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American Museum of Natural History (1869-:)

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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Draught Horses in Action, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1874
Scope and Contents Photograph of a team of draught horses pulling a plough driven by one man while another works to remove rock and soil from one of the American Museum [of Natural History?] quarries in central Wyoming in the early/mid 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Increase in Size of the Horse, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/3123
Scope and Contents Photographs of horse skeletons showing the increase in size of the horse over time. The image shows a small articulated skeleton of the Eohippus, placed beneath the limbs of the original American horse or Equus scotti as mounted in the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA with a scale next to them showing the progressive increase in size.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry F. Osborn, 07 May 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/48
Scope and Contents Osborn writes concerning his forthcoming trip to England and asks if he might meet with Ewart at Woburn Abbey when he will be visiting the Duke of Bedford. He mentions that he will see Ewart's zebra hybrids in St Louis in the autumn and that he will send Ewart a photograph of Neohipparion, 'the most deerlike horse yet discovered'. He states that he will be requiring some images from Ewart to illustrate his lecture series on the evolution of the horse at Columbia...
Dates: 07 May 1904

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

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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 Fairfield Osborn, 24 October 1916

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/31
Scope and Contents Osborn reports the safe arrival of the Equus caballus and Equus caballus celticus. He feels strongly that the Museum should have Ewart's original type specimen of Equus caballus celticus because it agrees more closely with his original characterisation of the species in the small size of the head. He asks whether it would be practical to have the skin removed and the skeleton sent to them, as the specimen Ewart has...
Dates: 24 October 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 15 October 1919

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/25/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is still working on developing the horse collection at the Museum and preparing his memoir on the Evolution of the Horse. He hears from Director Hornaday that the Scandinavian and Celtic ponies will have to be disposed of as they are eating too much. He once again requests the skeleton and skin of the original Celtic pony to be sent to him.
Dates: 15 October 1919

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 02 February 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he has not heard from Ewart for years, despite his own letters to him. He reminds him about his promise of securing the original Celtic horse as the type specimen of Equus caballus celticus for the Museum. He reports that the little stallion Ewart sent to the Museum shows around 95% Celtic characters, and enquires whether Ewart knows of a pure little Celtic mare they could import for breeding purposes. He has been corresponding with Breuil about his...
Dates: 02 February 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 13 February 1896

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/8
Scope and Contents Osborn, writing from the American Museum of Natural History, expresses interest in Ewart's work on telegony and the embryology of the horse. He mentions that he is also sending Ewart papers about the ancestral history of the horse.
Dates: 13 February 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 25 April 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/41
Scope and Contents Osborn thanks Ewart for the 'Multiple Origin of Horses and Ponies', stating that it will be useful to him on his forthcoming trip to Europe, where he hopes to meet Ewart.
Dates: 25 April 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 28 January 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/6
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that the Museum hopes to purchase the 'Celtic' pony later that year. They wish to have him in his winter coat so that the skin could be mounted separately from the skeleton, and he asks advice on what time of the year to purchase him. He compliments Ewart on the progress he is making with the breeding of domesticated animals.
Dates: 28 January 1913