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Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art (1864-1904)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bill addressed to James Cossar Ewart from Rowland Ward, 04 July 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/71
Scope and Contents The bill details the costs of various taxidermy and preservation jobs for Ewart on two Przewalski's horses and a zebra hybrid, the latter of which was sold to 'the Edinburgh Museum'.
Dates: 04 July 1904

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 Theodor Mortensen, 28 June 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/18
Scope and Contents Mortensen writes concerning his query about P. phiale, a type of Pourtalesia, which he is trying to identify correctly from Wyville Thomson's description in his 'Memoir on the Echinoidea of the Porcupine Expedition' (1874) and from A. Agasse's report on the Challenger expedition. He asks if Ewart whether the 'Edinburgh Museum' might have a specimen for him to compare with his own.
Dates: 28 June 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Eagle Clarke, 28 July 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/77
Scope and Contents Clarke suggests the Museum of Science and Art as a suitable place for the 'forfeited Shetland eggs' and describes his attempts to get the eggs protected. He concludes by saying that he wishes there were more severe penalties for individuals who raid birds' nests.
Dates: 28 July 1904