VCU Libraries Gallery

White Surrey, Horse of King Richard the Third (Horse No. 55)

Files

White Surrey Horse of King Richard the third_No55 crop rsz.jpg
White Surrey Horse of King Richard the third_No55 crop rsz.jpg
Title: White Surrey, Horse of King Richard the Third (Horse No. 55)
Description: Cabell's collection label reads:

White Surrey, Horse of King Richard the Third.
A gift from Mr. John Wilkes Booth.
--The Eighteenth Letter, in Ladies and Gentlemen.


In Shakespeare's historical play Richard III, Richard orders his attendants to ‘Saddle white Surrey [Syrie] for the field tomorrow’. 

Ladies and Gentlemen is a volume of essays in the form of imaginary letters to real, legendary, and imaginary persons, discussing a wide range of literary and philosophical matters. Cabell's converses with a number of characters including King Tut, Solomon, Julius Caesar, Ananias, Sir Galahad, Hamlet, Tamerlane, Falstaff, Dr. Faustus, George Washintgon, Edgar Allan Poe, John Wilkes Booth, and Cabell's own Jurgen of Poictesme.
Citation:
“White Surrey, Horse of King Richard the Third (Horse No. 55),” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed August 8, 2022, https://gallery.library.vcu.edu/items/show/79828.