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Russell, Herbrand Arthur, 11th Duke of Bedford, 1858-1940

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Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/1
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the examination of the skulls from the Roman fort near Melrose has proved that horses representing four distinct varieties or species were living under domestication during the first century. The Zoology Board of the Royal Society Government Grant Committee have started an investigation to ascertain the origins of various species of horse by examining bones and cross-breeding. Ewart requests Russell's financial help with meeting the costs of this investigation. The...
Dates: 14 January 1909

Letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart (incomplete), 02 May 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/14
Scope and Contents Ewart describes the three ponies that he will send off to Woburn shortly. He states that the main questions relating to the origin of the domestic breeds of the horse will be settled if one of these mares has a foal to one of Russell's Przewalski's stallions. He states that unfortunately his Przewalski's mare is not in foal.

The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.
Dates: 02 May 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.J Pressland, 14 February 1899

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/14
Scope and Contents Pressland suggests ways of getting information about various long-lived human species, and gives examples of human and animal inbreeding. He puts forward the idea that the Duke of Bedford might take up the study of the subject of inbreeding, and suggests ways in which Ewart might gain an introduction.
Dates: 14 February 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 19 December 1901

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/28
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states how pleased he is in the interest that Ewart has shown in the young Przewalski's horses, which he had obtained for the Duke of Bedford from Central Asia. He says he will be shortly sending details of the horses. He is selling them for £250 each, but is prepared to let Ewart have one for £150. He has sold all his dun Mongolian mares but has one brown and one black which he is prepared to sell for £7 each. He also encloses 2 photographs of zebras which differ markedly from the...
Dates: 19 December 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 02 July 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/68
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck requests that Ewart repay him some expenses incurred transporting two zebra hybrids to India. He also informs him that he is sending a wild ass from the Balkasch lake to the Duke of Bedford. He describes the animal, stating that to him it resembles a new species, and asks if Ewart would view it and offer his opinion.
Dates: 02 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 05 May 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/15
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 13 June 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/23
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that they have unfortunately lost one of their Burchell's zebras at Woburn Abbey since Ewart visited them. He asks Ewart to name a price for his Przewalski's mare as the Duke of Bedford may be persuaded to purchase her.
Dates: 13 June 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 21 June 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/27
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford will purchase the three pony mares from Ewart but not the Przewalski's mare.
Dates: 21 June 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 17 February 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/4
Scope and Contents Oliphant notes that Ewart is willing to conduct the previously mentioned crossing experiment himself and desires to know what animals he will require from Woburn. The Duke of Bedford asks Ewart to liaise with John T. Mackenzie of Dunvegan about obtaining some Soay sheep when the embargo on their export has been lifted.
Dates: 17 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 22 March 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/6
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he will send the Przewalski's mare and foal to Ewart after Easter and confirms the travel arrangements. He also states that if the mare's next foal is a female, it will be sent to Woburn.
Dates: 22 March 1910