Radnor Hunt records
Held at: Radnor Hunt Archives [Contact Us]826 Providence Road, Malvern, PA, 19355
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Radnor Hunt Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Founded in 1883 in Radnor, Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia, Radnor Hunt is the oldest continuously active fox hunt in the United States, as recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA). The original property on Bryn Mawr Road (now Darby-Paoli Road) and Roberts Road in Radnor Township, Delaware County, was purchased in 1883. James Rawle was installed as first President, with Horace B. Montgomery as Master of Foxhounds (MFH).
At first there were no scheduled hunts; each member was allowed to hunt the pack of hounds whenever he chose. Radnor Hunt was officially incorporated in September 1886, at which time hunting activities became more organized and regular hunts were scheduled. From its inception, the leading families of Philadelphia and the newly popular Main Line area of the Philadelphia suburbs enjoyed the Hunt. Prominent businessmen such as Pennsylvania Railroad President Alexander Cassatt and James Rawle of the J. G. Brill Company streetcar-manufacturing firm were among the founders of Radnor Hunt.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century the exploits of Radnor Hunt were regularly recounted in Philadelphia newspapers. The annual Thanksgiving Day Hunt and associated Hunter Trials and Races attracted large crowds of onlookers who would drive their carriages, and later their motorcars, to the Club to enjoy a day of sport. However, the encroachment of suburbia in the post-World War I period along with growth in club membership prompted the Hunt's leadership to consider new hunting country, farther west.
Radnor had been hunting regularly "up-country" in parts of Tredyffrin, Easttown, and Willistown Townships in Chester County. Led by members Benjamin Pew, Horace Hare, and Edward Beale, and joined by the newly affiliated M. Roy Jackson, who had become Master and Huntsman of Radnor in 1929, the Hunt purchased the old Gallagher Farm on Boot Road (now Providence Road) in Willistown Township, near Malvern, Pennsylvania, in 1930. Hunt member Arthur Meigs of the Philadelphia architectural firm of Mellor, Meigs, and Howe was commissioned to oversee renovations to the farmhouse and design and construction of new stables and kennels. Radnor Hunt moved to the new location in late August 1931, in time for the start of the 1931-1932 hunting season.
For over eighty years, fox chasing has been conducted three days a week from September through March in the countryside surrounding Radnor Hunt. Followers of the sport on any given day number from around twenty to nearly seventy-five people. In the late 1990s, two additional hunt countries in the region were added to the Club's recognized territory, increasing Radnor's hunting countryside for the first time since 1931: the "Big Bend" territory on the Brandywine River near Chadds Ford and the old Brandywine Hounds country near West Chester now appear on the fixture card and are hunted regularly by Radnor's hounds.
Although fox chasing has been the main activity throughout the years, Radnor Hunt has also been the focal point for numerous other activities related to horses and hounds, including the Radnor Races, the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, and the Radnor Hunt Hunter Trials. For automobile fanciers, the Club hosts the annual Radnor Concours d'Elegance, which includes a road rally through the surrounding countryside. Additionally, Radnor Hunt has a very active tennis and paddle tennis program and sponsors a wide range of social activities throughout the year. Among the latter are dinners, balls, parties, and other events that have become longtime traditions at the Club.
For more than 130 years, Radnor Hunt has been the focal point of an active sporting community carrying on not only its traditional activity of fox chasing, but also encouraging a great many other activities involving countryside pursuits, horses, hounds and good sportsmanship.
McNeil, Collin F. Bright Hunting Morn: The 125th Anniversary of Radnor Hunt. Lanham: Derrydale Press, 2008.
Radnor Hunt. "About Us." Accessed September 2014. http://www.radnorhunt.org.
Radnor Hunt Directory. "History of Radnor Hunt." May 2012. Item viewed in collection January 2016.
Reeve, J. Stanley. Radnor Reminiscences: A Fox Hunting Journal. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921.
The Radnor Hunt records, 1886-2016, consist of materials that were generated or received by Radnor Hunt in the course of its activities. These records form the overwhelming majority of the materials in the Radnor Hunt Archives and are divided into eleven record groups according to the officer or committee that generated or received the records, the format of the materials, or the activities to which they relate. Each record group is further divided into series or sub-series (or subgroups in some cases), according to the nature of the materials. Following is an overview of the eleven record groups:
RG-1 Secretary records
RG-2 Treasurer records
RG-3 Hunting Committee
RG-4 House Committee records
RG-5 Other committee records
RG-6 Individual officer records
RG-7 Club Steward records
RG-10 Related organizations
For additional description and information relating to the collection's arrangement, please see the inventory section of this finding aid.
Note that the terms "the Hunt" and "the Club" are used interchangeably throughout the text to refer to Radnor Hunt. Additionally, various artworks and artifacts are associated with this collection, but were not included as part of this survey. A more detailed finding aid is available on-site.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2014-2016 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Radnor Hunt Archives directly for more information.
A note about processing that took place prior to HCI-PSAR's survey of the collection:
Sponsored by Collin F. McNeil, Joint Master of Foxhounds and longtime member of Radnor Hunt, a project to establish an archives at Radnor Hunt to acquire, preserve, and make available for research the archival records of the Hunt was undertaken in March 2013. Consulting Archivists Jack McCarthy and Tracy Ulmer compiled a guide to the Radnor Hunt Archives, which includes records from Radnor Hunt, a manuscript collection, and artworks and artifacts. The current version of the guide describes the cataloged holdings of the Archives as of January 2016. The guide is available on-site.
Information from the Guide to the Radnor Hunt Archives about the Radnor Hunt records was incorporated into this finding aid.
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The Club Secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate minute of all meetings of the Club and the Board of Governors; serving all meeting notices of the Club and the Board of Governors, and any other notices or messages requested by officers and committee chairpersons; preserving and filing all records and papers belonging to the Club; keeping a roll of members with their places of residence; and furnishing the Treasurer with the names of all persons elected to membership.
This record group is divided into eight series and consists of secretary records for the years 1886-2005 and 2013-2014, including Board of Governors' meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes, Executive Committee meeting minutes and correspondence, monthly and annual reports, member lists, social postings, and general files and correspondence. Digital scans of the Board of Governors’ meeting minutes from 1886-1949 and Annual Meeting minutes and reports from 1931-1953 are on an external hard drive (Box 6) that is part of this record group.
