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Edinburgh Zoo. Edinburgh Zoological Gardens (1913)


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Edinburgh Zoo, c 1996-1997

Identifier: Coll-67/26
Scope and Contents

This series contains material relating to the "Into Africa" event organised by Edinburgh Zoo.

Dates: c 1996-1997

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 03 May 1926

Identifier: Coll-14/9/32/3
Scope and Contents

Le Souef reminds Ewart of their meeting at the Pan-Pacific Congress in Sydney and writes that he will shortly be visiting Edinburgh to see the Zoo and the 'Psoa' sheep that Ewart has been experimenting with.

Dates: 03 May 1926

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 17 March 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/4
Scope and Contents

Oliphant, on behalf of the Duke of Bedford, offers Ewart a yearling filly by a Przewalski's stallion out of the Mongolian mare. If Ewart would not like to have the mare, perhaps the 'Edinburgh Garden' would.

Dates: 17 March 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 December 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/58
Scope and Contents

Osborn writes that he is delighted that the Celtic pony is to be added to the type collection in the American Museum of Natural History. He believes it will be advantageous to have the pony exposed to the winter climate to bring out its distinctive coat characteristics. He is glad to hear from Ewart about the progress being made with the zoological park. At present he is busy completing the Titanothere volume, but he will appreciate Ewart's researches when he comes to the horse volume.

Dates: 05 December 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 March 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/13
Scope and Contents

Elwes asks Ewart to reply to a letter concerning the old Wiltshire sheep. He reports that his ewes have just begun lambing and that Ewart's blackfaces are in the best condition of all. He has heard that the Indian sheep at 'the Zoo' are being cleared out to make room for the new rock work, and he suggests Ewart try to get them for Edinburgh Zoo.

Dates: 12 March 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 July [1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/36
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he is glad to hear that the farm is arranged and that Ewart will be able to carry out some more extensive experiments. He enquires about the fat-tailed ram at Liverpool, as he would like to see him, and remarks that the weather at Colesbourne will suit him more than Ewart's farm at Fairslacks. He suggests that Ewart send over some live specimens of sheep to the new Zoological Gardens in Edinburgh.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 26 July [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/62
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he has looked over the ram and proposes to send it to Edinburgh Zoo or to Ewart if he wishes to have it, as well as the horned white ram that he bought as an Icelander. He wonders if the Edinburgh Museum would like to have his best old Hebridean. He describes the sheep crosses he is planning to conduct.

Letter is undated but marked 'Sunday'.

Dates: [c.1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Harriet Grace Katherine Campbell, 03 July 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/24
Scope and Contents

Campbell writes that she and her husband are willing to donate the goose-swan hybrid to the Edinburgh Zoological Society and that she will wire the Secretary once it has been captured and brought to the Gardens. She invites Ewart to visit them at Garscube to see the birds on the river.

Dates: 03 July 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Archibald Spencer Lindsay Campbell, 5th Baronet of Succoth, 11 July 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/25
Scope and Contents

Campbell writes that the goose-swan hybrid has been captured and that his keeper will bring it to the Edinburgh Zoo the following day.

Dates: 11 July 1916

Additional filters:

Zoos 8
Animals--Transportation 4
Hybrids 3
Animals--Colour 2
Experiments 2