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Green Clay Papers, 1890-1954 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Tauheedah El-Saadiq

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Collection Overview

Title: Green Clay Papers, 1890-1954Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Clay, Green (1871-1962)

Extent: 0.35 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 08/27/2003

Subjects: Madison County (Ky.)--History--19th century., Madison County (Ky.)--Pictorial works.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The strength of the Green Clay collection is the photographs, which were mostly taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Although there are some portraits, there are also many photos of Madison county, including historic sites, river scenes, historic homes and even a moonshine still. The collection also includes some of his published historical articles and other Madison County publications.

Collection Historical Note

Green Clay was born at White Hall on 11 August 1871 and was named Guy Ephrium Herrick. He was the son of John Frank and Mary Clay Herrick. Mary Clay was the oldest daughter of Cassius M. Clay, the "Lion of White Hall." When his parents divorced his mother began calling him Green Clay and at her insistence he changed his name to Green Clay after he reached 21.

Green attended school in Richmond and high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a student at the University of Michigan for two years, Central University for two years, and graduated from Columbia College in Washington, DC with the LL.B. degree in 1893. He practiced law in Richmond and Cincinnati.

He began working in the newspaper business sometime after 1900 and worked for papers in Ohio, New York, Richmond and Tennessee. He also wrote numerous articles and pamphlets about the history of Richmond and Madison County and worked for the WPA supervising the indexing of court records. He also worked as city clerk, purchasing agent and auditor of Richmond.

He was a member of the Richmond Lodge of Elks and moved to the Elks National Home in Bedford, Virginia in 1947. He died there without descendants on 10 Jan 1962 and was buried on the grounds.

Subject/Index Terms

Madison County (Ky.)--History--19th century.
Madison County (Ky.)--Pictorial works.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Acquisition Method: gift