Following is a chronological list of Radnor Hunt Secretaries. Not every Secretary is represented in the records. Some Secretaries created correspondence that was sent to other Officers, such as the Treasurer, and this correspondence is filed in the latter Officer’s records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
Jacob S. Waln (1883-1889) Charlton Yarnall (1889-1892) John R. Valentine (1892-1893) William S. Ellis (1893-1902) H. Laussat Geyelin (1902-1907) Harry W. Harrison (1907-1918) Rowland Comly (1918-1920) Walter Stokes (1920-1929) Charles P. Davis (1929-1930) Clifton Lisle (1930-1934) William S. Crowder (1934, 1935) R. Stockton White (1935) William Coxe Wright (1935-1939) Morris Cheston (1939-1946) Edward S. Neilson (1946-1947) Owen B. Rhoads (Dusty) (1948-1955) John B. H. Carter (1955-1956) George A. Munger (1956-1964) Lawrence B. Illoway (interim) (1960) Lawrence W. Earle (Larry) (1964-1966) Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. (1966-1970) Henry L. Collins III (1970-1975) George W. Robertson, Jr. (1975-1981) Francis A. Lewis (1981-1985) J. Stanwood Martin (1985-1987) Richard H. Thompson (1987-1990) Robert S. Douglass (Bob) (1990-1992, 1993-1995) Betsey Blacque (1992-1993) Cheryl F. Olsen (1995-2005) Edward C. Mengel, Jr. (2005-2012) Craig W. Cullen, Jr. (2012-2013) Carolyn Cullen (2012-2013) Eileen M. Corl (2013-2015) Jane Taylor (2015- )Physical Description
12.0 Linear feet
The Board of Governors’ meeting minutes cover the years 1886-1949, 1974-2005, and 2013-2014. (As of January 2016, minutes from 1950 to 1973 and 2006 to 2012 are missing.) The records are in various formats, including bound volumes, binders, and unbound files. Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, by-law amendments, event notices, annual liquor licenses, contracts with local hospitals and banks, and monthly financial balance sheets and statements are sometimes tipped into the books and binders or included in the files. There are brief summaries of the minutes from each meeting from 1978-1981 and 1982-1986.
In order to fill in gaps in the missing 1953-1973 and 2006-2012 minutes, copies of missing minutes that were found in other places, such as the personal files of officers, were pulled from these locations and filed in place of the missing minutes. If there were personal copies of minutes that contained reports or notes that were not found in the official copy of record, these were added as well, even if the minutes themselves were duplicates.
Volume 1, October 1886-1927, Box 1
Volume 2, October 1927-1940, Box 2
Volume 3, October 1940-1949, Box 3
Binder 1, 1974-1977, Box 4
Binder 2, 1978-1981, Box 4
Binder 3, 1982-1985, Box 4
Binder 4, February 1985-April 1989, Box 4
Binder 5, November 1988-April 1992, Box 4
Folder 1, January 1992-April 1993, Box 4
Folder 2, June 1993-April 1995, Box 4
Binder 6, June 1995-May 2000, Box 4
Binder 7, June 2000-April 2005, Box 4
Binder 8, June 2013-April 2014, Box 4Physical Description
2.5 Linear feet
The annual meeting minutes and reports are records of the annual meetings of the full club membership. They cover the years 1931-1953 and 1974-2004, with a few exceptions of missing minutes. Included with the meeting minutes are annual reports of the Treasurer and the Secretary (attached Secretary reports are only included from 1931-1953), and occasional annual meeting notices about upcoming meetings. (The notices usually include those members placed in nomination for the Officer positions, the Governors, and the Elective Committee for the coming year(s).) There are a few Hunt Committee annual reports as well. The Secretary reports track the Club’s membership through deaths, resignations, and proposals for membership. In later years this report is summarized in a brief paragraph in the minutes.
Annual meetings were held in November/December through 1944. At the 1944 annual meeting the by-laws were amended so that the annual meeting might also be chosen to be held in March/April at the end of Hunt season to give the MFH time to prepare for the next season.
The annual meeting minutes from 1991-2004 are brief, no more than a page each. There are no attached reports, although it is noted that reports were reviewed. These minutes appear to be more of a formality in terms of noting the elections for officers and committees for the following year.
There are no annual minutes for the years 1956, 1957, 1965, 1968, 1983, 1989, and 1992, but there are annual meeting notices for those years.
Volume 1, 1931-1953, Box 5
Folder 1, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1976-1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998-2004, Box 5Physical Description
0.5 Linear feet
This series consists of records that were generated or received by the Executive Committee in the course of its activities. The Executive Committee consists of the Officers of the Board of Governors (the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, one of the Masters of Foxhounds, and the Chairman of the House Committee). The majority of the records fall under the sub-series "Officers' Communications."Physical Description
1.7 Linear feet
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This series consists of Radnor Hunt by-laws and amendments as adopted through the years. There is no official "copy of record" of Radnor Hunt by-laws or the amendments; this series was created by pulling together records that were filed with various Radnor Hunt officers' personal copies of by-laws and/or amendments and arranging them in a separate series for easy access. Records include some correspondence between By-Laws Committee members and several directories.Physical Description
0.4 Linear feet
This series includes membership forms, lists, proposals, resignations, deaths, changes in address, and records related to a membership survey.
Additional membership records are also scattered throughout folders in RG-1 Secretary records, Series VIII. General files and correspondence, including those records pertaining to dues and hunt subscriptions.
Included in this series is a great deal of correspondence sent to Miss H. Irma Hirshberg, of the Ever-Ready Mail Service. Miss Hirshberg was responsible for sending mailings to Radnor Hunt members, subscribers, and those who received complimentary fixture cards. She was regularly updated in regards to any changes in membership.
As the Secretary was required to furnish the Treasurer with the names of all persons elected to membership, the Treasurer Records also contain membership records (generally in the form of correspondence and lists), from 1915-1918, 1920-1922, the 1960s, and scattered throughout the 1980s and 1990s. These records are located in the RG-2 Treasurer records, Series I. General files and correspondence.Physical Description
3.5 Linear feet
Postings and social notices include postings of delinquent membership dues, notices of routine meetings, annual meetings, the Employee Christmas Fund, and events.
