Cassius Marcellus Clay, 1850s

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Daguerreotype of Cassius Marcellus Clay by Southworth & Hawes, 1850s

Board, verso in graphite: “C. M. Clay/to Rus[sia]/Minist[er] -antislavery” [?]/11942 [?]. According to Lavinia Clay (11/10/04), Cassius Marcellus Clay was appointed minister (=ambassador) to Russia by President Lincoln.

Via: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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  1. sally c.Witt says: Reply

    C.M. Clay was y great grandfather. Our family gave his daughter’s wedding dress to his home, /WhiteHall a few years ago. Her name was Anne Clay Crenshaw, my grandmother. Sally Clay Crenshaw Witt

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