HENRY CLAY LETTER (Mss. 3452) Inventory Compiled by Sally C. Proshek Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana Revised 2009

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 item.

Geographic location.

Ashland, Kentucky.

Date.

Oct. 8, 1829.

Summary.

Letter written by Henry Clay to the directors of a comb manufacturing company in Clayville, Kentucky (?) expressing his appreciation for a letter and samples of ornamental combs sent to Clay and to his wife, Lucretia Hart Clay.

Source.

Gift, 1980, of John Hazard Wildman, grand-nephew and namesake of John Boyington Hazard.

Access.

Original housed in vault, use surrogate in Misc.

Copyright.

Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Henry Clay Letter, Mss. 3452, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stack location.

Misc.:C; Vault:1

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Henry Clay (Apr. 12, 1777-June 29, 1852), congressman, senator, and secretary of state, was residing at Ashland, Kentucky, with his wife, Lucretia Hart Clay, at the time he wrote this letter (1829). The comb manufacturing factory at Clayville, Kentucky (?) was directed by J. Whitaker (Josiah), Oliver Taylor, Peter G. Taylor, and Wm. Easter.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The letter compliments the workmanship of the combs produced by the factory in Clayville and gives special mention of one intended for use by Mrs. Lucretia Hart Clay. Included are Clay's comments on the American economic system, on the enterprise and ingenuity of American citizens, and on his advocacy of domestic economic protectionism.

INDEX TERMS

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Combs--Kentucky--Clayville. Protectionism--United States. United States--Economic conditions--19th century.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

Contents

Misc. C

Surrogate: Henry Clay Letter, Oct. 8, 1829

Vault:1

Original: Henry Clay Letter, Oct. 8, 1829