Catalogue description Lady Gifford's Harriers Point-to-Point Steeplechases

This record is held by West Sussex Record Office

Details of Add Mss 11,846 - 11,899
Reference: Add Mss 11,846 - 11,899
Title: Lady Gifford's Harriers Point-to-Point Steeplechases

Records of Lady Gifford's Harriers Point-to-Point Steeplechases, 1904 - 1914, with allied papers, 1919 - 1931

Date: 1904 - 1931
Related material:

For Old Park, Bosham, see Sussex: historical, biographical and pictorial (1907)

Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Gifford, Sophia Catherine, d 1947, nee Street, Baroness Gifford

Physical description: 54 pieces
Access conditions:

Open to consultation, unless otherwise stated

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by G.A. Russell Purchase, Esq., Chichester, July 1968

  • Old Park, Bosham, West Sussex
  • Hunting
Administrative / biographical background:

Sophia Catherine Street married Edric Frederick, 3rd Baron Gifford of St. Leonards, V.C. in 1880; he died without issue in 1911. Lady Gifford kept a pack of harriers at her residence, Old Park, Bosham, and she, who acted as Master and Huntsman, did not die until 1947. Arthur Purchase and T.G. Purchase, the grandfather and father respectively of the donor of the records listed were secretaries for the point-to-point steeplechases

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