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Guide to the A.H. Saxon Papers, 1977
PA Mss 11  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: A.H. Saxon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1977
    Collection number: PA Mss 11
    Creator: Saxon, A.H.
    Extent: .4 linear ft. (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Draft typescript of The Life and Art of Andrew Ducrow and the Romantic Age of the English Circus by A.H. Saxon, with accompanying material.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Donated by A.H. Saxon, 1979.



    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], A.H. Saxon Papers, PA Mss 11, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content

    Typescript and additional material of A.H. (Arthur Hartley) Saxon's biography of Andrew Ducrow (1793-1842) the famous English equestrian who originated circus equestrian acts including "The Courier of St. Petersburg" which is still performed in 20th century circuses. Saxon's biography was begun in 1971 and was published with a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim foundation. This typescript is the unrevised draft submitted to the foundation in 1977 and includes additional material detailing the ordeal of completing the book and getting it published. The finished book was published by the Archon Press in 1978.