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Hugh J. Chisholm Welsh Terrier records

Identifier: AKE-20-13

Scope and Contents

Consists of three small (approximately 5.5" by 7.75") three-ring binders with black leather covers.

Book One includes mostly typewritten information about Welsh Terriers that contain the kennel name "Strathglass" in their names but are no longer at the kennel. Information usually includes the dog's registered and call names, birth date, sex, litter number, AKC registration number, breeder name, pedigree, show record, breeding history, litter information, ownership history, and death date. Earliest birth date is 1937, and the most recent entry of information was in 1960.

Book Two includes the same information about Welsh Terriers that


  • 1936-1960


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This material is open to research without restrictions.

Publishing and Use Restrictions

The materials may still be under copyright and require permission of the AKC and/or the creator before publishing. Please consult the Archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Hugh J. Chisholm, III was born in 1913 in New York, the oldest of three children to Hugh J. Chisholm, Jr. and wife Sara. The Chisholm family's wealth was established by Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr., who founded the Oxford Paper Company and was a prominent citizen in New York and Maine. The family owned Strathglass Estate in Westchester County, named by Chisholm, Jr. after the family's Scottish homeland, where they raised cattle and Sara raised poodles. Chisholm III graduated as class poet from Yale in 1936, studied at King's College in Cambridge, and served in World War II. He became a poet and translater, and along with wife Rosemary ("Rosie"), became an owner and breeder of Welsh Terriers under the name Strathglass Kennel and hosted specialty shows on their estate in Port Chester, New York. Strathglass Welsh Terriers were very successful in the show ring, taking the Terrier Group at Westminster Kennel Club's annual show in 1952 and 1959. Chisholm III was active in the Welsh Terrier Club of America and the Westchester Kennel Club, serving as a delegate to the American Kennel Club. He died in an automobile accident in France in 1972.

Physical Description

1 Linear Feet (in one small flat photo box)


Consists of three small books of Welsh Terrier records, kept by Hugh J. Chisholm, III, owner and breeder of Welsh Terriers, in connection with his breeding activities at Strathglass Kennel. Books One and Two includes records for Welsh Terriers that are no longer at the kennel, with Book One containing records for those with "Strathglass" in their names, and Book Two containing records for those without it. Both books include pedigrees, show records, and ownership information for Welsh Terriers between the mid 1930s and 1960. Book Three consists of Strathglass Kennel breeding records and various lists of breed trophies and awards, Westchester Kennel Club Best in Show winners from 1936 to 1959, veterinarian and photographer contacts, British Welsh Terrier kennels, breed standard, Welsh Terrier Club of America members (1959), and judges. Calculated breeding statistics for Strathglass Kennel and name lists follow at the end of the book.


The books are maintained in the original order in which they were received by the American Kennel Club Archives.


No provenance information available.

Related Collections

Museum of the City of New York possesses an unbound photograph album created circa 1915-1930 containing interior photographs of the Chisholm family's upper class residence in Port Chester, New York. See's%20Residence.%20Port%20Chester,%20N.Y.%20Mr.%20Chisholm's%20bedroom-24UAKV5R8B2.html. The Strathglass estate was eventually sold in 1961 and later became SUNY Purchase College.

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Repository Details

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