Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
- Existence: 1777-03-12 - 1852-05-29
Henry Clay (1777-1852), American lawyer and politician
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 200
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial material, congressional papers, family memorabilia, and other papers of various members of the Evarts family of Vermont, Boston, and New York. The principal figures, however, are Jeremiah Evarts (1781-1831), author, editor, lawyer, and philanthropist, and his son, William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901), lawyer and statesman. The papers of Jeremiah Evarts relate to his work and writings on Congregational orthodoxy, his travels for...
Dates: 1753-1960, bulk 1798-1901
Call Number: MS 244
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, proclamations, and drafts of letters chiefly relating to the Civil War, but also including letters from the Jacksonian period. The major portion of the collection concerns the siege of Fort Sumter with letters from both Major Robert Anderson and General P.G.T. Beauregard. Included also are a diary kept by General S. Wylie Crawford during the siege and two letters from Abraham Lincoln. Other portions of the collection concern Lincoln as a political figure; the relations...
Call Number: MS 397
Overview: The papers consist of the research files of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, an author and history professor. The papers include Phillips's notes and transcripts of historical source materials and the collected papers of several southern families from 1712-1933. The collected papers include correspondence, account books, business records, farm and plantation records, diaries, photographs, and other papers which focus primarily on the years 1790-1865, and the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia and the...
Dates: 1712-1933, bulk 1800-1861
Call Number: MS 504
Overview: Chiefly miscellaneous letters and legal documents connected with the Civil War and land transactions in Virginia. The Civil War papers include letters from Lt. Col. Andrew Terry, among them one describing the capture of Roanoke Island in 1862. The Virginia papers are largely records of the Lee and Fendall families (1811-1865). In addition there is a letter written by Henry Clay on the election of 1848. A small number of papers pertain to Morton C. Treadway, the collector of these items, and...
Dates: 1811-1954, bulk 1811-1865
Call Number: MS 683
Overview: The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics...