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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 24 April 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/46

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Ridgeway thanks Ewart for sending him photographs of the Ward's zebra, which he asks permission to mention in his forthcoming survey of zebras. He goes on to discuss the ponies at Garran Point, Ireland that Ewart has mentioned, and cites some classical and historical references to the Irish 'Hobbie' and its debated connection to Spanish breeds imported in the sixteenth century, although Ridgeway feels that this must have occcured earlier. He concludes that he is in agreement with Ewart that there must have been flat-nosed ponies in the Western Isles of a different type to the Norwegian before the Norse came to the islands.


  • 24 April 1903


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