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London Zoological Gardens (1828-:)


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck (incomplete), 27 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/12
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states that the two foals and the mare will be shipped aboard the S.S Coblenz, along with the skin of the young Przewalski's horse. He advises Ewart on how best to look after them when they arrive. A similar pair of Przewalski's horses are being sent to Walter Rothschild, but will be kept at the London Zoological Gardens. He goes on to describe the colouring of some of the animals in his possession. He wishes to buy the Shetland mare from Ewart to give to his grandchildren....
Dates: 27 February 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 16 September 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/35
Scope and Contents

Oliphant reports that the yellow 'mongal' mare did not produce a foal but that he hopes she is now with foal after being covered by his Przewalski's stallions. He has two Przewalski's foals now living after one was killed the previous year. He has recently acquired a Chartley bull calf from the Zoological Gardens as well as some cattle from Chartley itself.

Dates: 16 September 1905

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 Lord Arthur Cecil, 06 August 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/65
Scope and Contents

Cecil states that he has been to the Zoo to inspect the 'Kitchener hybrid', which he goes on to describe.

Dates: 06 August 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/49
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Alexander writes that he will visit the clouded leopard when in London and complains at the Zoo's ignorance when it comes to curing dysentery and diarrhoea in cats. He suggests that if Ewart wishes him to do anything he should inform the authorities at the Zoo. The Przewalski's colt is doing well although Alexander does not think he has served any mares yet.

Dates: 01 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 05 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/52
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Alexander reports that he has inspected Ewart's leopard at the Zoo and that it seems in good health. He asks Ewart to notify him if he is planning to sell her and comments that he has found a remnant of the Chartley cattle herd.

Dates: 05 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir James Reid, 13 June 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/17
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Reid writes regarding the Queen's zebras, and in particular a male zebra which had recently died in the care of Sir Fleetwood Edwards. London Zoo should have been contacted and the Queen as a result is annoyed. He requests that Ewart look at the animal in London with a view to its removal to Windsor Castle where it will be buried, and also to suggest any special treatment that it might require.

Dates: 13 June 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 04 June 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/57
Scope and Contents

The Duke enquires where the mule Kiang came from, as he has two himself, and gives details of them. He invites Ewart to visit him at Woburn Abbey and view them. He states that they expect a pair of Grevy's zebras at the Zoo.

Dates: 04 June 1903

True or Mountain Zebra, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/317
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Photographs of four different views of true or Mountain zebras from southern Africa which were photographed in the London Zoological Gardens in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Additional filters:

Zoos 7
Przewalski's Horse 3
Animals--Transportation 2
Chartley white cattle 2
Foals 2