Scope and ContentsDescribes witnessing an engagement on Lookout Mountain. Camp news. Mentions re-enlisting but I am afraid [the war] will take two or three years more.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 November 17612245Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news. A battle is ongoing and I have not heard who is getting the better yet but we always do even when we get whipped.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell and eleven other family members, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 December 14612246Scope and ContentsSad that he won't be home for the holidays. Will soon be post adjutant.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 December 20612247Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1864 February 8612248Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news. Describes a fire at the Nashville and Chattanooga depot.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1864 March 23612249Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news. His position as captain is keeping him busy.Edward Irvine McDowell to Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1864 April 10612250Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news. Mentions a Mr. Irvine from Richmond, Ky., wanting him to find three of his runaway slaves, use them until the war is over, and then return them to him. Disgusted with the idea of black soldiers serving in the Union Army.Magdalen Harvey McDowell papersSubseries O.1849-1918CorrespondenceSubseries i.1849-19181849-1852Bland and Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Staunton, Va.1849 August 96231Scope and ContentsMention Charles Denby. Visited Lexington, Virginia, and Natural Bridge.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, White Sulphur Springs, Va.1849 August 196232Scope and ContentsRode around Cincinnati in Dr. Daniel Drake's rockaway. Describes the boat trip from Guyandotte to White Sulphur Springs.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 June 116233Scope and ContentsWrites of his baby, Mary. Dissatisfied with the style of his church building. At the reopening of the church, Mr. [Rev. William Lewis] Breckinridge tried to preach an appropriate sermon, but it was the 'coffee pot' doubly distilled.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 June 186234Scope and ContentsNothing happening in the city Bigelow will make a publication vindicating himself. It... will contain many of Mrs. Ward's letters and several other interesting matters. Won't it be rich?Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 June 256235Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Bland and Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 July 26236Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Heard a concert violinist. Tell Pa to buy no more land warrants...Congress will pass a law at this session giving to the soldiers of the Wars of 1792 and 1812 lands. Possible reference to Amos Kendall.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 August 96237Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Encourages her to enter a literary contest.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 September 36238Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Mentions Basil Duke. Her brother Henry has been on an expedition and will see her as soon as he is discharged.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1850 November 26239Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Writes of his job copying the census.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1851 July 1662310Scope and ContentsDebating on whether or not to attend college.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1851 September 1262311Scope and ContentsReading law and keeping office for brother-in-law, Bland Ballard.Bland and Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1851 December 662312Scope and ContentsStates that her brother Henry will make a good lawyer.Maude Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Washington, D.C. Was delighted to meet her when she came to Washington. Some of the young men there are crazed about you. Invites her back to visit1852 January 1462313Mattie Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1852 February 2762314Scope and ContentsAttended the National. Daniel Webster has been here making a glorious speech... Magdalen you must not be an abolitionist.Bland and Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1852 March 462315Scope and ContentsDescribes attending the speech by Hungarian revolutionary Governor Lajos Kossuth. He was introduced by Joseph Hote. It took place in the Farmer's Tobacco Warehouse behind the Galt House. [Note: Kossuth's speech can be found in the Louisville Evening Journal, March 4, 1852].Matilde W. Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, St. Louis1852 August 1762316Scope and ContentsDid I tell you of [Harriet Beecher Stow's] 'Uncle Tom's Log Cabin'? Do read it... Are you still an abolitionist? Come to the South and you will find all of us agree with you. What do you think of the Pittsburg convention, or Mr. Hale's declension? Writes about her religion.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1852 November 1662317Scope and ContentsWrites that he is lonesome and wishes she would come back very soon.Matilde Pope Dox to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1852 December 1662318Scope and ContentsWrites that she is no longer an abolitionist.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville185262319Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Went to the Mozart.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville185262320Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.1853-1854Eve A. Haseltince to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Rome1853 February 206241Scope and ContentsDescribes St. Peter's, the Coliseum, the Vatican, and other sites in the city.Jabez Smith to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1853 May 46242Scope and ContentsTelegraph noting his safe arrival and the pleasure he had spending time with them.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1853 May 176243Scope and ContentsDescribes his journey home to Louisville.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1853 June 16244Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Bland Ballard Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1853 June 156245Scope and ContentsFamily news.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1853 June6246Scope and ContentsWrites about his law practice, the class he is supervising, and the courses he is taking.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1853 July 86247Scope and ContentsFamily news.Mattie Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Huntsville, Ala.1853 August 76248Scope and ContentsWrites of romance and marriages. Comments on the widespread fame of Harriet Beecher Stow. Asks Magdalen what her abolition sentiments are these days. Writes of her religion.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1853 August6249Scope and ContentsWent to the opera and the horticulture exhibition at Mozart Hall.Mattie Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, near Huntsville, Ala.1853 December 2862410Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Magdalen's father, Dr. William Adair McDowell. Encourages her to become a Christian.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 January 1562411Scope and ContentsWrites about trying to find lodging during the opening of the legislature in Frankfort.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 January 2162412Scope and ContentsFamily news.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 January 2962413Scope and ContentsShe is not allowed to express her anti-slavery sentiments in a local newspaper. Rev. William Lewis Breckinridge invited Henry and Bland to a Bible class at his house. Writes of his mother-in-law's debts.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 January 2962414Scope and ContentsHas read her last contribution to the paper. Writes of his classes and a recent court case.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 February 162415Scope and ContentsDisparaging comments about Henry Ward Beecher. Instructions on writing.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 February 1962416Scope and ContentsWrites of gardening, temperance, and the possibility of coal deposits being on their lands in Evansville, Indiana.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 March 562417Scope and ContentsMore discussion of the possibility of coal on their lands in Evansville. I suppose you have read your friend [Charles] Sumner's speech in the Senate. Believes that Henry has some designs on Nannie Clay.Mattie Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, near Huntsville, Ala.1854 March 1162418Scope and ContentsDiscusses romance and marriage.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 April 862419Scope and ContentsWas mortified by her last letter and did not mean to be unkind when he last saw her. Understands her need to be independent.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1854 June 1962420Scope and ContentsWrites that Rev. Breckinridge is resigning as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church to accept the presidency of a college in Missouri.Matilde Pope to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, near Huntsville, Ala.1854 August 862421Scope and ContentsWas thinking of her during the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law in Congress. Asks if she hears from Charles Sumner or Mr. [John Parker] Hale.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville185462422Scope and ContentsThe Hancocks are staying with them until they can move into their new home. Family news.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville185462423Scope and ContentsDistressed over the letter Mag wrote to Bland. Assured him that Mag was under the influence of the blues and encourages her to cheer up.1855-1859Matilde Pope Dox to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1855 February 216251Scope and ContentsAsks Mag to meet her in St. Louis. Runaway slave refused to return to the South. She detests abolitionists.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1855 June 146252Scope and ContentsInvited to dine with Charles Sumner. Won't we talk of abolition?Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1855 June 166253Scope and ContentsThe dinner was a handsome affair.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1855 July 46254Scope and ContentsFamily news. Attended a Know-Nothings meeting last night where there were about five thousand people present. Doesn't like the party because of its religious intolerance.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1855 July 136255Scope and ContentsDiscusses a recent contempt of court case involving councilmen refusing to issue a liquor license.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Mason Springs, Va.1856 August 246256Scope and ContentsLong debate on the subject of American slavery and whether or not it is beneficial for Afro-Americans. Condemns slavery. Is surprised at how many there are who, though they talk of the abolitionists as devils and of disunion as a thing to be desired, acutally agree with me in sentiment.Anne Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Boston1857 May 266257Scope and ContentsDescribes her stay in the city and the sights she has seen.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1857 November 66258Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1857 November 116259Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1857 December 2462510Scope and ContentsNews of the family's preparation for Christmas.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1858 January 2462511Scope and ContentsFamily news.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1859 October 2462512Scope and ContentsWrites of his school work.1860-1865Anne Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1860 August 136261Scope and ContentsDiscusses Mag's trip to Crab Orchard. Mr. Ballard has bought Mr. Carter's place opposite the Fairgrounds.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Curran Pope, near New Haven, Ky.1861 November 146262Scope and ContentsWrites of troop deployments and camp conditions.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Pope1861 December 136263Scope and ContentsLetter fragment. General [William Bull] Nelson's brigade is camped nearby. Measles are advancing through the camp.Pass for Magdalen Harvey McDowell from Brigadier General McCook1861 December 266264Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Jefferson, Hart County, Ky.1862 January 146265Scope and ContentsAdjusting to his new camp.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Bowling Green, Ky.1862 February 2072191Scope and ContentsDiscusses camp conditions. He is quartered in the house previously occupied by Albert Sidney Johnston. Sketch of Buckner's cottage drawn at top of paper which is a page of sheet music.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Nashvillecirca 1862 March 96266Scope and ContentsWritten shortly after the Federal capture of the city. Troop deployments. Mentions John Hunt Morgan. Sketches.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Shelbyville, Tenn.circa 1862 April 56267Scope and ContentsHas not received his commission yet.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Jackson1862 April 186268Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. Pleased with his company (of Germans). Tired of playing soldier, ready to fight. Requests some personal items. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Ala.1862 June 56269Scope and ContentsHe and a friend were rivals over a a sweetheart. Writes of camp orders.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Tyner Springs, Tenn.1862 November 1962610Scope and ContentsDescribes the Springs area. Is losing his hair.William Preston McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Camp Andrew Johnson1862 December 2262611Scope and ContentsWrites of his expected promotion.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Munfordville, Ky.1862 December 2462612Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. John Hunt Morgan and Nathan Bedford Forest are advancing.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 January 2962613Scope and ContentsTells her not to worry about Braxton Bragg's reinforcements because they themselves received 16,000 men. Thinks his regiment may be consolidated with the Louisville Legion.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 February 1362614Scope and ContentsMentions the Louisville Legion. There is great excitement in the Kentucky regiments about the negroes still, and I expect they will fight themselves out of the service if it is carried into effect. Asks why people think Morgan is coming through Louisville. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 February 2562615Scope and ContentsHis brigade has been armed with Enfield rifles. If they would only keep the negroes out of our army, I would try to get in the regulars. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 March 2262616Scope and ContentsSharp skirmishes yesterday, four hundred prisoners and some artillery captured. We had another officer go up on the negro question yesterday; it was the only way he could get out.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 April 262617Scope and ContentsMail has been late and they have no newspapers from Kentucky lately. General Burnside's troops are in Louisville.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 April 1562618Scope and ContentsSome officers dismissed for insufficient knowledge of tactics and general orders.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 May 1362619Scope and ContentsCamp conditions; sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 May 1962620Scope and ContentsReceived the clothes she sent. Will should be home by now. Sketch.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 May 2562621Scope and ContentsDid answer her last letter. Camp activities.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Dechard Station1863 July 1362622Scope and ContentsDescribes recent Confederate retreat. Some men are smoking coffee due to a shortage of tobacco. Asks if she has heard anything about Jefferson Davis' commissioners being refused admittance into their lines.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell,, Dechard Station1863 August 162623Scope and ContentsDerogatory and bitter opinion of black Federal soldiers.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cave Spring1863 August 2362624Scope and ContentsWent fishing. Local citizens have been hanged for hanging Federal soldiers. Having a photographic muster roll made.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanoog, Tenn.1863 October 162625Scope and ContentsDescribes recent battle he fought in. Had his sword and hat shot off as well as five bullet holes in his coat. If we whip the Rebs here, I think the war will be over.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 October 1162626Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. It is a pity some people can't get enough of shelling. I have seen enough to last a lifetime in the last few days.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 October 1762627Scope and ContentsDescribes recent duties. It is a shame the way those cowardly correspondents are allowed to write about our Generals. Mentions General Crittenden. Kentucky Confederates are deserting in large numbers. Has not seen Thomas J. Clay among the prisoners.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 November 2162628Scope and ContentsWould like to attend West Point.Edward Irvine McDowell and Sidney [Smith] to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1864 January 1462629Scope and ContentsIrvine is now aide-de-camp to General Johnston.Kemp Goodloe to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1864 February 1962630Scope and ContentsAs a member of a legislative committee, Goodloe wants Magdalen to paint a full length portrait of Henry Clay for Kentucky.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1864 March 2262631Scope and ContentsCamp conditions.S. S. Bush to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1864 December 2362632Scope and ContentsVery pleased that she painted for him. Has sent an additional $150.00 because $1,000.00 was too little to charge.William Henry Sidell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1865 November 2862633Scope and ContentsComments on and thanks her for letting him borrow the poem, The Marble Faun and William Makepeace Thackeray's book, The History of Pendennis (1849).1866-1883Bland Ballard, Jr. and Mary H. Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 January 36271Scope and ContentsTheir father is sick with a pain in his breast. They wish she was home.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1866 January6272Scope and ContentsHas deposited money for her at Lyons and Co. Bankers.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 February 166273Scope and ContentsDescribes having dinner with Ralph Waldo Emerson at Belknap's. Impressed with his modesty and knowledge.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 February 206274Scope and ContentsWants to know more of Mag's new friends and acquaintances.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 February 266275Scope and ContentsEncourages her in her artistic pursuits and describes his house to her.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 March 186276Scope and ContentsDiscusses her artwork.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 March 186277Scope and ContentsWants her to take instruction in painting from a first-rate artist.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 April 176278Scope and ContentsDescribes the building he will erect during the summer in downtown Louisville and which the architect has dubbed McDowell's Block. Promises his sister an artist's studio in the complex.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 May 266279Scope and ContentsHe saw two portraits of Henry Clay while in Frankfort and thought they were both flawed. Encourages her to undertake such a task. Wants her to go to Europe with him and his wife this summer.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 June 1562710Scope and ContentsEncourages her to keep learning about painting and not worry about making money all at once. Wants her to write the [Courier] Journal extolling the benefits of a park in Louisville.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 June 1662711Scope and ContentsWants specific plans from her for studios in his building.Henry Clay and Anne Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 August 1362712Scope and ContentsHave just returned from Crab Orchard Springs [Lincoln County, Ky.] Construction of his buildings is progressing slowly. Both want Magdalen to come live with them in their house.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville. Hated his stay at Crab Orchard1866 August 1662713Scope and ContentsEncourages her to continue painting in New York.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 September 1062714Scope and ContentsExcoriates President Andrew Johnson who will be in town tomorrow. Disgusted with the fact that Johnson considers acts of respect for the Office as endorsement of his policy.Henry Clay and Anne Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 September 1162715Scope and ContentsBoth want her to stay in New York and paint. Anne hopes to see the President today.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 September 1762716Scope and ContentsHas enclosed a check for her. Nannette is just starting school at Mr. Butler's.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1866 September 2562717Scope and ContentsFamily and political news.Unknown to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1867 February 2362718Scope and ContentsDetailed discussion of ladies fashion. Writes about her readings.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cresson, Penn.1867 August 462719Scope and ContentsWants her to come vacation in Pennsylvania.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cresson, Penn.1869 September 362720Scope and ContentsFamily news.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvillecirca 186962721Scope and ContentsWhen someone accused Henry Clay McDowell of being a copperhead, his daughter Nannette denied it and said he is a blackhead and so is Uncle Bland. Presbyterian evangelist and theologian, Stuart Robinson, is preaching in town.William Lewis Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cabell's Dale, Cass County, Mo.1870 June 1562722Scope and ContentsAppreciates a book she sent but finds fault with it.Charles Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1870 June 2862723Scope and ContentsWrites of her business affairs and the growth of Evansville.John Marshall Harlan to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Washington, D.C.1871 March 862724Scope and ContentsHas come to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Wants to meet her in Harrisburg, Penn.Nannette and Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1872 February 262725Scope and ContentsWent to Louisville with Papa and Mama to hear Nilsson. Family news. Note from Henry Clay McDowell dated February 5th encouraging her to enter the Academy.E.H.M. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1872 March 862726Scope and ContentsWrites about relatives selling some property.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, San Francisco1872 September 1362727Scope and ContentsWrites about Charles Dudley Warner's My Summer in a Garden (1871) and two paintings by Mr. Hill. Possible reference to a horse sale.H. W. Alexander to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1874 March 1962728Scope and ContentsDiscusses art and artists.A. K. Kennedy to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1874 May 2762729Scope and ContentsRegrets missing her invitation. Insists that she let him know when she is coming back to Lexington so he can arrange to be there as well. Wants to hear about the cotillian.M. J. Stoughton to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1877 October 1262730Scope and ContentsAsks her to send a piece of artwork to the National Academy of Design.S. M. Starling to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Hopkinsville, Ky.1877 October 1262731Scope and ContentsInquires if there are portraits of their great-grandparents, Judge Samuel and Mary McDowell. Provides a personal recollection of the couple.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 September 362732Scope and ContentsWrites of her business affairs. Sold his horse, Trinket, for $11,000.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 September 1362733Scope and ContentsWrites about her business affairs.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 September 1362734Scope and ContentsWrites about her business affairs.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 October 2062735Scope and ContentsConcerns rent money owed to her by John Ingle Coal Mining Company.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 October 2062736Scope and ContentsMore of the rent owed to her by the John Ingle Coal Co..Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Woodlake1880 October 3062737Scope and ContentsEncourages her to do all her painting at his house.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Haven, Conn.1881 June 662738Scope and ContentsAttended a baseball game and an initiation supper.Mattie F. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1881 November 1062739Scope and ContentsInquires about the truth of Ballard McDowell's death.Charles Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1883 July 1762740Scope and ContentsFamily news. Discusses the death of an acquaintance.1885Laura D. McCrea to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Dresden1885 March 306281Scope and ContentsWrites about living in Germany.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1885 April 166282Scope and ContentsThanks her for a painting and discusses business affairs.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 April 226283Scope and ContentsAttended a large celebration in honor of James C. Harrison, one of the founders of the city schools in Lexington. W.C.P. Breckinridge spoke at the occasion. Family news.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 April 296284Scope and ContentsFamily news and business affairs. Mentions an upcoming dinner at Ashland for several dignitaries including Governor J. Proctor Knott.Lou Poindexter to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1885 April 306285Scope and ContentsDiscusses Magdalen's trip.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1885 May 36286Scope and ContentsAsks about Magdalen's ocean voyage. mentions the Thomas concerts. Appreciates her painting.Speaker's House, Palace of Westminster to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1885 May 46287Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1885 May 106288Scope and ContentsWrites about Magdalen's trip. Mentions her painting. Informs her of the death of General Irvine McDowell.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 May 106289Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Laura D. McCrea to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Dresden1885 May 1262810Scope and ContentsLife in Germany.Kate Stafford Deloue to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Paris1885 May 1762811Scope and ContentsMaking preparations for her visit.M. C. Bougoisin to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1885 May 1962812Scope and ContentsMaking preparations for her visit.Mittie [?] to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Danville1885 May 2162813Scope and ContentsMentions possible assault of self-defense trial involving Thomas Crittenden.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1885 May 2762814Scope and ContentsFamily news. Tells her about Charles Denby's prospects of being named minister to either Spain or China.Vve. Boucicant et Co. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Paris. Advertisement1885 May 2862815Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 June 162816Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Charles Denby was appointed minister to China. Went to a boating party, a baseball party, the Thomas concerts, and the new reservoir at Crescent Hill.[Sue Pindleton?] to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1885 June 362817Scope and ContentsFamily news.Laura D. McCrea to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Desden1885 June 362818Scope and ContentsLife in Germany.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 June 1162819Scope and ContentsFamily news and her business affairs.M. R. C. