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Part I: General Correspondence, 1770-1910 (continued)
22 Apr. 1845-19 July 1848 (continued)
This volume contains correspondence with Horace Greeley on presidential politics, with letters dated 15 November 1846, 30 November 1847, and 28 April, 29 May, and 21 June 1848. Correspondence with candidate Zachary Taylor is dated 4 November and 28 December 1847 and 30 April 1848. Clay's letters dated 2 December 1847 and 12 April 1848 relate to his own candidacy. Letters of sympathy concern the outcome of the Whig nominating convention.
BOX I:26 REEL 6 22 July 1848-4 Nov. 1852
Additional letters concern the outcome of the Whig nominating convention. Writing on 11 September 1848, Clay disclaimed any intention to run as a third party candidate. His letter of 31 May 1850 to Thomas Hart Clay revealed pessimism over passage of the Compromise measures. In the last years of his life, Clay wrote many letters to his wife, Lucretia Hart Clay. The last third of volume 26 consists of letters of condolence (see also letters of condolence in Part II: General Correspondence).
BOX I:27 REEL 6 Undated
Undated correspondence and miscellaneous material relate to Henry Clay; other Clay family papers are dated 1853-1910.
Clay family, 1853-1910, undated
BOX I:28-34 REEL I:7-8 Part I: Dispatches and Instructions, 1825-1829
Diplomatic correspondence and instructions.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX I:28 REEL 7 10 Mar.-10 May 1825
BOX I:29 REEL 7 11 May-22 Nov. 1825
BOX I:30 REEL 7 24 Nov. 1825-13 June 1826
BOX I:31 REEL 7 19 June-8 Nov. 1826
BOX I:32 REEL 8 11 Nov. 1826-4 May 1827
BOX I:33 REEL 8 11 May 1827-20 Feb. 1828
BOX I:34 REEL 8 21 Feb. 1828-28 Feb. 1829
BOX I:35Not filmed Part I: Addenda, 1785-1924
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, and other material.
Organized into correspondence and printed matter and arranged chronologically therein.
BOX I:35 Correspondence
Originals, 1814-1853
(2 folders)
Photostats, 1785-1888
Printed matter, 1823-1924, undated
(2 folders)
BOX II:36-40 Part II: General Correspondence, 1800-1891
Letters received and copies of letters sent, memoranda, notes, and speeches.
Arranged by type of correspondence and chronologically therein.
BOX II:36 General correspondence
Feb. 1800-Jan. 1824
(7 folders)
BOX II:37 Feb. 1824-Dec. 1831
(7 folders)
BOX II:38 Jan. 1832-Dec. 1842
(7 folders)
BOX II:39 Jan. 1843-May 1852, undated
(6 folders)
BOX II:40 Condolence letters, 1852-1853
Other correspondence, 1801-1857
Envelopes, annotated wrappings, etc., circa 1806-1891, undated
BOX II:40-49 Part II: Family Correspondence, 1780-1927
Correspondence, envelopes, journals, memoranda, notes, speeches, and telegrams.
Organized into family correspondence, other correspondence, and envelopes and arranged chronologically therein.
BOX II:40 Family correspondence
Nov. 1780-Oct. 1812
(4 folders)
BOX II:41 Nov. 1812-Oct. 1849
(6 folders)
BOX II:42 Nov. 1849-May 1855
(6 folders)
BOX II:43 June 1855-Jan. 1858
(6 folders)
BOX II:44 Feb. 1858-Feb. 1863
(6 folders)
BOX II:45 Mar. 1863-July 1873
(6 folders)
BOX II:46 Aug. 1873-Sept. 1884
(6 folders)
BOX II:47 Oct. 1884-Aug. 1912
(6 folders)
BOX II:48 Sept. 1912-Aug. 1927, undated
(3 folders)
Photostatic copies, 1781-1923
(3 folders)
Other correspondence
BOX II:49 1804-1863, undated
(2 folders)
Envelopes, annotated wrappings, etc., circa 1781-1917
(3 folders)
BOX II:49-54 Part II: Business Records, 1771-1927
Account records, articles of agreement, bank books, bills of lading, bonds, deeds, depositions, fee bills, indentures, land patents, leases, legal opinions, powers of attorney, promissory notes, receipts, surveys, tax receipts, and wills.
Organized into business records and wills and arranged chronologically therein.
BOX II:49 Business records
Oct. 1771-June 1802
(2 folders)
BOX II:50 July 1802-Nov. 1816
(5 folders)
BOX II:51 Dec. 1816-Jan. 1829
(6 folders)
BOX II:52 Feb. 1829-Aug. 1837
(5 folders)
BOX II:53 Sept. 1837-Dec. 1855
(6 folders)
BOX II:54 Jan. 1856-Feb. 1927, undated
(5 folders)
Wills, 1780-1923, undated
BOX II:55-57 Part II: Biographical File, 1901-1905
Unpublished biography of Clay and biographical sketches of Clay and other family members.
The biography is followed by the biographical sketches arranged in approximate chronological order.
BOX II:55 Biography by Susan Maria Jacob Clay, "Henry Clay; His Slanderers: James Parton, Andrew Jackson; As Judged by His Contemporaries," undated
Typescript copies
(4 folders)
Original manuscript
(2 folders)
BOX II:56 (2 folders)
Miscellaneous biographical sketches
Henry Clay, 1905, undated
(2 folders)
BOX II:57 Clay family, 1901, undated
(4 folders)
BOX II:57-60 Part II: Writings File, 1844-1901
Religious and fictional writings of Lucretia Hart Clay and poetry and writing fragments of other Clay family members.
The writings of Lucretia Hart Clay are arranged first, followed by the poetry and fragments.
BOX II:57 Clay, Lucretia Hart
"What God Has Revealed Respecting the Animal Creation," undated
Typescript copies
(1 folder)
BOX II:58 (1 folder)
Original manuscript
(2 folders)
"Introduction to the Gospel of St. John," undated
Miscellaneous religious writings, circa 1866-1901, undated
(1 folder)
BOX II:59 (1 folder)
"Money-Mad," undated
Mimeograph copies
(2 folders)
Original manuscript
"A House-Party at Iverloch," undated
BOX II:60 Other family members
Poetry, 1844-1890, undated
Fragments, undated
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