Alexander MacKay-Smith Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Alexander MacKay-Smith Collection, 562 THL

The Alexander MacKay-Smith Collection lists names, pedigrees, and owners of horses in northern Virginia. The subject of most of the data is the availability of the horse for stud service. Some information concerns mares and their pedigrees. A court suit, Taylor vs. Parker, detailing the management of a racehorse, is included.

Alexander MacKay-Smith, born in 1904 and died in 1998, was an avid horseman, serving as Master of Foxhounds for the Blue Ridge Hunt for two decades. He wrote several books on this subject. He was active in showing horses, steeplechase racing and participating in field hunt competitions. He founded the National Sporting Library in Middleburg in 1974. (2 boxes) Last updated 04/03.

Box 1

Miscellaneous notes, 1778-1835, typescript

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1808-1812, typescript

Valley chronology, 1772-1860, miscellaneous, typescript

Valley chronology, Part 1, typescript

Valley chronology, Part 2, typescript

Valley chronology, Part 3, typescript

Valley owners, Bell, typescript

Valley owners, Part 2, typescript

Valley owners, Part 3, typescript

Box 2

Valley owners, Part 4, typescript

Valley owners, Part 5, typescript

Valley owners, Ware, typescript

Valley races, Part 1, typescript

Valley races, Part 2, typescript

Valley stallion names, Part 1, typescript

Valley stallion names, Part 2, typescript