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Fairfax Harrison

A Guide to the Fairfax Harrison Papers, 1928-1945
Call Number Mss1 H2463 p


Abstract

Main Entry: Harrison, Fairfax, 1869-1938.
Title: Papers, 1928-1945.
Size: 5,000 (ca.) items (4 boxes).
Biographical Note: Lawyer, of "Belvoir," Fauquier County, Va., and CEO of the Southern Railway Company. Harrison was also a prolific writer whose interests included thoroughbred horses and horse racing, as well as Virginia genealogy and history.
Summary:

Chiefly notes concerning thoroughbred horses compiled for a planned publication, "Portraits of English Turf Horses before [George] Stubbs" (copy of manuscript included).

Also, include research files on artists, collectors and printers of horse images, correspondence, 1928-1944, and a collection of likenesses of various persons, including Anne (Byrd) Carter, Charles Carter, Beverley Tucker Crump, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, John Tayloe (1721-1779), John Tayloe (1771-1828), George Washington, and Ralph Wormeley, and of Virginia places, including "Chelsea," King William County, "Mount Airy," Richmond County, and Leedstown.

Also, include catalog of Harrison's collection of books on the history of sport.

Provenance: Gift of Ursula Fairfax (Harrison) Baird (i.e., Mrs. Charles Baird), Dunnsville, Va., and Sally (Harrison) Dieke (i.e., Mrs. Gerhard Dieke), Baltimore, Md., 30 December 1959.
Restrictions: None.

Guide

Part I. Notes, photographs, and engravings concerning horses

Box 1
  Folder 1 Aaron                                                                                          
  2 Adolphus
  3 Alcock’s Arabian
  4 American Eclipse
  5 Anti-Gallican
  6 Antinous
  7 Anvil
  8 Apparition
  9 Arabians
  10 Arthur O’Bradley
  11 Atlas
  12 Babraham
  13 Bahram
  14 Bajazet
  15 Bald Charlotte
  16 Bandy
  17 Banker
  18 Barefoot
  19 Baronet
  20 Bars
  21 Basto
  22 Bay Bolton
  23 Bay Malton
  24 Black Chance
  25 Black Spot
  26 Blacklegs
  27 Blank
  28 Blaze
  29 Bloody Shouldered Arabian
  30 Blue Bonnet
  31 Bobson
  32 Bonnets O’Blue
  33 Bonny Black
  34 Boston
  35 Bravura
  36 Brilliant
  37 Brimmer
  38 Brisk
  39 Brokelsby Betty
  40 Bryan O’Lynn
  41 Busiris
  42 Buzzard
  43 Byerley Turk
  44 Cade
  45 Camillus
  46 Canter
  47 Cardinal Puff
  48 Careless
  49 Carlisle
  50 Carriage race
  51 Cartouche (Old)
  52 Cartouche (Young)
  53 Cato
  54 Chanticleer
  55 Chatelaine
  56 Chatsworth
  57 Childers
  58 Citizen
  59 Cleveland
  60 Clifden
  61 Conieskins
  62 Conqueror
  63 Copenhagen
  64 Cormorant
  65 Crab
  66 Creeping Molly
  67 Cullen Arabian
  68 Curwen’s Bay Barb
  69 Cypron
  70 Dairy Maid
  71 Dapper
  72 Darley Arabian
  73 Delphine and Herald
  74 Delphini
  75 Diamond
  76 Diomed (see also Ulyses)
  77 Dormouse
  78 Dragon
  79 Dun Arabian
  80 Dungannon
  81 Dutchess
  82 Eager
  83 Eagle
  84 Eastern Princess (See Tomyris)
  85 Eclipse
  86 Fair Play
  87 Fashion
  88 Fearnought
  89 Figure
  90 Firenzi
  91 Flying Dutchman
  92 Forester
  93 Fox
  94 Garland
  95 General
  96 Gimcrack
  97 Gipsey
  98 Glencoe
  99 Godolphin Arabian
  100 Goldfinder
  101 Goliah
  102 Grey Cardigan
  103 Grey Carey
  104 Grey Eagle
  105 Grosvenor Arabian
  106 Hambletonian
  107 Hampton Court Chestnut Arabian
  108 Haphazard
  109 Henry
  110 Herald (See Delphine)
  111 Hero
  112 Highflyer
  113 Hobgoblin
  114 Hylas
  115 Imoinda
  116 Ireland
  117 Jason
  118 Judgment
  119 Juniper
  120 Jupiter
  121 Justice
  122 Juno
  123 Keppel’s Arabian
  124 King Herod
  125 Lady Lightfoot
  126 Lamprie
  127 Lath
  128 Laura
  129 Leeds
  130 Leviathan
  131 Levity
  132 Lexington
  133 Lightfoot
  134 Little David
  136 Looby
  137 Mambrino
  138 Mares
  139 Maria
  140 Marquis
  141 Marske
  142 Martin
  143 Mary Grey
  144 Mary Randolph
  145 Master Robert
  146 Matchem
  147 Mathilda
  148 Mercury
  149 Merry Batchelor
  150 Merry Pintle
  151 Messenger
  152 Miss Craven
  153 Miss Doe
  154 Miss Slamerkin
  155 Molly
  156 Molly (Yorkshire Coaching Mare)
  157 Molly Longlegs
  158 Monkey
  159 Monon
  160 Moorcock
  161 Mountaineer
  162 Mouse
  163 Mufti
  164 Mundig
  165 Nancy
  166 Narcissus
  167 Newcomb’s Bay Arabian
  168 Nina
  169 Northumberland Arabian
  170 O’Kelly
  171 Ophelia
  172 Oroonoko
  173 Oscar
  174 Othello
  175 Partner (Croft’s)
  176 Partner (Grisewood’s)
  177 Pegasus/Plutus
  178 Penelope
  179 Pericles
  180 Petre’s Arabian Mare
  181 Phosphorus
  182 Pilgrim
  183 Play or Pay
  184 Plenipotentiary
  185 Polly Peachum
  186 Pompey
  187 Precipitate
  188 Priam
  189 Prince Charlie
  190 Pumpkin
 
