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The old silver tray was headed for melt-down, as are most engraved and unknown relics of lives long past and out of memory. Fortunately, however, it was recognized and rescued. For that, foxhunters with a respect for history have foxhunting historian Peter Devers, Millbrook ex-Master John Ike, and Live Oak Masters Marty and Daphne Wood to thank.

On a January evening in 1931, A. Henry Higginson—Master, huntsman, author, and contender in the Great English-American Hound Match of 1905—tendered his resignation as president of the Masters of Foxhounds Association. At dinner that night, members presented him with a tea service and engraved silver tray as a token of their regard and appreciation for his many years of service to the sport. In the last chapter of Higginson’s book, Try Back, published the following year, he wrote:

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# C. Thompson Pardoe 2019-07-16 14:10
Thank you Marty and Daphne Wood and the Millbrook Masters.
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# Tim Hackworth 2019-07-16 21:47
When I was at the University of Cincinnati in the early 80s, I ran across a copy of Try Back in their library and read it over and over. It inspired me as a young hound man. Thank you Daphne!
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