C. C. Clay papers, 1811-1925; (bulk 1821-1915).


Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882. C. C. Clay papers, 1811-1925; (bulk 1821-1915).

C. C. Clay papers, 1811-1925; (bulk 1821-1915).

Collection includes personal, business, and political correspondence, accounts, diaries, memoranda, college notes, scrapbooks, and clippings of Clement Claiborne Clay, and of his father, Clement Comer Clay; his mother, Susanna Claiborne Withers Clay; his wife, Virginia Caroline Tunstall Clay; and brothers, Hugh Lawson Clay and John Withers Clay. Letters deal with family matters, including Alabama and Washington, D.C., social life, education, the management of cotton plantations, civic affairs in Huntsville; state and national politics and elections; Clay Sr.'s governorship; Clay Jr.'s service in both the U.S. and Confederate senates; ante-bellum politics; the organization of the Confederacy; Reconstruction politics, including Clay Jr.'s arrest, imprisonment, and his wife's efforts to obtain his release; Clay Jr.'s efforts to retrieve his property and re-establish farming operations, and to settle his father's estate; Virginia Clay's dissatisfaction with Reconstruction period social life, her tour of Europe, 1884-1885, and her efforts to operate the plantation after her husband's death.

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Clay, Susanna Claiborne Withers, 1798-1866.

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Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882

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U.S. Senator from Alabama. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the President, 1854 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270903846 C. C. Clay (1816-1882) was a lawyer, U. S. Senator, Confederate diplomat, and planter from Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. He was married to Virginia Carolina (Tunstall) Clay (1825-1915). His father, Clement Comer Clay (1789-1866) was a U.S. Congressman and Governor of Alabama. From the description o...

Clay, Hugh Lawson.

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Clay, John Withers.

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Clay-Clopton, Virginia, 1825-1915

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Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866

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U.S. senator and representative and governor of Alabama. From the description of Clement Comer Clay correspondence, 1832-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453575 Clement Clay, playwright. From the description of The new dominion, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576255 ...