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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney Olivier with enclosed copied letter from W. Reid to Captain Spanton, 02 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/21

Scope and Contents

Olivier writes on behalf of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce the enclosed letter and invite Ewart's opinion on the breeding of horses suitable for artillery purposes.

The enclosed letter, dated 03 March 1916, from W. Reid of Illinois to Captain Spanton, outlines the former's opinions of the best breeds of artillery horses that America produces. He describes the American preference for the Percheron, which can weigh as much as Shires and Clydes but with limbs more free of hair.


  • Creation: 02 May 1916


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3 leaves

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From the Series: 4 boxes