Throughout the 20th Century, if you looked on any foxhunter’s bookshelf, you would find at least a few volumes of Baily’s Hunting Directory. Baily’s has been pervasive and influential in the foxhunting world, and is widely heralded as the “Foxhunter’s Bible.” NSLM has a complete run of Baily’s print editions, and I plucked one to highlight for you.
Unfortunately, due to cost constraints, Baily’s ceased print publication of the directory after 2008. It does, however, continue to publish online at www.bailyshuntingdirectory.com. Baily’s was such a thorough, year-by-year look at hunting with hounds, that it’s hugely valuable for research.
Last summer, Daniels Fellow Erica Munkwitz used Baily’s to gauge the influence of women on foxhunting prior to World War I. Erica will be returning to NSLM this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. to discuss what she found. You are invited to attend; no RSVP is required.