Sutherland, Charles L., c.1840-? (civil servant)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Sutherland states that he has enclosed some notes on telegony (not present).
Sutherland alerts Ewart to the photograph of a peculiar looking mule which he asserts resembles a zebra, and which he wonders might merit some research. He provides some personal details and asks 'what is being done with 'Romulus'?' (Ewart's first zebra/horse hybrid).
Sutherland mentions hearing from Arthur Yates about the zebra 'Matopo', whom he has just bought from Dr Hagenbeck. He recommends some French books on Leporidae and recounts a rabbit-hare cross-breeding hoax that occurred in France some decades earlier by a Monsieur Roux. He asks for news of 'Romulus' and hopes to see Ewart at the New Forest Pony Show on the 23rd of April.
Sutherland asks if Ewart would like him to send him some Rockbeare white wild rabbits. He wonders if he should inform another potential buyer that Carl Hagenbeck will be purchasing Ewart's two zebra hybrids. He informs Ewart that the zebra 'Matopo' has died and says that he is trying to find out more information. He enquires whether or not Ewart ever did anything in the way of the wood pigeon cross.
Sutherland provides some notes on the white wild rabbits of Rockbeare and asks if Ewart has been able to make use of the surviving rabbit he sent for. He hopes to shortly get a report on the two zebra hybrids in India.
Notes made by Charles L. Sutherland relating to the cross-breeding of different species of birds, [c. June 1897]
The notes are undated, but the Sutherland references articles published in The Field in May-June 1897.