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 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
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
Scope and Contents Osborn states that the pony has arrived safely in New York. He will have the animal photographed for Ewart soon. He mentions not having read the papers by Mendel and Bateson. He announces that he will be writing to the Duke of Bedford to say that he would be interested in receiving the skeleton of one of his Russian horses if one should die. He also states that James Gidley is revising the species of their miocene, and he criticises Othniel Charles Marsh's phylogeny.
Dates: 13 June 1902