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Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915 (palaeontologist)


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Arthur Cecil, 28 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/130
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Cecil complains of an inaccurate statement made by Richard Lydekker that dun is the only pure colour showing the antiquity of the Kathiawan pony. He states that Lydekker is obviously ignorant of the existence of the Mongolian pony and that Cecil has specimens of both types in his possession.

Dates: 28 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 30 March 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/15
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Noble writes that he is expecting a visit from Elwes and that Ewart is welcome to stay too. He sees in The Field that Lydekker still believes that a certain breed of sheep are from South Africa although he has not been able to provide any proof, and that they were certainly in Britain 100 years before either of the flocks he mentions.

Dates: 30 March 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 October 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/69
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Elwes writes that the wool of the Ryeland sheep is probably the softest English-grown wool, that they make a good cross with the Welsh sheep and would probably improve the uniformity of the Shetland. He gives a negative review of Lydekker's book The Sheep and Its Cousins.

Dates: 19 October 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 10 December 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/135
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Hayes writes that Ewart and 'Master Arthur' will get copies of The Points of the Horse shortly, He reports that he has been in a 'state of mental collapse' since sending the book off to press. He comments disparagingly about Richard Lydekker's recent article in The Field.

Dates: 10 December 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Richard Lydekker, 16 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/123
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Lydekker writes on behalf of the Director of the British Museum that they will be unable to make an offer for Ewart's hybrid commensurate with its value, but asks whether Ewart would consider donating it.

Dates: 16 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Richard Lydekker, 15 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/57
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Lydekker asks Ewart for a photograph of his Burchell's zebra 'Matopo' and the colt 'Romulus', with permission to reproduce them. The top of the letter is annotated in Ewart's hand 'Sent 3 photos 26 September 1911.'

Dates: 15 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 04 June 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/10
Scope and Contents Ridgeway mentions Lydekker and Lankester's work on the preorbital part of the skulls of race horses and their theory that the 'blood-horse' derives from the Indian Equus sivalensis. Ridgeway believes that it is more likely to derive from Africa and Equus stenosis and asks Ewart if he has noticed any preorbital depressions in the skulls of Celtic ponies, as this could support the argument that the Celtic pony is a separate species or...
Dates: 04 June 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 15 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/102
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Ridgeway congratulates Ewart on the announcement of his marriage. He reports that he has finally got a photograph of the Somali wild ass in Regent's Park from Dando. He mentions forthcoming papers about quaggas from Pocock and Lydekker and concludes by enquiring whether the quagga's markings and its bay colour are to be attributed to its living under the same climactic conditions as the Libyan horse.

Dates: 15 September 1904

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Publications 6
Animals--Colour 2
Cross-Breeding 2
Museums 2
Photographs 2