Russell, Herbrand Arthur, 11th Duke of Bedford, 1858-1940
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Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909
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
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