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Barlow, William Wycliffe, 1854–1913
Hunting diary commenced October 4th, 1884.
Cheshire, England, 1884, Oct. 4-1887, March 30.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([62] p.) ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK287.G7 B37 1884
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
William Wycliffe Barlow (1854-1913) graduated from Cambridge in 1879 and was later J.P. for Cheshire. He was permanently crippled in a hunting accident in 1898.
In pen and black ink, graphite, and purple crayon.
Bookplate: Wm. Wycliffe BArlow, M.A.
Inside of upper boards has wax seal impressed with a quotation from the Book of Maccabees.
Bound in diced calf. "Note book Law O.U." stamped in gilt letters on spine.
Manuscript diary, probably kept by William Wycliffe Barlow, recording the author's fox hunts in Cheshire between 1884 and 1887. There is an entry for each day on which the diarist hunted. Most entries include the name of the horse ridden by the writer, a description of the climatic conditions, kills (if any), and whether or not the writer fell. Also sometimes noted are the names of persons in the hunting party, hunt locations, distances covered, and the performance of the horse. The horse most frequently mentioned is Cracksman, who appears to be the diarist's favorite. Other horses named include Jerry and Twickenham. There is a record of Jerry having been purchased in May 1884, and both appear to have been sold at the end of the 1885-1886 season.
Subject Terms:
Barlow, William Wycliffe -- Bookplate.
Barlow, William Wycliffe, 1854-1913 -- Diaries.
Cheshire (England)
Fox hunting -- Great Britain -- Cheshire -- 19th century.
Hunt riding -- Great Britain -- Cheshire -- 19th century.
Hunters (Horses) -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hunters -- Great Britain -- Cheshire -- Diaries.

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