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lexington1885 June 1162820Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Unknown to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1885 June 1662821Scope and ContentsAddressed to Aunt Mag. Delighted that Magdalen could be in Paris for Victor Hugo's funeral. News of family and friends.Sue D. Heapy to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1885 June 1662822Scope and ContentsWrites about her trip to London and Paris.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 June 1762823Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 June 2062824Scope and ContentsReceived Magdalen's letter from Paris. Hopes she will go again next spring and take her and Nettie. Family and society news.Anna F. Didlake to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1885 June 2562825Scope and ContentsWill be in London until the middle of next week and hopes Magdalen can visit.Anna F. Didlake to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1885 June 2762826Scope and ContentsPrevious engagements prevent time to visit, but will call on Magdalen before she leaves London.Madeline and Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 July 2462827Scope and ContentsFamily and society news. Madeline won the prize of John Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies in a composition contest.Benjamin Helm Bristow to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1885 July 2562828Scope and ContentsSending her a letter of introduction to meet Ambassador Edward John Phelps.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 July 2662829Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1885 August 362830Scope and ContentsAmazed at the preparations for President Grant's funeral. Only think of Simon Bolivar Buckner and General Joe Johnston being two of the pallbearers. Is not their appreciation of Grant sublime? I never dreamed that we would live to see it.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 August 1462831Scope and ContentsFamily and society news.Sue D. Heapy to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Liverpool1885 August 2262832Scope and ContentsWishes her a safe passage home.L. H. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1885 August 2962833Scope and ContentsEncloses a letter from Nettie. Her present to them was highly regarded.Sarah C. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1885 September 2362834Scope and ContentsWent to the doctor with Hoyt to check a lump in his jaw. Misses her awfully. News of friends and acquaintances.Nannette McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1885 September 2862835Scope and ContentsFamily news. Writes of her father's horses.Sue D. Heapy to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Liverpool1885 October 162836Scope and ContentsFamily news. Thanks her for the portrait of Mr. Heapy.Sarah C. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1885 October 1062837Scope and ContentsWants to know how she is doing. Her sister is now in New York on her first visit there. News of friends.Thomas Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Yarnallton, Ky.1885 December 762838Scope and ContentsWrites about school.Jennie Little to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Germantown, Penn.1885 December 2662839Scope and ContentsThanks her for the Christmas present. Sorry to hear of her illness.1886-1899Sarah C. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1886 February 256291Scope and ContentsAttended a reception for Ambassador Edward John Phelps.Lou Poindexter to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Mendham, N.J.circa 1887 January 256292Scope and ContentsHopes that John Speed was a success at the Exhibition. News of friends.Ellen [?] to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1887 June 166293Scope and ContentsEnclosed something which she thought Magdalen would like to have.Lou Poindexter to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkcirca 1887 August 36294Scope and ContentsOnly excitement is reading of Mr. Gladstone, the Irish and the Anarchists. Has been ill.Sarah C. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1887 August 136295Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Lou Poindexter to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Christian Countycirca 1887 November 136296Scope and ContentsContemplative letter about life and death. Someone close to them (Anne) has died recently.Sarah C. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1889 October 266297Scope and ContentsDescribes her trip through Europe and Turkey.Robert Burns Wilson to Magdalen Harvey McDowellcirca 1890 January 36298Scope and ContentsThanks her for a book she sent to him.Madeline McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Farmington, Conn.circa 1890 June 156299Scope and ContentsWrites about school. Enjoyed reading Isaacs Jorge's Maria: A South American Romance.Robert Burns Wilson to Magdalen Harvey McDowellcirca 189062910Scope and ContentsApologizes for his intolerable neglect.Bland Ballard, Jr. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1891 May 1462911Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Bland Ballard, Jr. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1891 October 3062912Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Mrs. W. O. Bullock to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1892 December 262913Scope and ContentsHandwritten copy of Minnie R. Clay's obituary.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1894 July 562914Scope and ContentsMadeline is free of tuberculosis. One bone was diseased and was removed. A thorough cure is expected. Writes of his horses.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1894 July 3062915Scope and ContentsDiscusses her business affairs.William M. Bell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1894 September 1062916Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.William M. Bell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1894 September 1462917Scope and ContentsDiscusses her business affairs.Katherine DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Oakland, Ca.1895 October 2962918Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashland1896 February 2762919Scope and ContentsFamily news.S. A. Moffat to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1896 May 662920Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.William McDowell Bent to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Savannah, Ga.1896 July 1162921Scope and ContentsHad an enjoyable trip to Baltimore. Enclosed check.S. Miller Williams to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1897 April 2462922Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.S. Miller Williams to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1897 May 1562923Scope and ContentsConcerning coal being mined on her Evansville property.S. Miller Williams to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1897 May 2762924Scope and ContentsConcerning coal mining on her Evansville property.Graham F. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1897 September 2462925Scope and ContentsConcerning the John Ingle Coal Mining Co..J. W. Lauer to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1897 December 1862926Scope and ContentsConcerning her Evansville property. Drawing attached.George S. Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 April 2362927Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.J. W. Lauer to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 May 1162928Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.George S. Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 June 262929Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.George S. Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 July 1962930Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.George S. Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 August 2062931Scope and ContentsConcerning coal mining on her Evansville property.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lexington1898 August 2562932Scope and ContentsBusiness matters. Mentions the camping of about 10,000 of these soldiers on our road. [Note: Possible reference to Spanish-American War soldiers camped near Ashland].Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lexington1898 August 3062933Scope and ContentsLetter from Charles Hendrie attached. Concerning coal being mined on her Evansville property.John Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1898 October 462934Scope and ContentsConcerning the coal mining on her property.William Preston McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1898 December 762935Scope and ContentsBusiness matters.Fanny Moore to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lexington1899 November 2362936Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.Graham F. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1899 November 2462937Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.Elizabeth B. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Washington, D.C.1899 November 2462938Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.Annie McElwee to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Rockbridge Baths, Vt.1899 November 3062939Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.L. H. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Chicago1899 December 1262940Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.Helen McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkcirca 1899 November62941Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Henry Clay McDowell.1900-1918Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1900 March 562101Scope and ContentsFamily news. Mentions a political meeting in town tonight.George S. Ingle to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1900 May 1862102Scope and ContentsConcerning her Evansville property.Charles Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1900 September 162103Scope and ContentsFamily news.Elizabeth B. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Basic City, Va.1901 August 1462104Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Sarah McDowell Ballard.Charles Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Evanville, Ind.1901 November 662105Scope and ContentsGlad to have written a letter of recommendation to President Roosevelt on behalf of Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.'s appointment to the federal bench.Edwin H. Denby to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1902 January 362106Scope and ContentsConcerning a question of Gothic architecture.Marion Houston Smith to Magdalen Harvey McDowell1904 November 2862107Scope and ContentsThank you note written shortly after Marion's marriage.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Phoenix, Ariz.1908 April 562108Scope and ContentsPostcard concerning travel plans for home.L. H. DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1910 June 1762109Scope and ContentsDoes not know how to contact Mrs. Albert Harrison. Will be in the U.S. in the autumn.Katherine DeFriese to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada1910 September 15621010Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends. Survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire.Henry McDowell Bullock to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cincinnati, Oh.1911621011Scope and ContentsAsks about Ashland. Postcard of his military school. Asks for letters.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lexington1912 March 19621012Scope and ContentsPostcard relating how she met a distant relative who is the daughter of Dr. Ephraim McDowell.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Kinderhook, N.Y.1912 May 11621013Scope and ContentsStaying with her friend, Marion Houston Smith.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 May 13621014Scope and ContentsWrites about her suffrage work.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Lynchburg, Va.1913 May 16621015Scope and ContentsClipping about her suffrage work enclosed.Unknown to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Ashville, N.C.1912 September 1621016Scope and ContentsPostcards with no note.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, London1913 June 21621017Scope and ContentsWrites about her vacation.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New York1913 October 22621018Scope and ContentsDescribes attending a speech by militant British suffragist, Emmaline Pankhurst. After listening to Pankhurts, you are ready to admit that the advance of suffrage... is principally due to the militant agitation, and that maybe they are even right now in what they are doing.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisville1913 December 28621019Scope and ContentsPostcard indicating that she is staying at Cousin Charley's.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Daytona, Fl.1914 January 11621020Scope and ContentsWrites about her vacation.Ida W. Harrison to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Orleans1916 February 1621021Scope and ContentsPostcard about her vacation.Mary Allen Moore to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Westover, Ind.1917 February 8621022Scope and ContentsSympathy note on the death of Anne Clay McDowell.Thomas B. Brock to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Niagara Falls1917 August 25621023Scope and ContentsEnjoying the Falls. The view is spectacular. Leaving that afternoon for home.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Asheville, N.C.1918 January 27621024Scope and ContentsPostcard. Post Office not delivering mail on Sundays because of the war.Clay Brock to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, St. Petersburg, Fl.1918 March 17621025Scope and ContentsPostcard wishing that she is well.undatedH. Hammond to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated62111Scope and ContentsInvitation to attend the opera.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated62112Scope and ContentsWrites about someone receiving their commission. Reference to Major General Irvin McDowell.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated62113Scope and ContentsFamily news. Mentions Bob and Mollie Breckinridge.Henry Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkundated62114Scope and ContentsReference to Major General Irvin McDowell.Unidentified brother to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkundated62115Scope and ContentsAttended an opera.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1850s June 462116Scope and ContentsWrites about the Sadie Ward divorce case.Bland Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvillecirca 1870s62117Scope and ContentsThe Justices of the Supreme Court paid his daughter, Mary, a great deal of attention. She liked Justices William Strong and David Davis best.Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated62118Scope and ContentsNervous about proposed trip to Europe.Bland and Sarah Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Cresson, Pa.undated62119Scope and ContentsMention an upcoming eclipse.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621110Scope and ContentsSociety news. Attended a costume party.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Parisundated621111Scope and ContentsSightseeing.Christine Griffin to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621112Scope and ContentsInvites her to dinner.Christine Griffin to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621113Scope and ContentsSending her art gallery tickets.Edward Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621114Scope and ContentsFamily news.Major General Irvine McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621115Scope and ContentsInvitation to dine.Abigail Slaughter Bristow to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkcirca 1880s621116Scope and ContentsReference to her visiting her son Will at Yale.Nannie Fitzhugh MacLean to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621117Scope and ContentsCompliments her on writing an article concerning the Gothic style called Nature's Cathedrals.Helen McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621118Scope and ContentsInvites her to the opera.Helen Pence to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New YorkDecember 29, [?]621119Scope and ContentsThanks her for a gift and wishes she could attend her wedding.John [?] to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621120Scope and ContentsSends flower seed. Will answer her letter soon.L.C.S. to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621121Scope and ContentsThankful for Magdalen and the family's kindness.J. D. Harvey to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621122Scope and ContentsNews of family and friends.Sue D. Heapy to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Liverpoolundated621123Scope and ContentsFamily news.Annie A. Peckham to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, New Yorkundated621124Scope and ContentsPossible reference to Magdalen's 1885 European vacation.Mary Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated621125Scope and ContentsWrites about an appointment to West Point.Bland Ballard, Jr. to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated621126Scope and ContentsFamily News.Fanny Ballard to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Louisvilleundated621127Scope and ContentsChild writing to her aunt.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, near Oraville, Ca.undated621128Scope and ContentsDescribes her trip through Utah and California. Mentions Salt Lake City trying hard to get the Biennial. Made a speech at the Mormon Tabernacle.Ernie B. Goodloe to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621129Scope and ContentsGenealogical questions.Pattey Burnley to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621130Scope and ContentsPoem and note. Poem is entitled, Ode, and about Magdalen.Lila Stuk to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621131Scope and ContentsChristmas greetings.E. K. Hunt to Magdalen Harvey McDowell, Villars sur Ollan, Switzerlandundated621132Scope and ContentsChristmas wishes.Henry McDowell Bullock to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621133Scope and ContentsEverything is going fine. Everyone is well.Virginia and Rob [?] to Magdalen McDowellundated621134Scope and ContentsCompliments of the photographer and with love.Unknown to Magdalen McDowellundated621135Scope and ContentsGod's in his heaven. All's right with the world.Thomas Clay McDowell to Magdalen Harvey McDowellundated621136Scope and ContentsDiscussing Christmas presents.Letters from and about Magdalen Harvey McDowell1852, 1877-1909, undated6212Correspondence regarding the John Ingle Coal Company1896-19016213Calling cards and invitationsundated6214ArtSubseries ii.1855, 1868Drawingsundated721-2621562Drawings1868, undated1312Painting by Magdalenundated723Unidentified paintingsundated1321-2Stencilsundated6216Items removed from portfolioundated6217Sketchbook1855713Sketchbookundated711Sketch and note bookundated712Wallpaperundated1313ArchitectureSubseries iii.undatedHouse specificationsundated1314631House specificationsundated1323Drawings and specificationsundated6327210-12Pamphletsundated633Newspaper clippingsundated729634Blank graph paperundated1315FinancialSubseries iv.1856, 1883-19001856, 1883-1900635Checkbook and bank book1887-1890636Plat, Evansville, Indiana187462Fire Back Plate patentSubseries v.1889, 1896Patent description1889637Photographic copies of schematics1889638Diagrams and schematics1889728The Scientific American Handbook: Relating to Patents, Caveats, Designs, Trade-Marks, Copyrights, Etc.1896639Scrapbooks and keepsakesSubseries vi.1845, 1885-1906Poems1889, undated6310European vacation keepsakes1885, undated7266311Handwritten notesundated6312In Memory of Bland Ballardundated7218Scrapbook and architectural drawingsundated1Scrapbookundated715Notebook1845 April714Bird watching book1904-1906716Printed materialsSubseries vii.1859, 1886-1900undated63131857, 1885-1887, undated62Pamphlets1859, 1887, undated6314Printsundated13256315724-5Newspaper clippings1900, undated6316Newspaper clippings1877-1887, undated1324Map of Louisville1886727ber Land und Meer Allgemeine Illustrirte Zeitung18831316Mary Kyle McDowell lettersSubseries P.1863-1887Edward Irvine McDowell to Mary Kyle McDowell, Chattanooga, Tenn.1863 October 1461231Scope and ContentsWrites about General Rousseau's division and how desolate Chattanooga is.Thomas Clay McDowell to Mary Kyle and Anne Clay McDowell, Easthampton, Mass.1876 January 3161232Scope and ContentsWrites about school.William M. Bell to Mary Kyle McDowell, Evansville, Ind.1887 August 261233Scope and ContentsConcerns her real estate.Edward Irvine McDowell lettersSubseries Q.1862Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Edward Irvine McDowell, Louisville1862 March 156211Scope and ContentsWrites about several Civil War personalities and events. Mentions the recessionists in town and hopes the war will be over soon.Magdalen Harvey McDowell to Edward Irvine McDowell, Louisville1862 April 256212Scope and ContentsWrites about the war and items she is sending him.Newspaper clippings and other general papers1879-1899, undated1214William Preston McDowell lettersSubseries R.1862-1863Edward Irvine McDowell to William Preston McDowell, Huntsville, Ala.1862 June 286221Scope and ContentsFamily and camp news.Edward Irvine McDowell to William Preston McDowell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.1863 February 226222Scope and ContentsCamp conditions. Sketch.Ballard family papersSubseries S.1848, 1856-1885Correspondence1856-1885, undatedJohn Powers Ballard to Miss M. Franklin, Richmond, Ky.1856 March 126861Scope and ContentsLove poem.Salmon P. Chase to Bland Ballard, Providence1866 August 246862Scope and ContentsConcerning court business.Magdalen McDowell to Sarah McDowell Ballard, New York1885 February 126863Unknown to Sarah McDowell Ballard, Shreveport, La.undated6864Katherine de Friese to Miss Ballard, Burhill Golf Club, Burhill, Hersham, Walton-on-Thamesundated6865Bland Ballard's notebook1848705GeneralSubseries T.1807, 1853-1946McDowell estateSubseries i.1897-1946CorrespondenceSubseries a.1899-19461899-191963171920-19466318Legal papersSubseries b.1897-1926Henry Clay McDowell's will and the executor duties1897, undated6319Inventories1917, 19216320Legal documents1906-19266321Statements and reportsSubseries c.1917-19466322Advertisements for the sale of Ashland lotsSubseries d.1916-19176323PlatsSubseries e.1919Plat of Ashland Home of Henry Clay: Made for Alice Elizabeth Trabueundated524Plat, Listed for Taxation in Ashland...circa 1900525Plat of the Ashland addition to Lexington19191317General family itemsSubseries ii.1807, 1853-1854Major William Preston McDowell [brother] Thetford Academy Autograph book1853-1854404Letter from Sam McDowell to Harry Innis1807687Mimeographed government notes with annotationsundated11012Genealogy charts,undated1318Architectural drawingsSubseries iii.undated62Printed materialsSubseries iv.1888-1941Art materialsSubseries a.1893-1900Art Souvenir of the Paris Exposition and its Famous Paintings1900530Pages from The Photographic History of the Civil Warundated529Printsundated748John L. Stoddard's Portfolio of Photographs, parts 15-161893747Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair1893743-6The Laurelled Chefs-D'ieuvre D'art1889731-7Pamphlets and programsSubseries b.1915-1924Guestbookundated11013Programs1915, 192411014Bureau of Fisheries circulars1915, 191711015Fragments of publicationsSubseries c.undatedA History of the Four Georgesundated11016Sunriseundated11017A History of Our Own Timesundated11018The Irish Dragonundated11019Sonnets and Versesundated11020Newspaper clippingsSubseries d.1888-1941GeneralSubseries 1.1895-19411895-1896, undated11411919-192011421926-19411143undated1144-7Poemsundated1164Articles by Robert J. Breckinridge192511611Articles by Elizabeth M. Simpson193211612Obituaries and familySubseries 2.1899-1900Obituariesundated11511148Henry Clay McDowell obituaries and memorials18991152Articles about relations and friends1900, undated1153Dr. William Adair McDowell newspaper clippings19141215Dr. William Adair McDowell newspaper clippings19141352Newspaper clipping of wedding announcement for William McDowell Bent and Ellen Brent19011216Sarah Shelby McDowell Ballard obituaries19011217Henry Clay and AshlandSubseries 3.1888-1941Henry Clay1888-1915, undated1154Henry Clayundated1155-6Ashland1895-1915, undated1157Ashland1908-1926, undated1158Ashland1925-19261159Ashland1926-1941, undated1161Politics and governmentSubseries 4.1909-1928undated1162Sycamore controversy1928, undated1163Park bond issue1909-19261165World War Onecirca 1914-19191166HistorySubseries 5.1914-19281914-1916, undated116101916-1929, undated11681925-1928, undated1169Historic sites1920s, undated1167Map of the State of IllinoisSubseries e.184062PaintingsSubseries v.1920Painting by A. M. Hansen1920741undated742RealiaSubseries vi.1894, 1896Indianapolis Typothetae ribbon189412511Campaign Pin and ribbon for William Jennings Bryan189612512In Memory of Henry Clay, cardundated12513Baptismal capundated12514Pettipoint bookmarksundated12515Handkerchiefundated12516Black Lace borders and edgingsundated1261Black lace sleevesundated1262Black lace handkerchiefsundated1263Scarvesundated1264Cloth scrapsundated1265Black lace scrapsundated1266-7Remnants of a black, hand beaded garmentundated1268Scrapsundated1271-3Powder bagsundated1292-3Beads and buttonsundated1281Beadsundated1282-4Petrified woodundated1285Coinsundated1286Keysundated1287Wood scrapsundated1288Stickundated1289Box with turtleundated12810Buttonsundated12811-12Broken mother of pearl boxundated12813Broken locketundated12814Spectacle lensesundated12815Arrowheadundated12816-17Rockundated12818-23Coralundated12824-25Shellundated12826-27Mother of pearlundated12828Bullock family papersSeries III.1840-1957, undatedScope and ContentsCorrespondence, diaries, medical records, financial materials, legal documents, copybooks, scrapbooks, compositions, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and realia compose the Bullock family papers series and document the personal lives and familial interactions of the Bullocks. The series is divided into subseries based on the owner of the material.Nannette McDowell Bullock's papers form the bulk of the series and contain her extensive correspondence with family members and friends, spanning and documenting almost eighty years. Events and subjects covered by the correspondence include her young adulthood, marriage, the birth of her son, her sister's fight with tuberculosis of the bone, Thomas Bullock's medical practice, the family's move to New Mexico, life at Ashland, and the fight to preserve Ashland as a memorial to Henry Clay. The financial materials include receipts, checkbooks, and account books, which document the family's income from 1889 to 1949. Additionally, the papers contain Nannette's compositions, recipes, and keepsakes and illuminate her interest in history, charity, and women's clubs. The papers include a copy of the poem Evening at Ashland handwritten by the author Robert Burns Wilson. The remainder of the Bullock family papers include the papers of Thomas S. Bullock; the papers of Henry McDowell Bullock; scrapbooks and copybooks from Thomas Bullock's mother, Mary Franklin Bullock, and sister, Sarah Sidney Bullock Moore; and a larger group of papers relating to Thomas Bullock's cousin Waller Overton Bullock and his family.Thomas Bullock's subseries contains a small amount of correspondence, compositions, receipts, printed materials, a brass calling card engraving plate, and records for the the court case Snyder v. Bullock. The case records include two letters from Alice Snyder to Thomas Bullock, concerning her paternity suit against him. Included in Henry McDowell Bullock's subseries are his World War One military exemption papers and his medical diaries that span twenty years and document his lifelong battle with epilepsy. The group of papers from Waller Overton Bullock and his family include materials from him; his wife, Sallie Overton Bullock; his daughter, Sally Overton Bullock Cave; and his sons Waller, Jr., Samuel A., Frederick D., Joseph H., and Barry. Composed mainly of correspondence, the papers document their familial interactions; Waller, Jr.'s medical career; and Samuel's work as an engineer. Notable items include Waller, Sr.'s medical school thesis and Civil War pardon; Sally Bullock Cave's book of poetry, Inland Voices; and Waller, Jr.'s report cards from the University of Virginia Medical School. Biographical noteNannette Nettie McDowell Bullock (1859-1948) was the eldest child of Henry Clay McDowell and Anne Clay McDowell. She married Dr. Thomas Stapleton Bullock (1859-1929), a Louisville doctor, in 1892. They had one child together, Henry McDowell Bullock (1893-1976), who was beset by health problems most of his life. The couple briefly lived in Raton, New Mexico, from around 1900 to 1903. In 1917 the family moved into Ashland with Nannettes mother, Anne Clay McDowell, who died later that year. Nannette became an advocate and a leader in the fight to preserve Ashland. In 1926 she and Judge Samuel Wilson created the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation dedicated to the protection of Ashland. In 1948, following her death, Nannettes will made provisions which enabled the foundation to purchase Ashland. Her son, Henry McDowell Bullock, was the last resident of Ashland, living there from 1948 until 1959.Waller Overton Bullock (1842-1904), Thomas Bullock's cousin, was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, to Samuel Redd Bullock and Eliza Overton Whitney. After serving in the Confederate Army, Bullock attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York City. Bullock briefly practiced medicine in Mississippi before returning to Kentucky where he served for three years as the superintendent of the Eastern Kentucky Hospital for the Insane. He spent the rest of his career practicing medicine in Lexington. He and his wife, Sallie Overton Bullock, had six children: Waller Overton, Jr.; Sally Overton; Samuel A.; Frederick D.; Joseph H.; and Barry. His son, Waller Overton Bullock, Jr. (b. 1875) also became a doctor, specifically a surgeon, after attending the University of Virginia. Samuel A. Bullock became an engineer. Sally Overton Bullock married Robert Lord Cave.Source:Connelley, William Elsey and Ellis Merton Coulter. History of Kentucky. Vol. 4. Ed. Charles Kerr. Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1922. Google books. Web. 19 October 2011.Hay, Melba Porter and Marjorie J. Spruill. Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South. Lexington, Ky: University of Kentucky Press, 2009. Google books. Web. 19 October 2011.Labach, William A. Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia Hart (1781-1864). Version 3231. LABACH Project. 14 April 2003. Web. 19 October 2011.Nannette McDowell Bullock papersSubseries A.1855-1949CorrespondenceSubseries i.1871-1948General correspondenceSubseries a.1871-19481871-18906881891-18966891897-18996810190075168111901-19027521903-19047531905-19067541907-19087551909-19127561913-19147571915-19167581917-192175919227611923-19287621929-19327631933-19347641935-19367651937-193876619397711940-19437721944773194577419467751947-1948776undated777-8Correspondence following the death of Ballard McDowell1881 November921Correspondence following the death of Anne Clay McDowell1917 February781Correspondence regarding Anne Clay McDowell's estate1918782Correspondence from Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1911-1919783Correspondence from Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1920784Correspondence from Desha Breckinridge1919-1921785Correspondence following the death of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1920-1921786-7Correspondence from Sophonisba Breckinridge1921788Correspondence following the death of Thomas S. Bullock1929789Postcards1908-1928922Postcards1929-1940923Postcards1941-1947, undated924Invitations and calling cardsSubseries b.1898-1947Wedding invitations1898-1947791Invitations and announcements1908-1947792Calling cardsundated793Greeting cardsSubseries c.1883-1948Christmas1880-1946, undated794-5Christmas1942796-7Christmas1947801798New Years1880-1882, undated802Valentine's Dayundated803Birthday1915-1936804Easter1883-1948805-6Assorted1932-1947807Lincoln School letters and drawings19427220Handmade greeting cards from the children of the Lincoln School1947925FinancialSubseries ii.1889-1949, undatedAccount booksSubseries a.1890-19411890-19028111899-19028121899-19038131908-1913, 1916-19178141920-19298161921-19227061922-19247071925-19277081930-1941817Securities account book1920-1921815Ashland account books1928-1940818Henry Bullock's Garden Manual and Nannette Bullock's account book1916, 1933-1935819Checks and checkbooksSubseries b.1892-1949Check book stubs1898-1900821Check book stubs1924-1926822Check book stubs1926-1931823Check book stubs1927-1928824Check book stubs1928-1929825Check book stubs1930-1931826Check book stubs1931-1938827Check book stubs1932-1934831Check book stubs1935-1936832Check book stubs1936-1937833Check book stubs1935-1938834Check book stubs1938-1939835Check book stubs1938-1942836Check book stubs1940-1942837Check book stubs1941-1942838Check book stubs1939-1940841Check book stubs1939-1948842Check book stubs1942-1944843Check book stubs1943-1947844Check book stubs1944-1946845Check book stubs1946-1947846Check book stubs1948-1949847Checks1892-1896851Checks1900-1901852Checks1902853Checks1903-1904854ReceiptsSubseries c.1889-19481889-1897, 1901-19088551916-19178561918-19198571919858192086119218621922-19238631929-1942, 1948, undated864City, county, and state property tax receipts1893-1914865State and county tax receipts1918-1921866Charity receipts1917-1922867Receipts paid on behalf of Agnes Holton1917-1922868Receipts for groceries1917-1920869Income tax returnsSubseries d.1917-1927808InventoriesSubseries e.1894-19421898, 1910-191881101937-1942, undated8610List of household servantscirca 18948611Legal documentsSubseries iii.1892-19481892, undated809Insurance papers1893-19118010Will and codicil1936, 19488011Cemeteries1937-1939, undated8012Compositions, essays, and notesSubseries iv.1878, 1934-1935Copybook1878 911Copybookundated926Poems collected by Nannette McDowell Bullockundated927Writings of William McDowell Stucky [her great nephew, grandson of her brother Thomas Clay McDowell]1934-1935928Addresses and notesundated929Genealogy and historySubseries v.1855-1947Correspondence1908-19469210Articles and pamphlets by Samuel M. Wilson1914-19409211Notes and historiesundated931Henry Clay pamphlets and publications1855-1932932Henry Clay typed notes1937, 1947, undated933Genealogical chartsundated1319OrganizationsSubseries vi.1922-1948Colonial Dames of AmericaSubseries a.1922-1948Correspondence1928, 1944-1948934Membership lists and by-laws1922-1946935Printed materials1935-1947936General Federation of Women's Clubs printed materialsSubseries b.undated937Kentucky Federation Women's Clubs printed materialsSubseries c.1922-1924968Cakes and Ale Club correspondenceSubseries d.1934-1945938CharitiesSubseries vii.1900-1948General correspondencea.1924-19481924-19439391947-19489310undated9311Frontier Nursing Serviceb.1945-19469312Kentucky Committee for Mothers and Babiesc.19269313Pine Mountain Settlement Schoold.1913-1948Correspondence1913-1927941Reports1918-1946942Calendars1946-1948943W.C.T.U. Settlement Schoole.1912-1913, undatedCorrespondence1912-1913944Reportsundated945Reportsf.1900-1913946Printed materialsg.1907-19551907-1925, undated9471930-1955948Articles about the child labor amendments1934, undated949Address books and calendarsSubseries viii.1890-1914, 1946Address books1910, undated8612Calendars1890-1906, 1946, undated9610Longfellow calendar1914971RecipesSubseries ix.1895-19361895-19369410Handwritten recipesundated9411KeepsakesSubseries x.1877-19431892-1943, undated9412Confirmation certificate18779413Wedding keepsakes18929414Place cardsundated9415Ration books19439416Memorials1893-19229417Stampsundated969Blank postcardsundated951-2William T. Hunleigh watercolorundated7221Printed materialsSubseries xi.1861-19471928, 1935, 1944, undated953Programs1886-1938954Newspaper clippings1913, undated955Newspaper clippings from Sophonisba Breckinridge19201108Addresses1935-1940956Centennial and sesquicentennial celebration programs and pamphlets1923-1942957Advertisements1889, 1908, 1923-1947958Advertisementsundated961959Health brochures1903-1931, undated962Religious1861-1895963Religious1907-1929, 1946-1947964Religiousundated965Religious brochures and programs1894, 1908-1946966Church newsletters1912, 1924-1927, undated967The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott, given to Nannette by Edward J. McDermott on October 1, 1882, published in18741001Sheet music1881-1896, undated87-88Book of photographs from Japan, given to Nannette by Marion Houstonundated89A Demonstration of the Curability of Pulmonery Consumption in all its Stages: Comprising an Inquiry into the Nature, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Tuberculous Diseases in General, by William A. McDowell, Inscribed to Mary K. McDowell, 1853 and Nannette McDowell, Bullock, published in1843601RealiaSubseries xii.1894Ashland ribbon1894 May 2312517Lobster place cardundated12518Wood with a cloth picture pasted onundated12519Thomas S. Bullock papersSubseries B.1879-1929CorrespondenceSubseries i.1879-19291883-1905, 1929, undated972Correspondence from Nannette McDowell Bullock1891-1892, 1905-1906973Postcards1909-1929, undated974Invitations1879, 1883975Snyder v. Bullock case recordsSubseries ii.1894-1898Correspondence1894-1898976New York Supreme Court appeal1894977ReceiptsSubseries iii.1881-19031881-1884, 1891-18999781900-1903, undated979Compositions and notesSubseries iv.1898, 1909Compositions1898, undated9710Notebooks1909, undated9711Printed materialsSubseries v.1899-19009712Brass engraving plate for calling cardsSubseries vi.undated12520Henry McDowell Bullock papersSubseries C.1899-1957CorrespondenceSubseries i.1899-19571899-19399811940-1957982Correspondence with Madeline McDowell Breckinridge1920983Sympathy notes on the death of Thomas Bullock1929984Letters from school children1953-1957985Postcards1912-1936986Postcards1937-1957, undated987Postcardsundated1331Greeting cards1932-1955988-9Military exemption papersSubseries ii.19179810Medical recordsSubseries iii.1906-1925Prescription and curesundated9811Medical diaries1906, 1909, 1913, 1918-1921991Medical diaries1922-1923, 1925992DiarySubseries iv.1927-1929993FinancialSubseries v.1917-1958Daybook1917-19271332Receipts1952-1958, undated994KeepsakesSubseries vi.1905-1943undated995Report cards1905, 1909, 1911-1912996Ration books1942-1943997Blank postcardsundated998Printed materialsSubseries vii.undated999OPA tokens and stampsSubseries viii.undated12521Mary Franklin Bullock papersSubseries D.1855Mary Franklin Bullock copybook1855903Address bookundated9910Sarah Sidney Bullock Moore papersSubseries E.1878, 1891-1931CopybooksSubseries i.1878-1891Copybook and diary1878, 1884, 1891902Copybook1881914ScrapbooksSubseries ii.1895-1931Scrapbook of articles about the Reverend Cary Moore [married to Sarah Bullock Moore]1900-1929, undated913Correspondence from 1900-1929 scrapbook1902, 1907, undated9911Notes from 1900-1929 scrapbook1931, undated9912Bank book from 1900-1929 scrapbook1895-18969913Pamphlets from 1900-1929 scrapbook1907, undated9914Newspaper clippings from 1900-1929 scrapbook1902, undated9915Travel scrapbookundated7Newspaper clippings from travel scrapbookundated9916New Testament given to Carey Moore by Fannie BallardSubseries iii.19021002Waller O. and Sallie Overton Bullock papersSubseries F.1840-1903Waller O. Bullock papersSubseries i.1840-1903CorrespondenceSubseries a.1840-19031840-187010111871-1875, 188310121890-189410131895-18971014189810151899 January - May10151899 June - December101719001018190110191902-190310110undated10111ReceiptsSubseries b.1896-19009917Medical school thesis Carbolic AcidSubseries c.186911010KeepsakesSubseries d.1865, 18711871, undated9918Civil war pardon1865533Printed materialsSubseries e.1871, 1884, 1899, undated9919Sallie Overton Bullock papersSubseries ii.1853-1903CorrespondenceSubseries a.1853-19031853, 1869-187010211871-18741022187510231876-187710241891-18931025189410261895-189610271897 January - March10281897 April - December10291898 January - May102101898 June - December10311899 January - February10321899 March - April10331899 July - December10341900 January - April10351900 June - December10361901-190210371903 May1038-91903 June10411903 July10421903 August1043undated1044ReceiptsSubseries b.1885-1897, undated9920KeepsakesSubseries c.1890, 1898, undated9921Waller and Sallie Bullock joint correspondenceSubseries iii.1893-19031893-18981045189910461900 January - May10471900 June - December,10481901 January - March10491901 April - August104101901 October - December10511902-19031052undated1053Sally Overton Bullock Cave papersSubseries G.1887-1943Correspondence1894-190010912School papers1887, undated10913Keepsakes1897, undated10914Programs1931, undated10915Inland Voices, poetry book194310916Waller O. Bullock, Jr. papersSubseries H.1890-1924CorrespondenceSubseries i.1894-1903189410541895 January - May10551895 June - September10561895 October10571895 November - December10581896 January - February10591896 March - May105101896 June - December10611897 January - February10621897 March - April10631897 May10641897 June - October10651897 November - December10661898 January - February10671898 March10681898 April10711898 May1072-31898 June - July10741898 August10751898 September - October10761898 November - December10771899 January - February10811899 March - November10821900-19031083undated1084University of Virginia Medical School papersSubseries ii.1894-1899Report cards1894-18951085Exams1896, 18981086Printed materials1895-18971087License to Practice Medicine in VirginiaSubseries iii.18971088Notes and compositionsSubseries iv.1890, 1895, undated1089FinancialSubseries v.1893-1899Bank account book1894-189510810Checks1893-189710811Receipts1895-1899, undated10812CalendarsSubseries vi.1897, 189910813KeepsakesSubseries vii.18981898, undated10814Vote for Harris, drawing from Waller O. Bullock's December 8, 1895 lettercirca 1895534AdvertisementsSubseries viii.1897-1900, 1924, undated10815Samuel A. Bullock papersSubseries I.1894-1903CorrespondenceSubseries i.1894-19031894-1897108161898108171899 January10911899 February10921899 March - May10931899 June - August10941899 September - December10951900-19031096undated1097FinancialSubseries ii.1898-1899Bank account book18981098Receipts1898-18991099Engineering notes and diagramsSubseries iii.1898, undated10910Printed materialsSubseries iv.1898-1899, undated10911Frederick D. Bullock lettersSubseries J.1895-18991101Joseph H. Bullock lettersSubseries K.1895-19031102Barry Bullock papersSubseries L.1895-1903Correspondence1895-19031103School papers1896, undated1104Newspaper clippingundated1105Overton family papersSubseries M.1875-1896Correspondence1875-1896, undated1106Frederick Harris Overton's will18761107GeneralSubseries N.1870-1957Gardening and plantsSubseries i.1907-1933Inventory of trees at Ashlandcirca 192611021Garden Club of Lexington1916, 1931-193211022Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, pressed flowersundated11023Printed materials1907-1933, undated1111Newspaper clippings1907, undated1112Printed materialsSubseries ii.1870-1957GeneralSubseries a.1904-1957Printed materials1904, undated1113Printed materials1954, 19571114Printed materialsundated532Playbills for Performances with Alice Dudley1940, 19461115Ashland Thoroughbred Stock Farm Catalog [owned by Josephine Russell Erwin Clay]19061116Congressional Record, 79th Congress, 1st Session19451117Pictures of actressesundated531Henry Clay and AshlandSubseries b.1903-1956Pamphlets about Henry Clay1949-19511118Articles about Ashland and Henry Clay1954, 1956, undated1119Publications with articles about Henry Clay1903, 1932-1938, 194311110TravelSubseries c.1870-19571870-1888111111906, 1957, undated111121932-1946, undated111131912-1926, undated1121undated1122Travel brochures1912-1933, undated1123Newspaper clippingsSubseries d.1883-19461883, 1925-192811311929-193711321937, 194611331913-194611341904-190711351907-1909, 19171136GeneralSubseries iii.undatedBlank stationeryundated1124Blank envelopes and stationeryundated1125RealiaSubseries iv.undatedGold polishing plateundated12522Needlesundated12523Seedsundated12524Henry Clay Hotel coastersundated12525Boxed stationeryundated1274Book bindingsundated1278Paintbrushundated1291Henry Clay Memorial Foundation recordsSeries IV.1823-1991, undatedScope and ContentsCorrespondence, printed materials, historical documents, sound recordings, and newspaper clippings compose the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation records and illuminate the foundations origins and early activities. The records consist of the correspondence of Raymond F. McLain, president of the foundation; Lorraine Seay, the first curator; and Maude Ward Lafferty, a Henry Clay scholar. Additionally, the papers contain printed material such as invitations, brochures, posters, postcards, and programs created by the foundation to publicize Ashland. Notable items include a 1950 page from the Ashland guestbook, wallpaper samples, and inventories of the contents of Ashland. Furthermore, the series contains a small collection of historical documents acquired by the foundation which do not relate to the Clays, McDowells, or Bullocks. These documents include the Webb family papers, the Curtis L. Lavin papers, assorted correspondence, and John J. Davis' checkbook.Historical noteThe Henry Clay Memorial Foundation owns and operates Henry Clays estate, Ashland, as an educational center, a public park, and a National Historic Landmark. After the death of Anne Clay McDowell, none of her children could afford the upkeep required by the estate. Her daughter, Nannette McDowell Bullock and Judge Samuel M. Wilson, out of a desire to protect Ashland from the encroaching city, founded the foundation in 1926. After several defeated efforts, the foundation purchased Ashland in 1949 following the death of Nannette McDowell Bullock, who provided for the purchase in her will. Raymond F. McLain was the president of the foundation at this time and the foundations secretary, Lorraine Seay, became Ashlands first curator. Source: Henry Clay Memorial Foundation. Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. Henry Clay Memorial Foundation. n.d. Web. 18 October 2011. GeneralSubseries A.1891-1991CorrespondenceSubseries i.1942-19861942-1986, undated1126Clay Lancaster correspondence1950-1953, 19591127Ashland materialsSubseries ii.1950-1951, 1983Notes and inventoriesundated1128-9Wallpaper sampleundated8Wallpaper samplesundated1171Blueprints of flowers from Henry Clay's casket19511182Drawing of flower, Henry Clay's casket1951539Programs, brochures, and invitations1950, undated1173Blank postcards19501174Henry Clay stamps19831175-6Postersundated1177Rules governing the operation of Ashlandundated536Reproduction of Henry Clay's funeral procession broadside1852538Page from Ashland GuestbookApril 12, 1950540Plan of Ashland, 1857, restored by Clay Lancasterundated541Plans of Ashland's gardensundated62Acquisition records1983-199011913Printed materialsSubseries iii.1891-1991GeneralSubseries a.1942-19911954, 1972, 199111781942-1987, undated11791950-1973117101989, undated1181Washington family portrait print1844, 19585371857, 1885-1887, undated621894, 1898, undated62AshlandSubseries b.1933-1978Henry Clay's death1933-1952, undated1182Gypsy the Cat Who Lived at Ashland, 1962-197619781183Troutman article on Henry Clay19561184Will of Nannette McDowell Bullockcirca 19481185Antique magazines1947, 19741186Antique magazines19781187Congressional Record19511188Congressional Record19521189Congressional Record196911810Historic sitesSubseries c.1978Historic sites brochuresundated1191James K. Polk house1978, undated1192Ephraim McDowellundated1193Newspaper clippingsSubseries d.1891-1983Historic sites1952-1963, undated1194Historic sites1964-1983, undated1195Events at Ashland1938-1974, undated1196Whitehall1951, 1967, undated11971882, 191613110undated1198Newspapers found wrapped around Clay family letters1891-19351199-10Sound recordingsSubseries iv.1991Ashland Mansion, Public Service, 60 seconds, reel-to-reelundated1241-3Reel-to-reel sent to Lorraine Seay from Traverse W. Chandlerundated1244Reel-to-reel sent to Lorraine Seay from Craig Herringtonundated1245Cassette tape1991 August 41246Raymond F. McLain papersSubseries B.1940-1951CorrespondenceSubseries i.1940-19511940, 1948119111949119121950 January - March12011950 April12021950 May12031950 June - September12041950 October - December12051951 January - July1206undated1207Minutes and reportsSubseries ii.1950-19511950120819511209undated12010Documents regarding the sale of AshlandSubseries iii.undated12011Lorraine Seay papersSubseries C.1923-1991CorrespondenceSubseries a.1950-19911950-1965120121966-1991, undated12013Henry Clay and AshlandSubseries b.1955-1971Henry Clay High School birthday celebration for Henry Clay19621211Ashland national landmark1964-19651212Henry Clay's law office1970-19711213Henry Clay biographical information1955, undated1214Printed materialsSubseries c.1923-19851950-1959, 1985, undated1215Newspaper clippings, Ashland1935, 1950-19781216Newspaper clippings, Henry Clay1936-19691217Newspaper clippings, Henry Clay1954535Henry Clay in advertisements1923, 1951-19841218Maude Ward Lafferty papersSubseries D.1921-1953Correspondence1950-19531219Henry Clay lecture192112110Notes on Henry Clayundated12111Printed materials1948, 1950, undated12112Collected historical papers unrelated to the Clay familySubseries E.1823-1947Curtis L. Lavin papersSubseries i.1881-1918CorrespondenceSubseries a.1889-1897, 19111221ReceiptsSubseries b.1892-191818921222189312231894-1918, undated1224AdvertisementsSubseries c.1881-18961881-18921225189312261896, undated1227Insurance policiesSubseries d.1899-19171899-190212281912-19171229Printed materialsSubseries e.1889-19011893, 1901, undated12210Horse racing1889-189012211Webb family papersSubseries ii.1859, 1891-1941Louise Gray Webb correspondenceSubseries a.1891-1941General correspondenceSubseries 1.1891, 1911-19411891122121911-1919122131921-1931122141932-19341221519351231193612321937-19411233undated1234Correspondence with Duncan GreenSubseries 2.1906-1910190612351907 January - April12361907 May - December12371908-1909123819101239Ben Ella Gray correspondenceSubseries b.1859, undated12310Webb family generalSubseries c.1909-1930Correspondence1912-1930, undated12311The Beech; The Gingko Tree, Sarah Webb Maury190912312Assorted papersSubseries iii.1823-1947CorrespondenceSubseries a.1849-1856, 1893-1924, 19471849-1856, 1893-1923, undated12313Postcards1919-1924, 1947, undated12314John J. Davis checkbookSubseries b.1882-188312315Printed materialsSubseries c.1823, 1849-1850, 1894-19231894, 1906, undated12316Transylvania College1823, 192312317University of Louisville1849-1850, 192312318Typescript copies of lettersundated12319The Philadelphia Gazette1797 November 1413111Plats of the NY, NH, & H Railroad Lineundated1326-7Geological survey map - Boyle and Mercer countiesundated1328Geological survey map - Elliot countyundated1329Geological survey map - Garrard countyundated13210Geological survey map - Lincoln countyundated13211Geological survey map - Madison county, 2 copiesundated13212-13Geological survey map - Montgomery and Clark countiesundated13214Geological survey map - Spencer and Nelson countiesundated13215Geological survey map - Washington and Marion countiesundated13216PhotographsSeries V.10.67 Cubic Feet44 boxes, 2216 items1842-1951, undatedScope and ContentsThe series comprises photographs, sketches, and photographic reproductions of paintings of members of the Clay, McDowell, Bullock, Brock families; their friends and acquaintances; and the Ashland estate. The series also includes a number of photographs of the McDowell and Bullock time out in the American West. The series comprises tin-types, ambrotype, daguerreotype, albumen, gelatin developing out, platinotype, collodion, and matte collodion images. The series includes daguerreotype and ambrotype images of Henry Clay, Lucretia Hart Clay, and Henry Clay, Jr. In addition, the series includes photograph copies of portraits by Oliver Frazer, Matthew Jouett, and Sophonisba Breckinridge. The series illustrates images of Aaron Dupuy, Henry Clays slave and long time manservant; Joseph Kobert, a notable Shakespearean actor of the time; Editha Clay, Charles Clay, Daniel Clay, Harriet Clay, Nannie Clay, Julia Prather Clay, Eugene Erwin, and Anne Clay McDowell, the wife of Major Henry Clay McDowell.In addition, the series also displays images of Major Henry Clay McDowell, Anne Clay McDowell (Henry Clays granddaughter), and Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. The McDowell family photographs include images of the Ashland estate in Lexington, Kentucky; the Woodlake estate in Frankfurt, Kentucky; family gatherings at Ashland, as well as photographs of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge as a child and during her tenure as president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. Images of Madeline McDowell Breckinridges husband, Desha Breckinridge, the editor of the Lexington Herald are also in the series. The series contains images of the Kentucky Tuberculosis Sanatorium and the Abraham Lincoln School project, both of which the McDowell family helped fund.The series also includes pictures of Dr. Thomas Bullock, his mother Mary Franklin Bullock, his wife Nannette McDowell Bullock, and their son Henry Bullock during their time in Raton, New Mexico and as the owners of the Ashland estate. The series includes photographs of the Bullocks and the McDowells during their travels through the American West as well as the photographs of Edward McDowell, Edward McDowell, Jr., and Edward McDowell Jr.s wet nurse Scarlet, and the McDowell house in Ontario, Canada.Clay familySubseries A.1842-1852, undatedHenry Clay, daguerreotypeundated1P1Henry and Lucretia Clay, 50th Wedding Anniversary, daguerreotype; one duplicate18491P2-3Lucretia Clay and Henry Clay III, daguerreotypeundated1P4Henry Clay's funeral procession, daguerreotype18521P5Harriet Clay, labeled Josephine, daguerreotypeundated1P6Unidentified young woman, daguerreotypeundated1P7Unidentified older woman, daguerreotypeundated1P8The birthplace of Henry Clay, Hanover County, Virginiaundated2P10Henry Clay undated2P11Henry Clay, with quote; brittle, lithographic print 18422P12Pocket watch with list of Henry Clay's accomplishments engraved thereonundated2P13Trophy bearing Henry Clay's likenessundated2P14Henry Clay as a young man; print, 9 duplicatesundated2P15-24Statue of Clayundated2P39Julia Prather Clay; nine duplicatesundated2P26-37Henry Clay as a young man; copy of a photographed portrait undated2P38Mr. Clay; copy of a print undated2P40Henry Clay, a portrait by G.B. Healey; a copyundated2P41Henry Clay, portrait by Oliver Frazier; a copyundated2P42Mr. Clay; print undated2P43Henry Clay at the age of 65 years from a portrait by Willard (last name unknownafter 18832P44Scope and ContentsHenry Clay at the age of 65 years from a portrait by Willard, now in possession of J.K. Porter N 15 Somerset Street Boston Willard (illegible last name) from a daguerreotype aided only by the proprietor's collection of Mr. Clay, December 1883 (on verso).Henry Clay; copy of albumen photographundated2P45Henry Clay; a copy of a portraitundated2P46Mrs. Simpson at Ashland, Lexington, Kentucky; portrait by Oliver Frazerundated2P48Lucretia Hart Clay; a printundated2P49Lucretia Hart Clay; copy of a portraitundated2P50Photograph of a portrait of General Lafayetteundated2P51Scope and ContentsPhotograph of portrait from (possibly) lire, by order of the Kentucky Legislature by Matthew H Jouett, 1825, Kentucky State Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky (verso).Henry and Lucretia Clay; one duplicateundated2P52-53Note attached to image 52Note attached to image 52: Henry Clay and his wife -- This is the first picture taken west of the Allegany Mountains. The artist went to Lexington Ky from Phila. Pa. for the purpose -- Given to my father, Rev. illegible Berkley, by Mr. Clay -- Sally Berkley KnappHenry Clay; photograph of a portrait undated3P54Aaron Dupuy; photographed copies of the stereocard, one duplicateundated3P55-56Lucretia Clay Erwinundated3P63Eugene Erwin Col. commanding 6th Regiment, Mo. 4 infantry C.S.A.circa 1860s3P64Scope and ContentsThis regiment was just (illegible) charge of the (illegible) works at Corinth and (illegible) killed and wounded 26 of its 30 commissioned officers, 22 of its 28 noncommissioned officers, 270 of its 300 men. He was killed at Vicksburg g. son of H. Clay (verso).Eugene Erwinundated3P65Anne Clay McDowellundated3P66-68Scope and ContentsDaughter of Henry Clay, Jr. and Julia Prather Clay, wife of Henry Clay McDowell.Thomas J. Clayundated3P69-72Charles Clayundated3P73Charles Clay; one duplicateundated3P74-75Editha Clay; albumen carte de visiteundated3P76Nannie Clayundated3P77Harriet Clay; one duplicateundated3P78-79Harriet Clayundated3P80Picture of Ashland on Tates Creek Pike (unidentified family in the photograph) undated3P81Picture of Ashland undated3P82The home of one of Henry Clay's sons near East State Hospital, Transylvania vicinityundated3P83Rev. Horace Holley, President of Transylvania, 1818-1827, copy of a painting; lithograph from painting by Gilbert Stuartundated3P84-85Scope and ContentsThe Principal building of Transylvania University inscribed to President Holley. Constructed 1818 Destroyed by fire 1829. Drawing by Mathew Harris Jouett student at Transylvania 1809.Daniel Clay; photograph of a portraitundated3P86Scope and ContentsDaniel Clay now in the 73 year of his pilgrimage having arrived at Oct 1837 (on verso).Samuel Price, who wed Susan Hartundated3P87Unidentified womanundated3P88Joseph Kobert, a Shakespearean actorundated3P89Scope and ContentsPhoto of painting of an old Shakespearian actor Joseph Kobert now in St. Louis, painted by Violet K. Schoenberg (on verso).House where Daniel Boone diedundated3P90Scope and ContentsFirst brick house built in Missouri by Nathaniel Boone son of Daniel Boone. Daniel Boone was appointed (illegible) of commander of Hemme Osage Co. Mo. in 1800 came to Hemme Osage in 1799 when he was about 65 years old. Painted in original condition by Violet Schoenberg 571 Jefferson Blvd St. Charles, Mo (on verso).Henry Clay as a young man; albumen copy of a painting by Charles B. Kingundated40P92Henry Clay; silver gelatin photographundated40P93Henry Clay; albumen copy of a portraitundated40P94Henry Clay; silver gelatin copy of Jouett's portrait of Henry Clay, four duplicatesundated40P95-99Library at Ashland, a bust of Henry Clay is present; albumen photographundated40P100Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery; albumen photographundated40P101Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery; black and white photographundated40P102McDowell familySubseries B.1868-1915, undatedDr. William Adair McDowell; daguerreotypeundated1P103Dr. William Adair McDowell; photograph in gold case, signed on the back. undated1P104Mrs. Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, wife of Dr. McDowell; daguerreotypeundated1P105Henry Clay McDowell; ambrotypeundated1P106Anne Clay McDowell; daguerreotypeundated1P107Young woman, (possibly) Editha Clay; ambrotypeundated1P108A young Thomas J. Clay; daguerreotypeundated1P109Thomas J. Clay and unidentified young man; ambrotypeundated1P110Four unknown young men, including the unidentified man in image 110; daguerreotypeundated1P111Thomas Smith; daguerreotypeundated1P112Mrs. Nannette Price Smith, wife of Mr. Thomas Smith; daguerreotypeundated1P113Two unknown young girls; daguerreotypeundated1P114Unidentified young man; daguerreotypeundated1P115Unidentified man; daguerreotypeundated1P116Unidentified man from image 116 with an unidentified woman; daguerreotypeundated1P117Copy of a picture of a mountain valley; daguerreotype of a printundated1P118Unidentified old woman; daguerreotypeundated1P119Unidentified young man; daguerreoypeundated1P120Nannette McDowell Bullock; ambrotypeundated1P121A little girl, (possibly) Nannette McDowell Bullock; ambrotypeundated1P122-123Unidentified boy; ambrotypeundated1P124Unidentified young man; ambrotypeundated1P125Unidentified boy; albumen photograph, framedundated1P126Unidentified man; photograph of a portraitundated1P127Unidentified young woman; ambrotypeundated3P128Unidentified young woman; ambrotypeundated3P129Unidentified young woman; ambrotypeundated3P130Unidentified arch and atriumundated4P131aScope and ContentsI made of capital you, James, and I took in the summer -- I took this (on verso).Eloise Poindexter; tintypeundated4P131bUnidentified young girl; badly damaged tintypeundated4P132Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell, one duplicateundated40P133-134Samuel McDowell; lithograph copy of a portraitundated40P135Samuel McDowell; photograph of a portrait by Matthew Jouett from 1817undated40P136Mary McDowellundated40P137William Starling, Sr.; photograph of a portrait by Matthew Jouettundated40P138William Starling, Jr., Mary McDowell's husband; photograph of portrait by Matthew Jouettundated40P139Lyne Starling; photograph of an 1840 paintingundated40P140Unknown young woman; silver gelatin photograph of a portrait, one duplicate186840P141-142Unknown young girl; silver gelatin photograph of portrait, four duplicatesundated40P143-147Unknown woman; silver gelatin photograph of a portraitundated40P148Dr. William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated4P149Dr. William Adair McDowell undated4P150Mary Hawkins Harvey McDowell undated4P151Major Henry Clay McDowell; (possibly) silver gelatin photographundated4P152Anne Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated4P153Major Henry Clay McDowell as a young man; albumen photographundated4P154Anne Clay McDowell, an envelope with writing on it is included4P155Major Henry Clay McDowell; one duplicateundated4P156-157Major Henry Clay McDowellundated4P158Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated4P159Major Henry Clay McDowell, General Benjamin Bristow, Dr. Youdell, Mr.Samuel Felton, Mr. Smith, and General Wilson; printundated4P160Major Henry Clay McDowell, seated in salon undated4P161Major Henry Clay McDowell and Anne Clay McDowell, taken on the grounds at Ashland undated4P162Major Henry Clay McDowell, Anne Clay McDowell, Julia McDowell Brock, Grace Otis, and unidentified persons at a dinner table. undated4P163Major Henry Clay McDowell, Julia McDowell Brock, and Marion Houston; one duplicateundated4P164-165Major Henry Clay McDowell and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, possibly on the grounds of Ashland undated4P166Anne Clay McDowell, at Ashland undated4P167Anne Clay McDowell, at Ashland; two duplicates19154P168-169, 188Anne Clay McDowell and Magdalen McDowell, at Ashlandundated4P170Anne Clay McDowell and Magdalen McDowell, at Ashlandundated4P171Anne Clay McDowell, Margaret McDowell, and unidentified persons at Ashlandundated4P172Anne Clay McDowell, Margaret McDowell, unidentified persons at Ashland; one duplicateundated4P173-174Anne Clay McDowell, seated in a gardenundated4P175Anne Clay McDowell and Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photographundated4P176Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Julia McDowell Brock, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge at Ashland; albumen photographundated4P177Anne Clay McDowell, seated in a study; one duplicateundated4P178, 181Anne Clay McDowell, seated next to a window; two duplicatesundated4P179-180, 182Anne Clay McDowell; one duplicateundated4P183-184Anne Clay McDowellundated4P185Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Julia McDowell Brock, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge at Ashlandundated4P186Anne Clay McDowell as a young woman; albumen photographundated4P187Anne Clay McDowell; three duplicatesundated4P189-192Anne Clay McDowell, seated; three duplicatesundated4P193-196Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brockundated4P197Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; seated in a studyundated4P198Anne Clay McDowell, Margaret McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Julia McDowell Brock, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, and unidentified persons at Ashlandundated4P199-201Margaret McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and an unidentified person at Ashlandundated4P202Ashland estateundated4P203Unidentified manundated4P204Anne Clay McDowell, Margaret McDowell, and five unidentified personsundated4P205Anne Clay McDowell, seated and reading; one duplicateundated4P206-207Anne Clay McDowell, seated on the steps at Ashland; negativeundated4P208Headquarters of Brigadier General RW Johnson's fourteenth division, albumen photographundated4P209Henry Clay IIIundated4P210Madison Female Institute Cadet Corps; albumen photograph18905P211Scope and ContentsTo Maj. H.C. McDowell with thanks for is kindness, Madison Female Institute Cadet Corps (on verso).Madison Female Institute Cadet Corpsundated5P212Susan Preston Draper; albumen photographundated5P213Elise Allen Draperundated5P214Mary Rogers Clay; albumen photographundated5P215Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge as children; albumen photographundated5P216Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photograph, three duplicatesundated5P217-220Tennis courts on the grounds at Ashland, Nannette McDowell Bullock is the fourth person on the left; albumen photographundated5P221Nannette McDowell Bullock on the steps of an unidentified house; one duplicateundated5P222-223Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photograph of a portrait, one duplicateundated5P224-225Alice Dudley, Sara Bullock, Stites Duval, Bessie Noland, May Dudley, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Katie Dudleyundated5P226Nannette McDowell Bullock and an unidentified woman on the steps of Ashlandundated5P227Nannette McDowell Bullock; one duplicateundated5P228-229Dr. William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated5P230Scope and ContentsDoctor William Adair McDowell, property of Nannette McDowell Bullock (on verso).Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated5P231-232Nannette McDowell Bullock and an unidentified woman, seated on stepsundated5P233A bur oak at Woodlake estate, albumen photographundated5P234Scope and Contents141 ft high and 24 ft in circumference, 6 ft from the ground, large burr oak at Woodlake Major H.C. McDowell and Mr. John R. Praetor and his two sons Seth and Demi-John (on verso).Elsie Clay; albumen photographundated5P235Molly Breckinridge; albumen photographundated5P236Mrs. Jennie Little; albumen photographundated5P237Scope and ContentsNote and obituary for Annie J. Bert attached.Annie Donnell; albumen photographundated5P238Annie Donnell; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated5P239-240Photograph of a woman, identified as Priscilla (last name unknown)1892 February 295P241Gertrude Atherton; albumen photographundated5P242Margaretta Martin; albumen photographundated5P243Scope and ContentsMargaretta Martin for Nettie (on verso).Margaretta Martin; carte de visiteundated5P244Marion Houston; albumen photograph1890 January 75P245Marion Houston1892 May 35P246Sue and Fanny Ballard, Nannette McDowell Bullock's cousins; albumenundated5P247Marie Ford; albumen photographundated5P248Lizzy McKnight; albumen photographundated5P249Della M. Clements; silver gelatin photographundated5P250Unidentified woman undated5P251Sally Rodes McEwen at 18 months old1891 June5P252Stites Duval18885P253Scope and Contents (missing piece) (illegible) youth, (illegible) and missing, Stites 1888 (on verso).Stites Duvalundated5P254Stites Duval; gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated6P255-256Reverend and Mrs. Eliza Watson McEwen; gelatin photographundated6P257Eliza Watson McEwen with an unidentified infantundated6P258Eliza Watson McEwen; gelatin photographundated6P259Theresa Garrett in a kimono; gelatin photographundated6P260Theresa Garrettundated6P261Hurst Garrett, as an infant; gelatin photographundated6P262Hurst Garrett in Venetian costume; gelatin photographundated6P263Barton Shelby; gelatin photographundated6P264Mrs. Benjamin Bristow; gelatin photographundated6P265Lily (full name unkown)undated6P266Scope and ContentsWishing to a merry Xmas and a happy New Year, love Lily (verso).Marla Branscomb; gelatin photographundated6P267Allisonia Todd; gelatin photographundated6P268Scope and ContentsAllison Todd of Frankfurt (verso).Lucy C. Scott; gelatin photograph6P269Scope and ContentsLucy C. Scott, March 14/78 Washington DC (verso).Mary Winston Hussey; gelatin photographundated6P270Marie Ford; gelatin photographundated6P271Scope and ContentsTo Mattie from Marie March 1878 (verso).Rosa Johnson Jeffries; gelatin photographundated6P272Unidentifed young woman; gelatin photographundated6P273Mrs. Crittenden (first and maiden name unknown)1886 May 276P274Margaret Preston as a young girl; gelatin photographundated6P275Unidentifed woman with baby, seated in a studundated6P276Scope and Contents Love and Easter Greetings (verso).Amanda Arline Naile; gelatin photograph1910 August 36P277Scope and ContentsNote attached to image 277: A Christmas letter to Mrs. Bullock from Nellie Thorpe attached to the imageNellie Thorpe Naileundated6P278Scope and ContentsYour Valentine, Nellie Thorpe (on verso).Franklin Naile as an infant; silver gelatin photographundated6P279Alice Naile, Alma Naile, and Franklin Naile; gelatin photograph19136P280Scope and ContentsFranklin and Alma and Alice Naile, Nellie Thorpe Naile's children, taken the summer of 1913, their ages 7, 4, and 2 (verso).Eight unidentified childreundated6P281Scope and ContentsJames' kids (on verso).Unidentified woman and baby; gelatin photographundated6P282Unidentified boy on mule; gelatin photographundated6P283Unidentified girl in a swimsuit on the beach; gelatin postcardundated6P284Scope and ContentsA note to Grace from Lucille discussing her time at the beach is on verso.Unidentified infant; gelatin photographundated6P285Unidentifed child; gelatin photographundated6P286Unidentifed infantundated6P287Two unidentifed boys; albumen photographundated6P288Juliet Trimble Ford, as a 10 month old infant; gelatin photographundated6P289Unidentified babyundated6P290Allen Moore; gelatin photographundated6P291Charles Denby; gelatin photographundated6P292Scope and ContentsOn verso is a short biography of Charles Denby, describing his education at the Virginia Military Institute, his service as a minister to China, and his book, China and Her People.Hattie Denby; daughter of Charles Denbyundated6P293Charles D. Clay Jr. in uniform192111P293aWythe Denbyundated6P294Louisiana and Clay Simpsonundated7P295Reverend Phillips Brooks; silver gelatin print of a lithographundated7P296Scope and ContentsReverend Phillips Brooks property of Nannete McDowell Bullock (on verso).Noble Butler; gelatin photographundated7P297Thomas Macklinundated7P298George L. Payne; gelatin photographundated7P299Scope and ContentsTruly your friend Geo. L. Payne (on verso).E.A. Fellman; gelatin photographundated7P300Scope and ContentsMrs. Nettie McDowell, Yours most sincerely, E.A. Fellman, Frankfort Ky Feb. 1, 1883 (on verso).Isaac Starks; gelatin photographundated7P301A.D. Hurst (first name unknown)undated7P302Joseph LeCompteundated7P303Richard Veech; silver gelatin photographundated7P304H.B. Cromwell; silver gelatin photographundated7P305H.B. Cromwell; silver gelatin photographundated7P306W.P. Kimball; silver gelatin photographundated7P307Louis Frank; silver gelatin photograph18977P308Scope and ContentsVery sincerely yours, Louis Frank (on verso).Edmund Kinkead; silver gelatin photographundated7P309Mansfield; gelatin photograph with two pictures imposed on one another, undated7P310Scope and ContentsMr. Mansfield as Doctor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde The person on the other side offers an apology for a dinner as follows (verso). Also on verso is a menu for a deal at Delmonicos on January 19, 1890.Lord Byron; silver gelatin copy of a portraitundated7P311Malcolm McDowell; gelatin photographundated7P312Henry Burden McDowell; gelatin photographundated7P313Unidentified man; gelatin photographundated7P314Unidentified woman and two boys; gelatin photographundated7P315Unidentified man; copy of a portraitundated7P316Unidentified boy and girl; gelatin photographundated7P317Unidentified man in uniform; albumen photographundated7P318Unidentified man; silver gelatin photographundated7P319Unidentified man; albumen photographundated7P320Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated7P321Unidentified man; silver gelatin photographundated7P322Unidentifed girl; silver gelatin photographundated7P323Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated7P324Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated7P325Unidentified girl; silver gelatin photographundated7P326Durfee building at Yale College; albumen photographundated7P327Farnam building at Yale College; albumen photographundated7P328West Divinity Hall building at Yale College; silver gelatin photographundated7P329Peabody Museum building at Yale Collegeundated7P330Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.; silver gelatin photographundated7P331Elsie Clay McDowellundated7P332Elsie Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated7P332aHenry Clay McDowell, Jr.; gelatin photographundated7P333Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.undated7P334Scope and ContentsHenry Clay McDowell, US Judge VA; gelatin photograph.Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.; silver gelatin photographundated7P335Ida Clay; gelatin photographundated7P335a-335bScope and ContentsEnvelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay McDowell of Lexington, Kentucky, in envelope.William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated7P336Alice Dudley McDowell and William (Billy) Clay McDowell as a young boy; gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated8P337-338William Adair McDowell; gelatin photographundated8P339William Adair McDowell; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated8P340-341Alice Dudley McDowell; gelatin photographundated8P342William Clay McDowell as a toddler; gelatin photograph18898P343William Clay McDowell as a boy, on a horse; gelatin photographundated8P344William Clay McDowell; gelatin photographundated8P345William Clay McDowell in a bonnet; gelatin photographundated8P345aWilliam Clay McDowell as an infant on a sundial; silver gelatin photographundated8P346Scope and ContentsWe have an ornament on our sundial (referring to William C McDowell) (on verso).William Clay McDowell as a young child on a quadricycle; silver gelatin photographundated8P346aWilliam Clay McDowell, as an infantundated8P346b-346cScope and ContentsTwo envelopes categorizing images previously held therein is attached to this image in an envelope labeled 346c.William Clay McDowell and Aggy (no other identification found)undated8P347-348Scope and Contentslittle Billy and Aggy (on verso); gelatin photograph, one duplicate.Unidentified womanundated8P349William Clay McDowell and an unidentified man; gelatin photographundated8P350Alice Dudley McDowell, Bettie (identified on verso), and two unidentified women; gelatin photographundated8P351Alice Dudley McDowell, William Clay McDowell, and two unidentified women on the steps of Ashlandundated8P352Scope and ContentsThe two unidentified women in this image are found in image 351.Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell on the steps of Ashlandundated8P353Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell at Ashland; gelatin photographundated8P354Unidentified man behind a counter; gelatin photographundated8P355Unidentified boy; gelatin photographundated8P356Unidentified girl; gelatin photographundated8P357Unidentified man on a horse; gelatin photographundated8P358Gelatin photograph of an unidentified roadundated8P359Twelve unidentified persons in a field; albumen photographundated8P360Unidentified womanundated8P361Unidentified man next to a house; gelatin photographundated8P362William Clay McDowell and an unidentified man; gelatin photographundated8P363Unidentified womanundated8P364Unidentified woman and two children; gelatin photographundated8P365Landscape pictureundated8P366Unidentified house; gelatin photographundated8P366aFour unidentified people swimming in a creek; gelatin photographundated8P367Seven unidentified people swimming on a log in a creek; gelatin photographundated8P368Unidentified elderly woman and two children; gelatin photographundated8P369Eight unidentified children in a garden; gelatin photographundated8P370Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated8P371Unidentified child in costume; gelatin photographundated9P372Unidentified woman in front of the Appalachian Bankundated9P373Two unidentified children; gelatin photographundated9P374Unidentified house; gelatin photographundated9P375Two unidentified persons; gelatin photographundated9P376Unidentified woman and child; gelatin photographundated9P377Gelatin landscape photographundated9P378Unidentified dog standing before a house; gelatin photographundated9P379Unidentified woman with child; gelatin photographundated9P380Unidentified child; gelatin photographundated9P381Unidentified man with a child on a donkey; gelatin photographundated9P382Wooded pond; gelatin photographundated9P383Alice Dudley McDowell, William Clay McDowell as a child, and an unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated9P383aWilliam Clay McDowell as a child, (possibly) in a prison cell; gelatin photographundated9P384Unidentified girl with two unidentified women in the background; gelatin photographundated9P385A house and garden; gelatin photographundated9P386Unidentified baby and dog; gelatin photograph undated9P387Unidentified woman and an infant; gelatin photographundated9P388Two unidentified women and a child at a creek; gelatin photographundated9P389Unidentified woman and child; gelatin photographundated9P390Unidentified woman with an umbrella; gelatin photographundated9P391Nine unidentified children (also in image 370); gelatin photographundated9P392A landscape image; gelatin photographundated9P393Unidentified woman with infant, posing before a house; gelatin photographundated9P394A landscape, an unidentified woman in the distance; gelatin photographundated9P395Unidentified child (possibly) at a party; gelatin photographundated9P396Unidentified man on a horse; gelatin photographundated9P397An unidentified road; gelatin photographundated9P398Unidentified girl; gelatin photographundated9P399A landscape image; gelatin photographundated9P400Jekyl Island Club House off Brunswick Ga (Georgia) (on verso)undated9P401William Clay McDowell and unidentified women; gelatin photographundated10P402Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell, as an infant, on a pony, and an unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated10P403William Adair McDowell and William Clay McDowell as an child, at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P404William Adair McDowell and William Clay McDowell as a child, at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P405Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell on the steps of Ashland, Aunt Mag (verso); gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated10P406, 408Alice Dudley McDowell, William Clay McDowell, and an unidentified woman sitting on the steps at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P407Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated10P409Major Henry Clay McDowell and William Clay McDowell at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P410William Adair McDowell and William Clay McDowell at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P411Four unidentified women on the steps of Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P412William Clay McDowell on a pony, with an unidentified womanundated10P413William Clay McDowell in the greenroom conservatory at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P414William Clay McDowell and Alice Dudley McDowell on the steps at Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P415Unidentified woman on the steps of Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P416Unidentified man and child; gelatin photographundated10P417Unidentified boy on a tricycle; gelatin photographundated10P418Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell; gelatin photographundated10P419Alice Dudley McDowell and William Clay McDowell; gelatin photographundated10P420Eight unidentified men and women sitting on a porch; gelatin photographundated10P421Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated10P422Three unidentified children; gelatin photographundated10P423Unidentified man and child with a tiny cartundated10P424Unidentified building; gelatin photographundated10P425Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated10P426Two unidentified men and an unidentified woman, Mrs. McD (on verso); gelatin photographundated10P427Unidentified girl with a watering can; gelatin photographundated10P428Three unidentified people before a building; gelatin photographundated10P429Four horses and a carriage; gelatin photographundated10P430A saddled horse; gelatin photographundated10P431Two carted horses; gelatin photographundated10P432Two unidentified men and an unidentified woman, seated with a guitar; gelatin photographundated10P433Unidentified woman (possibly) on the steps of Ashland; gelatin photographundated10P434Unidentified child on a tricycle; gelatin photographundated10P435Six unidentified people setting up a picnic; gelatin photographundated10P436Unidentified man with a boy and girl; gelatin photographundated11P437Unidentified man and child viewing a horse and its handler; gelatin photographundated11P438Two unidentified men and a child; gelatin photographundated11P439A cabinet; gelatin photographundated11P440A field; gelatin photographundated11P441Alice Dudley McDowell and William (Billy) Clay McDowell, lying in a field; gelatin photographundated11P442A dog standing before a bridge; gelatin photographundated11P443Unidentifiable woman sitting in (possibly) Ashland's salon; gelatin photographundated11P444Alice Dudley McDowell standing in a field; gelatin photographundated11P445Alice Dudley McDowell and William (Billy) Clay McDowell in a carriage; gelatin photographundated11P446Four unidentified women in a field; gelatin photographundated11P447Salon in Ashland; gelatin photographundated11P448Three unidentified women; (badly damaged) gelatin photographundated11P449A field; photographundated11P450Ten unidentified children; gelatin photographundated11P451Two earthen mounds; gelatin photographundated11P452Three unidentified women and eight children dancing in a field; gelatin photographundated11P453Unidentified man and two unidentified women riding in a carriage; gelatin photographundated11P454Two unidentified women (possibly from image 454) standing in a field; gelatin photographundated11P455Unidentified man with a horse in a field; albumen photographundated11P456A garden: albumen photographundated11P457Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated11P458Unidentified woman with a child; negativeundated11P459Unidentified child; negativeundated11P460Unidentified man; negativeundated11P461Unidentified infant; negativeundated11P462Seven unidentified people swimming on a log in a creek; negativeundated11P463Unidentified woman and two unidentified children, one duplicateundated11P464-465Envelope for negatives, labeled failuresundated11P466Unidentified girl, negativeundated11P467Unidentified man and two unidentified girls; negativeundated11P468Unidentified man (from image 468) on a horse; negativeundated11P469Three unidentified women and an infant in a baby carriage; negativeundated11P470Unidentified house; negativeundated11P471Unidentified man in a horse carriage; negativeundated11P472Unidentified man; negativeundated11P473Unidentified woman at a bureau; negativeundated11P474A road; negativeundated11P475Unidentified house; negativeundated11P476Unidentified teller; negativeundated11P477Eleven unidentified people; negativeundated11P478A field; negativeundated11P479Unidentified building; negativeundated11P480Envelope for Anne Dudley McDowell's Kodak negatives, addressed to Middleburg, Virginia1890 August 2211P480aCause of failures and description list for 35 images (probably including images 459-479)189011P480bOriginal kodak container for negatives of images 459-479undated11P480cUnidentified man and two unidentified girls; negativeundated11P481Shelf; negative189011P482Unidentified woman and infant; negative189011P483A field; negative189011P484A road; negative189011P485A dog in front of a house; negative189011P486Two carriages; negative189011P487A bookshelf; negative189011P488Unidentified woman and (possibly) a dog; negative189011P489Unidentified man seated at a bureau; negative189011P490Bank of Big Stone Gap; negative189011P491Unidentified child (possibly William Clay McDowell) on a tricycle; negative189011P492Two unidentified women and a dog; negative189011P493Unidentified boy (possibly William Clay McDowell); negativeundated11P494Three unidentified women and one unidentified boy; negativeundated11P495Two unidentified men and one woman standing before a building; negative, one duplicateundated11P496, 501Six unidentified people swimming on a log; negativeundated11P497Fork in the road; negativeundated11P498Unidentified girl; negativeundated11P499Unidentified man on a horse; negativeundated12P500Scene of a river and trees; negativeundated12P502Three unidentified women in a field; negativeundated12P503Unidentified woman seated at a desk; negativeundated12P504Horses pulling a wagon; negativeundated12P505Two unidentified women and a boy seated by a stream; negativeundated12P506Thomas Clay McDowell, Percy Talbert, Charley Barrymore, and Edward Shelby; albumen photographundated12P507Thomas Clay McDowell and Mary Goodloe McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P507aThomas Clay McDowell and Mary Goodloe McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P507bMary Goodloe McDowell; albumen photographundated12P508Anne Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P509Anne Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P510Anne Clay McDowell and William Cassius Goodloe McDowell; silver gelatin photograph, two duplicatesundated12P511-513Anne Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P514Jane Morton and Thruston Morton as children on the beachundated12P515Thruston Morton's houseundated12P516Scope and ContentsThruston's new house on Eau Gallie - Her yacht, SunshineEnvelope addressed to Mrs. Thomas Clay McDowell (Mary Goodloe McDowell) on East Main St Lexington Kentuckyundated12P516aThomas McDowell and Goodloe McDowellundated12P517Goodloe McDowellundated12P518Scope and ContentsFor Tom (on verso)Mary Goodloe McDowellundated12P519Scope and ContentsFor Tom (on verso).Unidentified house; silver gelatin photographundated12P520Anne Clay McDowell, as a child, and a young unidentified African American girl; silver gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated12P521-522Anne Clay McDowell, as a child, with a young unidentified African American girl; silver gelatin photographundated12P523Anne Clay McDowell and Goodloe McDowell with an African American family; Agnes, Bob, and Little Will; silver gelatin photographundated12P524Mary Goodloe McDowell and Anne Clay McDowell as an infantundated12P525Goodloe McDowell; silver gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated12P526-527Goodloe McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated12P528Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated12P529-530Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated12P530aJulia McDowell Brock as an infant; albumen photographundated12P530bJulia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated12P531Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; ablumen photograph, one duplicateundated12P532-533Julia McDowell Brockundated12P534Julia McDowell Brock; one duplicateundated12P535-536Julia McDowell Brock, William Brock, Jr., and Clay Brock (William and Clay as infants); silver gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated12P537-538Julia McDowell Brock and William Brock Jr. and Clay Brock as children reading a book; silver gelatin photographundated12P539Julia McDowell Brock, William Brock, Jr., and Clay Brock seated and reading a bookundated12P540William Clay, Sr. and William Clay, Jr.undated12P540aJulia McDowell Brock, William Brock, Sr., William Brock Jr., and Clay Brockundated12P541William Brock, Jr. at St. Petersburg, Floridaundated12P542Julia McDowell Brock and William Brock, Jr.; silver gelatin photographundated12P543Julia McDowell Brock and an unidentified infant (possibly either Clay or William Brock, Jr.)undated12P544Julia and Baby Brock; silver gelatin printundated12P544aWilliam Brock familyundated12P545William Brock, Sr., Julia McDowell Brock, and two unidentified personsundated12P545bClay Brock as an infant; silver gelatin photographundated12P546William Brock, Jr. and Clay Brock; silver gelatin photographundated12P547Magdalen McDowell at Ashland, seated in a sun room; silver gelatin photographundated12P548Magdalen McDowell at Ashland, seated in a sun room; negativeundated12P548aMagdalen McDowell, seated in a sun room; silver gelatin photographundated12P549Magdalen McDowell at Ashland, standing in doorway; negativeundated12P549aMagdalen McDowell at Ashland, seated in a sun room; silver gelatin photograph, four duplicatesundated13P550-554Magdalen McDowell; albumen photographundated13P555Magdalen McDowell; albumen photographundated13P556Postcard to Magdalen McDowell, depicting Lansdowne in Glenview, Kentuckyundated13P557Postcard of Major Henry Clay McDowell on the steps of Ashlandundated13P557aScope and ContentsPlease deliver this to Miss M. H. McDowell Box 382 Lexington Kentucky (on verso).Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated13P558Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated13P559Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated13P560-560aMadeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated13P561Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated13P562Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated13P563Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; gelatin photographundated13P564Scope and ContentsFor Papa from Madge.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; gelatin photographundated13P565Scope and Contents Mrs. McDowell 24W-53rd st (on verso).Madeline McDowell Breckinridgeundated13P566Madeline McDowell Breckinridgeundated13P567Madeline McDowell Breckinridge in her room at Ashland; gelatin photographundated13P568Madeline McDowell Breckinridge in her room at Ashland; gelatin photographundated13P569Madeline McDowell Breckinridge in her room at Ashland; gelatin photographundated13P570Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and Grace Raymond Otis in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's room at Ashland; gelatin photographundated13P571Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and Grace Otis in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's room at Ashland; gelatin photographundated13P572Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's room at Ashlandundated13P574Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's room at Ashland; one duplicateundated13P573, 575Grace Raymond Otis in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's room, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's reflection can be seen in the mirrorundated13P576Grace Raymond Otisundated13P577Unidentified woman, seated in a salon at Miss Porter's school in Farmington, Connecticut; albumen photographundated13P578Unidentified woman and two unidentified men in Farmington, Connecticut; albumen photographundated13P579A salon in Miss Porter's school in Farmington, Connecticut; albumen photographundated13P580A bedroom; albumen photographundated13P581Unidentified building in Farmington, Connecticut; albumen photographundated13P582Unidentified house in Farmington Connecticutundated13P583Unidentified house in Farmington Connecticut; albumen photographundated13P584Grace Raymond Otis; albumen photographundated13P585Scope and ContentsThe calm, majestic (illegible) presence of the (illegible), is of the one I love - Grace Raymond Otis (on verso).Mary R Hillard; albumen photographundated13P586Scope and ContentsMuch Love - Mary R Hillard (on verso).Helen Stewart Williams; albumen photographundated13P587Scope and ContentsTo Madeline with much love from Helen S. Williams (on verso).Helen Stewart Williams and an unidentified person; albumen photographundated13P588Susan H. Cramundated13P589Nannette Belle Smith; albumen photograph1891 August 1413P590Scope and ContentsWith love from Nettie Belle Smith - August 14, 1891 (on verso).Katherine F. Mallot; albumen photographundated13P591Alice Bennett; albumen photographundated13P592Frances Lillian Wells; albumen photographundated13P593Girls of Miss Porter's school; Madeline McDowell Breckinridge is standing just left of center; albumen photographundated13P594Laidee Fulton and Helen Stewart Williams with guitar and banjo; albumen photographundated14P595Grace Raymond Otis with a banjo and an unidentified person with a mandolin; albumen photographundated14P596Helen Stewart Williams, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Grace Raymond Otis, and three unidentified women; albumen photographundated14P597Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Grace Raymond Otis, and six unidentified women; albumen photographundated14P598Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, and six unidentified women; albumen photographundated14P599Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and an unidentified person; albumen photographundated14P600Betty Hand and an unidentified person; albumen photographundated14P601Scope and ContentsBetty B Hand, Love to Madge (on verso).Eight unidentified persons by the sea; albumen photographundated14P602Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P603Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P604Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P605Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P606Scope and Contents With much love for Madeline (on verso).Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P607Two unidentified women; albumen photographundated14P608Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P609Unidentified woman; albumen carte de visiteundated14P610Unidentified woman; albumen carte de visiteundated14P611Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P612Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P613Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P614Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P615Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P616Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P617Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P618Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P619Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P620Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P621Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P622Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P623Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and Grace Raymond Otis; albumen photographundated14P624Unidentified players on the tennis courts at Ashland; albumen photographundated14P625Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Grace Raymond Otis, and five unidentified women; albumen photographundated14P626Scope and ContentsMadge and friends (on verso).Nannette McDowell Bullock and an unidentified person; albumen photographundated14P627Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated14P628Carriage before a post office; albumen photographundated14P629A bedroom; (damaged) albumen photographundated14P630Robert B Wilson, John Fox, Jr., Anne Clay McDowell, Marion Huston, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Stites Duval, Grace Raymond Otis, Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated14P631Julia McDowell Brock, Major Henry Clay McDowell, William (Billy) McDowell, Marion Huston, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated14P632Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated14P633Robert B Wilson, Marion Huston, and John Fox, Jr.; albumen photographundated14P634Marion Huston and an unidentified person; albumen photographundated14P635Madeline McDowell Breckinridge holding a noteundated15P636Grace Raymond Otis, John Fox, Jr., and unknown personundated15P637Robert Wilson, Marion Huston, and John Fox, Jr. sitting in a field; albumen photographundated15P638Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and five unidentified persons under a large sun umbrella; albumen photographundated15P639Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Grace Raymond Otis, and Marion Hustonundated15P640Marion Huston, Robert Wilson, Grace Raymond Otis, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, and an unidentified childundated15P641Marion Huston, Grace Raymond Otis, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated15P642John Fox, Jr. playing a guitar; albumen photographundated15P643John Fox, Jr. playing a guitar; albumen photographundated15P644Grace Raymond Otis on a bicycle along with unidentified persons; gelatin photographundated15P645Unidentified man, Marion Huston, and John Fox, Jr. on bicycles; gelatin photographundated15P646Marion on a bicycle; gelatin photographundated15P647Two unidentified men; gelatin photographundated15P648Five unidentified men standing next to a carriage; gelatin photographundated15P649Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and Major Henry Clay McDowell among a group of unidentified persons; gelatin photograph, three duplicatesundated15P650-653Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, unidentified young woman, and seven unidentified young men at Ashland; albumen photographundated15P654Scope and Contents Madge and friends (on verso)Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, unidentified young woman, and seven unidentified young men at Ashland; albumen photograph; two duplicatesundated15P655-657Scope and Contents Madge and friends (on verso).Nannette Belle Smith; albumen photograph1892 June 415P658Grace Raymond Otisundated15P659Madeline McDowell Breckinridgeundated15P660Marion Hustonundated15P661Marion Huston seated in a chair; albumen photograph1892 May 315P662Scope and ContentsFor Madeline with recollections of the most delightful of visits - M.H. May 3, 1892 I'd write in rhyme if I had but time (on verso).Marion Houston and her dog, Nils; albumen photograph1894 August 815P663Scope and ContentsThis is not very good of either of us but it will serve to let you know that we are both thinking of you. Marion and NIls, August 8, 1894 (on verso).The corner of a den of an unknown person's house in Oswego, New York; albumen photographundated15P664Three unidentified young men; silver gelatin photographundated15P665Henry McDowell Bullock among a crowd on the back of a rail carundated15P666Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and an unidentified young manundated15P667Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Grace Raymond Otis, and six unidentified personsundated15P668Julia McDowell Brock among a crowd on a rail carundated15P669Julia McDowell Brock among a crowd on a rail carundated15P670Grace Raymond Otis and John Fox, Jr.undated15P671Seven unidentified men, four unidentified womenundated15P672Major Henry Clay McDowell among an unidentified crowd; one duplicateundated15P673-674Two unidentified men eating while siting on a railroadundated15P675Three unidentified men and an unidentified woman, posing in a rock crevasseundated15P676Unidentified man and woman hiking in the mountainsundated15P677Unidentified man sitting on a rock ledge; albumen photographundated16P678Ten unidentified men reviewing (possibly) building plans; albumen photographundated16P679A crowd of men before an unidentified house; albumen photographundated16P680Gilly Spring, Big Sone Gap, Virginia; albumen photographundated16P681Scope and ContentsGilly Sprig (spring is misspelled), Big Stone Gap, VA (on verso).Two unidentified men; albumen photographundated16P682Scope and ContentsLike Juno's swans, coupled and inseparable (on verso).Old mill in the Kentucky mountains; albumen photographundated16P683Unidentified building; albumen photographundated16P684Julia McDowell Brock, fishing with three unidentified women and one man; albumen photographundated16P685Unidentified crowd on a ship viewing a cliff; albumen photographundated16P686Unidentified man speaking to a crowd from a wagon; albumen photographundated16P687Josh Bullitt on a horse before a building labeled Feed, Livery, and Salt Stableundated16P688Scope and ContentsL'homme qui rides (on verso).Major Henry Clay McDowell and Julia McDowell, seated on a ship; albumen photographundated16P689Julia McDowell Brock and three unidentified women and a man; albumen photographundated16P690Josh Bullitt; albumen photographundated16P691William Shelby, Harry Clay, and John Fox, Jr.; albumen photographundated16P692Unidentified men crossing the North Fork River on horseback; albumen photographundated16P693Scope and ContentsThe North Fork (on verso).Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and an unidentified man on stairs; albumen photographundated16P694Unidentified young African American girl holding a doll; silver gelatin photographundated16P695Magdalen McDowell, reading; albumen photographundated16P696Magdalen McDowell in the doorway at Ashland; silver gelatin photograph190516P697Magdalen McDowell, Julia McDowell Brock, Anne Clay McDowell, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, and five other women on the steps at Ashlandundated16P698Unidentified girl; gelatin photographundated16P699Five unidentified men with rackets on the tennis courts at Ashland; albumen photograph16P700Unidentified boy, coach with Dairy discernable on its sideundated16P701Two unidentified women at Ashland; albumen photographundated16P702Unidentified woman reading; albumen photographundated16P703Unidentified woman embracing an unidentified man; albumen photographundated16P704A dresser in a bedroom; albumen photographundated16P705John Fox, Jr. and two unidentified women; albumen photographundated16P706Unidentified man and woman seated in a salon; albumen photographundated16P707Unidentified young woman with a dog; albumen photographundated16P708Madeline McDowell Breckinridge with an unidentified older woman (possibly Magdalen McDowell), an old car with an Ohio license plate is in background; albumen photographundated16P709Scope and ContentsEnvelope attached addressed to Mrs. Desha Breckinridge.A frozen river; silver gelatin photographundated16P710Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; silver gelatin photograph taken during her tenure as President of Kentucky's Equal Rights Association, two duplicatesundated16P711-712, 732Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, two unidentified women, and two unidentified men; silver gelatin photographundated16P713Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, two unidentified women, and two unidentified men; silver gelatin photographundated16P714Madeline McDowell Breckinridge with an unidentified man and two unidentified women; silver gelatin photographundated16P715Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Desha Breckinridge, Lyman Chacley, and unidentified persons; silver gelatin photographundated16P716Scope and ContentsTaken at Chautauqua, Ella and Isso- our party- Lyman and me on the ends (on verso).Saranac Lake, New Yorkundated16P717-718A boat on Saranac Lake, New Yorkundated16P719Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and unidentified persons exiting a tunnel carved in a standing tree; silver gelatin photographundated16P720Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; copy of a portrait, one duplicateundated16P721-722Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; copy of a portrait by Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimerundated16P723Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; silver gelatin photographundated16P724-725Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, carte de visite; one duplicateundated16P726-727Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, carte de visite; one duplicateundated16P728-729Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, carte de visite; one duplicateundated16P730-731Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; copy of a portrait by Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer, one duplicateundated17P733-734Major Henry Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated17P735McDowell and Bullock families; one duplicateundated17P736-737Outside class at the Lincoln school, which Madeline McDowell Breckinridge helped fundundated17P738Scope and ContentsDesha Breckinridge (on verso).Service building of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium, which Madeline McDowell Breckinridge helped fund, an illustrated pictureundated17P739Childrens building of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium, which Madeline McDowell Breckinridge helped fund; silver gelatin photographundated17P740Pavilion building of the Tuberculosis Sanitorium, which Madeline McDowell Breckinridge helped fund; silver gelatin photographundated17P741Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Julia McDowell Brock, and Demi and Seth Proctor (neighbors) at Woodlake estate; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated17P742-743Major Henry Clay McDowell, John Proctor, Demi and Seth Proctor, and a large bur oak; albumen photographundated17P744The grounds of the Woodlake estate; albumen photographundated17P745The grounds of the Woodlake estate; albumen photographundated17P746Scope and ContentsDec 21 late afternoon, cloudy (on verso).The grounds of the Woodlake estate; albumen photographundated17P747The grounds of the Woodlake estate; albumen photographundated17P748The grounds of the Woodlake estate; albumen photograph; Woodlake at Frankfurtundated17P749Scope and ContentsMadeline McD Breckinridge from Fanny Crittenden (on verso).Three unidentified men at the Woodlake estate; silver gelatin photographundated17P750Woodlake estate; silver gelatin photographundated17P751Woodlake estate; silver gelatin photographundated17P752Woodlake estate and the grounds; albumen photographundated17P753Advertisement for Woodlake's sale by Major Henry Clay McDowellundated17P753aWoodlake estate and the grounds; albumen photographundated17P754Woodlake estate; albumen photograph, two duplicatesundated17P755-757Scope and ContentsWoodlake Franklin Co. Kentucky 1880 (on verso).Woodlake estate; modern reprint of an older photographundated17P758A plaque dedicated to the memory of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; silver gelatin photographundated17P759McDowell family crest; silver gelatin photographundated17P760-761Memorial stone in memory of Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photograph; newspaper article on verso describing its erection on the McDowell speedway in recognition of Henry Clay McDowell's generosity and civic mindednessundated17P761aTwo unidentified women and an unidentified man; gelatin photographundated17P762aPlaque dedicated to the memory of Samuel McDowell, president of Kentucky's first Constitutional Convention, a photographundated17P762Photograph of a historical marker in Rockbridge County, Virginia where John McDowell was the first settler in 1737undated17P762bUnidentified man at historical marker in Rockbridge County, where John McDowell was buried after being killed by Native Americansundated17P762cUnidentified woman at the cemetery where John McDowell was buriedundated17P762dKodak envelope addressed to Major Henry Clay McDowellundated17P762eSarah Shelby McDowell Ballard; albumen photographundated18P763Judge Bland Ballard; albumen photographundated18P764Judge Bland Ballard; albumen photographundated18P765Judge Bland Ballard; albumen photographundated18P766Austin Ballard; gelatin photographundated18P767Lily Anderson Ballard; silver gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated18P768-769Lily Anderson Ballard; albumen photographundated18P770Bland Ballard, Jr.; albumen photographundated18P771Bland Ballard III, Shreve Ballard, and Belle Ballard; silver gelatin photographundated18P772Bland Ballard III; albumen photographundated18P773Belle Ballard; silver gelatin photographundated18P774Belle Ballard; silver gelatin photographundated18P775Fanny Ballard; albumen photographundated18P776Fanny Ballard; silver gelatin photographundated18P777Fanny Ballard; silver gelatin photograph18P778Fanny Ballard on a bicycle; silver gelatin189918P779Fanny Ballard and Sue Ballardundated18P780Sue Ballard; albumen photograph, two duplicatesundated18P781, 788, 791Fanny Ballard and Sue Ballard; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated18P782-783Fanny Ballard, Sue Ballard, and Mary Ballard, all seated on bicyclesundated18P784Fanny Ballard and Sue Ballard in a car; silver gelatin photographundated18P785Sue Ballard and Thomas Macklin; gelatin photographundated18P786Thomas Macklin; gelatin photographundated18P787Julia Ballard; albumen photographundated18P789Fanny Ballard; albumen photographundated18P790William Preston McDowell; albumen photographundated18P792William Preston McDowell, as a young man, in Union uniform; albumen photographundated18P793William Preston McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated18P794Edward Irvin McDowell in Union uniform, with two unidentified persons; albumen photographundated18P795Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; albumen photographundated18P796Scope and ContentsUncle Alex (on verso).Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell and Sebastian, Edward, Hervey, Jr., Marshall, Marion, Anna Mary, and Jo Desha McDowell, (probably) Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell's grandchildren; albumen photographundated18P797Jo Desha McDowell, back to the cameraundated18P798Scope and ContentsJo Desha McDowell, Cynthiana KY Nov. 1, 1888, aged 5 yrs 4 months (on verso).Louise Irvine McDowell at twenty one months old, Thomas Pickett McDowell at 3 months old, and Fanny Ballard; silver gelatin photograph1905 March 2918P799Scope and ContentsTaken March 29th, 1905 (on verso).Louise Irvine McDowell, a postcardundated18P800Anne Irvin McDowell Bent; albumen photographundated18P801Mrs. Benjamin H. Bristowundated18P802Emeline Bent and Maria Bent; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated18P803-804Susan Bent as a childundated18P805Ward Goodloe; silver gelatin photographundated18P806Scope and ContentsCousin of Goodloe McDowell, whose mother was Mary Goodloe, M and Tom C McDowell (on verso).Ward Goodloe, Jr.; silver gelatin photographundated18P807Unidentified boyundated22AP808Shelby McDowell Post, as an infantundated22AP809Maria Harvey McDowell, silver gelatin photograph; four duplicatesundated22AP810-814Scope and ContentsThe crayon portrait in the image was sketched by Magdalen McDowell.A deer in Colorado; albumen photograph189222AP815An elk in Colorado; albumen photograph189222AP816An elk in Colorado; albumen photograph189222AP817A deer and elk in Colorado; albumen photographundated22AP818Scope and ContentsElk Photograph by WR Devreux of (illegible) Colorado in (illegible) nature woods 1892 (on verso).Two unidentified children; albumen photographundated22AP819Unidentified child and unidentified young woman; albumen photographundated22AP820Unidentified child and unidentified woman on a wagon; albumen photographundated22AP821Unidentified child and unidentified woman; albumen photographundated22AP822Unidentified child and unidentified woman; albumen photographundated22AP823Unidentified child; albumen photographundated22AP824Unidentified woman; colored albumen carte de visiteundated22AP825Marshall Turner as an infant; albumen carte de visiteundated22AP826Scope and Contents17 months old (on verso).Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated41P827Major Henry Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated41P828Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California; albumen photographundated41P829Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California, inner hallway within the house; albumen photographundated41P830Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California, a salon in the house; albumen photographundated41P831Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California, a bedroom in the house; albumen photographundated41P832Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California, a dining room in the house; albumen photographundated41P833Major General Irvin McDowell's home in California, a salon in the house; albumen photographundated41P834Henry Clay McDowell's home in Lynchburg, Virginia; silver gelatin photographundated41P835John Fox, Jr. and Grace Raymond Otis mounted on horses; silver gelatin photographundated41P836Unidentified persons on a horse drawn carriage, (possibly) at Ashland; albumen photographundated41P837William Adair McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated41P838Virgil Rene, a horse; photogravure photographundated41P839Abbie V, a horse; albumen photograph189241P840James Kirkpatrick and Alice Kirkpatrick as children; silver gelatin photograph1901 February41P841Franklin Ferguson Starks as an infant; silver gelatin photographundated41P842Theresa Garrett; silver gelatin photographundated41P843Frank Haseltine; albumen photographundated41P844Robert L Reade; albumen photographundated41P845Judge's stand at a Lexington racetrack, The man in the center of the picture (on top step, just beneath the gazebo) is probably Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated41P846Samuel McDowell; albumen copy of a portraitundated42P847Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photograph of a portraitundated42P848Tennis party and family reunion at Ashland; Nannette McDowell Bullock, Mitchell Alford, William Adair McDowell, Lucy Shelby, Ella Breckinridge, Henry McDowell (standing), Garland Barr, Henry Kinkaid, James Bass, Shelbert Warfield, Lily Shelby, John R. Allen, Roger Williams, Sara Bullock, Linnie Kinkaid, Minnie Gratz, General Preston (possibly William Preston McDowell), Elizabeth Combs, Mary Goodloe, Thomas McDowell, Virginia Jeffery, Julia McDowell Brock, Edward Hutchinson, Samuel Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Margaretta Simsell, Major Henry Clay McDowell, Magdalen McDowell; albumen photographundated42P849Tennis party at Ashland, Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Julia McDowell Brock, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and unidentified persons; albumen photographundated42P850William Bullock's class at Yale (William Bullock is seated on floor, third from left); salted print photographundated42P851William Bullock's class at Yale (William Bullock is standing on the left); salted print photographundated42P852Julia McDowell Brock, William Bullock, and Clay Bullock; silver gelatin photographundated42P853Major Malcolm McDowell in uniform; albumen photograph186242P854Unidentified house; albumen photographundated42P855Ashland from Sycamore Street; one duplicatecirca 189022AP856-857Ashland from Sycamore Street; silver gelatin photographcirca 189022AP858Ashland's garden; silver gelatin photographcirca 189022AP859Unknown on grounds of Ashlandcirca 1880s22P860Exterior of Ashland; albumen photographcirca 188022P861Interior of Ashland, a staircase; albumen photographcirca 188022P862Interior of Ashland, a doorway and grandfather clock; albumen photographcirca 188022P863Interior of Ashland, a buffet with china and a portrait; albumen photographcirca 188022P864Interior of Ashland, a dining room; albumen photographcirca 188022P865Interior of Ashland, a salon; albumen photographcirca 188022P866Interior of Ashland, a salon; albumen photographcirca 188022P867Interior of Ashland, a study; albumen photographcirca 188022P868Interior of Ashland, a study with a large moose head visible on the wall; albumen photographcirca 188022P869Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and three unidentified children at Ashlandcirca 189022P870Major Henry Clay McDowell and some of his horses on the grounds of Ashland; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated22AP871-872Major Henry Clay McDowell (second person on the far right) and some horses on the grounds of Ashland; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated22AP873-874Major Henry Clay McDowell and some of his horses on the grounds of Ashland; black and white photographundated22AP875King Rene, one of Major Henry Clay McDowell's horses, depicted with a handler and the emblem for the Queen and Crescent rail line; photogravure image from the United Typothetae of America1891 October22AP876King Rene; information on Ashland's studs on verso; albumen photograph188422AP877King Rene, Jr.; photogravure photographundated22AP878King Rene; platinotype photographundated22AP879Scope and ContentsKing Rene, Jr., record 2:17. The Great Show Horse and Prize Winner (on verso).Dictator 113, a horse owned by Major Henry Clay McDowell, his stud record is printed on verso; photogravure photograph, signed by Schweiber, 11 duplicates188922AP880-891Dictator; albumen photographundated22AP880aDictator 113, standing before Ashland; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated22AP892-893Dictator 113, a drawing of a horse headundated22AP894Dictator, a drawing by A.J. Schultz; one collotype duplicate and one photocopy duplicate188422AP895-897Asolundo; albumen photographundated23P898Scope and ContentsTaken at State Fair grounds, Peoria (illegible word) during Fair (on verso).Noblesse; a platinotype image by Schreiber188923P899Information on Noblesse from Catalogue of Trotting Stock; a photocopy imageundated23P899aArarant, a horse; platinotype photographundated23P900Orator, a horse; platinotype photographundated23P901Kildare, a horse; platinotype photographundated23P902Scope and ContentsKildare (number) 6594 Chestnut horse 15:2.5 hands foaled 1883 - By King Rene - Sam Sallie Wilkes by Gio Wilkes, Owned by H.K. Deveraux Cleveland - O (on verso).Thor, a horse; albumen photograph, stud record on versoundated23P903Triton, a horse, image has information about Ashland's studs for 1884 on verso; albumen photograph188423P904Hanover, a horse, depicted with the emblem of the Queen and Crescent Railway company; photogravure image, one duplicate1891 October23P905-905aAlix, a horse; platinotype photograph189423P906Robert J, a horse; platinotype image23P907Director, a horse depicted with a handler; gelatin photographundated23P908King Wilkes, a horse owned by R.B. Conklin, New York; pedigree on verso; albumen photographundated23P909Picture of a statuette of Sunol, a horse, with a rider; carbon printundated23P910Tantallon, a horse, six years old, 1891; reprint of an illustrationundated23P911Virgil Rene, a horse; platinotype photographundated23P912Sarcanet, a horse; platinotype photographundated23P913Unidentified horse; albumen photographundated23P914Unidentified horses; albumen photographundated23P915Two unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P916Three unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P917Two unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P918Two unidentified horses with handlers at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P919Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P920Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P921Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P922Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P923Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P924Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photographundated23P925Unidentified horse with handler at Ashland; black and white photograph; mother (on verso)undated23P926Six unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P927Three unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P928Unidentified horse with handler; black and white photographundated23P929Unidentified horse with handler; black and white photographundated23P930Two unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P931Six unidentified horses with handlers; black and white photographundated23P932Unidentified man in a carriage (possibly) at Ashland; black and white photograph, 2 duplicateundated23P933-935Unidentified man (also in image 933) in a carriage; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated23P936-937Unidentified horse with handler; black and white photographundated23P938Unidentified horse with handler; black and white photographundated23P939Unidentified horse; black and white photographundated23P940Scope and ContentsMobe H. 226 (on verso).Copy of a newspaper clipping, T.C. McDowell, Vanderbilt's Racing Partner, A Remarkable Young Turfman, The World, July 31, 1901 - Describes rumors that T.C. McDowell was to become William K. Vanderbilt's racing partner; A Photocopy1901 July 3123P940aBreeding advertisement for Volcano, a foal of Dictator, at James Atkins Ranch, Genoa Nebraska; a photocopyundated23P940bJoe S, a bull; a geneology for Joe S on verso; black and white photographundated23P941Imported Meddo, a cow; 2013, HHB Dropped April 12, 1884 (on verso); black and white photographundated23P942Imported Van Der Lessije, 2009, HHB Dropped March 10, 1884 (on verso); black and white photographundated23P943A montage of cattle; albumen photographundated23P944Cattle and cowboy, (possibly) in the Western United States; albumen photographundated23P945Moose antlers; albumen photograph, two duplicatesundated23P946-948Home of Colonel Joseph McDowell on Lexington Road; black and white photographundated23P949Scope and ContentsHome of Colonel Joseph McDowell, son of Colonel Samuel McDowell (on verso).E.C. McDowell (front and right) and the bridge over the Susquehanna near Berrick, Pennsylvania (E.C.'s note on verso); silver gelatin photographundated23P950Afton Villa, Barrow family home in Louisiana, four unidentified women, one unidentified man, and one unidentified boy; albumen photographundated24P951Isaac Starks and his son, Franklin; silver gelatin photographundated24P952Lewis G Clark, the original George Harris of Uncle Tom's Cabin; collodion printing out 189224P953Noble Butler, who wrote a series of grammar books; albumen photographundated24P954Dolly Atherton and her grandfather; platinotype photograph189324P955Mrs. Miller (first name unknown); albumen photographundated24P956Desha Chalkley; silver gelatin photograph; Best wishes for a happy Christmas from Issa Desha Calkley (on verso)undated24P957Hugh Hart Page; black and white photograph1915 June24P958Amy May and her pet - Feb 1916; black and white photograph1916 February24P959Unidentified house; black and white photographundated24P960Scope and ContentsOur home (on verso).Allen Austin Moore as an infant; collodion photographundated24P961Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated24P962Unidentified woman; black and white photographundated24P963Unidentified girl; platinotype photographundated24P964Ten unidentified men; black and white photographundated24P965Unidentified girl; albumen photographundated24P966Unidentified baby; silver gelatin photographundated24P966aUnidentified woman in white; silver gelatin photographundated24P967Unidentified house with a car in front; black and white postcardundated24P968Unidentified young girl, photograph of a portrait; silver gelatin photographundated24P969Unidentified young woman; silver gelatin photograph of a portraitundated24P970Mary Franklin Bullock; platinotype photographundated24P971Mary Balcom; albumen photographundated24P971aUnidentified woman; albumen photographundated24P972Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated24P973Unidentified woman; platinotype photographundated24P974Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated24P975Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated24P976Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated24P977Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated24P978Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated24P979Unidentified man; albumen photographundated24P980Unidentified man; platinotype photographundated24P981Unidentified man; painted platinotype photographundated24P982Unidentified man; black and white photographundated24P983Unidentified man; albumen photographundated24P984Unidentified man; albumen photographundated24P985Unidentified man; albumen photographundated24P986Unidentified man; silver gelatin photographundated24P987Unidentified man; silver gelatin photographundated24P987aRailroad tunnel, possibly in the Appalachians; silver gelatin photographundated25P988Railroad winding around a corner, possibly in the Appalachians; silver gelatin photographundated25P989Railroad track into a small tunnel; silver gelatin photographundated25P990A railroad through a tunnel in (possibly) the Appalachians; silver gelatin photographundated25P991A railroad running through a tunnel in (possibly) the Appalachians; silver gelatin photographundated25P992A rock face, below a railroad winding around a bend; silver gelatin photographundated25P993Two houses and a church across a field; silver gelatin photographundated25P994Railroad tunnel in (possibly) the Appalachian Mountains; silver gelatin photographundated25P995Railroad next to a stream; silver gelatin photographundated25P996A railroad running through a tunnel in (possibly) the Appalachians; silver gelatin photographundated25P997Elk herd at Wallihan Lay, Colorado; black and white photographundated26P998Elk herd at Wallihan Lay, Colorado, photographed at a distance; black and white photographundated26P9992 mule deer in Colorado; black and white photographundated26P1000A cougar in a tree in Colorado; black and white photographundated26P1001Helen Maria Hunt Jackson's grave on Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado; black and white photographundated26P1002South Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado; black and white photographundated26P1003Royal Gorge, Colorado; black and white photographundated26P10045142 dead rabbits; albumen photograph1894 December 2226P1005Scope and ContentsKilled at Lamar Colo. Arkansas River in one day, about 400 guns. The rabbits were given to the poor people in Denver on Xmas (on verso).Two Native American children; black and white photographundated26P1006Broadmoor Casino of Colorado Springs, Colorado; albumen photographundated26P1007Manitou House, unidentified woman; black and white photographundated26P1008A study in an unidentified house; black and white photographundated26P1009A palm tree; albumen photographundated26P1010A pack mule on the side of a mountain; albumen photographundated26P1011Grand Canyon from Artist's Point; colored printundated26P1012Grand Canyon from the Brink; colored printundated26P1013Old Faithful; colored printundated26P1014Great Falls from Below, at Yellowstone park; colored printundated26P1015Golden Gate at Yellowstone park; colored printundated26P1016View of the American River; black and white stereographundated26P1017Tuloolweack Cavern, Yosemite Valley; black and white stereographundated26P1018Central Pacific Railroad from the foot of Donner Lake, Nevada county; black and white stereographundated26P1019American River and Canyon from Cape Horn, California; black and white stereographundated26P1020The Domes, a lake at Yosemite Valley; black and white stereoscopeundated26P1021Devil's Gate Bridge in Utah; black and white stereographundated26P1022Witch's Rock in Weber Canyon (on verso); black and white stereographundated26P1023Yosemite Falls; black and white stereographundated26P1024Tunnel [number] 3 Weber Canyon (on verso); black and white photographundated26P1025Mountain Mahogany, Echo Canyon (on verso); black and white stereographundated26P1026A palmetto tree with three unidentified men and four unidentified women beneath it; black and white stereographundated26P1027The Young Shipbuilders (on verso), six unidentified young children building boats; colored stereographundated26P1028Cowboys on horses; albumen photographundated26P1028aScope and ContentsGetting ready for the roundup (on verso).A set of houses on the side of a hill; black and white photographundated26P1028bDevil's tower national monument; black and white photographundated26P1028cA herd of cattle; black and white photographundated26P1028dScope and ContentsThe Roundup (on verso).Hunters and fox hounds in front of a manor (possibly) in Great Britain; albumen photographundated26P1029Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle, soldiers mustering; albumen photographundated26P1030Edinburgh Castle, viewed from Calton Hill, signed by J. Patrick; albumen photographundated26P1031St. Michael's Church in Charleston, South Carolina; a reprint of another imagecirca 190026P1032Scope and Contents St. Michael's Church on Hunting St., 2 hole cut. Do not use this if it will not make a good cut. A photograph will come tomorrow -Please preserve all these photographs for me- M. McD. B. (on verso).St. Michael's Church in Charleston, South Carolina; black and white photographcirca 190026P1033Scope and ContentsSt. Michael's -whose chimes were played by the same negro bell ringer for sixty one years (on verso).Pringle House, Charleston, South Carolina; colored reprint of another imagecirca 190126P1034Scope and ContentsMs. B, The Pringle House on King St. -Built in 1765 (on verso).Pringle House, Charleston, South Carolina; colored reprint of another imagecirca 190126P1035Scope and ContentsPringle House -Charleston, S.C.- red brick -green shutters (on verso).St. Phillip's Church; black and white photographundated26P1036Scope and ContentsCalhoun lies buried here (on verso).The Huguenot church; black and white photographundated26P1037Scope and ContentsThe Huguenot church, Charleston, SC (very historical) (on verso).A live oak in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina; black and white photographundated26P1038Simonton Gateway, Legare Street, Charleston, South Carolina; silver gelatin photographundated27P1039Scope and ContentsUse this if it is the right thing to make a good cut from -omit otherwise- make either one or two col cut: whichever will be best (on verso).Anne Clay McDowell; glass negativeundated19P1040Anne Clay McDowell; glass negativeundated19P1041Anne Clay McDowell, seated in a study; glass negativeundated19P1042Anne Clay McDowell, standing; glass negativeundated19P1043Anne Clay McDowell, seated in a study; glass negativeundated19P1044Anne Clay McDowell, seated; glass negative, one duplicateundated19P1045, 1047Anne Clay McDowell; glass negativeundated20P1046Unrecognizable image; glass negativeundated20P1048Horse with handler; glass negativeundated20P1049A horse with handler before Ashland house; glass negativeundated20P1050A horse with handler; glass negativeundated20P1051A horse with handler; glass negativeundated21P1052A horse with two handlers before Ashland house; glass negativeundated21P1053A horse with handler, before Ashland house; glass negativeundated21P1054A horse with handler at Ashland; glass negativeundated21P1055A horse with handler before Ashland house; glass negativeundated21P1056A horse with two handlers at Ashland; glass negativeundated21P1057Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1058Anne Clay McDowell; albumen photograph186527P1059Bland Ballard, a judge; albumen photographundated27P1060Sarah Shelby McDowell Ballard; albumen photographundated27P1061Eliza Nannette Marshall Turner; albumen photographundated27P1062Susanna Price; albumen photographundated27P1063Thomas Smith; albumen photographundated27P1064Nannette Price Smith; albumen photographundated27P1065Noble Butler; albumen photographundated27P1066General Irvine McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1067Mrs. Pope; colored albumen photographundated27P1068Unidentified man in uniform; albumen photographundated27P1069Henry Clay statue in Capitol Square, Richmond Virginia; albumen photographundated27P1070Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1071Unidentified man in Union uniform; albumen photographcirca 1860s27P1072Unidentified man in Union uniform; albumen photographcirca 1860s27P1073Sallie Sullivan; silver gelatin photographundated27P1074A China rose; colored albumen photographundated27P1075Unknown man; albumen photographundated27P1076Unknown man in uniform; albumen photographundated27P1077Mrs. Jouett; albumen photographundated27P1078Edwin Bryant; silver gelatin photographundated27P1079Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photograph1890 September 627P1080J.P. Rankin; albumen photographundated27P1081Scope and ContentsMrs McDowell with kind regards of J.P. Rankin (on verso).Major William Preston McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1082Picture card of Little Red Riding Hood; albumen photographundated27P1083Picture card of The Sisters with the Lyra Innocentium (on verso); albumen photographundated27P1084Picture card of Dream of Hope (on verso); albumen photographundated27P1085Picture card of Joan of Arc; albumen photographundated27P1086Picture card of Light and Shade (two women); albumen photographundated27P1087Picture card of (possibly) a saint; silver gelatin photographundated27P1088Picture card of a woman's portrait; silver gelatin photographundated27P1089Picture card of Mary and Jesus as an infant; silver gelatin photographundated27P1090Picture card of a woman with a child, Leoneggio (written on front); albumen photographundated27P1091Picture card of an unidentified woman; albumen photographundated27P1092Picture card of an unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1093Goss Elston; albumen photographundated27P1094Mont Mosby; albumen photographundated27P1095Picture card of a young couple; albumen illustration; The Huguenot (on verso)undated27P1096A statue of a woman and an infant; albumen photographundated27P1097Dr. Bush; albumen photographundated27P1098Mrs. Bushundated27P1099President Abraham Lincoln; albumen photographundated27P1100Mrs. Miller; salted print photographundated27P1101Sue Miller; salted print photographundated27P1102Louise McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1103Anne McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1104Irvin McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1105Alice McDowell; albumen photographundated27P1106Mr. Sullivan; albumen photographundated27P1107Mrs. Sullivan; albumen photographundated27P1108Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1109Sara Pugh Torrance; albumen photographundated27P1110Elizabeth Starling; tintype photographundated27P1111Major William Starling in uniform; albumen photographundated27P1112Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1113Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated27P1114Sydney Smith; albumen photographundated27P1115Goldsborough Robinson; albumen photographundated27P1116Picture card of a woman's portrait; albumen photographundated27P1117Matilda Nicholas Barret; albumen photographundated27P1118Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated27P1119Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1120Edward Humphrey; albumen photographundated27P1121Dr. Kane; colored carte de visite, possibly albumenundated27P1121aMary Kyle McDonald; colored albumen photographundated27P1122A girl in traditional costume; tinted picture card from Munichundated27P1123A girl in traditional costume; tinted picture card from Switzerlandundated27P1124Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1125Unidentified man; albumen photographundated27P1125aAnne Clay McDowell; albumen photograph186527P1126Unidentified woman, dressed in a bridal gownundated27P1127Sydney Smith in uniform; platinotype photographundated27P1128Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated27P1129Religious picture card; albumen photographundated27P1130Scope and ContentsPalmer's Faith (on verso).Sarah Ballard; silver gelatin photographundated27P1131Sarah Ballard; albumen photographundated27P1132Mary Ballard; albumen photograph188527P1133Mary Ballard; carbon print photographundated28P1134Major Irvin McDowell; salted print photograph186128P1135Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; albumen photograph186628P1136Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated28P1137Mary K. McDowell; albumen photographundated28P1138Anne Clay McDowell; albumen photograph186528P1139Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated28P1140Henry Clay III, in uniform; albumen photographundated28P1141Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photographundated28P1142William Preston McDowell; albumen photographundated28P1143Kate Wright; albumen photographundated28P1144Sara Pugh Torrance; albumen photographundated28P1145Dr. Colescott (first name unknown); albumen photographundated28P1146Abbie Ballard; albumen photographundated28P1147Jack Ballard; albumen photographundated28P1148Unidentified boy; albumen photographundated28P1148aIrvin McDowell, in uniform as a young man; albumen photographundated28P1149Noble Butler; albumen photographundated28P1150John McDowell as an infant; albumen photographundated28P1151Unidentified man; albumen photographundated28P1151aElizabeth Work; tintype photographundated28P1152Lucretia Clay and Henry Clay III; albumen photographundated28P1153Governor Charles Anderson of Ohio; albumen photographundated28P1154Charles Denby in uniform; albumen photograph186128P1155Betty Page Perrin; albumen photographundated28P1156Rembrandt Peale, an American historical and portrait painter; albumen photographundated28P1157Person, identified only as Darley; albumen photographundated28P1158Rosa Bonhauer; albumen photographundated28P1159Titian Vecelli, the Italian painter; albumen picture cardundated28P1160Woodford Wallace; albumen photographundated28P1161Harriet Hasner; albumen photographundated28P1162Charles Eliot; silver gelatin photographundated28P1163Judge Wilson of Ohio; albumen photographundated28P1164William McDowellundated28P1165Nannette Thruston; albumen photographundated28P1166Richard Barrett; albumen photographundated28P1167Lydia Fetters; albumen photographundated28P1168General Irvine McDowell; albumen photographundated28P1169Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated28P1170Rosa Breckinridge; albumen photographundated28P1171Fannie Thruston Ballard; albumen photographundated28P1172Reverend Edward Humphrey; platinotype photographundated28P1173Bland Ballardundated28P1174Mary Hancock Ballardundated28P1175Kitty Sullivan; albumen photographundated28P1176Helen McDowell; albumen photographundated28P1177Louise Ivoni McDowell; collodion photographundated28P1178Henry McDowell; gelatin photograph188528P1179Major Henry Clay McDowell (far left), Dr. Yandel (sitting left), Mr. Smith (first name unknown, center), General B.H. Bristow (far right), Mr. Felton, and General Wilson (reclining); albumen photographundated28P1180Metta Westfield; albumen photographundated29P1181Henry Clay (Matthew Harris Jouett's portrait); albumen copyundated29P1182Anne Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1183Major Henry Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1184Irvin McDowell, as a young man in uniform; albumen photographundated29P1185Magdalen Harvey McDowell as a young woman; albumen photographundated29P1186Judge Samuel McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1187Nannette McDowell Bullockundated29P1188Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.; albumen photographundated29P1189Margaretta Simrail; platinotype photograph188929P1190Madeline McDowell Breckenridge; platinotype photograph188929P1191William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1192Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated29P1193Maria Hawkins Harvey McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1194Mary K McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1195William Preston McDowell in uniform; albumen photographundated29P1196Thomas Julian Clay; albumen photographundated29P1197Henry Clay III, in uniform; albumen photographundated29P1198Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; platinotype photograph188929P1199Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; platinotype photograph188929P1200Julia McDowell Brock; platinotype photograph188929P1201Fannie Thruston Ballard; albumen photographundated29P1202Lucretia Clay and Henry Clay III; albumen photographundated29P1203Stites Duval; platinotype photographundated29P1204The children (unidentified) of Samuel Felton; platinotype photographundated29P1205Nannette McDowell Bullock; gelatin photograph188929P1206Thomas Smith; albumen photographundated29P1209Nannette Price; albumen photographundated29P1210Judge Thomas Marshall; albumen photographundated29P1211Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; albumen photograph186829P1212Edward Moore; albumen photographundated29P1213Mrs. Moore (first and maiden name unknown); albumen photographundated29P1214General Irvine McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1215Wythe Denby; albumen photograph186829P1216Major Edward Starling; albumen photographundated29P1217Unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated29P1218Mary McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1219Unidentified man; albumen photographundated29P1220Unidentified man in a Union army uniform; albumen photographundated29P1221Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated29P1222Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated29P1223Dr. Mason (first name unknown); albumen photographundated29P1224Unidentified man; albumen photographundated29P1225Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated29P1226Elsie Clay McDowell; black and white photographundated29P1227Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; gelatin photograph188529P1228Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated29P1229William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated29P1230Fannie Thruston Ballard; albumen photographundated30P1231Scope and ContentsAunt Fanny - Happy New Years from Fanny (on verso).Nannie McClure; black and white photographundated30P1232Tom [?]; black and white photographundated30P1233Wythe B Denby, Stephen Denby, and Laura Denby; albumen photographundated30P1234Mrs. Wickliffe Preston; albumen photographundated30P1235Edmund Crittendon as a child; albumen photograph1877 February 1030P1236Scope and ContentsEdmund J. Crittendon , two years old, twenty-seven and a half pounds in weight and thirty-four inches in length. Presented to Nettie McDowell by him, February 10th, 1877 (on verso).Samuel McDowell; albumen photographundated30P1237Eugene E. Simpson; gelatin photographundated30P1238Unidentified boy; albumen photograph1876 July30P1239Unidentified girl; gelatin photographundated30P1240Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated30P1241H.M. Shelley; gelatin photograph188730P1242Unidentified girl; albumen photographundated30P1243Scope and ContentsFor Aunt Nannie (on verso).Unidentified infant; albumen photographundated30P1244Colored picture card, The First Lesson, a boy speaking to a dog. For little Harvey with my love (illegible name) (on verso)undated30P1245Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated30P1246Unidentified girl; albumen photographundated30P1247Unidentified man; gelatin photographundated30P1248Mary M. Dudley; gelatin photograph1878 January 1930P1249Scope and ContentsTo Stites with the best love of Mary M. Dudley (two illegible words), Kentucky Jan. 19th 1878 (on verso).Unidentified girl; albumen photographundated30P1250Picture card, Samuel Praying; albumen photographundated30P1251Colored picture card of a rooster with actual feathers, addressed to a Mr. Jahl Sonrenis at the Natitation Belle Alliance187930P1252Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated30P1253Henry Clay III; albumen photographundated30P1254Picturecard of Red Riding Hood; albumen photographundated30P1255Scope and ContentsNannette McDowell from Aunt Harriett (on verso)Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1256Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; gelatin photographundated30P1257Two unidentified men and two unidentified women with tennis rackets; tintype photographundated30P1258Three unidentified women; tintype photographundated30P1259William Cochan McDowell as a child; albumen photograph189130P1260Judy [?]; albumen photographundated30P1261Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1262Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1263Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1264Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1265Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1266Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1267Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1268Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1269Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1270Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1271Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1272Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1273Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1274Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1275Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1276Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1277Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1278Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1279Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated30P1280Unidentified woman, reading; albumen photographundated30P1281Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1282Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated30P1283Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated30P1284Mollie Tyler Bloomfield; albumen photographundated30P1285Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1286Julia McDowell Brock; gelatin photograph187730P1287Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated30P1288Unidentified woman; gelatin photographundated30P1289Unidentified man; albumen photographundated30P1290Lizzy [?]; albumen photographundated31P1291Scope and ContentsWith Love, Lizzy, (on verso).Two unidentified men, one seated and the other standing; tintypeundated31P1292Unidentified woman and infant; gelatin photographundated31P1293Four unidentified men; tintypeundated31P1294Five unidentified young men, cheeks colored pink; tintypeundated31P1295Unidentified man in uniform; collodion printing-out paperundated31P1296Unidentified teen aged boy; albumen photographundated31P1297Unidentified man; albumen photographundated31P1298Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1299Unidentified infant; albumen photographundated31P1300Unidentified man; albumen photographundated31P1301Two unidentified men; tintype carte de visite1884 August 1031P1302Unidentified woman; albumen carte de visiteundated31P1303Alice Dudley; collodion carte de visiteundated31P1304Two unidentified men and two unidentified women; tintype photographundated31P1305Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1306Two unidentified young women; albumen photographundated31P1307Scope and ContentsWith Mama, Love your own (illegible name) (on verso)Unidentified man; albumen photographundated31P1308Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1309Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1310Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1311Unidentified man; albumen photographundated31P1312Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1313Stites Duval; albumen photographundated31P1314Unidentified woman; albumen photographundated31P1315Two unidentified men, and two unidentified women with painted cheeks; tintype photographundated31P1316Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; albumen photographundated31P1317Bullock, McDowell family in the Western United States and AshlandSubseries C.1874-1951, undatedFanny Shelby; albumen photographundated31P1318Julia McDowell Brock; gelatin cut outundated31P1319Dr. Thomas Bullock and Nannette McDowell Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, and Julia McDowell Brock, all seated on a porch; albumen photographundated31P1320Burros, driven by a man on a cart, Gardiner, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1321Rosa McDowell; gelatin photographundated31P1322William B. Brock's letter of acceptance of a position as assistant cashier at First National Bank, Lexington Kentucky1903 October 3031P1322aMary Franklin Bullock and Henry Bullock as a child, dressed as a Native American; albumen photographundated31P1323Anne Clay McDowell in her library; gelatin photographundated31P1324Two articles about Henry P. Kinkead's resignation from First National Bank, from the Leader newspaperundated31P1324aFront view, San Miguel Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1325Annual Reunion B.P.O.E. