Welcome to H-Kentucky
The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky.
Image of suffragist and temperance leader Frances "Fannie" R. Estill Beauchamp (5 May 1857 - 11 April 1923) of Lexington, Kentucky - copied from the full-page illustration between pages 138 and 139 as part of her biography in History of Kentucky, Volume III, ed. Judge Charles Kerr (Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1922).
Soon after Susan B. Anthony toured Kentucky in October 1879 and only a year after her divorce from Cassius M. Clay, Mary Jane Warfield Clay with her elder daughters -- Mary Barr Clay (also divorced) and Sallie Clay Bennett -- gathered signatures in Lexington and Richmond for a suffrage petition to be sent to Washington D.C.
Author: Mary Jane Warfield Clay
Citation: letter from Mary Jane Warfield Clay to "Dearest Children" [probably Mary Barr and Laura Clay living in Ann Arbor MI], March 15, 1880, Laura Clay Papers 46m4 Box 1, folder 10, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Kentucky