USA 1931-32, personal scrapbook of J.C. Cooley, polo writer and rider

$115.00 CAD

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Scrap book belonging to James Calvin Cooley (1868-1948), 6-goal polo player. He started it when he was in hospital in NYC. Completed from his home in Westbury L.I.

On inside front cover:

Went to hospital (Ruptured Crippled) Labor Day 1931
Left there a week before Christmas. To Westbury and was in bed in sitting room till February. When I went South. Do this scrap book takes in early months of 1932 though started in winter of 1931
J.C. Cooley
Scraps from various papers, etc. Collected during stay at hospital for Ruptured & Crippled. Sept Dec 1931
& after getting home  Dec 15th 1931
Includes items after 1st Jan 1932. & as usual they are pasted in with no snes of order at all.
Had lots of fun making this book, but like all my scrap books, everything is topsy turvy.


Bottom of inside cover has stamp ‘H.K. Brewer & Co.' with text notations.

Many, many newspaper clippings related to polo and horses, usa and uk,, society news, comics,…

In addition:

  • Handwritten comments on individual horses
  • B&W photos of jockey, and another of fans watching polo match
  • Get well card
  • Handwritten story of horse race he witnessed
  • Telegram with invitation to West Palm Beach
  • Full page handwritten story about 1932 spring meeting at Belmont Park.
  • Thanksgiving Postal Telegraph with Halloween letterhead
  • Letter with handwritten verses ‘Epilogue to J,C, Cooley’.
  • Three Western Union telegrams with Holiday letterhead
  • Program for ‘Open Championship and Monty Waterbury L..I. Polo Tournaments…During September 1931’
  • 1931 pass for Meadow Brook Club, Westbury L.I.’
  • 1931 letter from U.S. Polo Assn.
  • Booklet, 1931 Prize List - Oak Brook Polo Club Hinsdale Ill.

Clippings are yellowed.. Some detached.

136 pages, almost all with glued clippings and other papers

9 ⅞” x 8 ⅝” x 1 ¾”