SOLD! for $2,596.00.
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- High Estimate: $500.00
- Realized: $2,596.00
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An archive of material related to Gen. William Giles Harding and Belle Meade Plantation. Featured is a rare Nashville imprint – LIST OF BLOODSTOCK THE PROPERTY OF W.G. HARDING OF BELLE MADE NEAR NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, published by Paul, Tavel and Hanner, Nashville, 1869, listing race horses owned by the noted Southern breeding farm and their pedigrees. Green paper covers with some light grime and chipping. Internal pages with some light foxing. 5 1/4" x 3". Also included is a handwritten "family tree" of a thoroughbred horse named Misdeal (corner folds). Other papers included in this lot include a record of an 1840 sale of Berkshire pigs to W.G. Harding (chew losses); an 1840 record of sale for an imported heifer calf to W.G. and David M. Harding; and a record of an 1883 land sale from W.G. Harding to E.D. Hicks, approximately 9 lots of land in the Nashville area "in trust for the sole and separate use and benefit of my two granddaughters, Sophie Johnson and Selene Curd," signed W.G. Harding. There are also copies of the obituary of W.G. Harding's son in law and business partner, Gen. William H. Jackson, "of national distinction and one of the HIghest Ranking Confederates." Also included are several photographic images of Belle Meade Mansion taken by Nashville photographer Otto Giers, circa 1880s. Note: The famous thoroughbred farm known as Belle Meade was founded on land originally belonging to early Nashvillian John Harding (not far from Devon Farm, owned by his brother, David Morris Harding). Belle Meade passed to Gen. William Giles Harding, who expanded his father John's house into a Greek Revival Mansion and brought international prominence to its horse breeding operation. Belle Meade is on the National Register and currently open to the public as a landmark historic property. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items with light fading and toning, other condition issues (where present) are noted in the above description.