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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 03 December 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/43

Scope and Contents

Ridgeway hopes that Ewart persuaded Scharff to obtain the Achill Island pony for the National Museum. He comments on the reviews of his recently published book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse. He enquires after Ewart's next paper on the tarpan, and asks for any information concerning the Rhind lectures at the University of Edinburgh. He comments that he has a lot of material on the origin of jewellery which could form a book or a course of lectures. He believes that Osborn went to the wrong place in Mexico to look for striped and pied dun horses, as he has heard different information from a local farmer and from Hans Gadow.


  • Creation: 03 December 1905


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2 leaves

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Biographical / Historical

The forthcoming article which Ridgeway mentions is likely to be Ewart's 'The Tarpan and its Relationship with Wild and Domestic Horses (Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 26: 7-21), abridged in Nature, 74: 113-115 (1906).


From the Series: 4 boxes