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY1903 June 16-1731P1325aRear view, San Miguel Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1326Three marriage announcements for Julia McDowell Brock and William Brock, newspaper clippingsundated31P1326aCarey Ranch, unidentified family on a porch; albumenundated31P1327Cathedral in Sante Fe, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1328Julia McDowell Brock and Henry Bullock on a burro in Gardiner, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1329Mary Franklin Bullock and Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated31P1330Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated31P1331Mary Franklin Bullock, Henry Bullock, and Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated31P1332Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Julia McDowell Brock, Henry Bullock, Mary Franklin Bullock, and Anne Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated31P1333Canon, Gardiner, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1334Miss Clements (on verso, no first name identified), in New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1335Julia McDowell Brock on a burro at Nannette McDowell Brock's house; albumen photographundated31P1336Scope and ContentsNettie's House (on verso).Oldest house in Santa Fe; albumen photographundated31P1337Mary Franklin Bullock and Anne Clay McDowell; albumen photographundated31P1338Julia McDowell Brock in Lucky Baldwin's orange grove; albumen photographundated31P1339Douglas and Dr. Thomas Bullock, smoking; albumen photographundated31P1340Baldwin Hotel Southern California Roses April 7, 1902, Sweet Violet from Baldwin Ranch S.C. 1902, Baldwin Hotel Sou. Cal. 1902, Orange blossoms S. C.1902 April 731P1340aJulia McDowell Brock in Chinatown, San Franciscoundated31P1341Unidentified man and two unidentified women, standing before the General Fremont (a large tree), at Santa Cruz, California; albumen photographundated31P1342Unidentified person; albumen photographundated31P1343A mission in San Diego; albumen photographundated31P1344An unidentified monk at a mission in Santa Barbaraundated31P1345Julia McDowell Brock, Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock at the San Gabriel Mission; albumen photographundated31P1346Jumbo, a large tree, in Santa Cruz, California; gelatin photographundated31P1347Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and Julia McDowell Brock; a badly faded gelatin photographundated31P1348A mission in San Diego, California; gelatin photographundated31P1349Bascher in uniform, and Stites Duval, at Ashland; gelatin photographundated31P1350A mission in San Diego; gelatin photographundated31P1351Unidentified children at Oakes Home, Denver, Colorado; silver gelatinundated31P1352Henry Clay McDowell Infirmary, Raton, New Mexico; an unidentified man seated on the porch; albumen photographundated31P1353Henry Bullock, armed with a bow, with Goat Hill in distance in Raton, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1354Nannette McDowell Bullock, Dr. Thomas Bullock, and Henry Bullock at the tomb of Kit Carson in Taos, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1355Mr. and Mrs. Lyon (first names unknown), outfitted for camping, with Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Bullock, and Nannette McDowell Bullock at Raton, New Mexico; albumen photographundated31P1356An Indian pueblo at Taos, New Mexico; gelatin photographundated31P1357Public square at Taos, New Mexico; gelatin photographundated31P1358Tom McDowell, J. Morton, and Lowery standing before an unidentified building; gelatin photographundated31P1359Lyman Chacley as a boy; silver gelatinundated31P1360Kentucky Elks announcement of William Brock and Julia McDowell Brock's weddingundated31P1360aElk's Minstrels performance at Lexington's Opera House1904 April 1931P1360bTwo unidentified girls; sketched imageundated31P1361Marriage invitation for Sara Sydney Bullock and Reverend Cary Franklin Moore190231P1361aMary Caldwell, as a girl; collodion photographundated31P1362Mary Caldwell, as a young girl; collodion photographundated31P1363One of Mary Winston Hussey's daughter, unidentified; platinotype photographundated31P1364Michell Alford; albumen photograph1881 June31P1365Scope and Contentsn truth your loyal friend one of the Faithful (possibly) Fan, Lexington KY May-June 1881 (on verso).Jonathan Re. Allen; albumen photographundated31P1366Scope and ContentsOne of the Five Victims Jno. Re. Allen June, 1881 (on verso).Thomas Macklin; albumen photographundated31P1367Cornelia Anderson; gelatin photographundated31P1368Kenneth Kenner; gelatin photographundated32P1369Henry Bullock, William Brock, Jr., Clay Brock, Julia McDowell Brock, William Adair McDowell, Alice Dudley McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Clay McDowell III, Fanny Ballard, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Desha Breckinridge, and unidentified persons at Ashland; gelatin photograph1917 May 1932P1370Henry Bullock, William Brock, Jr., Clay Brock, Julia McDowell Brock, William Adair McDowell, Alice Dudley McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Clay McDowell III, Fanny Ballard, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Desha Breckinridge, William McDowell, Mrs. William McDowell and unidentified persons at Ashland; gelatin photograph1917 May 1932P1371Henry Bullock, William Brock, Jr., Clay Brock, Julia McDowell Brock, William Adair McDowell, Alice Dudley McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Clay McDowell III, Fanny Ballard, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Desha Breckinridge, William McDowell, Mrs. William McDowell and unidentified persons at Ashland; gelatin photographundated32P1372Henry Bullock, William Brock, Jr., Clay Brock, Julia McDowell Brock, William Adair McDowell, Alice Dudley McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Clay McDowell III, Fanny Ballard, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Desha Breckinridge, William McDowell, Mrs. William McDowell and unidentified persons as well as (possibly) the staff of Ashland (unidentified) at Ashland; gelatin photographundated32P1373Mrs. William McDowell (first and maiden name unknown), Nannette McDowell Bullock, Alice Dudley McDowell, William Brock and two unidentified persons at Ashland; gelatin photographundated32P1374Julia McDowell Brock, William Brock, Jr., Clay Brock, William Brock, Sr., William Adair McDowell, three unidentified persons; gelatin photographundated32P1375Ashland, viewed from the front; black and white photographundated32P1376The path around Ashland; black and white postcardundated32P1377Ashland, viewed from the front; black and white photographundated32P1378Ashland, viewed from the front; black and white photographundated32P1379Scope and ContentsMrs. Thomas S. Bullock, Richmond Road, Lexington, Kentucky (on verso).Nannette McDowell Bullock; black and white photographundated32P1380Nannette McDowell and Henry Bullock; black and white photograph, one duplicate191532P1381-1382Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock as an infant; black and white carte de visite, two duplicatesundated32P1383-1385Henry Bullock; black and white photograph; For Mother (on verso), one duplicateundated32P1386-1387Henry Bullock as a child; collodion photographundated32P1388Scope and ContentsI am just two months old today -H.C.H. (on verso).Henry Bullock; black and white photographundated32P1389Henry Bullock; black and white photograph, two duplicatesundated32P1390-1392Henry Bullock; black and white photograph, four duplicatesundated32P1393-1397Henry Bullock; matte collodion photographundated32P1398Henry Bullock in a stroller; black and white photographundated32P1399Henry Bullock in a stroller; black and white photographundated32P1400Henry Bullock on a porch; matte collodion photographundated32P1401Henry Bullock as a child on a porch, photographed in mid-stride; matte collodion photographundated32P1402Henry Bullock as a child on a porch; matte collodion photographundated32P1403Unidentified man and Henry Bullock, as a child, riding a cane like a horse; black and white photographundated32P1403aHenry Bullock, as a child on a rocking horse; May I be your Valentine? (on verso); black and white photograph, two duplicates, one negativeundated32P1404-1406, 1411Henry Bullock, as a child on a rocking horse; black and white photograph, two duplicates, one negativeundated32P1407-1407a, 1412Henry Bullock and Goodloe McDowell; black and white photograph189832P1408Henry Bullock, as a child standing in a creek; albumen photographundated32P1409Henry Bullock, as a child standing in a creek with a ladle; albumen photographundated32P1410Henry Bullock and Goodloe McDowell, as children, mounted on a horse; albumen photographundated32P1410aHenry Bullock, Goodloe McDowell on a horse, and an unidentified handler for the horse; albumen photographundated32P1410bHenry Bullock; black and white photographundated32P1413Henry Bullock and Nannette McDowell; matte collodion photographundated32P1414Henry Bullock and an unidentified young woman; matte collodionundated32P1415Unidentified girl; albumen photographundated32P1415aHenry Bullock and an unidentified young woman; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated32P1416-1417Henry Bullock, unidentified young woman, and a dog; black and white photographundated32P1418Unidentified young woman; black and white photographundated32P1419Henry Bullock; matte collodion, two duplicates1910 September32P1420-1422Henry Bullock, in West Point military uniform; matte collodion photographundated32P1423Henry Bullock, in West Point military uniform; matte collodion photographundated33P1424Photograph of a painting of Man O' War; black and white photograph; one duplicate193633P1424a-1424bScope and ContentsMan O' War from memory - Painted by Violet K. Schoenberg, St. Charles, Mo., 1936, To Henry Bullock (on verso)Nannette McDowell Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, and Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photographundated33P1425Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photograph, three duplicatesundated33P1426-1429Dr. Thomas Bullock and Mr. Douglas; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated33P1430-1431Dr. Thomas Bullock and Mr. Douglasundated33P1432Mary Franklin Bullock, Henry Bullock, and Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photograph, five duplicatesundated33P1433-143735P1567, 1577Scope and ContentsWe all wish you many happy returns of the fifteenth (on verso).Mary Franklin Bullock and Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photograph, three duplicatesundated33P1438-1440Mary Franklin Bullock and Henry Bullock, as a child dressed as a Native American; albumen photograph, three duplicatesundated33P1441-1444Mary Franklin Bullock and Henry Bullock, as a child dressed as a Native American; black and white photographundated33P1445Henry Bullock, Mary Franklin Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photographundated33P1446Julia McDowell Brock, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, and Nannette McDowell Bullock; black and white photographundated33P1447Anne Clay McDowell and Mary Franklin Bullock; black and white photographundated33P1448Anne Clay McDowell and Mary Franklin Bullock; black and white photographundated33P1449Henry Bullock, on a burro, and Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photographundated35P156833P1450Julia McDowell Brock on a burro; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated35P158433P1451Julia McDowell Brock on a burro; black and white photographundated33P1452Henry on a burro and Della Clements; black and white photographundated33P1453San Miguel Church, in Sante Fe, New Mexico, viewed from the front; black and white photographundated33P1454San Miguel Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico, viewed from the front; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated33P1455-1456San Miguel Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico, viewed from the rear; black and white photograph, two duplicatesundated33P1457-1459Oldest house in Santa Fe, New Mexico; black and white photograph, two duplicatesundated33P1460-1462Oldest house in Santa Fe, New Mexico; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated33P1463-1464A cathedral in New Mexico; black and white photographundated33P1465A cathedral in New Mexico; black and white photographundated34P1466Dr. Thomas Bullock in front of Henry Clay McDowell Infirmary in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photograph, duplicate undated34P1467-1468Della Clements in front of Henry Clay McDowell Infirmary in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated34P1469Henry Bullock, armed with a bow, near Goat Hill in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated34P1470Mr. and Mrs. Lyon (first names unknown) with their camping outfit, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Bullock, and Nannette McDowell Bullock at Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated34P1471Nannette McDowell Bullock, Mr. Douglas (first name unknown), Henry Bullock, and Dr. Thomas Bullock; black and white photographundated34P1472Pueblo village near Taos; black and white photographundated34P1473Pueblo village near Taos; black and white photographundated34P1474Julia McDowell Brock, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Henry Bullock at Kit Carson's house in Taos; black and white photographundated34P1475Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Dr. Thomas Bullock, and Henry Bullock at Kit Carson's grave; black and white photographundated34P1476Plaza in Taos; black and white photographundated34P1477View overlooking an unidentified town; black and white photographundated34P1478Envelope addressed to Della Clements1907 May 3134P1478aJulia McDowell Brock and two unidentified Chinese children in Chinatown; black and white photographundated34P1479Chinatown; black and white photographundated34P1480Julia McDowell Brock, Anne Clay McDowell, and Nannette McDowell Bullock at San Gabriel Mission near Los Angeles; black and white photographundated34P1481Dolores Mission near San Diego; black and white photograph, two duplicatesundated34P1482-1484San Diego, old city; black and white photographundated34P1485Unidentified woman at the San Diego Bay; black and white photographundated34P1486Santa Barbara Mission; black and white photographundated34P1487Santa Barbara Mission, unidentified monk standing next to a pillar; black and white photographundated34P1488Santa Barbara Mission, a group of people standing on the steps; black and white photographundated34P1489Santa Barbara Mission; black and white photographundated34P1490Santa Barbara Mission, an unidentified monk standing next to the mission's stairs; black and white photographundated34P1491Santa Barbara Mission, the courtyard; black and white photographundated34P1492Church under construction in Palo Alto; black and white photographundated34P1493Church under construction in Palo Alto; black and white photographundated34P1494Old mission in San Francisco; black and white photographundated34P1495San Francisco Bay with boats; black and white photographundated34P1496Julia McDowell Brock in Lucky Baldwin's orange grove; black and white photographundated34P1497Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock under a tree; black and white photographundated34P1498Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock under a tree; black and white photographundated34P1499Coronado Beach; black and white photographundated34P1500A view of the ocean; black and white photographundated34P1501A view of the ocean, depicting two rowboats and a rocky cove; black and white photographundated34P1502A view of the ocean, a pair of sail boats off shore; black and white photographundated34P1503A view of the ocean, badly damaged image; black and white photographundated34P1504An unidentified monk; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated34P1505-1506Two unidentified children; black and white photographundated34P1507Dr. Thomas Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Henry Bullock, and an unidentified person, all surrounding a fallen tree; black and white photographundated34P1508Four unidentified persons crossing a footbridge; black and white photographundated34P1509Henry Bullock on a swing; black and white photographundated34P1510Unidentified woman; black and white photographundated34P1511Nannette McDowell Bullock and Anne Clay McDowell; black and white photographundated34P1512Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock, and Anne Clay McDowell; black and white photographundated34P1513Unidentified building; black and white photographundated34P1514Unidentified arch and statue; black and white photographundated34P1515Unidentified house; black and white photographundated34P1516Unidentified monument; black and white photographundated34P1517Unidentified neighborhood; black and white photographundated34P1518Unidentified neighborhood; black and white photographundated34P1519Unidentified building, viewed through an arch; black and white photographundated34P1520Unidentified house; black and white photographundated34P1521Unidentified house; black and white photographundated34P1522Unidentified church; black and white photographundated34P1523Unidentified church; black and white photographundated34P1524Unidentified church with a large set of bells; black and white photographundated34P1525A group of unidentified persons next to a church wall; black and white photographundated34P1526Unidentified building; black and white photographundated34P1527Unidentified building; (damaged) black and white photographundated34P1528Unidentified building; black and white photographundated34P1529Dr. Thomas Bullock and Nannette McDowell Bullock on a buggy; albumen photographundated35P1530Dr. Thomas Bullock and Henry Bullock as a child with a burro; albumen photographundated35P1531Henry Bullock as a child in a wagon; albumen photographundated35P1532Della Clements and Henry Bullock as a child on a hill; albumen photographundated35P1533A train trestle; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P153436P1667A train trestle; albumen photographundated35P1535A road; albumen photographundated35P1536Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1537Possibly a lake; albumen photographundated35P1538Della Clements among rocks; albumen photographundated35P1539Two unidentified boys on a burro; albumen photographundated35P1540Henry Bullock, atop a rock; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P1541, 1587An old mine; albumen photographundated35P1542Nannette McDowell Bullock on a rock; albumen photographundated35P1543An unidentified house; albumen photograph35P1544Unidentified persons in the landscape; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P154536P1666Unidentified persons in the landscapeundated35P1546The side of a hill; albumen photographundated35P1547Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Henry Bullock on a hill; albumen photographundated35P1548Landscape and perhaps an old mine shack; albumen photographundated35P1549Della Clements on a rock; albumen photographundated35P1550Henry Bullock on a burro; albumen photographundated35P1551An unidentified house; albumen photographundated35P1552Nannette McDowell Bullock, Henry Bullock, and a burro; albumen photographundated35P1553Unidentified girl on a burro and Henry Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1554Unidentified girl on a burro and Henry Bullock; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P1555, 1648Della Clements; albumen photographundated35P1556Henry Bullock on a burro; albumen photographundated35P1557Unidentified girl on a burro and Henry Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1558Henry Bullock on a burro and Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1559Henry Bullock and Nannette McDowell Bullock on a hill; albumen photographundated35P1560Della Clements; albumen photographundated35P1561Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1562Henry Bullock and Dr. Thomas Bullock on a rock; albumen photograph, albumen photographundated35P1563, 1649Julia McDowell Brockundated35P1564Anne Clay McDowell in a library; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P1565, 1582Henry Bullock, Mary Franklin Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated35P1566, 1583Mary Franklin Bullock and Henry Bullock, as a child dressed as a Native American; black and white photographundated35P1569, 1589Mary Franklin Bullock and Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photograph, two duplicatesundated35P1570, 1586Unidentified African American man; silver gelatin photographundated35P1571San Miguel Church, viewed from the front; albumen photographundated35P1572San Miguel Church, viewed from the rear; albumen photographundated35P1573A cathedral in Santa Fe; albumen photographundated35P1574Carey Ranch, unidentified family on a porch; albumenundated35P1575Anne Clay McDowell and Mary Franklin Bullock; black and white photographundated35P1576Anne Clay McDowell and Mary Franklin Bullock; black and white photographundated35P1578Henry Bullock on a burro and Julia McDowell Brock; albumen photographundated35P1579Dr. Thomas Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Julia McDowell Brock; black and white photographundated35P1580A team of burros; albumen photographundated35P1581Mary Franklin Bullock and Henry Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1585Mr. Douglas and Thomas S. Bullock; black and white photographundated35P1588Mr. and Mrs. Lyon (first names unknown) with their camping, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Henry Bullock, and Nannette McDowell Bullock at Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated35P1590Should be Plaza in Taos; black and white photographitem35P1591Pueblo village near Taos; black and white photographundated35P1592Dr. Thomas Bullock in front of Henry Clay McDowell Infirmary in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated35P1593Unidentified monument in a cemetery; albumen photographundated35P1595Henry Bullock, armed with a bow, near Goat Hill in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated35P1594Unidentified man with a horse, (probably) at Ashland; matte collodion photographundated35P1596Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery; albumen photographundated35P1597Ashland, viewed from the front; silver gelatin photographundated35P1598Unidentified building; silver gelatin photographundated35P1599A room at Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated35P1600Sara Bullock Moore; silver gelatin photographundated35P1601A room at Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated35P1602Lexington and Eastern Railroad near Beattyville; silver gelatin photographundated35P1603View leading to Natural Bridge at Red River Gorge; silver gelatinundated35P1604Welcome center and the base of steps leading to Natural Bridge at Red River Gorge; silver gelatinundated35P1605Hills of Eastern Kentucky; silver gelatin photographundated35P1606Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery; albumen photographundated35P1607Unidentified woman with a horse and buggy; albumen photographundated35P1608Unidentified house, (possibly) the home of Mary Franklin Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1609Unidentified man with a horse and buggy: albumen photographundated35P1610A horse pulling blocks of ice on a frozen river; albumen photographundated35P1611Frozen lake; albumen photographundated35P1612Streets and trees covered with ice; albumen photographundated35P1613Streets and trees covered with ice; albumen photographundated35P1614Sara Bullock Moore; albumen photographundated35P1615Sara Bullock Moore; albumen photographundated35P1616A riverboat; albumen photographundated35P1617Mary Franklin Bullock and May Bullock on the steps of Mary Franklin Bullock's home; albumen photographundated35P1618Sara Bullock Moore and Mary Franklin Bullock on the steps of Mary Franklin Bullock's home; albumen photographundated35P1619Unidentified woman with a horse and buggy; albumen photographundated35P1620Burnt house; albumen photographundated35P1621Biblical scene, Rebekah at the Well; albumen illustrationundated35P1622Biblical scene, Rachel and Joseph meeting; albumen illustrationundated35P1623Biblical scene, Abraham sending Hagar and Ishmael away; albumen illustrationundated35P1624Biblical scene, Jacob, Joseph, and the Pharaoh; albumen illustrationundated35P1625Mary Franklin Bullock; gelatin photographundated35P1626Mary Franklin Bullock; silver gelatin photographundated35P1627Country road; albumen photographundated35P1628Unidentified woman with a baby; albumen photographundated35P1629Unidentified woman, Sara Moore Bullock, Mary Franklin Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1630Sara Bullock Moore and Mary Franklin Bullock; albumen photographundated35P1631Sara Bullock Moore, Henry Bullock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and Dr. Thomas Bullock; small albumen photographundated35P1632Trees in floodwater; silver gelatin photographundated35P1633Unidentified