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Guide to the Hugh Lawson Clay letter MSS.0311

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-20T10:24-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Hugh Lawson Clay letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0311

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1864

Abstract:

Letter written by Clay from Richmond, Virginia, to an unidentified person in response to a request for help in locating Mr. Mayhew, a mutual friend.

creator

Clay, Hugh Lawson, 1823-1890

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter written by Clay from Richmond, Virginia, to an unidentified person in response to a request for help in locating Mr. Mayhew, a mutual friend. Clay indicates that he doesn't know where Mayhew's whereaboouts, he did say he had passed the inquiry on others.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Paul Musselman and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2006; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Hugh Lawson Clay letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

Biographical/Historical note

Hugh Lawson Clay, third son of Clement Comer and Susanna Claiborne Withers, was born on 16 January 1822. He attended the University of Virginia, and was a lawyer in Huntsville, Alabama. He served as a captain during the Mexican-American War and then as adjutant general on the staff of General E. Kirby Smith, C.S.A., during the Civil War.

On 13 May 1855, he married Harriet Celestia "Celeste" Comer, daughter of Major Anderson and Mary Louise Sanders Comer of Macon, Georgia. They had at least one son, Comer. Hugh Lawson Clay died on 28 December 1890 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Richmond (Va.) (lcsh)

Letter Box 4050