Box 2
  Folder 191 Queen of Trumps
  192 Rachel
  193 Red Robin
  194 Reel
  195 Regulus
  196 Revenue
  197 Ringtail
  198 Robinson Crusoe
  199 Roxana
  200 Rubens
  201 Sacripant (See Sir John)
  202 St. Simon
  203 Saltram
  204 Salvator
  205 Sampson
  206 Scamp
  207 Scar (Old)
  208 Scar (Young)
  209 Second
  210 Sedbury
  211 Serab
  212 Shakespeare
  213 Shapeless
  214 Shark
  215 Sheldon
  216 Silver Leg
  217 Silverlocks
  218 Sir Archy
  219 Sir Hal
  220 Sir Harry
  221 Sir Henry Tonson
  222 Sir John
  223 Sir Peter Teazle
  224 Skiff
  225 Skim
  226 Skyscraper
  227 Sloven
  228 Smiling Ball
  229 Smiling Billy
  230 Smiling Tom
  231 Smolensko
  232 Snap (Portmore’s)
  233 Snap (Shafto’s & Latham’s)
  234 Solon
  235 Spanish Horse
  236 Spanking Roger
  237 Spark
  238 Spectator
  239 Speedwell
  240 Spider
  241 Spiletta
  242 Sportley
  243 Sportsman
  244 Spot
  245 Squirrel
  246 Squirt (Young)
  247 Squirt-Mare
  248 Standard
  249 Star
  250 Starling (Ancaster’s)
  251 Starling (Bolton’s)
  252 Stiff Dick
  253 Sultan
  254 Tandem
  255 Tantrum
  256 Tartar
  257 Terror
  258 Tetrarch
  259 Theophania
  260 Thessalian Horse
  261 Tomyris
  262 Tormentor
  263 Torrismond
  264 Tortoise
  265 Trajain
  266 Traveller (Lee’s)
  267 Traveller (Old)
  268 Trentham
  269 True Blue
  270 Trustee
  271 Tuckahoe
  272 Turk
  273 Ulysses
  274 Utilitarian
  275 Valentine
  276 Vandal
  277 Victorious (Onslow’s)
  278 Victorious (Portmore - Hamilton)
  279 Virginian
  280 Volunteer
  281 Wagner
  282 Waxy
  283 Wenn
  284 Whistlejacket
  285 Whitefoot
  286 Whitenose
  287 Whynot
  288 Wilson’s Bay Arabian
  289 Wilson’s Chestnut Arabian
  290 Windham (Young)
  291 Winter Arabian
  292 Young Lightfoot
  293 Young Pretender
  294 Zilcaadi                                                                                               

