Cassius Marcellus Clay Miscellaneous Papers,1815-1899

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cassius Marcellus Clay Miscellaneous Papers,1815-1899
Creator
Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903
Extent
69 items
Subjects
Clay, Green, 1757-1828.
Diplomatic and consular service, American-- Russia-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
United States-- Politics and government-- 19th century-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Soldier, abolitionist, diplomat, and author. Includes letters, pamphlets of speeches, addresses, newspaper clippings, and a biographical sketch of his father, Green Clay. Letters include discussions on human rights, abolition of slavery, preservation of the Union, national and state politics, Clay's service as minister to Russia, personal and routine matters, and some reminiscences