From our Arieana Notebook: Soon
after the death of *Kismet,
Randolph Huntington was back to negotiating with Reverend F. Furse Vidal for
the purchase of the two *Kismet's
sons, *Nimr and *Garaveen,
along with Naomi's daughter and *Nimr's dam
These three horses arrived in the United States on June 28, 1893,
accompanied this time on their voyage by Reverend Vidal. The list of *Garaveen's
owners quickly changed after his arrival and records are sketchy as to
who and when, but various correspondence, articles, and registration
records show *Garaveen as being owned by: R.F. or T.H. Downing, J.A.P.
Ramsdell, Mrs. Adolph Ladenburg, Spencer Borden, and Homer Davenport.
We do know *Garaveen spent his last years in Virginia siring half-Arabians,
but the exact date of his death is unknown. (Source: Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. The Imported Foundation Stock of
North American Arabian Horses, Volume 2 (revised edition). Borden
Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1993. pp. 180-184)