Part II. Artists, Collectors, Printers

Box 2
  Folder 295 Alken, Henry
  296 Antrim, Lord
  297 Arthurton, harry
  298 Baillie-Grohman, William A.
  299 Barlow, Francis
  300 Beaufort, Duke of (Henry Somerset, 1707-1745/6)
  301 Bedford, Duke of
  302 Best, T.
  303 Bolton, Duke of
  304 Boultbee, John
  305 Bowles family (printers)
  306 Brigham, [?]
  307 Burford, Thomas
  308 Bute, Marquis of
  309 Butler, Thomas
  310 Castle Rea Screen
  311 Castlecoole Screen
  312 Chalon, H. B.
  313 Cheny’s pedigrees
  314 Chinese Horses
  315 Clarke. Ropbert A.
  316 Cocks (cock fighting)
  317 Collins, Charles
  318 Colors
  319 Cotton, John
  320 Country life exhibition
  321 Cuyp, Aalbert
  322 D’Arcy family
  323 Davies, A. Rees
  324 Davis, R. B.
  325 Delattre, Henri
  326 Devis, Arthur
  327 Drake, Nathan
  328 Dromoland Castle
  329 Dubost, A.
  330 “Duggie”
  331 Dunn-Gardner collection
  332 Durdans
  333 E. P. Dutton and Company – catalogue of old and rare books on horses
  334 Francis Edwards, Ltd. – list of books on horses
  335 Epsom races (1756)
  336 Ferneley, John E.
  337 Fisher, Alvan
  338 Flemish primitive
  339 Fores (London, Eng.)
  340 The Gardener’s Mare
  341 Ernest R. Gee (N.Y., N.Y.) – catalogue of horse books
  342 George V
  343 Gift Horse
  344 Gilpin, Sawrey
  345 Gooch, Thomas
  346 Duke of Grafton
  347 Lord Granby
  348 Graves. Algernon
  349 Greek horse
  350 Greffier, Robert
  351 Grimbaldson, Walter
  352 Haddon Hall
  353 Hancock, Arthur B.
  354 Healy, Robert
  355 Heber, Reginald
  356 Herring, John Frederick
  357 Hindley, John
  358 Holoway, [?]
  359 Hookham, Thomas
  360 Horse clothing
  361 Houston, Richard
  362 Hungerford, Walter, Sir
  363 Hutton, Ernest E.
  364 Lord Hylton
  365 Iremonger, H. F. W.
  366 Irish coins
  367 The Jockies Intelligencer
  368 June J.
  369 Kane, Paul
  370 Killingbeck, Benjamin
  371 King, Edward
  372 Kirkall, Elisha
  373 Kneller, G.
  374 Langdale collection
  375 Leggatt Bros.
  376 Lewis, John Frederick
  377 Libian Horse
  378 Luttrell Psalter
  379 Maas, Dirk
  380 Marlow Races
  381 Marshall, Ben
  382 Martin, Willard
  383 Meleora
  384 The Meltonians (See Aiken, Hery)
  385 Mercier, Philip
  386 Millais, Raoul
  387 Miller, Andrew and John
  388 Morier, David
  389 Morland, George
  390 Necklace
  391 Nevill, R.
  392 Newhouse Gallery
  393 Newmarket
  394 Oglebay, Crispin
  395 Lord Onslow
  396 Osbaldeston, George
  397 Palace House Collection
  398 Parr
  399 Parsons, G. H.
  400 Penny, Edward
  401 Persian miniatures
  402 Pickering & Chatto Ltd. (London, Eng.)
  403 Place, Francis
  404 Plaistow, Eng.
  405 Lord Portmore
 
