Collection related to stallion Wicked William
This collection contains nineteen documents and letters that provide detailed documentation of the ownership of a breeding stallion named Wicked William. The documents include three pedigrees, four stud service tickets, five sales records, and seven stampless letters, which provide a first-hand account of thoroughbred breeding and racing in Virginia during the early 19th century. The collection documents the sale of Wicked William from Colonel William White of Hanover County to Captain John Hooe Jr. of Prince William County, a member of a wealthy and influential Virginia Families. It traces the breeding of Wicked William and his pedigree. Enslaved labor was used in the racing business, and there is documentation of White asking Hooe to arrange a pass for two enslaved jockeys to travel without an escort so they would not be arrested by a slave patrol or harmed.
Purchased from Kurt A. Sanftleben, LLC, 27 April 2023.
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- Creation: 1832 - 1845
.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder (legal))
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