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
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
Eugenia S. Dunlap Potts had a stellar career as a journalist, a businesswoman, a poet and prose writer, a musician, a clubwoman and philanthropist.
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).
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
Author: Mary B[arr]. Clay, Vice-Pres. Ky. Equal Rights Association
Title: [Petition for Woman Suffrage], Whitehall P.O., Sept. 26, 1890.
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.
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.