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


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

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 Colonel George A. Oliphant, 12 August 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/26
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that as neither the brown pony or the foal is not in good condition, he has recommended that the Duke of Bedford have them destroyed unless Ewart has a particular interest in them. He wonders if Ewart would like the carcase of the foal sent to him.
Dates: 12 August 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 16 January 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/2
Scope and Contents Osborn states that he has already obtained a photograph of the Przewalski's colts and hopes that the Duke of Bedford will take some enlarged photographs showing their development, and also a watercolour painting showing the colour changes in their coats. He hopes that Ewart will put his views of the Mongolian pony down in a book. Many of the dun striped variety are to be found in Texas and Mexico. He also asks to be informed if a suitable Shetland pony comes on to the market, and would be very...
Dates: 16 January 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-General Walter Norris Congreve, [c. July 1905]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/18
Scope and Contents Congreve writes that he has been put in touch with Ewart by Colonel Spencer Ewart. He describes the small herd of wild white cattle at Chartley which had been sold to the Duke of Bedford by Chartley's previous owner. Congreve wishes to introduce fresh blood into the herd in order to rescue dwindling numbers, and asks for Ewart's advice. Letter is undated but it is assumed to date from shortly after the letter to Ewart from Spencer Ewart at ...
Dates: [c. July 1905]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, [c. January 1902]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/7
Scope and Contents Cecil states that he is returning Cockerell's letter. He goes on to discuss the arrangements for a horse show and mentions trying to persuade Herbrand Arthur Russell (the Duke of Bedford) to attend the show and purchase a hybrid. He discusses the similarities between the moorland breeds and the brown donkey.

The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. January 1902]