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Pearl Polk Chapleau scrapbook on foxhunting

Identifier: SC 01619

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings, ribbons, and ephemeral material relating to Pearl Polk Chapleau from Memphis, Tennessee who was a champion foxhunter. The contents record her activities in and among various foxhunting groups including exhibitions, American Kennel Club events, and hunts conducted by Chapleau along with her numerous fox hounds. A very accomplished person in her sport, Chapleau's expertise was sought after by many sporting groups in the South. Some of the sanctioning bodies Chapleau worked with include the AKC, Gulf Coast Foxhunters' Association, Tri-State Foxhunters' Association, and the Southern States Foxhunters' Association.


  • Creation: 1937-1942


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.75 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Buckingham Books with funds from the Chapin Endowment, 2019.


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