Guide to the A.H. Saxon Papers, 1977

principal processors: Christopher Husted; machine-readable finding aid created by David Seubert
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the A.H. Saxon Papers, 1977

Collection number: PA Mss 11

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Principal Processor:
Christopher Husted
Date Completed:
1993
Encoded by:
David Seubert
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: A.H. Saxon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1977
Collection number: PA Mss 11
Creator: Saxon, A.H.
Extent: .4 linear ft. (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Abstract: Draft typescript of The Life and Art of Andrew Ducrow and the Romantic Age of the English Circus by A.H. Saxon, with accompanying material.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by A.H. Saxon, 1979.

Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A.H. Saxon Papers, PA Mss 11, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scope and Content

Typescript and additional material of A.H. (Arthur Hartley) Saxon's biography of Andrew Ducrow (1793-1842) the famous English equestrian who originated circus equestrian acts including "The Courier of St. Petersburg" which is still performed in 20th century circuses. Saxon's biography was begun in 1971 and was published with a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim foundation. This typescript is the unrevised draft submitted to the foundation in 1977 and includes additional material detailing the ordeal of completing the book and getting it published. The finished book was published by the Archon Press in 1978.

Container List

Folder 1

Finding Guide and notes

Folder 2

Note to the Reader

Folder 3

Title page and Prologue

Folder 4

Chapter I Infancy

Folder 5

Chapter II Youth

Folder 6

Chapter III The Years Abroad

Folder 7

Chapter IV Triumph

Folder 8

Chapter V The Emperor of Horseflesh

Folder 9

Chapter VI Provinces and Provocations

Folder 10

Chapter VII Losses and Gains

Folder 11

Chapter VIII Decline

Folder 12

Chapter IX Aftermath

Folder 13

Appendix I The Ducrow Apocrypha

Folder 14

Appendix II The Ducrow Iconography