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Collectanea for the historian of the American thoroughbred horse from the files of Skiner's American farmer, etc. / Photostats assembled 1929 by Fairfax Harrison.

Additional Title(s):

Collectanea on the American horse

Belvoir, Fauquier County, Virginia : [Fairfax Harrison, 1929]
Physical Description:
[130] p. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sporting 997
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Date of publication and publisher from statement of responsibility.
Collection of photostats from newspapers and serials.
Spine title: Collectanea on the American horse.
Bound in textured red cloth with printed paper spine label.
BAC: British Art Center copy: Red cloth; white paper label with black lettering on spine. Collection of photostats. Letter from Fairfax Harrison to Harry Worcester Smith. Spine height: 9 3/8 inches.
Subject Terms:
Horse racing -- History -- Virginia.
Horses -- Breeding -- Maryland.
Horses -- Breeding -- Virginia.
Horses -- Pedigrees.
Thoroughbred horse.
Harrison, Fairfax, 1869-1938.
Lasker, Edward, 1912-1997, former owner.
Lasker, Cynthia, donor.

  • I. Racing in Colonial Virginia / W.G. Stanard
  • II. Early Virginia pedigrees (from "Advocate's" collection)
  • III. Edgar's story of the Godolphin
  • IV. Early Maryland pedigrees (from the collection of Gen. Thomas Marsh Forman)
  • V. The state of the blood horse in Virginia 1823 (the debate between W.H. Fitzhugh and John Randolph)
  • VI. The earliest private stud books (John Taylor III and John Randolph of Roanoke)
  • VII. Unrealized proposals for an American stud book, 1815-1837
  • VIII. The first American stud book (Cottom 1828 & 1830).

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