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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Balfour with enclosed letter to Balfour from Lord Monk Bretton, 24 March 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/34

Scope and Contents

Balfour's letter (which was dictated and taken down in another hand) congratulates Ewart on the appointment of a Research Committee and says she will make enquiries about suitable land on which Ewart could keep his animals.

The enclosed letter from Lord Monk Bretton identifies the zebras (about which Balfour had evidently enquired) as being from Cape Colony, South Africa, and says he will make further enquiries. He comments that he saw many zebras in East Africa, but never in South, and that it is sad that they should be disappearing from that region.


  • Creation: 24 March 1903


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Physical Description

2 letters, 2 leaves

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2 Leaves

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Physical Description

2 letters, 2 leaves

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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