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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir John Gilmour, 1st Baronet of Lundin and Montrave, 17 April 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/39

Scope and Contents

Gilmour thanks Ewart for sending him 'The Wild Horse'. He says that he has contacted his 'old and faithful stud groom W[illia]m Blackie' to see if he can assist in procuring a suitable man for Ewart's vacant post of stud groom. He comments that 'Scotch grooms are, take them as a whole, fairly decent chaps, but they are not horsemen.'


  • Creation: 17 April 1904


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Biographical / Historical

Ewart's article 'The Wild Horse' first appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 24, 460-468 (1903). It was reprinted in Nature 68, 271-274 in the same year.


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