Note: Social notices from 1955 to 1969, labeled "mailings," are located in RG-1 Secretary records, Series VIII. General files and correspondence; during this period the records were arranged under a different filing system and were filed within the Secretary's files alphabetically by subject, as opposed to the records from 1989 to 2005, which were kept separate by the Secretary of that time.Physical Description
0.5 Linear feet
This series contains legal agreements, reports, and plans of Radnor Hunt.
Records include: Jeffords Estate agreement Brandywine Conservancy agreement (Radnor Races) Judy Thayer lease agreement 1991 Conservation Easement and related records A photocopy of the deed for the Radnor Hunt grounds (Malvern)
For related records on the Conservation Easement, see RG-6 Individual officer records, Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. records.
RG-5 Other committee records, Series VIII. Finance Committee contains copies of various contracts and agreements from 1988 to 1992.Physical Description
0.4 Linear feet
The Secretary's general files and correspondence consist of records that were generated or received by the Club Secretary in the course of his/her duties. This series contains a wide variety of records, copies of which may be found in other record groups and series. Included categories are: files related to the Board of Governors, dues and subscriptions, event records (Hunt Ball, Hunt breakfasts, and special events), House and Elective Committee records, the liquor license for the Club, insurance, and records relating to various outside vendors.
Some Secretaries were also members of various committees, such as the Hunt Ball Committee and/or the House Committee; consequently, records of those committees are also found in the Secretary's records. And as the Secretary's duty was to "preserve and file all records belonging to the Club," various other committee minutes are sometimes found in the Secretary's records as well.
This series contains a Pickering Hunt member directory (1964).Physical Description
2.5 Linear feet
The Club Treasurer is responsible for keeping the accounts and having charge of the funds of the Club; collecting all amounts due to the Club; paying all bills of the Club which have been approved by the proper officer or committee; and rendering statements of the finances of the Club. Treasurer records span the years from 1909 to 1924 and 1944 to 1988 (with gaps) and include general files and correspondence, bills, ledger and account books, vouchers, statements, and check stubs. Also included throughout are 1960s-1980s records of Radnor Hunt Certified Public Accountants and Club Bookkeepers, who oversaw daily bookkeeping of the Club and reported to the Treasurer.
Following is a chronological list of Radnor Hunt treasurers. Not every treasurer is represented in the records. Some treasurers created correspondence that was sent to other officers, such as the secretary, and this correspondence is filed in the latter officer's records. This is particularly evident in the records from 1913 to 1923. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
Horace B. Montgomery (1883-1884) H. J. Lycett (1884-1889) George Philler (1889-1915) Jacob S. Waln (1915-1921) Radcliffe Cheston, Jr. (1921-1925) Charles C. Harrison, Jr. (1925-1928) J. Stanley Reeve (interim) (1928) John J. Sullivan (1928-1929) J. Crosby Brown (1929-1930) Allston Jenkins (1930-1933) William S. Crowder (1933-1937) Erskine M. Smith (1937-1940) John Alden Towers (1940-1943) Richard P. McNeely (1943-1949) Frederick G. Higham (1949-1955) Edward B. Leisenring, Jr. (1955-1961?) John J. Hill, III (1962?-1965) J. Maxwell Moran (1965-1970) Francis A. Lewis, Jr. (1970-1971?) Henry Elser (197?-1973) Frank H. Abbott (1973-1979) Mary Warden (1979-1983) Ellie Haller (1983-1989) Valerie McNeely (1989-1992) Thomas J. Gorman (1992-1995) Robert S. Douglass (Bob) (1995-1996) Donald B. Wilkins, Jr. (1996-2004) Elizabeth Hucker (2004-2006) Collin F. McNeil (2006-2009) Thomas J. Scanlon (2009-2013) Douglas Schroer (2013-2015) Stephen E. Flynn (interim) (2015-2016)
Following is a chronological list of the Radnor Hunt bookkeepers, as gleaned from Radnor Hunt financial records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
Janet Brubaker (Jan) (1979-1990) Pat Bukata (Assistant Club Bookkeeper) (1982?-1984) Lorraine Gallagher (1990?) James Tract (1990-1991) Nora Mullarkey (1991) Joan Roebuck (1991-1999) Jean Greenhalgh (1999-2000, 2004-2007, 2012- )Physical Description
21.6 Linear feet
The ledgers and account books document Club expenses for the periods 1909-1924, 1950-1957 and 1975-1984. Two financial ledgers from 1910 to 1924 include indexes that list the individuals and vendors with whom the Club did business. Two Boarding Stable ledgers list the individuals who boarded their horse(s) at the Radnor Hunt Stables, the wages for the stable employees, and other stable expenses such as feed, hay, and maintenance. Similar accounts are listed for the kennels.
Box 1, Volume 1, Account book, 1909-1914
Box 1, Volume 2, Account book, 1914
Box 1, Volume 3, Club financial ledger, 1910, 1916-1924
Box 1, Volume 4, Account book, "Radnor Hunt Special," 1911-1914
Box 1, Volume 5, Club financial ledger, 1911-1915
Box 1, Volume 6, Boarding stable ledger, October 1915-October 1916
Box 1, Volume 7, Boarding stable ledger, 1915-1916
Box 2, Volume 1, Ledger, "Radnor cash receipts," 1975-1977
Box 2, Volume 2, Ledger, 1980-1981
Box 2, Volume 3, Account book, "Sales," 1980-1981
Box 2, Volume 4, Account book, "Cash received," 1980-1981
Box 2, Volume 5, Account book (member chits), 1982-1984
Box 2, Volume 6, Ledger, 1983
Box 3, Volume 1, Ledger, "Dues" (unbound), 1950-1956
Box 3, Volume 2, Ledger, "Receipts" (unbound), 1953-1957
Box 3, Volume 3, Ledger, "Disbursements" (unbound), 1953-1957
Box 4, Volume 1, Ledger, 1974-1975
Box 4, Volume 2, Ledger (unbound), 1979
Box 4, Volume 3, Ledger, 1978-1981
Box 4, Volume 4, Ledger (unbound), 1981
Box 4, Volume 5, Check register, 1981Physical Description
2.8 Linear feet
The records in this series date from 1911 to 1915 and 1917 to 1923 and include vouchers, statements, checks, check stubs, and old checkbooks. Some related correspondence is attached to checks and statements. Radnor Hunt had accounts with three banks at this time: The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, the Commercial Trust Company, and First National Bank of Philadelphia.
