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Edward Lasker manuscript collection
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Correspondence Files

Physical Description: Boxes 1-5
Box 1

Horse Library-1995 - Calderwood Books

Folder 1

Horse Library - 1995 (1995)

5 items
Folder 2

Horse Library - 1996 (1996)

37 items
Folder 3

"A" (1954-1990)

37 items
Folder 4

Allen, J. A. & Co. Library - 1988 to 1990 (1988-1990)

191 items
Folder 5

Allen, J. A. & Co. Library - 1991 to 1994 (1991-1994)

171 items
Folder 6

Archer, Fred ([1880s]-1933)

4 items. Includes two photographs.
Folder 7

Horse Library - Robin Bledsoe - 1991 to 1994 (1991-1994)

24 items
Folder 8

Blood Horse - 1974 (1970-1992)

92 items
Folder 9

Calderwood Books - 1984-1989 (1984-1989)

30 items
Box 2

Horse Library-Christie's - Horse Library-Correspondence, 1992 to 1994

Folder 1

Horse Library - Christie's, etc. (1983-1986)

5 items
Folder 2

Christie's - Neelands (1990-1993)

100 items
Folder 3

Christie, Manson & Woods Horses Library (1983-1992)

45 items
Folder 4

Clinton, DeWitt letter to John Stuart Skinner (1824, Sep. 1)

1 item
Folder 5

Horse Library - Correspondence, 1989-1991 (1989-1991)

61 items
Folder 6

Horse Library - Correspondence, 1992 to 1994 (1992-1994)

41 items
Box 3

Cummins - Hooper's Books-To 1984

Folder 1

Cummins, James Bookseller - 1986 (1986-1994)

218 items
Folder 2

Horse Library - Desiderata (1967-1994)

48 items
Folder 3

Horses - Fasig-Tipton Catalogs (1990-1993)

33 items
Folder 4

Horses - Fasig-Tipton Ins. (1961-1986)

82 items
Folder 5

Finney, John - Finney Bloodstock Inc. (1968-1989)

11 items
Folder 6

Hooper's Books - To 1984 (1981-1984)

89 items
Box 4

Hooper's Books-1985-1991 - Piper

Folder 1

Hooper's Books - 1985-1991 (1983-1991)

75 items
Folder 2

Hooper's Books - 1992-1994 (1992-1994)

7 items
Folder 3

Horse Library - Keeneland/Waren (1990-1994)

34 items
Folder 4

Marlborough Sporting Gallery (Rupert Collens) (1989-1990)

61 items
Folder 5

Miscellaneous (1961-1988)

12 items
Folder 6

National Sporting Library (1991-1993)

24 items
Folder 7

Horse Library - Neil Nelson (1986-1990)

22 items
Folder 8

Piper Publishing Company (1980-1992)

89 items
Box 5

Horse Library-Rohman - Warner Family

Folder 1

Horse Library - Rohman (1983-1993)

70 items
Folder 2

Horse Library - Smithsonian Inst. - Ellen B. Wells (1993-1994)

4 items
Folder 3

Sotheby's (1981-1994)

110 items
Folder 4

Swann Galleries (1983-1990)

35 items
Folder 5

Telly Hill Books - E. Johnson (1983-1988)

20 items
Folder 6

Warner Family (1986-1988)

4 items
 

Scrapbooks

Physical Description: Box 6
Box 6

Scrapbooks

Folder 1

Scrapbook (1954-1973)

1 item. 60 x 49 cm. Includes loose clippings in front re: Jane Greer's horse By Zeus (1954).
Folder 2

Scrapbook (1963-1968)

1 item. 60 x 49 cm. Some clippings are coming loose.
 

Manuscript Volumes (HM 68495-68513)

Physical Description: 19 items
 

 HM 68495  "Comenzarino" [Italian treatise on care and treatment of horses] (1523)

Bologna. Blind stamp binding. A. B. Maclay copy. 18 cm. Gift of Courtland E. Palmer.
 

 HM 68496  "Le Briglie" [Italian illustrated treatise on equine bits and bridles] [between 1550-1600]

With 80 sepia ink & blue watercolor wash illustrations and numerous heraldic insignia. Also notes. 42 cm.
 

