Cockerell thanks Ewart for the photographs of the Arab and Roman-nosed horses, and a paper on Connemara ponies. He describes the doubling of the sale price of horses due to British government agents buying up western ponies wholesale to ship to South Africa. He advises that, if the ponies are shipped to London on the way, Ewart might get the chance to examine and buy any horse he wanted. Following Ewart's admission that he had never heard of the Manx rabbit, Mr Cockerell explains to him that there exists a species in Western North America which resembles the ordinary 'cottontails', except that the tail is shorter. He provides data comparing the size of the tail vertebrae of each species of rabbit and suggests that these observations might be worth publishing.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 20 March 1901, Coll-14/9/7/8. University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 20 March 1901, Coll-14/9/7/8. University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections. http://lac-archivesspace-live1.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/19354 Accessed November 30, 2023.