Stanley Wootton archive
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises letters addressed to Stanley Wootton, 1933-1934, concerning horse racing and the race course at Epsom, England (home of the Derby horse race). Part of the correspondence is about an attempt to close the London road over the Downs, as the motorists got in the way of the exercising horses, and many horses had been injured by broken glass. There are about six letters dealing with the case, none of which are signed. Other letters concern minor racing scandals.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection is the physical property of the Yale Center for British Art. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The collection comprises letters addressed to Stanley Wootton, 1933-1934, concerning horse racing and the race course at Epsom, England (home of the Derby horse race)
Biographical / Historical
The son of a prominent horse trainer, Stanley Wootton (1895-1986) had a brief riding career ca. 1910. From 1921, he succeeded his father as manager of Treadwell House, a horse training establishment at Epsom. He would remain a successful trainer of horses and jockeys until 1962.
- Guide to the Stanley Wootton archive
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- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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