The vouchers document all manner of bills that Radnor Hunt paid, including expenses for the Treasurer, Secretary, Master of Foxhounds (MFH) allowance, wages for stable employees and the Club Steward, and bills for the Thanksgiving Day Events. There are also vouchers dealing with outside vendors for grounds maintenance, feed, dog biscuits, coal, equipment repair, and other expenses.
Checks books and cancelled checks were made out from the Hunt Committee and Radnor Hunt Special.Physical Description
2.5 Linear feet
This series contains financial statements and reports generated by Radnor Hunt treasurers and the certified public accountants hired by Radnor Hunt. The records are divided into three sub-series: Treasurer Reports, Certified Public Accountant Compiled Reports, and Banking Records.
Note: Financial reports can be found scattered throughout RG-2 Treasurer records, Series VI. Administrative files and correspondence and RG-1 Secretary records, particularly in Series I. Board of Governors' meeting minutes, (not all meeting minutes have financial reports attached) and RG-1, Series VIII. General files and correspondence.Physical Description
2.2 Linear feet
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This sub-series contains records related to the various banks with which Radnor has had accounts over the years. Records are arranged chronologically in sub-sub-series.
Note: Banking records from 1913 to 1921, including statements and cancelled checks, are located in RG-2 Treasurer records, Series II. Early vouchers, check stubs, and statements. Banks include the Bryn Mawr Trust Company, the Commercial Trust Company, and First National Bank of Philadelphia.Physical Description
1.4 Linear feet
Records include correspondence, reconciliation and proof of cash forms, mortgage and loan agreements, and statements, generally connected to the large ballroom addition in 1986, for which the Radnor Hunt Construction Company was created.
Related records: See RG-6 Individual officer records, Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. Records.
Records include bank reconciliation forms.
Records include balance sheet and statements.
Records include bank statements, loan records and invoices, and a cancelled mortgage agreement.
Records include principle and interest statements and reconciliation and proof of cash forms.
Records include satisfied mortgages, certificates of cremation, a bond ledger, correspondence, and lists of members holding bonds. The Girard Trust Company was later known as Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank.
Records include loan records and interest statements and reconciliation and proof of cash forms, and balance sheets.
Records include statements.
Records include a mortgage and related records.
Records include bank reconciliation and balance sheets.
This sub-sub-series consists of one piece of correspondence.
Records include loan agreement records.
This series contains insurance records generated or received by the Treasurer and/or Club Bookkeeper. Included are expired insurance policies, correspondence between Officers and various insurance companies, financial records related to various events, and records relating to hunting expenses.
Below is a list of the subjects insurance companies included:
Worker's compensation policies (insurance and policy booklets) Fire insurance Building insurance Automobile insurance Liquor liability insurance Schedules of insurance Insurance booklets Certificates of insurance Insurance binders Radnor Hunt Construction Company Insurance companies Babb Inc. Hutchinson, Rivinus & Co. Mutual Assurance Company Philadelphia Contributionship The Stock Insurance Company of the Green Tree Federal Insurance Company Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company Insurance Company of North America National Union Fire Insurance Company Great American Insurance Company Continental Insurance Company Fire Association of Philadelphia Travelers Fire Insurance Company St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company Imperial Casualty and indemnity Co. St. Paul Surplus Lines Insurance Company
Events Point-to-Point races Hunt Breakfast Annual dinner Special events
Employee Christmas Fund Leases
Additional records relating to Radnor Hunt's insurance policies and issues are scattered throughout RG-2 Treasurer records, Series VI. Administrative files and correspondence, Sub-series: General files and correspondence from 1915 to 1922 and Sub-series: Certified public accountant records, as well as in RG-1 Secretary Records, Series VIII. General files and correspondence.Physical Description
1.7 Linear feet
This series consists of tax forms, leaflets, and related correspondence generated or received by the Treasurer and/or Club Bookkeeper, including:
Tax assessments Tax forms and related records Property tax Liquor tax Radnor Hunt Contracting Company IRS and related records Employee tax form Tax booklets
Records are arranged chronologically.
Additional records which discuss Radnor Hunt's taxes are scattered throughout RG-2 Treasurer records, Series VI. Administrative files and correspondence, Sub-series: General files and correspondence from 1915 to 1922 and Sub-series: Certified public accountant records.Physical Description
1.3 Linear feet
The Treasurer's general files and correspondence consist of records that were generated or received by the Treasurer and Club Bookkeeper in the course of their duties.Physical Description
11.2 Linear feet
These records have, for the most part, been kept in the original filing system in which they were found. As described below, a distinct alphabetic filing system was used in the 1910s and 1920s and a more generic filing system was used from the 1950s on.
Most of the records from 1913 to 1922 were originally filed in letterboxes, with records within a specific date span filed alphabetically by correspondent. This arrangement has been maintained, with folders for 1915-1918 A-Z and 1920-1922 A-Z. Individual folders contain outgoing and incoming items of correspondence that are filed together by letter. For example, a folder labeled "A" contains letters written to or received from correspondents whose last name or organization begins with the letter A. Correspondence that was not originally organized in the above arrangement, including materials from 1913 to 1920, was placed at the end of the series.
The records from 1955 to 1993 (with gaps) are arranged at times alphabetically by subject, and at other times randomly, but with folder titles that indicate the topic of the records.
Most of the records from 1913 to 1922 are in the form of correspondence and pertain to payment of bills for vendor services to the Club (landscaping, plumbing, coal, and other services), club insurance, employee wages, township taxes, Hunt subscriptions, and other payments. Meeting and event notification cards and correspondence pertaining to Club activities such as Thanksgiving Day Events and Farmers' Breakfasts are included.
A significant portion of the records from 1913-1922 consists of correspondence between the Treasurer and the Secretary, as one of the responsibilities of the Secretary was to furnish the Treasurer with the names of all persons elected to membership. These records document membership dues, proposals, resignations, deaths, the classes of membership, and other membership-related issues. (Until the late 1920s there were three to four classes of membership at Radnor Hunt: Active member, Hunt member, Associate member and Farmer member.) Correspondence from the Secretary also includes fiscal information about Hunt subscriptions, Thanksgiving Day Events, and other activities. There is further correspondence between the Treasurer, Club members, the Club Steward and Huntsman, and outside vendors. Correspondence with the Stablemaster documents such costs as stable employee wages, boarding of horses, stall reservations, and equipment/services for the stables.
