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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/65

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


  • Creation: 06 August 1902


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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.


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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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