Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 (curator, American Museum of Natural History, New York)
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Draft letter of introduction to Charles Alexander Sheldon from Henry Fairfield Osborn (unsigned), 18 February 1905
Scope and Contents Osborn introduces himself and Ewart and describes their research in Mexico on the common breeds of horses which are the offspring or descendants of the horses originally introduced by the Spaniards. He states that they wish to gather as much information as possible about the behaviour and character of the horses, as they can only stay ten days in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Dates: 18 February 1905
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck thanks Ewart for sending the photographs of 'Remus' and a black hybrid mare, along with an estimated cost for the pair. He asks if Ewart could send him the stallion which is for Henry Fairfield Osborn in New York, as he wishes to combine the shipping with some animals of his own. He adds that he now has a pair of Chapman's zebras, which he is sending from Hamburg to India. He would like to negotiate the sale of two Java ponies to Ewart in exchange for a stallion and two Shetland...
Dates: 08 April 1902
Scope and Contents Osborn writes concerning his forthcoming trip to England and asks if he might meet with Ewart at Woburn Abbey when he will be visiting the Duke of Bedford. He mentions that he will see Ewart's zebra hybrids in St Louis in the autumn and that he will send Ewart a photograph of Neohipparion, 'the most deerlike horse yet discovered'. He states that he will be requiring some images from Ewart to illustrate his lecture series on the evolution of the horse at Columbia...
Dates: 07 May 1904
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
Scope and Contents Osborn writes regarding the Shetland stallion that he had asked Ewart to purchase for him. He requests that the stallion be shipped from Glasgow to New York with Anchor Line and requests that if the pony should die en route, that his body be preserved. He also provides details of his striped dun which is being shipped East.
Dates: 28 March 1902
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
Scope and Contents Osborn, writing from the American Museum of Natural History, expresses interest in Ewart's work on telegony and the embryology of the horse. He mentions that he is also sending Ewart papers about the ancestral history of the horse.
Dates: 13 February 1896
Scope and Contents Osborn requests some lantern slides to be made up for him from Ewart's negatives. He recommends that Ewart asks Sir William Turner to write to the Secretary of the Carnegie Institution to confirm that Carnegie has approved of their trip to Mexico.
Dates: 23 November 1904
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that the Museum hopes to purchase the 'Celtic' pony later that year. They wish to have him in his winter coat so that the skin could be mounted separately from the skeleton, and he asks advice on what time of the year to purchase him. He compliments Ewart on the progress he is making with the breeding of domesticated animals.
Dates: 28 January 1913
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is delighted that the Celtic pony is to be added to the type collection in the American Museum of Natural History. He believes it will be advantageous to have the pony exposed to the winter climate to bring out its distinctive coat characteristics. He is glad to hear from Ewart about the progress being made with the zoological park. At present he is busy completing the Titanothere volume, but he will appreciate Ewart's researches when he comes to the horse volume.
Dates: 05 December 1913