Evelyn Clay Everett collection on the Clay family
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Evelyn Clay Everett collection on the Clay family

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Everett, Evelyn Clay, 1901-1960.
Title: Evelyn Clay Everett collection on the Clay family
Dates: 1832-1961
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1297

Biographical/Historical Note

Evelyn Clay Everett (1901-1960) was a distinguished lawyer, writer, and labor relations expert. She attended private schools in Washington, D.C., and Lausanne, Switzerland; she received degrees in law, psychology, and economics from Randolph Macon Women's College and Columbia University. Everett was a member of the American Bar Association and was associated with the legal firm of Gilbert and Brandeis of New York City.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Evelyn Clay Everett's papers relating to her father, Senator Alexander S. Clay, her grand-uncle, Henry Clay, and her brother, General Lucius Clay. Included are letters written by Evelyn Clay Everett, excerpts from the Congressional Record-Senate discussing Alexander Clay's bill for "Promotion of Commerce and Increase of Trade" and his speech to the Senate on "Sugar, Molasses, and Manufacturers of," an excerpt from the Appendix to the Congressional Record regarding an extension of the remarks of the Hon. Sam Rayburn on Gen. Lucius Clay, a printed pamphlet of Henry Clay's speeches in "Defense of the American System" which he helped to establish with the Tariff of 1824, and The Clay Heritage and the Story of the Clays by Evelyn Clay Everett (there is no evidence that this manuscript was published).


Index Terms

Clay family.
Clay, Alexander Stephens, 1853-1910.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Clay, Lucius D., (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Everett, Evelyn Clay, 1901-1960.
Letters (correspondence)
Speeches (documents)
United States--History--1783-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Evelyn Clay Everett collection on the Clay family, MS 1297, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas F. Collum, 1977.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Evelyn Clay Everett papers

Evelyn C. Everett to Wellington Wright. New York, N.Y., 1943 July 10, 2.0 p.
Personal news.

Evelyn C. Everett to Dupont Wright. Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1959 February 29, 2.0 p.
Request for Mr. Wright to edit her manuscript.

Newspaper clippings, 1960 April 20-21, 2.0 p.
Evelyn Clay Everett's obituaries.

Biography of Evelyn Clay Everett. New York, N.Y., undated, 6.0 p.
 

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2Alexander Clay papers

Excerpts from the Congressional Record - Senate. Washington, D.C., 1900 December 11, 11.0 p. , photocopies.
Discussion of Senator Clay's bill for "Promotion of Commerce and Increase of Trade."

Excerpts from the Congressional Record - Senate. Washington, D.C., 1909 May 19, 15.0 p. , photocopies.
Senator Clay's speech to the Senate on "Sugar, molasses, and Manufacturers of," and the following discussion.
 

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Item

39Lucius Du Bignon Clay papers. Excerpt from the Appendix to the Congressional Record. Washington, D.C., 1949 May 12 ( 1.0 p. ) (photocopy.)
Extension of the remarks of the Hon. Sam Rayburn on Gen. Lucius Clay.
 

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Item

410Henry Clay. "Speeches of Henry Clay." Washington, D.C., 1832 February 2, February 3, and February 6
Printed pamphlet. These are Mr. Clay's speeches in "Defense of the American System" which he helped to establish with the Tariff of 1824.
 

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Item

511 The Clay Heritage and the Story of the Clays, by Evelyn Clay Everett, undated ( 158.0 p. )
Regarding biography of Henry Clay.