 HM 68497  Volume of illustrations of equine bits and bridles for a loriner [between 1550-1600]

Probably German. With about 200 hand-drawn drawings, vellum over paste boards. 40 cm. Gift of Courtland E. Palmer.
 

 HM 68498  Articles establishing horse-racing at Lanchester Meadows, Co. Durham (1730, Apr. 4)

Signed by the Founders George Ormsbey, George Wheatley, William Byrdying, and John Brown. 35 cm.
 

 HM 68499  Arabic or Persian illuminated manuscript on the training of horses [1750]

With 35 miniatures. 26 cm. Gift of Courtland E. Palmer.
 

 HM 68500  Hayne, Charles. Book of Horsemanship (1753)

A treatise on horses and horse-racing, with a guide to equine training and health, suggestions for racing, tack, weights, general rules on racing and riding, etc. 88 page, 33 cm.
 

 HM 68501  Kelly, John. Petition to Thomas Willing, Mayor of Philadelphia, for permission to operate a refreshment booth during racing on the Common (1762, Aug. 11)

With signatures in support. 36 cm.
 

 HM 68502  Subscription agreement for the Prince's Stakes races at Newmarket (1784, Apr.)

Signed by the future George IV as Prince of Wales, Bolton Foley, Augustus Henry Fitzroy 3rd Duke of Grafton, William Henry Fortescue 1st Earl of Clermont, George O'Brien Wyndham 3rd Earl of Egremont, Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl of Grosvenor, Dennis O'Kelley, and others. 1 page, 40 cm.
 

 HM 68503  Album of ten letters and documents related to the thoroughbred racehorse "Eclipse," Dennis O'Kelley, his nephew Andrew O'Kelley, Samuel Chifney, and English racing [between 1784 and 1814]

Red morocco gilt binding by Riviere & Son, with cameo bust by Tassie after an original by Loche inlaid inside front cover. 38 cm.
 

 HM 68504  Skinner, John Stuart, 1788-1851. Letter to unknown addressee re: business matters, manufacturing, future of slave labor, property sales, etc. [before 1852]

Philadelphia. 2 pages, 26 cm.
 

 HM 68505  Scott, Robert W. "Register of Brood Mares and of Breeding Jennets [& Stallions]" (1858-1883)

128 pages, 26 cm.
 

 HM 68506  Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929. Stud Book (1873-1909)

The Durdans, Epsom, Surrey. Laid in: single sheet "Signorinetta's Pedigree." Approximately 101 pages, 26 cm.
 

 HM 68507  Taunton, T. H. Manuscript draft and notes for portions of his Portraits of celebrated racehorses (1888) [1881]

With numerous engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, etc. of racehorses, jockeys, owners, and other racing world figures.
 

 HM 68508  Record of two-year-old horses racing in England, 1770-1892 [approximately 1900]

With notes on name and place of race, stakes, distance, and winners; for individual horses records weight, sex, racing frequency. Some additional statistical summaries at the beginning of Volume 1 for the years 1779-1900. 18 cm.
 

 HM 68509  Tables showing subsequent racing careers of the first three placing horses in the Derby, St. Leger, Oaks, and other races, 1774-1903 [1903]

158 pages, 18 cm.
 

 HM 68510  Gould, Nat. "The Magic of Sport: Mainly Autobiographical" (1909)

Approximately 1,110 pages, 23 cm.
 

 HM 68511  Wavertree, William Hall Walker, Baron, 1856-1933. "Pedigrees of Stallions" (1912-1931)

Five generations of bloodlines of horses born 1912 to 1931, with notes on horses given away, bred, and died. 28 pages, 20 cm.
 

 HM 68512  Association of Racehorse Owners, Breeders, and Trainers. Meeting minutes (1915-1927)

Begins with their first meeting, 1915, May 20, in London. 174 pages, 23 cm.
 

 HM 68513  Smith, James J. A Record of "The Derby" and "The St. Leger," showing the Bruce Lowe Families of Sire and Dam of winners up to and including the year 1931 (1931)

141 pages, 23 cm.