Collection on the Clay family photographs

Abstract

The collection on the Clay family photographs (dated 1949, undated; 0.4 cubic feet; 9 items) consists of photographs of the Clay family, including daguerreotypes and silver gelatin prints.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Collection on the Clay family photographs
Date
1949, undated
Extent
0.4 Cubic feet
Subjects
Family.
Portraits.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2007av033: [identification of item], Collection on the Clay family, 1949, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William Rogers Clay was born November 9, 1864, in Fayette County, Kentucky. He attended Lexington and Transylvania Universities. Afterwards he spent two years in the railroad business in Missouri, then served as Senator James B. Beck's secretary in Washington, D.C., where he also attended Georgetown College. Eventually, William Rogers Clay became judge of the Court of Appeals in Lexington. He married Anne Field Clay, whose parents were Sidney and Sallie Warfield Clay.
Sources:
William Elsey Connelley, Ellis Merton Coulter
Scope and Content
The collection on the Clay family photographs (dated 1949, undated; 0.4 cubic feet; 9 items) consists of 1 badly damage daguerreotype of Henry Clay, 1 cased daguerreotype of a house, possibly on the Ashland Estate. In addition, there are 5 silver gelatin prints of people. Those identified are: W. Rogers Clay, Jr., Anne Field Clay and Babelle (aunt to William Rogers Clay, Jr.).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Portrait of Henry Clay mounted on cardboard, Keystone View Company, undated

  • Box 1, Item 1
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New State Capitol, Frankfort, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Daguerreotype: Possibly house on Ashland Estate, undated

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Unidentifiable daguerreotype in frame, undated

  • Box 1, Item 4
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W. Rogers Clay Jr., undated

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Note on back: "Anne Field Clay, wife of the late William Rogers Clay, Chief of Justice with Kentucky". Copyrighted 1949 December 19 and signed by William Rogers Clay, Jr., 1949 December 19

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Portrait of unidentified man, undated

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Portrait of unidentified man (same man as item 7), undated

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Folder from Blackstone Studios, Inc., New York with photograph of woman inside; handwritten note: "To Rogers Jr. and Dorothy Witts (?) love and every good wish from their old Auntie, Babelle", undated

  • Box 1, Item 9
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