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Paul Mellon

Philanthropist, Art Collector, and Horse Breeder. Son of Andrew Mellon, the financier and industrialist, & Nora Mellon. He established the Yale Center for British Art and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. His horses won three Triple Crown races and one Kentucky Derby - Sea Hero in 1992 and two Belmont Stakes - Quadrangle in 1964 and Arts and Letters in 1969. He donated land and funds to construct the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Middleburg Training Track, the National Sporting Library, Trinity Episcopal Church, and donated 1,618 acres to Virginia to establish Sky Meadows State Park rescuing the land from developers. Sky Meadows has one of the most beautiful views in Virginia. He married Mary Conover Brown in 1935. After Mary's death in 1946, he married Rachel "Bunny" Lambert Lloyd. He bequeathed his rare collection of books and manuscripts at his death to be divided between Yale University, the Virginia Historical Society, and the University of Virginia so they would be accessible to the general public. Among the collection are the 1814 edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, the 1784-85 edition of Thomas Jefferson's Notes of the State of Virginia which includes Jefferson's "fire-bell in the night" letter.

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"HOME IS THE SAILOR FROM THE SEA
AND THE HUNTER HOME FROM THE KILL"


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  • Originally Created by: Janet Greentree
  • Added: 17 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9331924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Mellon (11 Jun 1907–1 Feb 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9331924, citing Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .