Hugh R. Mouat Papers, 1941-1980

Collection Number: 6607

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Hugh R. Mouat Papers, 1941-1980
Collection Number:
6607
Creator:
Mouat, Hugh R.
Quantity:
0.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Newsletters, certificates, paintings, engravings and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Newsletters and certificates pertaining to otterhounds and the Otterhound Club of america. Also includes engravings, an oil painting, and photographs of otterhounds collected by Hugh R. Mouat.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Known as "Mr. Otterhound," Dr. Hugh R. Mouat wanted to preserve the otterhound bred of dogs in the United States, which he worried were becoming extinct.
He attended Cornell University's N.Y.S. Veterinary College from 1925-29, and received a D.V.M. He eventually settled in Amsterdam, NY, where he ran Adruicha Kennels. In 1948, he donated the body of one of his otterhounds named "Bessie Blue" to the Smithsonian Institute "for taxidermy and for display in the mammal section." In 1960, he formed the Otterhound Club of America, a branch of the American Kennel Assocation. In 1966, with the help of W.J. Doods, D.V.M., Dr. Mouat created a program of free blood testing for otterhounds who are often born with hemophilia.
Many of Dr. Mouat's otterhounds competed and won certificates and trophies. Some of his writings include "Otterhound: A Complete and Reliable Handbook," "Otterhound Champions, 1952-1994," and "How to Raise and Train an Otterhound," as well as numerous articles.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains, miscellaneous newsletters, writings, certificates and photographs. These materials pertain to Dr. Hugh R. Mouat and a breed of dogs known as otterhounds. Dr. Hugh Mouat, D.V.M. Cornell class of 1929, was known as "Mr. Otterhound." Throughout his lifetime, he sought to preserve the rather small breed of otterhounds, in America. In 1960, he formed the Otterhound Club of America and was known for helping to create a series of blood tests for otterhounds, who often are hemophiliacs. This collection includes a number of certificates that were won by Dr. Mouat's otterhounds, Otterhound Club newsletters, miscellaneous articles written by Dr. Mouat, and artwork featuring otterhounds.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Mouat, Hugh R.

Subjects:
Otter hounds.

Form and Genre Terms:
photographs.
oil paintings
engraving (printing process)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Hugh R. Mout papers, #6607. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

For more information on Otterhounds please visit http://clubs.akc.org/ohca/

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Otterhound Club of America newsletters
1972-73
Box 1 Folder 2
Miscellaneous articles including one from the American Kennel Club Gazette
Box 1 Folder 3
"Hello. . .I am an Otterhound" pamphlets by Hugh R. Mouat
Box 1 Folder 4
American Kennel Club Championship Certificates
1941-69
Box 1 Folder 5
Blood test laboratory certificates for otterhounds
1968-74
Box 1 Folder 6
Certificates from the Otterhound Club of America fun match
May 30, 1971
Box 1 Folder 7
War Department Certificate
Box 1 Folder 8
List Gifts of Dr. Hugh R. Mouat to the Flower Library
May 23, 1980
Box 1 Folder 9
Otterhound photos
Box 1 Folder 10
Otterhound engravings
Box 2
Oversized painting, engraving and photograph