Kentucky portion of John M. Clayton papers, 1843-1851

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky portion of John M. Clayton papers, 1843-1851
Creator
Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (partial)
Subjects
United States.--Dept. of State.
United States.--Congress.--Senate.
Governors--Correspondence.
Politicians--Correspondence.
Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Politician Clayton, who was born in Delaware, served in the U.S. Senate (1828-1836, 1845-1848) and as the U.S. Secretary of State 1849-1850. During his political career he was close friends with Henry Clay (before 1848) and an advisor to Governor of Kentucky J. J. Crittenden.
Scope and Content
A portion of the official correspondence of John Jordan Crittenden and Leslie Combs to John M, Clayton copied from the Clayton Papers for a study of Kentucky history. Contains letters from J. J. Crittenden and Leslie Combs about political issues of the day. The papers of J. J. Crittenden are on the first part of the reel. See also M-50 for Clayton Papers from the National Archives.

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