Tegetmeier, William Bernhard, 1816-1912 (naturalist, journalist and pigeon fancier)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fetherstonhaugh answers Ewart's enquiry about his dun mare and confirms that he purchased her from County Carlow. He writes that he is enclosing two photographs (not present) showing the markings on the mare.
Dates: 06 September 1903
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier states that he will look out in The Field for any references to hare-rabbit hybrids, which he suspects are impossible. He also says he will place an advert in The Field for a white pheasant cock for Ewart and make enquiries about Dalmatian pups.
Dates: 31 January 1903
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier thanks Ewart for his article on zebra mule hybrids. He also asks Ewart for a photograph of the hybrid for publication (in The Field newspaper, which Tegetmeier edits) and congratulates Ewart on his 'satisfactory experiment both from a scientific and economic point of view.' Tegetmeier states that he regards the zebra mule as being of great importance as all the other Burchell zebra hybrids he has seen were hinnies or jennets.
Dates: 19 August 1896
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier writes concerning mule mares. He also reports some 'gossip' about Dr Butler of the British Museum and his assertion in The Feathered World that he had seen two mules in foal in a drove of 50 in Spain, and the driver had told him mule mares were often infertile. Tegetmeier remarks 'That a man in his position should publish such nonsense is very unsatisfactory'.
Dates: 25 August 1896
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier writes to Ewart regarding the publishing of a paper, of which he encloses proofs (not present). He states that Sir Walter Gilbey is in possession of a painting by Stubbs of the first zebra introduced into England, and that he is hoping to send him a photograph of the painting.
Dates: 13 March 1897
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier writes that he encloses a photograph (not present) of Sir Walter Gilbey's picture by George Stubbs of the first zebra introduced into England. He hopes to receive early news of Ewart's experiments in telegony. He also offers to show him a photograph of the hind quarters of five Burchell zebras in a stable.
Dates: 04 May 1897
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier replies to Ewart's request for photgraphs of zebras, and enclosing a photograph of the hind quarters of the Burchells zebra and one of Lord Rothschild driving his team of three zebras (photographs not present).
Dates: 03 June 1897
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier thanks Ewart for his letter and adds that he would like to publish the photograph of the 'foal' at an appropriate time. He also suggests he could easily procure photographs or drawings of a Somali ass and a young Burchell zebra at the zoo, since those of Lady Valerie Meux are not so readily obtainable.
Dates: 27 July 1897
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier enquires whether Ewart could send him a photograph of the newly arrived offspring, and states that he wishes to reproduce photographs of the mare, the two offspring and the arab horse as these 'would make an admirable set' (presumably for publication in The Field).
Dates: 10 August 1897
Scope and Contents Tegetmeier thanks him for his recent letter and explaining that he has mislaid the book that Ewart lent him. He thanks him for the letters from Brazil and says he would be privileged to publish extracts from Ewart's article. He praises the cases opposed to the doctrine of telegony, in relation to humans. He cites the example of a family in the Finchley district, and details their ancestral history.
Dates: 31 October 1900