Oliphant, George A., Colonel, fl 1898-1910 (employee on Woburn estate, Bedfordshire (England))
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Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he wishes to get rid of the young stock of hybrid Przewalskis, all of which have a good temperament. As he is aware that Ewart recently sold one of his hybrids to work down a coal mine, he wonders whether Ewart will assist in disposing of the animals.
Dates: 14 February 1914
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he is glad the hybrids arrived safely and that he considers the mare to be the best of the three in every respect.
Dates: 20 March 1914
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes concerning what price to sell his hybrids for. He wonders whether Ewart could get £10 each for them to work in coal mines.
Dates: 24 July 1914
Scope and Contents Oliphant, on behalf of the Duke of Bedford, offers Ewart a yearling filly by a Przewalski's stallion out of the Mongolian mare. If Ewart would not like to have the mare, perhaps the 'Edinburgh Garden' would.
Dates: 17 March 1915
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he will make arrangement for despatching the hybrid to Ewart, although the railway is not to be depended on due to the movement of troops.
Dates: 22 March 1915
Scope and Contents Oliphant thanks Ewart for some photographs and apologises for not having replied earlier. He states he will try and send Ewart a photograph of a horse and keep him informed of whether the zebra, which he has cross-bred with a horse, is likely to foal.
Dates: 17 June 1898
Scope and Contents Oliphant announces the birth of a chestnut foal at Woburn Abbey: the product of a zebra mare and an Arabian sire horse, and with stripes and dappling on its legs, thighs and body.
Dates: 19 August 1898
Scope and Contents Oliphant reports that the yellow 'mongal' mare did not produce a foal but that he hopes she is now with foal after being covered by his Przewalski's stallions. He has two Przewalski's foals now living after one was killed the previous year. He has recently acquired a Chartley bull calf from the Zoological Gardens as well as some cattle from Chartley itself.
Dates: 16 September 1905
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks on behalf of the Duke of Bedford for confirmation on when the ponies are likely to arrive at Woburn. He also asks with what stallion Ewart would like them to be crossed.
Dates: 05 May 1907