A Treasured Artifact: Clay’s Ghent Jacket

YOU ARE HERE -> 1814-today A fragile and precious artifact periodically makes its appearance at Ashland today: Henry Clay’s ceremonial jacket that he wore at the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.  Clay had been part of the American delegation sent to Belgium to negotiate a peace treaty with the British in 1814, which effectively … More A Treasured Artifact: Clay’s Ghent Jacket

So, What’s Been Written About Ashland?

YOU ARE HERE -> TODAY Since Henry Clay’s time, his life and legacy—especially his career as a statesman—have been extensively studied and publicized.  Much has also been written about many of his family members and particular aspects of the estate, especially Clay’s life at Ashland.  No biographer can give Ashland short shrift.  But, until Ashland … More So, What’s Been Written About Ashland?

Farmer Henry Clay, the Progressive Sage of Ashland Part II: Livestock

YOU ARE HERE -> up to 1852 Henry Clay took his farm seriously.  Farming got in his blood during his youth in the Slashes of Virginia, where he grew up on a large farm.  At Ashland, Clay was as interested in financial gain as he was in improving farming and breeding techniques.  He was scientific … More Farmer Henry Clay, the Progressive Sage of Ashland Part II: Livestock