Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers

Abstract

Political, personal, and business papers comprise the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers and document the professional and personal life of politician Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Professional correspondence, addressed to Clay, composes the bulk of the collection and pertains to political issues within Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers
Date
1865-1913
Creator
Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1846-1913
Extent
1.8 Cubic feet
Subjects
Agriculturists--Kentucky.
Governors--Kentucky--Election, 1895.
Politicians--Kentucky.
Silver question.
Tobacco industry.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer
Preferred Citation
56M315: [identification of item], Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers, 1865-1913, University of Kentucky Special Collections
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., the youngest son of Brutus Clay, was born in 1846. Like his namesake, the younger Cassius attended Yale University, graduating in the class of 1866. He served in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly in the 1870s and 1880s. He presided over the convention that drew up a new state constitution for Kentucky in 1890 and 1891. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1891 and 1895. In 1902 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the State University, a position he held until his death in 1913.
Scope and Content
Political, personal, and business papers comprise the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. papers and document the professional and personal life of politician Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Professional correspondence, addressed to Clay, composes the bulk of the collection and pertains to political issues within Kentucky. Topics include the gubernatorial election of 1895, the Farmer's Alliance, the question of free silver, the Kentucky Tobacco War, and the University of Kentucky. Additionally, this collection includes petitions, certificates of appointment, and pamphlets relating to elections and other political matters.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Political documents and petitions,, 1865-1872, 1903, undated

This series contains petitions, certificates of appointment, and pamphlets relating to elections and other political matters.

, 1865-1872

  • Box 2, Folder 1-2
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Petitions,, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 8
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Colonel Cassius M. Clay Answers Miss Alice Lloyd's Reply, Bourbon News, 1903 September 3

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Correspondence,, 1884-1913

This series contains professional correspondence addressed to Clay and pertains to political issues within Kentucky. Topics include the gubernatorial election of 1895, the Farmer's Alliance, the question of free silver, the Kentucky Tobacco War, and the University of Kentucky.

, 1884-1890

  • Box 2, Folder 3-4
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, 1891-1893

  • Box 2, Folder 5-7
  • Box 3, Folder 1-2
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, 1894-1895

  • Box 3, Folder 3-6
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, 1895

  • Box 3, Folder 7
  • Box 4, Folder 1-6
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, 1896-1902

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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, 1903-1906

  • Box 5, Folder 2
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, 1907-1908

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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, 1909

  • Box 5, Folder 4
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, 1910-1911

  • Box 5, Folder 5
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, 1912

  • Box 5, Folder 6
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, 1913

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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William Goebel's letters to Clay,, 1890 August 2 to 1895 November 25

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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