Clay, Green Papers

Title

Clay, Green Papers

Description

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.

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.

Only a portion of this collection has been digitized. See the Finding Aid for a description of the entire collection.

Date

1890-1954

Language

eng

Identifier

2007A002

Items in the Clay, Green Papers Collection (90/90)

Boonesborough Ferry

Clay, Green 1931
Scene from Big Hill

Clay, Green
B.J. Clay

Clay, Green
Mary Ann Oldham

Clay, Green
Watson Clay

Clay, Green December 20, 1909?
Dr. Jake White

unknown
Lucy Stone

Clay, Green
Road Scene

Clay, Green
Giant Sycamore tree

Clay, Green 1936
Giant Sycamore tree

Clay, Green 1936
Clay's Ferry

Clay, Green
White hall (drawing)

Clay, Green
White Hall

Clay, Green
The Rises

Clay, Green
Lexington

Clay, Green
Man O' War

Clay, Green
Horse farm

Clay, Green
Greyhound (horse)

Clay, Green
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Clay, Green 1954
Boonesborough Bridge

Clay, Green 1937
Hereford Cattle

Clay, Green 1947
Tobacco Field

Clay, Green
Alfalfa field

Clay, Green 1915
Squire Boone Rock

Clay, Green 1932
Sycamore Grove Boonesborough

Clay, Green 1890
Fort Boonesborough

Clay, Green
Daniel Boone Bust

Clay, Green
Fort Twetty Monument

Clay, Green
Fort Twetty Spring

Clay, Green 1940
Bybee Pottery, kiln

Clay, Green 1927
Bybee Pottery, pug mill

Clay, Green 1927
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