xt78pk06x73c https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78pk06x73c/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt78pk06x73c/data/46m95.dao.xml Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 18011843 0.22 Cubic Feet 1 box collections 46m95 (1) English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Henry Clay letters Public policy and politics Political letter writing. Henry Clay letters text Henry Clay letters 1801 2016 true xt78pk06x73c collection true 46m95 46m95 Clay, Henry letters Henry Clay letters, 1801-1843  46M95 Amanda Hanner University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2014 April 3 Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington 40506-0039 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2016-08-15 10:44:11 -0400 . Describing Archives: A Content Standard 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Henry Clay letters 
     
       Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 
     
     46M95 
     
       0.22 Cubic Feet 
       1 box 
     
     1801-1843 
     The Henry Clay papers (dated 1801-1843; 0.22 cubic feet; 1 boxes) comprise letters, a court report, and a print of Henry Clay. The bulk of the papers consist of letters from Henry Clay to Francis Taliaferro Brooke, a prominent political figure and Virginia Supreme Court judge from Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
   
   
     Biographical note 
 Congressman, politician, and senator Henry Clay was born on April 12, 1777, in Ashland, Virginia, to John Clay (1754-1781) and Elizabeth Hudson (1750-1829). He studied law in Richmond, Va. and finished his studies in 1797. He was a member (1803-1806) and Speaker (1807-1810) of the Kentucky legislature and represented Kentucky as a United States Senator (1806-1807, 1810-1811, 1831-1842, and 1849-1852) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1811-1814, 1815-1821, and 1823-1824). During all but one of his years of service in the House of Representatives, he served as Speaker. Additionally, Clay served as John Quincy Adams' Secretary of State (1825-1829) and ran unsuccessfully for President in 1824, 1832, and 1844. His efforts in the Legislature to avoid dissolution of the Union over the slavery issue included the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850. He married Lucretia Hart (1781-1864) in 1799; they had 11 children. Clay died on June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Lexington, Kentucky.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Henry Clay papers (dated 1801-1843; 0.22 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise letters, a court report, and a print of Henry Clay. The bulk of the papers consist of letters from Henry Clay to Francis Taliaferro Brooke, a prominent political figure and Virginia Supreme Court judge from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The letters mainly deal with political affairs such as state election results, presidential candidates, and tariffs. The remainder of the letters relate to William H. Crawford, the Secretary of the Treasury (1816-1825), and to  Martin Van Buren, former president of the United States (1833-1837). The letters detail the building of an observatory, Department of State elections, and 1828 election opinions. Additional papers include a court report from John and Philip Earle dealing with a report of decree for legal allowances and a print portrait of Henry Clay.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 46m95: [identification of item], Henry Clay papers, 1801-1843, University of Kentucky Special Collections.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     United States -- Politics and government. 
     Public policy and politics 
     Kentucky -- History. 
     Political letter writing. 
     Crawford, William Harris 
     Brooke, Francis Taliaferro 
     Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 
     Van Buren, Martin 
     Gilpin, Henry Dilworth 
     Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 
   
   Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1801-1823 1 1 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1824 1 2 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1825-1827 1 3 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1828 1 4 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1829-1830 1 5 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1831-1833 1 6 Henry Clay letters to Francis Brooke 1836-1841 1 7 Henry Clay letter to William H. Crawford 1828 February 18  1 8 William H. Crawford letter to General Samuel Smith 1821 January 3 1 9 Martin Van Buren letter to Henry Dilsworth Gilpin 1843 1 10 Henry Clay portrait, engraving 1838 1 11 1 John and Philip Earle court record 1837 July 17  1 11 2