children with a burro; albumen photographundated35P1634Anna Cullin; black and white photographundated35P1635Pueblo village; albumen photographundated35P1636Pueblo Indians, Tesuqua, New Mexico; albumen photographundated35P1637San Miguel Church in disrepair; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P1638-1639San Miguel Church; albumen photographundated35P1640Pueblo homes, Tesuqua, New Mexico; albumen photographundated35P1641Mexican ovens; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated35P1642-1643Three unidentified men standing before the home of George W. Thruston; albumen photographundated35P1644A cathedral in El Paso; albumen photographundated35P1645A buggy with two unidentified persons on a mountain road in Colorado; albumen photographundated35P1646Three lower falls at Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado; albumen photographundated35P1647Pamphlet for Leland Stanford, Jr. University, Palo Alto; the arch and chapel depicted on versoundated35P1649aUnidentified woman and a baby outside a house; albumen photographundated35P1650Unidentified woman and a baby, viewed in the mountains at a distance; albumen photographundated35P1651Unidentified old man outside of a shack; gelatin photographundated36P1652Three unidentified children; albumen photographundated36P1653Unidentified person in a landscape; gelatin photographundated36P1654A team of burros; albumen photographundated36P1655Henry Bullock, atop a rock; albumen photographundated36P1656Nannette McDowell Bullock on a rock; albumen photographundated36P1657Carey Ranch, unidentified family on a porch; albumen photographundated36P1658Unidentified family on the porch of an unidentified house; black and white photographundated36P1659Unidentifiable pair of individuals; black and white photographundated36P1660Dr. Thomas Bullock and Nannette McDowell Bullock on a buggy; albumen photographundated36P1661Della Clements and Henry Bullock as a child on a hill; albumen photograph; For Mother undated36P1662Dr. Thomas Bullock and Henry Bullock as a child with a burro; albumen photograph; For Mother36P1663Della Clements on a rock; albumen photographundated36P1664Della Clements among rocks; albumen photographundated36P1665View from a trestle, snowy range in distance; black and white photographundated36P1668Old mine buildings and apparatus, Sipple (on verso); black and white photographundated36P1669Dr. Thomas Bullock's hospital in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated36P1670Unidentified house; black and white photograph, two duplicatesundated36P1671-1673Scope and ContentsFor Aunt Mag (on verso of image 1672).House on Long Island near Edgemere, New York; black and white photograph1896 June 236P1674Scope and ContentsEdgemere, Long Island - Taken by WMRP - June 2 1896 (on verso).A view of the ocean; black and white photographundated36P1675Unidentified woman among rocks; black and white photographundated36P1676Examining room in Dr. Thomas Bullock's hospital in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated36P1677Other room in Dr. Thomas Bullock's hospital in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated36P1678Other room in Dr. Thomas Bullock's hospital in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated36P1679Dr. Thomas Bullock and Nannette McDowell Bullock's home in Raton, New Mexico; black and white photograph; House in which we lived in Raton, New Mexicoundated36P1680Dr. Thomas Bullock, an unidentified man, and an unidentified boy after a rabbit hunt; black and white photographundated36P1681An unidentified crowd of people standing before the house of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Frank Matthews (first name and maiden name unknown) in New Mexico; black and white photograph; Mr. and Mrs. Matthews (on verso)undated36P1682Mrs. Taggart (first name unknown), Mrs. Roseberry (first name unknown), Mrs. Greenwald (first name unknown), and Margaret Greenwald; black and white photographundated36P1683Two unidentified couples; black and white photographundated36P1684Reverend McGill (first name unknown), a Presbyterian in Raton, New Mexico; silver gelatin photographundated36P1685Nannette McDowell Bullock, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Anne Clay McDowell, Henry Bullock, William Brock, and Clay Brock; black and white photographundated36P1686Four unidentified persons, Mary Franklin Bullock, and Sara Bullock Moore; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated36P1687-1688Nannette McDowell Bullock and Thomas Bullock in a library; black and white photographundated36P1689Nannette McDowell Bullock on the grounds of (possibly) Ashland; albumen photographundated36P1690Nannette McDowell Bullock on the grounds of (possibly) Ashland; albumen photographundated36P1691Henry Bullock, five unidentified boys, and three ponies; black and white photograph, three duplicatesundated36P1692-1695Clay Brock on a pony; black and white photographundated36P1696Henry Bullock and horses on the grounds of Ashland; black and white photographundated36P1697Nannette McDowell Bullock and Dr. Thomas Bullock on the steps of Ashland; black and white photograph1926 July36P1698View leading to Natural Bridge at Red River Gorge; silver gelatinundated36P1699Welcome center and the base of steps leading to Natural Bridge at Red River Gorge; silver gelatinundated36P1700Two unidentified persons under Natural Bridge; silver gelatin photographundated36P1701Unidentified persons on top of Natural Bridge; black and white photographundated36P1702Landscape of Eastern Kentucky; black and white photographundated36P1703Anne Clay McDowellundated36P1704Anne Clay McDowell with an unidentified woman and man; tintype photographundated36P1705Robert Burns Wilson, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Marion Houston, and John Fox, Jr.; tintype photograph1889 June 1937P1706Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.; tintype photographundated37P1707Henry Clay McDowell, Jr.; tintype photographundated37P1708Stites Duval; tintype photographundated37P1709Envelope attached to images 1708 and 1709, My Brother Henry C. McDowell and Stites Duval. M. MD. B. undated37P1709aStites Duval; (damaged) tintypeundated37P1710Unidentified mother and child; tintype photographundated37P1711Unidentified boy standing next to a chair; (badly damaged) tintype photographundated37P1712Stites Duval, Edward McDermott, and Nannette McDowell Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1713Alexander Keith Marshall McDowell; albumen photograph188837P1714Anna Mary McDowell, For Nettie; albumen photograph1889 September 737P1715Bishop Thomas Dudley; albumen photographundated37P1716William Cassius Goodloe, illegible quote on verso; albumen photograph1888 October 3137P1717A miniature of Henry Clay; silver gelatin photographundated37P1718Desha Breckinridge; albumen photographundated37P1719Lieutenant Sebastian McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated37P1720Scope and Contents1st (illegible word) Sebastian (illegible word) McDowell, Co. B, 2nd Ky duty, U.S.V., Camp Thomas Ga. May 24, 1898 Cynthiana, Ky (with his much love for cousin Nannie) (on verso);.Maud Appleton McDowell, wife of Henry B. McDowell; silver gelatin photograph1916 April 1537P1721Scope and ContentsFor Cousin Nettie, From Cousin Maud (on verso).Wedding Portrait of Madeline Fuller McDowell1916 April 1537P1722Scope and ContentsApril 15th 1916 at 116 Brattle St. Cambridge Mass. Fropm Mrs. Harold Chase Greene of Bronxville N.Y. (on verso).Envelope addressed to Mrs. Thomas S. Bullock at Ashland, Sycamore Road, Lexington, Kentuckyundated37P1722aaA portrait of Henry Clay; silver gelatin photographundated37P1722aPortrait of Henry Clay; silver gelatin photographundated37P1722bScope and ContentsHenry Clay from portrait by Mrs Magdalen H. McDowell. Property of Nannette McDowell Bullock (on verso).Dr. Thomas Bullock as a child; albumen photographundated37P1723Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1724Scope and ContentsYours with love, T.S. Bullock (on verso).Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1725Dr. Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1726Dr. Thomas Bullock; black and white photograph, one duplicateundated37P1727-1728Dr. Thomas Bullock, (possibly) at Ashlandundated37P1729Major Robert Bullock and Mary Franklin Bullock at Atlantic City; black and white photograph190637P1730Major Robert Bullock in Union uniform at Fort Delaware; albumen photograph, one duplicateundated37P1731-1732Scope and ContentsFort Delaware, July 1864 For my little boy Frank (on verso of image 1731) Fort Delaware July 1864 For my little boy Tom (on verso of image 1732).Major Robert Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1733Mary Franklin Bullock and an unidentified woman; black and white photographundated37P1734Thomas Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1735Fannie Bullock; black and white photographundated37P1736Scope and ContentsFor Tom and Nettie (on verso).Fredrick H. Overton; albumen carte de visite1874 December 2137P1736aUnidentified woman with infant; albumen photographundated37P1736bScope and ContentsB. Bullock (on verso).(From left to right) Ephraim Sayre, James Stoll, W.H. Cassell, Colonel J.B. Castleman, Dick Anderson, Major Robert Bullock, and Mr. Boyd, seated at a military camp; albumen photographundated40P1737Sara Bullock Moore; albumen photographundated37P1738Frank Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1739Sam Bullock; albumen photographundated37P1740Mary Franklin Bullock; albumen photograph, three duplicatesundated37P1741-1744Sara Bullock Moore; albumen photographundated37P1745Reverend Cary F. Moore; black and white photographundated37P1746Reverend Cary F. Moore; silver gelatin photographundated37P1747Reverend Cary F. Moore; silver gelatin photographundated37P1748Reverend Cary F. Moore, Sarah Bullock Moore, and an unidentified woman; silver gelatin photographundated37P1749Reverend Cary F. Moore and an unidentified girl in a garden; silver gelatin photographundated37P1750Reverend Cary F. More, seated in the woods; silver gelatin photographundated37P1751Scope and ContentsThis is just a little way above the place (illegible word) (illegible word) in the other picture. (on verso).Reverend Cary F. Moore and two women, unidentified and barely discernible, in a cart; silver gelatin photographundated37P1752Theodore Heller; albumen photographundated38P1753Scope and ContentsTheodore Heller, Albuquerque New Mexico (on verso).Unidentified person (name illegible on verso); albumen photograph; Fernandina Florida (on verso)undated38P1754Unidentified person (illegible name on verso); albumen photographundated38P1755Unidentified man; albumen photographundated38P1756W.H. Rasseau; albumen photographundated38P1757Charles M. Bellows; albumen photographundated38P1758Hugh Haynes; albumen photographundated38P1759L.E. Berline; albumen photograph; Mt. Vernon Westchester Co. N. York (on verso)undated38P1760Unidentified man; albumen photographundated38P1761Dr. William Adair McDowell; albumen photographundated38P1762Henry Clay McDowell, Jr. and Elsie Clay McDowell; silver gelatin photographundated38P1763William Brock, Jr., and Clay Brock getting a shoeshine; black and white photographundated38P1764Clay Brock; black and white photographundated39P1765Clay McDowell Brock with an unidentified African American woman; black and white photograph1942 December39P1765aClay McDowell Brock with an unidentified woman; black and white photographundated39P1765bClay McDowell Brock with an unidentified woman; black and white photographundated39P1765cClay McDowell Brock with unidentified woman; black and white photographundated39P1765dClay McDowell Brock as a child, running from his father, Clay Brock; black and white photographundated39P1765eThe Henry Clay Oak in Raleigh, North Carolina; black and white photograph193539P1766Scope and ContentsAttached to the image is a newspaper clipping ot the tree, a summary note on the tree, and an envelope addressed to Nannette McDowell Bullock.Unidentified man; albumen photographundated39P1767Unidentified man; albumen photographundated39P1768Unidentified man in uniform; silver gelatin photographundated39P1769Four unidentified boys on horses; black and white photographundated39P1770Three unidentified persons sitting on the steps of a cabin; black and white photographundated39P1771Green Hills (a house), Haggin's Place; black and white photographundated39P1772Unidentified Asian woman; silver gelatin photograph; Souo (on verso)undated39P1773Harry Thorpe of Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated39P1774Mrs. Thorpe and Kate Thorpe of Raton, New Mexico; black and white photographundated39P1775Unidentified boy; black and white photographundated39P1776Unidentified woman in Gloucester, Massachusetts, at Bass Rocks; black and white photograph192039P1777Unidentified woman in bathing suit on a set of steps; black and white photographundated39P1778James B. Moorland as a boy; silver gelatin photographundated39P1779Polly Lynn Holden as a baby and her mother, Dorothy Mae Clements Holden; black and white photographundated39P1780Polly Lynn Holden at one year old and an unidentified woman; black and white photograph; Aunt Della (on verso)1944 June 1539P1780aPolly Lynn Holden at one year old and an unidentified woman; black and white photograph; Aunt Della (on verso)1944 June 1539P1780bUnidentified woman and baby; silver gelatin photographundated39P1781Unidentified persons; silver gelatin photograph; Kathleen and (illegible name) (on verso)1947 September 1739P1782Edward McDowell, Sr. on the grounds of his house; black and white photographundated39P1783Louise McDowell on a porch; black and white photographundated39P1784Louise McDowell on a porch; black and white photographundated39P1785Louise McDowell and Scarlet [?] on the grounds of the McDowell house; black and white photographundated39P1786Scope and ContentsDescription of the house on verso.Louise McDowell and Edward, Sr. on the grounds of the McDowell house at Hamilton, Ontario; black and white photographundated39P1787Edward McDowell, Jr. with toys at Hamilton, Ontario; black and white photograph1915 August39P1788Scarlet and Edward McDowell, Jr. on his sleeping porch; black and white photographundated39P1789Edward McDowell, Jr. eating breakfast on a sleeping porch; black and white photographundated39P1790Edward McDowell, Jr. and Scarlet , taken on the roof of the Ontario City Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario; black and white photographundated39P1791Edward McDowell, Jr. and Scarlet, taken on the roof of the Ontario City Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario; black and white photographundated39P1792Scope and ContentsEdward McDowell and his nurse Miss Scarlet who has been with him night and day for nearly six months. Taken on the roof of the corridors of the city hospital three stories above the ground - Hamilton, Ontario (on verso).McDowell home at Hamilton, Ontario; black and white photographundated39P1793Scope and ContentsDescription of the house on verso.McDowell home at Hamilton, Ontario, viewed from the street; black and white photographundated39P1794Paul Harvey and Adele Harvey on grounds of their home in Santa Barbara, California; silver gelatin photograph1915 August39P1795Paul Harvey and Adele Harvey on grounds of their home in Santa Barbara, California; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1796Paul Harvey at his studio in Santa Barbara, California; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1797Paul Harvey, Adele Harvey, and two unidentified persons on the front porch; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1798Paul Harvey beside a palm tree in his yard in Santa Barbara, California; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1799Paul Harvey and Adele Harvey's house in Santa Barbara, California; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1800Belle Sheridan and Shreve Ballard; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1801Tennis at the Miramar; silver gelatin photograph1915 August 2439P1802Unidentified nurse; black and white photographundated39P1803Unidentified little girl, (possibly) at Ashland; black and white photographundated39P1804Unidentified African American woman at Ashland; black and white photographundated39P1805Two infants on a postcard from Nellie in New Mexico, a note to the Bullocks on versoundated39P1806Dr. Thomas Bullock and two unidentified persons on steps of Ashland, note on verso; silver gelatin photographundated39P1807George Durgin and Sadie Durgin on the steps of Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated39P1808Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Buffalo, New York.Joseph Van Bauwel as an infant; black and white photographundated39P1809Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter concerning Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock's support of Joseph Van Bauwel, a poor Belgian child.Dr. Thomas Bullock and Marion Strossman; silver gelatin photograph1923 August 2739P1810Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Marion Strossman.Unidentified person at Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated39P1811Unidentified person at Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated39P1812Hurst Garrett, Theresa Garrett's mother (name unknown), and Theresa Garret; black and white photographundated39P1813Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Theresa Garrett in Chicago.Unidentified persons at Ashland with horses; black and white photograph192839P1814Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Desha Breckenridge.Unidentified persons at Ashland with horses; black and white photograph192839P1815Unidentified ladies, (possibly) Nannette McDowell Bullock and Mrs. McCormick (first name unknown) at Ashland with horses; black and white photograph192839P1816Two unidentified women, (possibly) Nannette McDowell Bullock and Mrs. McCormick (first name unknown) at Ashland with horses; black and white photograph192839P1817Four unidentified women, (possibly) including Nannette McDowell Bullock and Mrs. McCormick (first name unknown) at Ashland with horses; black and white photograph192839P1818Alice Dudley with an unidentified man in theater picture; silver gelatin photographundated39P1819Alice Dudley with an unidentified man in theater picture; silver gelatin photographundated39P1820Condemned old Clay house in St. Louis; silver gelatin photograph1934 November 1739P1821Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Julie Koch in St. Louis.Condemned old Clay house in St. Louis, the front porch; silver gelatin photograph1934 November 1739P1822Condemned old Clay house in St. Louis, the side wing of the house; silver gelatin photograph1934 November 1739P1823Condemned old Clay house in St. Louis, the front steps; silver gelatin photograph1934 November 1739P1824The Lincoln School, children and teachers gathered for Christmas dinner; silver gelatin photograph193439P1825Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Phoebe Worth of the Lincoln School to Nannette McDowell Bullock, a donor.Lincoln School, children sleeping in the Open Air Room (on verso); silver gelatin photographundated39P1826Lincoln School, children working in the corner of a classroom; silver gelatin photograph193439P1827Lincoln School, children working in the corner of a classroom; silver gelatin photograph193439P1828Lincoln School, students and a teacher in the open air room, 28 enrolled (on verso); silver gelatin photograph193439P1829Lincoln School, students in third grade reading; silver gelatin photograph193439P1830Scope and ContentsThe other new room. It is across the hall from the Open Air is the same size but does not have as many windows. This is a third grade. (on verso).Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; platinotype photographundated39P1831Scope and ContentsLovingly yours, Madge; To N. McD. Bullock (on verso). Attached is a letter from Sophonisba Breckenridge from the University of Chicago.Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; black and white photographundated39P1832Maggie, possibly Margaret Colston Nash; silver gelatin photographundated39P1833Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Dolly S.Maggie, possibly Margaret Colston Nash; black and white photograph1935 December 1339P1834Scope and ContentsA note on verso from Margaret Colston Nash wishing Nannette McDowell Bullock and Henry Bullock a happy new year; attached is a letter to Nannette McDowell Bullock from Dolly (last name unknown) describing Margaret Nash's condition and recalling their mutual time at Ashland..Graves of Thomas J. Clay and Henry Clay, Jr.; silver gelatin photograph1940 May 1039P1835Scope and ContentsAttached is a letter from Margaret Colston Nash to Nannette McDowell Bullock with a receipt from the Cave Hill Cemetery Company for the sum of $19 for a grave lot. The letter also thanks Nannette for the money she had given Margaret and her mother to buy dresses.Henry Clay bust by Joel Hart; gelatin developing out photographundated39P1835aHenry Clay bust by Joel Hart; gelatin developing out photographundated39P1835bPortrait of Henry Clay, Jr. by Oliver Frazer; gelatin developing out photographundated39P1835cPortrait of Mrs. Thomas Smith by Matthew Harris Jouett; gelatin developing out photographundated39P1835dNannette McDowell Bullock; silver gelatin photograph, one duplicateundated41P1836-1837Clay McDowell Brock as a baby; silver gelatin photographundated41P1838Scope and ContentsFor Aunt Nettie with love from Clay McDowell Brock (on verso).Lucretia Hart Clay; albumen photograph of a portraitundated41P1839Henry Clay, Jr.; albumen photograph of a portraitundated41P1840Julia Prather Clay; albumen photograph of a portrait by Oliver Frazerundated41P1841Julia Prather Clay; albumen photograph of a portrait by Oliver Frazerundated41P1842Dr. Morgan Vance and his family; silver gelatin photographundated41P1843Family reunion at Ashland; Thomas C. McDowell, Dr. W.S. Stucky, Elsie Clay McDowell, Katherine McDowell, William Adair McDowell, Fannie B. Crittenden, Dr. Thomas Bullock, Desha Breckinridge, Thomas Hummons, James Simms, Robert Holton, Scott Richardson, Molly Goodloe McDowell, William McDowell Stucky (as an infant), Patty Burnley, Magdalen McDowell, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Mary Ballard Davidson, Fannie Ballard, Agnes Holton, William B. Brock, Julia McDowell Brock, Henry Clay McDowell Brock, Alice Dudley McDowell, William C. McDowell, Mrs.William C. McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, Henry McDowell Bullock, Marie Knight, Myrtle Hummons, Antoinette Knight, and Blanche Knight; silver gelatin photographundated42P1844Funeral; William B. Brock, Bishop Burton, Henriette Clay, Henry Clay Anderson, Josephine Simpson, William Brock, Jr., Henry Clay McDowell, Eugene Simpson, Professor Tuttle, Clay Simpson, William Anderson, Clay Brock, Henry McDowell Bullock, and Goodloe McDowell; black and white photographundated42P1845Unidentified young girl and man; black and white photographundated42P1846Ashland under J.B. Bowman's regency, two unidentified men on a wooded walk; a reprint black and white photograph undated39P1847Ashland under J.B. Bowman's regency, an illustration; black and white printundated39P1848Ashland grounds, a wooded path; (faded) silver gelatin photographundated39P1849Ashland, viewed from the rear of the house; black and white photographundated39P1850Ashland, viewed from the side; black and white photographundated39P1851Ashland, viewed from across the grounds; albumen photographundated39P1852Ashland, a wooded path; silver gelatin photographundated39P1853Ashland, the grounds; silver gelatin photographundated39P1854Ashland, viewed from the rear of the house; silver gelatin photographundated39P1855Ashland, viewed from the front of the house; silver gelatin photographundated39P1856Ashland, viewed from the front of the house; silver gelatin photographundated39P1857Ashland during winter; silver gelatin photograph1924 January 1339P1858Ashland; black and white photographundated39P1859Ashland, viewed from the side; silver gelatin photographundated39P1860Tomb of Henry Clay, sarcophagus under repair; black and white photograph195139P1862Scope and ContentsJan. 5, 1951 D.M. (Tully) Lowe - 33 (degrees) - To Mrs. Lorraine Seay This 24th day of November 1963- (on verso)Tomb of Henry Clay, sarcophagus under repair; black and white photograph195139P1863Scope and ContentsJan. 5, 1951 D.M. (Tully) Lowe 32 (degrees) - To Mrs. Lorraine Seay This 24th Day of November 1963 (on verso).Ashland Mechanical Building; black and white photographundated39P1864Ashland Mechanical Building; silver gelatin photographundated39P1865Ashland Mechanical Building; black and white photographundated39P1866Ashland Mechanical Building; black and white photographundated39P1867Ashland Mechanical Building; black and white photographundated39P1868Ashland Mechanical Building; black and white photographundated39P1869Henry Clay memento mori postcard; colored photographundated42P2172Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, a hallway; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2173, 2188Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, a library; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2174, 2182Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, viewed from the front; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2175, 2185Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, a bedroom; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2176, 2190Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, Ashland nursery with two cribs; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2177, 2183Ashland postcard, Henry Clay's carriage; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2178, 2191Ashland postcard, a study; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2179, 2187Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, three doorways and a bust; color photograph, one duplicateundated42P2180, 2189Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, a dining room; color photographundated42P2181Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, ice houses; color photographundated42P2184Ashland postcard, Ashland estate, a dining room; color photographundated42P2186Ashland estate salon, a china tea set and a Henry Clay tapestry; black and white photographundated42P2192Ashland estate, a tea set on a coffee table; black and white photographundated42P2193Ashland estate salon, a tea set on a coffee table and a couch; black and white photographundated42P2194Ashland estate salon; silver gelatin photographundated42P2195Ashland estate, house viewed from the side; silver gelatin photographundated42P2196Ashland estate, viewed from the front; silver gelatin photographundated42P2197Unidentified man (possibly Henry Anderson), standing at a walkway of a houseundated43P2198Scope and ContentsEnclosed with letter; Florence to Henry Anderson in Collected Historical Papers.Young woman, identified as Gladys (on verso), and a horse identfiied as Darcy (on verso), posing next to a hedge; silver gelatin191543P2199Scope and ContentsEnclosed with letter; Florence to Henry Anderson in Collected Historical Papers.Unidentified man; albumen copy of an illustration; illegible writing on versoundated43P2200G.M. Sutton; matte collodion copy of another imageundated43P2201Scope and ContentsRespectively G.M. Sutton.Virginia Barrett as an infantundated43P2202Scope and ContentsVirginia (illegible) Barrett, (illegible) months (on verso).Two unidentified men among a group of young women, at a fair; black and white photographundated43P2203Young girl seated on a bench; albumen picture cardundated43P2204Maria Berghs as an infant; silver gelatin photograph1917 January 2543P2205Anne Clay McDowell, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and four unidentified women (possibly) at Ashland sun roomundated43P2206Clay McDowell Brock, Anne Shropshire, and William Brock, seated on a child's toy cart; silver gelatin photograph191143P2207Wooded drive, at Ashland; silver gelatin postcardundated43P2208Unidentified house; silver gelatin photographundated43P2209Ashland estate, silver gelatin photographundated43P2210Anne Clay McDowell, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and four unidentified women, (possibly) at the Ashland sun room; silver gelatin photographundated43P2211Anne Clay McDowell, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Julia McDowell Brock, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and four unidentified women, (possibly) at the Ashland sun room; silver gelatin photographundated43P2212Anne Clay McDowell, Nannette McDowell Bullock, and an unidentified woman, possibly at Ashland sun room; silver gelatin photographundated43P2213Unidentified young woman (possibly) at Ashland; silver gelatin photographundated43P2214Henry Clay monument at Lexington Cemetery; black and white photographundated43P2215Desha Breckinridge; silver gelatin photographundated43P2216Scope and ContentsJo Billy from Mary F Breckinridge.Empty photograph albumsundated43P Henry Clay Memorial Foundation papers