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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 29 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/93

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Ridgeway states that it is most probable that the Libyan horse in a wild state had more strongly defined stripes than when domesticated and refers to Azara's example of wild and tame cattle in South America differing in colours. He writes that if Ewart agrees he will insert this into the revised last chapter of his book. He has heard that Pocock is going to publish the bay quagga as a new variety or species and asks Ewart to send him an illustrative block of the Hebridean stallion.


  • Creation: 29 August 1904


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2 leaves

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Biographical / Historical

The proofs to which Ridgeway refers are most likely to be those of his book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 1905.


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