CLAY, Clement Comer, 1789-1866


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1818-1866. 4 inches. Congressional, business, and personal papers, newspaper articles, speeches, photograph, and a portrait. In addition, gubernatorial papers include administrative files (1829-1841); extraditions and requisitions (1836-1837); appointments (1835-1837); militia files (1835-1836); pardons, paroles and clemency files (1835-1837); reward files (1837); and correspondence (1821-1865).

Additional Papers: In James Dellet papers, 1775-ca. 1870.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: In Clay family papers, 1811-1925. 8,541 items and 37 volumes. Political and personal correspondence, clippings, and writings.


Knox County Public Library
C.M. McClung Historical Collection
Knoxville, TN
Papers: Correspondence in Septimus D. Cabaniss papers, 1805-1887.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1832, 1834. 2 letters.


Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Special Collections
The Clay Collection
Huntsville, AL
Papers: 1811-1986. 17 boxes.
The Clay Collection encompasses the Clay family’s personal papers, business papers, political papers, writings, scrapbooks, ledgers, journals, photographs, paintings, artifacts, Bibles and books from the family library. Pieces pertaining to Clement Comer Clay include personal papers, business papers, political papers, correspondence, writings, a ledger, and an oil portrait. A finding aid is available in the repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: January 21, 1831; January 9, 1836; April 17, 1837; October 12, 1844. 4 letters.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1818. 1 letter (typed copy).


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Hartley Crawford papers, 1827-1862.