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


Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 09 April 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/9
Scope and Contents

Russell, who signs himself 'Bedford', writes that he is ready to continue experiments with Przewalski's horses and asks Ewart to send the pony mares that he wants to cross to Woburn. He comments that his Grevy's zebra is due to foal soon.

Dates: 09 April 1907

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 Coll-14/9/11/12.

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]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 29 March 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/27
Scope and Contents

Hayes replies to Ewart's invitation to visit him at Penicuik, stating that is able to put his research to one side in order to make the trip. He adds that the Duke of Bedford has given him the opportunity to take photographs of his Przewalski's horses, some of which he intends to send on to Ewart.

Dates: 29 March 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 16 February 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/4
Scope and Contents

Alexander writes that he accepts the Duke of Bedford's offer. He will try and get Ewart a photograph of the Mysore heifer's head.

Dates: 16 February 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 04 June 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/57
Scope and Contents

The Duke enquires where the mule Kiang came from, as he has two himself, and gives details of them. He invites Ewart to visit him at Woburn Abbey and view them. He states that they expect a pair of Grevy's zebras at the Zoo.

Dates: 04 June 1903

Letter to Lord Arthur Cecil from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 27 July 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/22
Scope and Contents

Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford feels that they have no use for the bull at Woburn and asks Cecil to dispose of the bull locally.

Dates: 27 July 1908

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Przewalski's Horse 18
Mares 15
Animals--Transportation 10
Hybrids 10
Foals 8