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Ridgeway, Sir William, 1853-1926 (classicist and Disney professor of archaeology, University of Cambridge (England))

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Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 08 May 1930

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/6
Scope and Contents Le Souef wonders if Ewart has published anything concerning the small South American dogs that he considered as progenitors to the terriers. He has been trying to get the small racoon-like dog from Japan but they are very scarce, and he hopes someone can prove that they are the ancestors of the Pekinese type before they become extinct. He asks whether there was ever a Professor Ridgeway at the University of Edinburgh. He writes that the new large aquarium in Taronga Park is proving successful,...
Dates: 08 May 1930

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Hayes, 10 November 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/41
Scope and Contents Hayes writes that she is glad that Professor Bradley will complete the translation of her husband's work, and that Professor Ridgeway has sent her a copy of his book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse (Cambridge, 1905). She observes that Professor Axe is bringing out a nine volume history of the horse (The Horse : its treatment in health and disease, with a complete guide to breeding, training and management), but that she...
Dates: 10 November 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 09 December 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/111
Scope and Contents Hayes enquires how he could get a copy of Ewart's paper about 'Callosities and the wartless pony'. He also would like to know whether the breed Equus caballus came directly from North America or through its ancestors pliohippus or protohippus. He mentions a paper that Professor William Ridgeway has sent him on the origin of the thoroughbred horse. He also invites Ewart to visit him for hunting.
Dates: 09 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 04 December 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/107
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he is sending Ewart an abstract of his paper on the thoroughbred horse. He mentions his thoughts on the evolution of the Barb in North Africa and says how interested he was in Ewart's book The Penycuik Experiments.
Dates: 04 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 09 December 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/112
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for his comments about his own thoughts on the thoroughbred horse. Ridgeway hopes to have the paper printed by January 1903. He believes the Nisaean (or Caspian) breed owed its superiority and size to the crossing of Libyan blood with Asiatic. His paper also discusses the portrayal of small-headed horses portrayed by the cavemen of France. At present, his research revolves around the Norwegian pony with a stripe on its back. He is also greatly interested in Ewart's study...
Dates: 09 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 28 January 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/9
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he would very much appreciate a cliche of 'Matopo' (a zebra stallion). He adds that he has some blocks of the Kilimanjaro and Somali zebra that would be of interest to Ewart in his research on the zebra. He thinks that his knowledge of the Achaen horse would be of interest to Ewart, as he believes them to be the same as both the small horses of Northern Britain in the time of Caesar, and those of the Danube area. He discusses the spread of the horse into Africa. He agrees...
Dates: 28 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 07 February 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/17
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the photograph of a pony's head. He asserts that the conclusion that no asses had evolved west of the Nile is incorrect and cites a renowned Arab historian and geographer, Al-Masudi. He mentions the appearance of curiously striped wild asses in the province of Nubia, on the West side of the Nile. Ridgeway discusses the implications of the infiltration of asses into this area and explores its possible origins. He states that he is writing to Walter Burton Harris, who he...
Dates: 07 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 05 March 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/29
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for a block that he has lent him and says that he is at last returning Salensky's paper. He states that he is gratified to find that the tarpan is an original wild Equid and not a feral horse. He asks if Ewart has any data about Cossack ponies, which he supposes are more or less mixed like the Shetlands, and wonders if Ewart has any questions about Barbary horses for Walter Harris, with whom Ridgeway has been in touch. He then goes on to mention early Greek sources for the...
Dates: 05 March 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 14 March 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/32
Scope and Contents Ridgeway refers to the existence of the small zebras in upper Africa and mentions that Africa has been much neglected in scientific and anthropological studies. He also states that he has evidence that the Equus hemionus was in Paphlagonia in Homeric days. He invites Ewart to visit him in Cambridge.
Dates: 14 March 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 24 April 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/46
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for sending him photographs of the Ward's zebra, which he asks permission to mention in his forthcoming survey of zebras. He goes on to discuss the ponies at Garran Point, Ireland that Ewart has mentioned, and cites some classical and historical references to the Irish 'Hobbie' and its debated connection to Spanish breeds imported in the sixteenth century, although Ridgeway feels that this must have occcured earlier. He concludes that he is in agreement with Ewart that...
Dates: 24 April 1903