The records from 1953-1962 are the records of Edward B. Leisenring, Jr., Treasurer from 1955-1961(?). This group of records is arranged alphabetically by category and then chronologically, and is comprised correspondence and Hunt subscriptions. Correspondence includes copies of correspondence to and from the Secretary and the President, as well as carbon copies of others’ correspondence, which he was sent so as to be kept apprised of various situations at the Club. Correspondence from members, usually in regard to dues, changes of address, hunt subscriptions, and donations to the Employee Christmas fund, as well as from several Radnor Committees and outside vendors (including the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, which moved to the Radnor Hunt grounds in 1956) comprise the rest of the correspondence. Complete membership lists are included in Leisenring’s records.
The remaining records include correspondence, minutes, financial records (cash flow charts, balance sheets), and reports. Subjects covered include the Radnor Hunt liquor license, liquor inventory, membership billing and address changes, bonds, fox hunting, events, lessees, cash activity, and Club mailings that the Treasurer collected for his/her own files.
Note: Included in this sub-series is a great deal of correspondence sent to Miss H. Irma Hirshberg of the Ever-Ready Mail Service in the 1950s-1960s. Miss Hirshberg was responsible for sending mailings to Radnor Hunt members, subscribers, and those who received complimentary fixture cards. She was regularly updated in regards to any changes in membership.
Removal notes: Treasurer Reports, financial statements, bank statements, tax records, insurance files, and select bills that were originally filed in this sub-series were removed to their own individual series and sub-series. Financial statements regarding liquor sales were not removed from this series. Routine bills such as those for utilities and general maintenance were weeded out from this series. All payroll records and some employee records have been removed from this record group.
Related records: See RG-6 Individual officer records, Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. RecordsPhysical Description
5.4 Linear feet
This sub-series contains bills that were kept by the Treasurer and Club Bookkeeper relating to specific events, fox hunting expenses, the Club property, and liquor license expenses. For example, there are folders of bills relating to: the International 3-Day Event, the Radnor Races, and the Hunter Trials, the Pacaud property, liquor inventory, the tennis courts, Huntsman and Steward expenses, the kennels, and Office and mailing expenses.Physical Description
0.8 Linear feet
This sub-series consists of records generated or received by both Radnor Hunt's hired Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the various Officers of Radnor Hunt. Included are general files, correspondence, reports, and balance sheets and ledger pages.
Below are types of records and/or subjects covered: Tax records Insurance records (Boiler, fine arts, automobile, horse and equipment, etc.) Dues, subscriptions Hunting income Capping fees Sponsors House Committee accounts Workmen's compensation Miscellaneous income Cash flow Property rentals (stable, cottages) and related records Social notices New members, resignations Employee Christmas fund
The following is a list of the Certified Public Accountants and firms with whom Radnor Hunt worked through the years, as gleaned from the records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.) McConnell, Breiden & Scully (1949?-1961?) Charles Fischer (1964?-1974?) Robert Gerrow (1975?-1979) Joseph M. Hilger [Hilger Flick & Co.] (1979-1999?)Physical Description
5.0 Linear feet
This record group includes records generated or received by the Hunt Committee in the course of its duties. This record group also includes records generated and collected by the Masters of Foxhounds (MHF) in the course of his/her duties. The Hunting Committee (also referred to as the Hunt Committee) is responsible for advising the Master(s) of Foxhounds on all hunting matters and assisting the Master(s) of Foxhounds in preparing a hunting budget prior to the opening of each hunting season to be approved by the Board of Governors, which designates the amount of the budget to be financed from the Club funds and the amount to be financed from the Hunting Fund. The Hunt Committee determines the manner in which monies for the Hunting Fund are requested and communicates to members and potential subscribers the amount that each person hunting during the following season is expected to contribute to the Hunting Fund. The Hunt Committee is also responsible for supervising all matters pertaining to subscriptions to the Hunting Fund.
Hunt Committee records span the years 1911-1921, 1955-1956, 1959, 1964-1969, 1975-1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2004, 2001, and 2013-2016. Types of materials include correspondence, correspondence books, bills, statements, fixture and subscription cards, and hound registration cards.
Related Records: See RG-6 Individual officer records, Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. Records.Physical Description
2.3 Linear feet
This series consists of records generated or received by the MFH(s).
Note: Records created by the MFH(s) between 1915 and 1920 (correspondence) are not part of this series, but are in their original location in RG-3. Hunting Committee, Series II. Administrative files and correspondence.
Algernon Craven was MFH from 1961-1969. Craven's records consist of one file relating to the Radnor hounds and their entries in the Penn-Marydel Foxhound Show and the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, and one file relating to the Hunt Servants' Benefit Foundation (today known as the Hunt Staff Benefit Society).
Collin McNeil has been a Joint MFH at Radnor Hunt since 2012. This sub-series contains letters to Hunt members informing them that they have received the Radnor Hunt colors.
This series covers the years from 1911 to 1921 and 2004, with the bulk of the records falling between 1915 and 1921. Many of the records are financial in nature and document expenses of the Club pertaining to fox hunting and related activities, such as boarding of horses, stable employee wages, costs of maintaining the stables and kennels, and the MFH allowance. Also included is correspondence regarding Thanksgiving Day Events and Farmers' Breakfasts.
Most of these records were originally filed alphabetically in letterboxes, with records within a specific date span filed alphabetically by correspondent. This arrangement has been maintained, with folders for 1915-1918 A-Z and 1918-1920 A-Z. Individual folders contain outgoing and incoming items of correspondence that are filed together by letter. For example, a folder labeled "A" contains letters written to or received from correspondents whose organization or last name begins with the letter A. Bills and receipts are mixed in with some of the correspondence.
Below is a list of the Hunt Committee Chairmen who had a hand in generating or maintaining the records in this series, as gleaned from the records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
William G. Warden (1912?) Jacob S. Waln (1915? 19818?-1919?) J. Stanley Reeve (1917-1929?)Physical Description
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Half of these records were originally filed in a letterbox alphabetically by correspondent; this arrangement has been maintained: 1915-1921 A-Z. Correspondence that was not originally organized in the above arrangement was placed at the end of the series and includes records from 1911 to 1919.