Other Note: Photographs were initially numbered with the accession number; however, a decision was made to change to collection number. The database was changed, but the numbers written on the images were not changed.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Fort Twetty Spring, 1940Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4x6
Item 4: Fort Twetty MonumentAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Daniel Boone BustAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 6: Fort BoonesboroughAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 7: Fort Boonesborough Memorial Bridge PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 8: Fort Boonesborough Memorial Bridge MonumentAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 9: Sycamore Grove Boonesborough, 1890Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 10: Squire Boon Rock, 1932Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 11: Fort Boonesborough Monument (Daniel Boon Tablet)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 89: Boonesborough Ferry, 1931Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4x7
Folder 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Earl Combs fencing on his farmAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 13: Alfalfa field, 1915Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 14: Corn field, car, and wagonAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 15: William Hill Farm, College Hill- Tobacco FieldAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4x3.5
Item 16: Tobacco FieldAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3
Item 17: Tobacco field with unknown manAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3
Item 18: Tobacco field with cut tobaccoAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3
Item 19: Tobacco field on the farm of W.H. ParkAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 20: Hereford Cattle, 1947Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Folder 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Main Building, E.K.S.N. (University Building, EKU Campus)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 22: Ashland- home of Henry ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 23: Ashland- home of Henry ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 24: Fort Boonesborough Monument (Daniel Boone Tablet)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 25: John Hunt Morgan HouseAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 26: Hair pin curve on River hill, Madison County, 1915Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 27: Boonesborough Bridge, 1937Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 28: "In Kentucky" with scenesAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 29: "Neighboring in Kentucky" By Lucy Louise HatcherAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 30: Shrimp fleet, Ft. Myers FloridaAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 31: Elks National Home, Bedford, Va.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 32: Hotel St. Regis, New York City, 1953Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 33: Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1954Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 6x4
Folder 5: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 34: Man O' War, Taken on his 15th birthdayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 35: Greyhound (horse)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 36: Horse farmAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 37: Man O' WarAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 38: LexingtonAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 39: The RisesAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 9x7.5
Folder 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 40: Building on the grounds of White HallAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 41: White HallAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 42: White hall (back view)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 43: White hall (drawing)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 10x6
Item 44: Sheep on grounds of White HallAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3.5x5
Item 45: 3 houses on grounds of White HallAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3.5x5
Item 46: Ewe with Triplets on grounds of White Hall, 1896Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 6.5x4.5
Item 47: Map of White Hall by J.H. LeedsAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Folder 7: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bybee Pottery, pug mill, 1927Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 2: Bybee Pottery, kiln, 1927Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 48: Hand loom weaving, Berea College, 1926Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 6.5x5
Item 49: Weaver in Mrs. F.E. Matheney's home, Jackson Co. kyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 50: Mrs. Mary A Anderson and her daughter operating a spinning jenny and loom at their home, Berea kyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 51: Mrs. Mary A Anderson operating a spinning jenny and loom at her home, Berea kyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 9.5x7.5
Folder 8: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 52: Clay's FerryAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 9.5x7
Item 53: Clay's Ferry (Aerial view)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 9.5x8
Item 54: Giant Sycamore tree with unknown men, 1936Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 55: Giant Sycamore tree, 1936Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 56: Giant Sycamore tree, 1936Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x10
Item 57: Madison County Court HouseAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 6.5x5
Folder 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 58: Daniel Boon Sycamore Tree, Dreaming Creek, Madison CountyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3
Item 59: State Highway No. 21, Madison - Jackson CountiesAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 60: State Highway No. 21, Madison - Jackson CountiesAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 61: State Highway No. 21, Madison - Jackson CountiesAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 62: John Speed Smith houseAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x.3
Item 63: Tree on White Hall groundsAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x.3.5
Item 64: Tree on White Hall groundsAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 65: Road SceneAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3.5
Item 66: Business card, Burnam, Bennett & Co. Distillers, Silver Creek, 1885Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x3
Item 67: Kit Carson birthplace markerAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3.5x5
Item 68: Will Hale, Carr Creek, Ky. High SchoolAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3
Item 69: U.S. Trachoma Hospital, Richmond, Ky.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 70: U.S. Trachoma Hospital, Richmond, Ky.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 71: Tree with Lincoln profile, court house grounds, Richmond, ky.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Item 72: Moonshine still, Madison Co., ky., 1925Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 6x4.5
Item 73: Catfish caught at mouth of Silver Creek, 1929Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x5
Item 74: The lobby of the Glyndon Hotel, 1948Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 5.5x3.5
Item 90: Valley View, ky. Lock and DamAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 10: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 75: Green Clay, Son of Cassius M. ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x6.5
Item 76: Rock House, Confederate underground stationAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x4
Item 77: Lucy StoneAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x6.5
Item 78: Green Clay, grandson of Cassius M. ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 8x6
Item 79: Laura Estill Francis, Lavinia Estill Chenault CunninghamAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 6x4.5
Item 80: Dr. Jake WhiteAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 2.5x3
Item 81: Watson Clay, December 20, 1909?Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 3x4
Item 82: Spring at Old Cane SpringAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 4.5x3.5
Item 83: Mary Ann OldhamAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 3.5x5
Item 84: Green Clay, Green Clay, B.J. ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 2.5x3.5
Item 85: B.J. ClayAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 2.5x4
Item 86: Old State Capital building, Frankfort Ky.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 4x6
Folder 11: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 87: Boonesborough Bridge and FerryAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 5x7
Folder 12: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 88: Scene from Big HillAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: 10x6.5
Folder 13: Madison County Sequi-centennial Celebration souvenir programAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper and magazine clippingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Kentucky, b.1931Add to your cart.
Item 2: Kentucky pioneers to be Honored tomorrow by Jack Hunter, Enquirer Sunday Magazine, Sept. 2, 1934Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Bluegrass region of Kentucky by Green Clay, The Highway Traveler, Apr.-May 1945, Vol. 17, no. 2, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 4: The Klan Way by Green Clay, Courier Journal Magazine, 19055Add to your cart.
Item 5: A Mighty Lion Raged at White Hall by Sue McClelland Theirman, Courier Journal Magazine, June 13,1954Add to your cart.
Item 6: Photo of White Hall by John E. Theirman from The Courier Journal MagazineAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Scenic and Historic Madison County by Green Clay, Kentucky Progress Magazine, Sep, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Service and Supplies Advertisement appearing in the Kentucky Register, Dec. 14, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Madison County Kentucky compiled by Green Clay for the Chamber of Commerce, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Kentucky: The Bluegrass State-Home of Beautiful women, fast Horses and Good Whiskey by Green Clay, Girard, Kansas: Heldeman-Julius Publications, ca. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Kentucky (illustrated) front cover missingAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Warranty deed-Greenleaf to ClayAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Excerpts from Court Order Book C (Madison County)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Madison County Chronicles, 1946-1954Add to your cart.
This is mostly a collection of articles written by Green Clay for the newspaper; however, there are several pieces of correspondence in the front including carbon copies of Clay's responses and a brief family genealogy.

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