Christian Cederberg, spur scholar: papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1807 CEDE
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1960s - 2012
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      c. 2 boxes

Scope and Content

Contains copy of Cederberg's book 'The Development and History of Spurs'; correspondence regarding the book; drawings and research on spurs; three folders of spur reference catalogue; articles on spurs and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christian Ceberberg (1928 - 2014) was born in Sweden and completed an MA in engineering. He worked for Tetropack in Sweden, London and Japan. was an amateur historian specialising in military history. He had a solid background in horsemanship and riding in Britain, Sweden and the American West and thus had good practical knowledge of the use of spurs on horseback. He studied, sketched and photographed spurs in many museums and collections all over Europe and also created a modest but representative collection of spurs from the Middle Ages to the present time. He wrote 'The Development and History of Spurs' which was published in 2012.

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