Mary Barr Clay - photo from Goodman, Bitter Harvest

Photograph of Mary Barr Clay (1839-1924) perhaps sometime in the 1870s when she was starting up her career as a suffragist - she was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Barr Warfield. See her KWSP biosketch here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/discussions/154189/mary-barr-clay

Pamphlet of suffrage sites in downtown Lexington KY

Title: "A Tour of Downtown Lexington, KY of Sites Relating to Women's Suffrage History"

Publication: Developed by Randolph Hollingsworth, PhD, in support of Breaking the Bronze Ceiling - an initiative to build a monument commemorating women's history in the Bluegrass. See more at breakingthebronzeceiling.com

Date: [2019]

Fifteenth Annual KERA Convention

The fifteenth annual convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is held in Lexington at the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky. Officers include: Laura Clay, President (Lexington); Mary Barr Clay, First Vice-President (Richmond), Mary C. Cramer, Second Vice-President (Lexington); Nancy S. McLaughlin, Third Vice-President (Covington); Mary C. Roark, Corresponding Secretary (Lexington); Emma M. Roebuck, Recording Secretary (Newport); Isabella Shepard, Treasurer (Covington).

Mary Jane Warfield Clay starts regular meetings of a suffrage club in Lexington

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.

Clay, Mary B. "Petition for Woman Suffrage," 335-336 in Official Report of the Proceedings And Debates In the Convention Assembled At Frankfort, On the Eighth Day of September, 1890, to Adopt, Amend, Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky.

Author: Mary B[arr]. Clay, Vice-Pres. Ky. Equal Rights Association

Title: [Petition for Woman Suffrage], Whitehall P.O., Sept. 26, 1890.

Pages: 335-336

Publication: Kentucky. Constitutional Convention (1890-1891). Official Report of the Proceedings And Debates In the Convention Assembled At Frankfort, On the Eighth Day of September, 1890, to Adopt, Amend, Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky.

Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association, 1881 Constitution and Charter Members

KY Woman Suffrage

As part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, H-Kentucky offers images of the original Constitution of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association (KWSA) adopted on October 27, 1881 - with many thanks to Sarah Dorpinhaus, Director of Digital Services in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

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