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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 06 August 1902

 Item
Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/65

Scope and Contents

Cecil states that he has been to the Zoo to inspect the 'Kitchener hybrid', which he goes on to describe.

Dates

  • 06 August 1902

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Biographical / Historical

Cecil is most likely referring to the zebra hybrid presented to King Edward VII in 1902 by Lord Kitchener, who had discovered it in the Transvaal during the Boer War. The animal, a cross between a stallion horse and a Burchell's zebra mare, was kept in the Zoological Gardens, London.

Extent

1 leaf

Physical Location

CLX-A-1135

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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