Goodman, Clavia. Bitter Harvest: Laura Clay's Suffrage Work. Lexington, Ky.: Bur Press, 1946.
Author: Goodman, Clavia.
Title: Bitter Harvest: Laura Clay's Suffrage Work.
Publication: Lexington, Ky.: Bur Press, 1946. Available online courtesy of the Lexington Public Library.
This limited edition biography of Laura Clay (1849-1941) focuses on her work with the women's suffrage movement. Sophonisba P. Breckinridge wrote an introduction for it. The book, third in the Kentucky Monograph Series, also contains some images of the Clay family.
In the acknowledgements essay, Clavia Goodman (1907–1970) describes her interactions with people who knew Laura Clay personally. She also confirms that the Warfield Bennett family originally had the portrait of Laura Clay as "a young woman" (now on display at White Hall Historic Home in Richmond) and that the painting was "done by her Lexington friend and fellow suffrage worker, Laura Sutton Bruce.(xi)" The portrait of Clay as an older woman (now at the Margaret I. King Library at the University of Kentucky) was originally owned by Anne Callihan and was painted "in 1922 by Allan Lee Swisher, a member of the the faculty of the University of Kentucky Art Department from 1922 to 1927, now of New York. (xii)" In this portrait Clay would likely have been in her 70s. Goodman lived in Paris, Kentucky.