Scharff, Richard Francis, 1858-1934 (naturalist, keeper of the Natural History Collections, Science and Art Museum, Dublin)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Lankester writes that he would like to have the Sarawak horse's skull for the British Museum, as well as some Roman horses. He asks Ewart if he would give the Swiney lectures on 'the history and palaeontology of horses' or 'horses of the past and present', as Scharff has postponed giving them until the following year. Lankester states that he believes the preorbital depression in the modern horse's skull once held a gland.
Dates: 12 February 1907
Scope and Contents Elwes provides some details of the 'dun-faced sheep' and suggests that Ewart impress on Claud Alexander the importance of photographing the results of his cross-breeding experiments, rather than breeding indiscriminately. He mentions the research of Professor Keller on the Bündner sheep of Switzerland and R.F Scharff in Ireland. He hopes to visit Ewart before going to Shetland.
Dates: 22 April 1911
Scope and Contents Scharff provides notes relating to the measurements of the metacarpals and metatarsels from the centre of the provincial articular surface to the dorsal ridge of various prehistoric horses that have been uncovered in excavations.
Dates: 12 March 1909
Scope and Contents Scharff thanks Ewart for giving him his views on the metacarpals and provides some more measurements of various prehistoric horses that that have been uncovered in excavations.
Dates: 16 March 1909
Scope and Contents Scharff tells Ewart that he is welcome to publish the drawings he is enclosing (drawings not present). He writes that he would like to buy a Przewalski's horse for the Museum, but that the money is needed for refurbishment.
Dates: 19 March 1909
Scope and Contents Scharff writes that a great deal has been written about the domestication and place of origin of Bos taurus primigenius, but that Professor Keller has shown conclusively that its domestication took place in Greece around 1500BC and that it never existed in Northern Asia or North America. Scharff remarks that the Bison bonasus is undoubtedly a near relation to the American bison.
Dates: 02 December 1910
Scope and Contents Scharff writes regarding his opinion on the phalanx belonging to a small horse. He also accepts Ewart's offer of a stuffed Przewalski's horse for the Museum.
Dates: 24 November 1902
Scope and Contents Scharff informs Ewart that Ewart was elected an honorary member of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland at the annual meeting of the Society.
Dates: 29 January 1903
Scope and Contents Scharff thanks Ewart for his paper on the Development of the Horse.
Dates: 04 January 1916
Scope and Contents Ridgeway hopes that Ewart persuaded Scharff to obtain the Achill Island pony for the National Museum. He comments on the reviews of his recently published book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse. He enquires after Ewart's next paper on the tarpan, and asks for any information concerning the Rhind lectures at the University of Edinburgh. He comments that he has a lot of material on the origin of jewellery which could form a book or a course of lectures....
Dates: 03 December 1905