The Resource A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66, put into narrative form by Ada Sterling

A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66, put into narrative form by Ada Sterling

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A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66
Title
A belle of the fifties
Title remainder
memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66
Statement of responsibility
put into narrative form by Ada Sterling
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The memoirs of "Mrs. Clay, of Alabama," by which title Mrs. Clement C. Clay, Jr. (now Mrs. Clay-Clopton), was known during the period comprised by 1850-87, begin in the middle of the second decade of the nineteenth century, the scenes being laid among the affluent plantations of North Carolina and Alabama, and, continuing through two brilliant administrations at the national capital, close, as she emerges from the distresses which overtook her and her husband after the never-to-be-forgotten tragedy that plunged a nation into mourning - the death of Mr. Lincoln. In the researches made in order to obviate all possible inaccuracies in these memoirs (a precaution always necessary where one's life has been long and experiences so varied), I have come upon no record of any other woman of her time who has filled so powerful a place politically, whose belleship has been so long sustained, or whose magnetism and compelling fascinations have swayed others so universally as have those of Mrs. Clay-Clopton"--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OUN
Dewey number
917.53/03/2
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F213
LC item number
.C63 1905
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66, put into narrative form by Ada Sterling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood, girlhood, marriage -- Washington personages in the Fifties -- A historic Congressional "mess" -- The Cabinet circles of Presidents Pierce and Buchanan -- Solons of the Capital -- Fashions of the Fifties -- The relaxations of Congressional folk -- The brilliant Buchanan Administration -- A celebrated social event -- Exodus of Southern society from the Federal City -- War is proclaimed -- Richmond as a national capital -- Glimpses of our beleaguered South Land -- Refugee days in Georgia -- Clement C. Clay, Jr., departs for Canada -- The South's departed glories -- Conditions in '63 and '64 -- The death of Mr. Lincoln -- C.C. Clay, Jr., surrenders to General Wilson -- Prisoners of the United States -- Return from Fortress Monroe -- Reconstruction days begin -- News from Fortress Monroe -- Once more in the Federal Capital -- Secretary Stanton denies responsibility -- Mr. Holt reports upon the Case of C.C. Clay, Jr. -- President Johnson interposes -- The prison -- President Johnson hears what "the people say" -- The government yields its prisoner
Control code
1097986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 386 pages, [24] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Handwritten inscription in pencil on front free endpaper, May 1945. Fragile condition. Clothbound. In paper band.
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1097986
Label
A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66, put into narrative form by Ada Sterling
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood, girlhood, marriage -- Washington personages in the Fifties -- A historic Congressional "mess" -- The Cabinet circles of Presidents Pierce and Buchanan -- Solons of the Capital -- Fashions of the Fifties -- The relaxations of Congressional folk -- The brilliant Buchanan Administration -- A celebrated social event -- Exodus of Southern society from the Federal City -- War is proclaimed -- Richmond as a national capital -- Glimpses of our beleaguered South Land -- Refugee days in Georgia -- Clement C. Clay, Jr., departs for Canada -- The South's departed glories -- Conditions in '63 and '64 -- The death of Mr. Lincoln -- C.C. Clay, Jr., surrenders to General Wilson -- Prisoners of the United States -- Return from Fortress Monroe -- Reconstruction days begin -- News from Fortress Monroe -- Once more in the Federal Capital -- Secretary Stanton denies responsibility -- Mr. Holt reports upon the Case of C.C. Clay, Jr. -- President Johnson interposes -- The prison -- President Johnson hears what "the people say" -- The government yields its prisoner
Control code
1097986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 386 pages, [24] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Handwritten inscription in pencil on front free endpaper, May 1945. Fragile condition. Clothbound. In paper band.
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1097986

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