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Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 (curator, American Museum of Natural History, New York)

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter of introduction to Charles Alexander Sheldon from Henry Fairfield Osborn (unsigned), 18 February 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/5
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 08 April 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/30
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry F. Osborn, 07 May 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/48
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 December 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/58
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 24 October 1916

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/31
Scope and Contents Osborn reports the safe arrival of the Equus caballus and Equus caballus celticus. He feels strongly that the Museum should have Ewart's original type specimen of Equus caballus celticus because it agrees more closely with his original characterisation of the species in the small size of the head. He asks whether it would be practical to have the skin removed and the skeleton sent to them, as the specimen Ewart has...
Dates: 24 October 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 January 1918

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/24/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he will shortly send Ewart a revision of the Equidae, which he calls 'a dry, exhausting piece of work, which is, however, absolutely essential for the more interesting monograph which I trust will follow one day.' He reports that the Celtic pony is now in full coat and is not typical. As it lacks many of the specific characters on which Ewart established the subspecies, he requests again the skeleton and skin of the type.
Dates: 05 January 1918

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 15 October 1919

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/25/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is still working on developing the horse collection at the Museum and preparing his memoir on the Evolution of the Horse. He hears from Director Hornaday that the Scandinavian and Celtic ponies will have to be disposed of as they are eating too much. He once again requests the skeleton and skin of the original Celtic pony to be sent to him.
Dates: 15 October 1919

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 02 February 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he has not heard from Ewart for years, despite his own letters to him. He reminds him about his promise of securing the original Celtic horse as the type specimen of Equus caballus celticus for the Museum. He reports that the little stallion Ewart sent to the Museum shows around 95% Celtic characters, and enquires whether Ewart knows of a pure little Celtic mare they could import for breeding purposes. He has been corresponding with Breuil about his...
Dates: 02 February 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 16 January 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/2
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 28 March 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/26
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