In addition to reflecting the responsibilities of the Hunt Committee as outlined above, these records document what appear to have been additional Hunt Committee duties, such as receiving Thanksgiving Day Event entries, tracking foxes bought for the Hunt, paying landowners for foxes "jumped" on their property, and more. There are also records regarding Christmas Fund contributions, Hunt fund contributions, and Thanksgiving Day events and races.
There is a fair amount of correspondence between the Hunt Committee and the MFH as well as a few records documenting the correspondence between MFH Benjamin Chew (1915-1917) and the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA). Of note is correspondence between the Hunt Committee and M. Roy Jackson, then MFH of Rose Tree Hunt in Media, PA, prior to his appointment as Radnor Hunt MFH in 1929.
These records contain a significant portion of correspondence between the Hunt Committee and the Treasurer, mostly in regards to bills that were to be paid and checks that were received for various activities/functions.
Records from 2004 include subscriptions for the 2004-2005 hunting season and orders for hunt buttons.
There are three correspondence books dated from July 1911 to May 1915. The books contain carbon copies of financial records and correspondence regarding bills as well as copies of bills. All three books have name indexes.
Although many of the carbon copies are unsigned, those bearing a signature were signed by Horace B. Hare, then MFH. A Miss E.Y. Godfrey seems to have been Hare's secretary or assistant; much of the correspondence bears her signature, though she was not a member of the Club.
Correspondence Book 1, July 1911-October 1913, Box 3
Correspondence Book 2, October 1913-January 1915, Box 4
Correspondence Book 3, January 1915-May 1915, Box 5
This sub-series consists of what was originally a packet of records from 1911 to 1915, including monthly bills and expenditures as well as some related correspondence.
Bills and statements are for the farrier, hay and straw, laundry, wages for stable employees, corn, feed, telephone, coal, and boarding of horses. The statements list the total tallies of monthly expenses for feed, the stables, the Radnor Hunt Special, and the kennels. There are packets of monthly bills, each with a complete list of the bills at the beginning, labeled "Outfit," "Boarding," "Kennels," and "The Radnor Hunt Special."
These are various types of lists, including hunting members of Radnor Hunt, two lists of farmers (including their names and townships), a list of bitches from May 10, 1913, and a list of MFHs from nine other Hunts. There are also guest lists for an unknown event.
These records include two substantial packets of subscriptions lists, subscription cards, and correspondence related to subscriptions and Hunt Committee expenditures. One 1912 letter of particular interest calls attention to the need for the Hunt Committee to keep more detailed records of its expenditures. Hunt subscriptions and contributions to the Hunt fund can also be found scattered throughout the Treasurer records.
This series includes records generated specifically in regards to fox hunting at Radnor Hunt.
Note: RG-1 Secretary records, Series VIII. "General files and correspondence" contains some Hunt Committee printed matter, including fixture cards and subscription rules cards.
The fixture cards list when and where the hounds will meet for a given month. Occasionally corrections for a time or place are made and sent to members as a separate mailing.
Other printed matter includes subscription rules cards and several blank member subscription cards, which members filled out to indicate their intention to hunt for the season. Also included are several booklets from 2011 to 2012 entitled "Radnor Hunt Foxhounds."
The House Committee is responsible for supervising the Club House, member activities held at the Club House, and making such rules for the management of the Club House as it may find expedient, all subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. The House Committee records span the years 1929-1933 and 1961-1968.
Related records: RG-1 Secretary Records, Series VIII. General files and correspondence.
Below is a list of the House Committee Chairmen who had a hand in generating or maintaining the records in this record group, as gleaned from the records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
Francis M. Brooke (1929-1932) R. Stockton White (1932-1933) George K. Crozier III (1958-1968)Physical Description
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The records in this series are from the years 1929-1933 and 1961-1968. They document the responsibilities of the House Committee as outlined above. The records from 1929 to 1933 were originally filed in letterboxes, with records within a specific date span filed alphabetically by correspondent; individual folders contain outgoing and incoming items of correspondence that are filed together by letter. For example, a folder labeled "A" contains letters written to or received from correspondents whose last name or organization begins with the letter A.
Of particular note are a number of records that relate to the move to the new Club House in Malvern in 1931, an oversized map of the new property, and records relating to the renovation, decoration, landscaping, and general maintenance of the House and grounds. The records include correspondence with vendors such as Bell Telephone Company and Philadelphia Electric Company regarding work done at the new location. There is also correspondence between the House Committee and the Club Steward, mostly in regards to reserving the Club for dinners and events, along with related bills. Correspondence regarding insurance and the Thanksgiving Day Breakfast and Farmers' Breakfasts is also included. Bills are often included with the correspondence. There are a few records that relate to the effects of Prohibition on the Club.
The records from 1961 to 1968 document the Club's liquor account, for which a member of the Hunt Committee was responsible. These records include bank statement s and paid bills, bar statements sent to members, sales deposits, and brief correspondence.
Related records: Correspondence regarding insurance can also be found in RG-2. Treasurer records, Series IV. Insurance records and Series VI. Adminsitrative files and correspondence, Sub-series: General files and correspondence.
Related records: There is a significant amount of correspondence from House Committee Chairmen to the Treasurer in RG-2. Treasurer records, Series VI. Adminsitrative files and correspondence, Sub-series: General files and correspondence.
This record group consists of the records of various Radnor Hunt committees other than the Hunting and House committees. The committees represented in this record group either did not generate large quantities of records or their records have not survived. This record group is organized into six series: Series I. Elective Committee, Series II. Tennis/Racquets Committee, Series III. Future Planning Committee, Series IV. Finance Committee, Series V. Nominating Committee, and Series VI. Art and History Committee.
Related records: More Finance Committee minutes and notices of meetings are located in RG-6. Individual officer records, Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. Records.
Series I. Elective Committee
The Elective Committee is responsible for electing new members to the Club. These records consist of notices sent to Club members listing the candidates proposed for membership. The proposer and seconder for each candidate are listed as well.
Note: Two Elective Committee folders, dated 1964-1965 and 1967, 1970, are located in RG-1 Secretary Records, Series VIII. General files and correspondence.
