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William Wade Townes racing archive

 Collection — Box: BW 10, Folder: 1 [X031589348]
Identifier: MSS 16240

Scope and Contents

William Wade Townes racing archive, 1827-1840, 0.03 cubic feet, contains information about breeding and racing thoroughbreds in Virginia including Bay mare by Director "now in foal by the celebrated race horse Stallion Arab," monies collected from 26 breeders for services of Stallion Timoleon, known as the Pride of Virginia, agreement between Townes and 5 co-partners to go to England to buy two thoroughbred stallions, and breeding agreements including Townes' horse McDuff and mare Fanny, sending his stallion Black Prince to stand in Georgia.

Dates

  • 1827-1840

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

William Wade Townes, owner of Occoneechee Plantation with over 3,000 acres and 160 slaves, was a breeder of thoroughbred race horses in Virginia in the 1830's.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a document box BW 10.)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Aiglatson by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on October 14, 2016.
Title
William Wade Townes racing archive
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
6/27/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States