Box 3
  Folder 406 Quigley
  407 Racing at home and abroad
  408 Reinagle, Philip
  409 James Rimell & Son (London, Eng.)
  410 Roberts
  411 Lord Rockingham
  412 Roman Horses
  413 Romano, Giulio
  414 Roper, Richard
  415 Ross
  416 Thomas Ross & Son (London, Eng.)
  417 Sandby, Paul
  418 Sartorius, Francis
  419 Sartorius, John N.
  420 Sartorius, W.
  421 Sartorius family
  422 Schwerdt, Charles Francis George Richard
  423 Scott, J.
  424 Seymour, James
  425 Seymour, James
  426 Seymour, James
  427 Seymour, James
  428 Seymour, James
  429 Shaw, William
  430 Siberechts, Jan
  431 Simpson, Joseph
  432 Sowers, Roy Vernon
  433 Spencer, Thomas
  434 Spencer, W. T.
  435 The Sporting Magazine
  436 Stonehenge
  437 Stradanus, John
  438 Stubbs, George
  439 Stubbs, George
  440 Tattersall
  441 Tillemans, Peter
  442 Towne, Charles
  443 Troye, Edward
  444 Turner, F. C.
  445 Van Haecken, Alex and Joseph
  446 Vertue, George
  447 Walpole, Horace
  448 Ward, James
  449 Watt, Richard
  450 Weaver, Thomas
  451 Welbeck Abbey
  452 Whitely, W. T.
  453 Wiese, Kurt
  454 Windsor Castle
  455 Wolstenholme, Deane
  456 Wood, Carter
  457 Wood, John
  458 Wyck, Jan
  459 The Yorkshireman
  460 Wootton, John

Part III. Correspondence.

Box 3
  Folder 461A Correspondence, 1928-1930 August                                                              
  461B Correspondence, 1930 September-1931
  462 Correspondence, 1932-1934
  463 Correspondence, 1935 January-May 31
  464 Correspondence, 1935 June-December
  465 Correspondence, 1936 January 2-April 24
  466 Correspondence, 1936 April 25-May 31
  467 Correspondence, 1936 June-July
  468 Correspondence, 1936 August
  469 Correspondence, 1936 September
  470 Correspondence, 1936 October
  471 Correspondence, 1936 November-December
 
Box 4
  Folder 472 Correspondence, 1937 January
  473 Correspondence, 1937 February
  474 Correspondence, 1937 March
  475 Correspondence, 1937 April
  476 Correspondence, 1937 May-June
  477 Correspondence, 1937 July-August
  478 Correspondence, 1937 September
  479 Correspondence, 1937 October
  480 Correspondence, 1937 November-December
  481 Correspondence, 1938–

Part IV. Miscellaneous

Box 4
  Folder 482 Miscellaneous                                                                                         
  483 Unpublished manuscript
  484 Unpublished manuscript
  485 Unpublished manuscript
  486 Unpublished manuscript
  487 Unpublished manuscript
  488 Unpublished manuscript
  489 Bibliography
  490 Mason’s Farrier, 1811 ed.
  491 Colden’s Sporting Magazines
  492 Additional miscellaneous notes
  493 Proposal, 1934, to legalize horse racing in Virginia

Part V. Portraits and Photographs

Box 4
  Folder 494 Carter, Anne (Byrd)                                                                                
  495 Carter, Charles
  496 Cromwell, Oliver
  497 Crump, Beverley Tucker
  498 Davie, Allen Jones
  499 Dobson, William
  500 Duvall, Gabriel
  501 Fenton, Lavinia
  502 Filmer, Edmund, Sir
  503 Fisher, Kitty
  504 Forman, Thomas Mrsh
  505 Harrison, Fairfax
  506 Irving, John B.
  507 Porter, William Trotter
  508 Shafto, Jennison
  509 Skinner, John S.
  510 Tayloe, Benjamin Ogle
  511 Tayloe, John (1721-1779)
  512 Tayloe, John (1771-1828)
  513 Walker, Robert
  514 Washington, George
  515 Williams, William
  516 Wormeley, Ralph
  517 Chelsea (King William County, Va.)
  518 Mount Airy (Richmond County, Va.)
  519 Leedstown (Va.)

Part VI. Fairfax Harrison’s Book Collection

Box 4     Catalogue cards for Harrison’s collection of sporting books (end of Box 4)
   

Last updated: December 10, 2003