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Stanley Wootton archive

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 40

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.

Dates

  • 1933-1934

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

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

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/ycba.mss.0040

Overview

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.
Title
Guide to the Stanley Wootton archive
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
203-432-2814

Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven , CT 06510

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