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Creator:
Marshall, Walter J.
Title(s):

Hunting journal of Walter J. Marshall.

Published/Created:
England, 1871 September 12-1881 April 16.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([107] p.) ; 20 x 24 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK287.G7 M37 1870
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Walter J. Marshall, author of the present journal, may be Walter James Marshall (1837-1899), graduate of Rugby School (Warwickshire) and Trinity College, Cambridge, who inherited Patterdale Hall in 1887 and became High Sheriff of Westmorland in 1890. Walter James Marshall's whereabouts during the years of 1871 to 1881 are not well recorded.
Inscribed on recto of first leaf: Walter J. Marshall, 1871.
Bound in quarter red morocco with red textured cloth covers. Red morocco label with title stamped in gilt on upper board: Hunting journal.
Autograph journal, in pen and brown ink, recording the hunting activity of Walter J. Marshall in the English Midlands from 1871 to 1881. The chronological notes are kept within a printed ledger designed for a hunting journal, with columns headed "18" [for date], "Hounds", "Horses", and "Remarks". The recto of each leaf bears imprint: "Printed and published by A. Webster & Stockley, 60, Piccadilly, W.". The journal records the activities of a number of hunts chiefly in Bicester (Oxfordshire), Belvoir (Lincolnshire), Warwickshire, Quorn (Leicestershire), Pytchley (Northamptonshire), and Cottesmore (Rutland). The hunts become more frequent with time--he tallies 98 total days of hunting for the 1879-1880 season--although Marshall does not appear to have participated personally in all the hunts described. The journal also contains notes on the purchase, training, sale, illness, or death of a number of horses. The stable grows with time; by 1880, an inventory names 14 horses ranging in age from 6 to 12.
The journal includes a newspaper clipping bearing an account of the Melton Mowbray steeple-chase meeting on 31 March 1880, and another clipping with details of a sale of horses held in London on 13 December 1880. The final written-on page bears three "receipts" (one containing opium, another containing vitriol) for the treatment of diseases in horses.
Subject Terms:
A. Webster & Stockley -- Printer.
Bicester (England)
Fox hunting -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Horses -- Diseases -- Treatment.
Horses -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hunt riding -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hunters (Horses) -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hunters -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
Marshall, Walter J.
Marshall, Walter James, 1837-1899, attributed name.
Steeplechasing -- England -- Melton Mowbray -- 19th century.
Veterinary medicine.
Veterinary prescriptions.
Form/Genre:
Diaries.
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