Series II. Tennis/Racquets Committee
This series currently consists of several mailings to tennis members, a piece of correspondence, some guest registers, and blueprints for the tennis/paddle courts.
Related records: More records relating to tennis or the Tennis Committee are located in RG-2. Treasurer records, Series I. Ledgers and account books and Series VI. General files and correspondence. There are also plans for the tennis/paddle courts in the Radnor Hunt Archives artifacts collection.
Series III. Future Planning Committee
The Future Planning Committee is responsible for examining possible future projects or directions for Radnor Hunt stretching out 5 or 10 years. These records include minutes and notes, records related to future projects, and reports from other committees, including Maintenance, Grounds, and House.
Series IV. Finance Committee
The Finance Committee was created to review the Radnor Hunt finances. Records include contracts, leases, agreements, financial statements, correspondence, etc., relating to various Club activities.
Series V. Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is responsible for reporting to the Board of Governors the names of members who in the opinion of the Committee should be nominated as Officers, Governors, and members of the Elective Committee to fill all offices for the ensuing years. These records include 4 packets of photocopies of pages from the Radnor Hunt directories that list the Officers and Chairmen of the Club from 1976-1977, 1981-1985, and 1988-1996. There are also photocopied pages from the 1997-1998 directories. Also included are one letter and one page of minutes from December 20, 1993, and a page of handwritten notes circa 2000.
Series VI. Art and History Committee
The purpose of the Art and History Committee is to "collect historical items, stories and periodicals about Radnor Hunt, catalog them, restore what is needed and make available for the members to enjoy in a safe environment and to be responsible for the care, storage, cataloging, purchasing, procuring, and insuring and (along with the House Chairman) the hanging of any artwork..." [taken from notes of the first Art and History Committee meeting, September 8, 2009].
Included in this series are drawings and invitations created by Anne Zimmerman. More of her work can be found in RG-8. Events, Series I. Regular social events.Physical Description
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This record group consists of the personal working papers of Radnor Hunt officers (other than Treasurer or Secretary), or those who held more than one office and maintained records of their various offices all together. These materials are the working files of the Officers; they are not considered the "official copy of record," but often contain duplicates of the copies of record. The records are arranged by individual. Currently, this record group consists two series: Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. records and Series II. Presidents' correspondence.
Series I. Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. records
This series consists of general files and correspondence generated or received by Anson W. H. Taylor, Jr. in his capacities as Vice President (1970-1986), President (1986-1989), Chairman of the Finance Committee (1979-1986), Chairman of the By-Laws Committee, and member of the Conservation Easement Committee.
Taylor's records include a mixture of correspondence, clippings, contracts, reports, lease agreements, minutes, and notices. Correspondence to and from the Club President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer is found throughout the records. There is also a significant amount of carbon copies of others' correspondence, including the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, which he was sent so as to be kept apprised of matters at the Club (matters of membership and insurance, for example).
Below is a list of the subjects covered in Taylor’s correspondence and entities with whom he corresponded: Agricultural Security Act Alcoholic beverage service policy American Driving Association Ardrossan Beagles Brandywine Conservancy Capital improvements Clubhouse additions (1983-1984, 1986-1987) Clubhouse rental rates Directors and officers liability insurance Events (Radnor Hunt Driving Event, White Manor's McDonald's Kids' Classic) Finance Committee meeting notices (minutes and notices are located in a separate folder) Germantown Savings Bank (loan papers, 1985) Insurance (correspondence with Aetna, Babb Insurance) International Three-Day Event Land preservation (first mentioned October 1986) Lawsuit McNeil Classic for cystic fibrosis Membership updates (new members, resignations, deaths) National Club Association Radnor Hunt Pony Club Radnor Trails Fund RAO Mailing Tennis committee, court maintenance United Hospitals Terrier races Trophies ordered for the Point-to-Point races White Manor Country Club Willistown Township Board of Supervisors
Taylor's records also include individual files relate to the following topics: Club Steward and caterer Conservation Easement (1991) Dunbar lease Fidelity Bank loan (1986), correspondence and related records Finance Committee minutes and meeting notices Hunting Committee Interim financial statements, records Judy Thayer (lease of the Radnor Hunt Stables, 1982-1991) Liberi v. Radnor Hunt Loan from Western Saving Fund Society of Philadelphia Melmark Home and Mrs. Biddle (greenbelt) National Club Association Pacaud property Race Committee contract with the Brandywine Conservancy Radnor Hunt insurance (Babb, Inc.) Tax returns and related financial records
Note: Taylor's records from his time as Secretary (1966-1970) are located in RG-1. Secretary records, Series V. Membership and Series VIII. General files and correspondence.
Note: Two folders relating to Radnor Hunt's by-laws were removed to RG-1 Secretary Records, Series IV. By-Laws.
Series II. Presidents' correspondence
This series contains letters written by the President sent to the Club membership, for example as pertains to the Hunt Ball.Physical Description
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This record group consists of records created by the Club Steward, also referred to as the Club Manager. The Steward is responsible for managing and directing Club operations, which include the equestrian facilities and the tennis, paddle, dining, and catering operations. The Executive Board entrusts daily operations and Club decisions to the Steward with monthly meetings to discuss club business and to finalize requests, suggestions and budgeting reports prepared by the Club Steward.
Below is a list of the Stewards who had a hand in generating or maintaining the records in this series, as gleaned from the records. (This is a working list; it may have some inaccuracies or omissions.)
Thomas A. Logue (1976-1989) James Kirkpatrick (1989-1991) James Tract (1991-1996) Gail Reardon (1996-2008) Jean Greenhalgh (2008-2012)Physical Description
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The monthly appointment books document events, weddings, parties, meetings, private rentals, and other activities that took place at Radnor Hunt 1991-2008 and 2010.
The daily appointment books document member reservations made for the Radnor Hunt restaurant as well as the names of members who attended card night from 1996, 1998-1999, and 2007-2011. The 2011 book includes comments expressing various diners' positive opinions of the menu.
This series consists of records that document the some of the Steward'’s day-to-day activities, including tracking changes made to membership billing, receipts for various events, catering, and Radnor Hunt's rental agreements with several lessees.
This record group contains records relating to the numerous public and private events held at Radnor Hunt. The records are in four series: Series I consists of records of events held for Radnor Hunt members, subscribers, and guests; Series II consists of records of public events held at Radnor Hunt; Series III consists of event flyers; Series IV consists of records private rentals of the Club for weddings, parties, etc.
Sub-series for each of the series may include general files and correspondence, ephemera, and materials from related committees.
More detailed information regarding the events and materials in this record group, including descriptions of each event, can be found in a detailed finding aid for the archives, available on-site.
Note: Correspondence relating to two important events in Radnor Hunt's early years, the Thanksgiving Day Events and the Farmers' Breakfasts, can be found in RG-2. Treasurer records, Series VI. Administrative files and correspondence, RG-3. Hunting Committee records, and RG-4. House Committee records.
Note: Tennis-related events are located in RG-5. Other Committee records, Series II. Tennis/Racquets Committee.
Financials for some event records can be found in both RG-2. Treasurer records, Series VI. Administrative files and correspondence, Sub-series: Select bills and Sub-series Certified public accountant records, as well as RG-7. Club Steward records, Series II. Administrative files and correspondence.
Some of the event records contain invitations that were created by Anne Zimmerman. More such invitations are located in RG-5. Other committee records, Series VI. Art History Committee.
See RG-1. Secretary records, Series VI. Social notices for various event mailings.Physical Description
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This record group consists of Radnor Hunt publications and related materials from 1890 to the present. The record group is organized into four series.
Series I. Annual directory
This series includes annual member directories from 1890 to 2014. The bulk of the directories are from 1980 to the present. Some of the directories include the Club Charter, by-laws, and member lists while others include only member lists or simply miscellaneous pages. Some of the directories, such as the 1949 directory and the 2012 directory, also include a brief history of the Club. Directories are extant for the following years: 1890, 1898, 1903, 1908, 1912, 1929, 1949, 1962, 1970, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988-2010, 2012, and 2014.
Related records: Directories for the years 1987 and 1917 are located in the Radnor Hunt Archives manuscripts collection in MS-2. Collin McNeil papers, Series II. Original documents and ephemera.
Series II. Radnor Hunt newsletter and email communications
This series contains copies of the Radnor Hunt newsletter, the Full Cry, dating intermittently from 2001 to 2005, and 2013 to 2015, with consistent issues from August 2015 to January 2016. Records are filed chronologically by year, then month.
Issues from 2001 to 2005 were compiled and published quarterly by Kris Bartosiak; these issues contained articles, stories, poems, schedules, and pictures. As of early 2015, the bi-monthly newsletter, supplemented by weekly email updates also under the title "Full Cry," is used by the Secretary as a way to update members about upcoming activities and events, and contains schedules and flyers.
Series III. Commemorative publications
This series consist of three copies of the booklet "1883-1983: Radnor Hunt 100 Years." This booklet is a condensed history of the Club and includes everything from short descriptions of important members and officers throughout the years to an explanation of how the Club acquired the Charles Morris Young paintings, to the history of eventing at Radnor Hunt. A great deal of the text from this publication came from the history that was originally written for the 1949 annual directory.
Series IV. Miscellaneous publications
This series consists of miscellaneous other Radnor Hunt publications, including a 1983 map of the Radnor Hunt hunting country. The Archives has a 18.75" x 13" box containing approximately 250 of these maps.Physical Description
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This record group consists of materials relating to organizations and activities that are financially and organizationally independent of Radnor Hunt, but with which Radnor Hunt has had close or ongoing relationships. These organizations and activities include the Jon D. Williams Cotillion, Radnor Hunt Pony Club, Ardrossan Beagles, the Radnor Hunt Foundation, the Willistown Conservation Trust, and other Hunts. Each organization is its own records series, with sub-series for related committees where appropriate.
Series I. Cotillion
Radnor Hunt hosts the Jon D. Williams Cotillion during the fall and winter. Young people are instructed in the art of ballroom dance and social etiquette while stressing good manners and presentation of oneself.
The records in this series, which document the private rental of the Radnor Hunt clubhouse by the Jon D. Williams Company, provide an overview of the finances for each rental. Records include final invoices, contracts, and menus.
Series II. Radnor Hunt Pony Club
The Radnor Hunt Pony Club (RHPC) was founded by Radnor Hunt members in 1954 as a volunteer organization to educate children in the care and maintenance of a horse, and in the skills of good horsemanship.
The records in this series consist of one annual directory (1995), an undated cook book, one map of the RHPC grounds in 1978, and records documenting the private rental of the Radnor Hunt clubhouse by the RHPC and providing an overview of the finances for each rental. Records include final invoices, contracts, and menus.
Related records: A Radnor Hunt Pony Club button is located in the Radnor Hunt Archives artifacts collection, boxes 4 and 5.
Series III. Ardrossan Beagles
The Ardrossan Beagles keep a beagles kennel on the grounds of the Radnor Hunt. The group was founded in 1961 by Robert Montgomery Scott as a spinoff of the Treweryn Beagles. They now hunt rabbit over the rolling hills of Chester County.
The records in this series document the private rental of the Radnor Hunt clubhouse by the Ardrossan Beagles, providing an overview of the finances for each rental. Records include final invoices, contracts, and menus.
Series IV. The Radnor Hounds Foundation
The Radnor Hounds Foundation Seeks to perpetuate an understanding of the country way of life, to maintain and preserve the history and traditions of hunting with hounds, and to educate the public on proper hound breeding and care.
There is a separate Radnor Hunt Foundation, but the Archives does not currently hold any of its records.
Included in this series are several cards and envelopes bearing the Radnor Hounds Foundation logo and address.
Series V. Willistown Conservation Trust
The Willistown Conservation Trust is a non-profit land trust that works to permanently protect the rural beauty of the 28,000 acres surrounding Willistown, Pennsylvania from development.
The records in this series, which document the private rental of the Radnor Hunt clubhouse by the Willistown Conservation Trust, provide an overview of the finances for each rental. Records include final invoices, contracts, and menus.Physical Description
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This record group currently includes two large photo albums, three small photo albums, and numerous loose photographs. The majority of the people in the photographs in the large albums have been identified.
Related Records: See MS-2. Collin McNeil papers, Series III. Photographs in the Radnor Hunt Archives manuscripts collection.Physical Description
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