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Found in 212 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 17 February 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/4
Scope and Contents

Oliphant notes that Ewart is willing to conduct the previously mentioned crossing experiment himself and desires to know what animals he will require from Woburn. The Duke of Bedford asks Ewart to liaise with John T. Mackenzie of Dunvegan about obtaining some Soay sheep when the embargo on their export has been lifted.

Dates: 17 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 05 May 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/15
Scope and Contents

Oliphant asks on behalf of the Duke of Bedford for confirmation on when the ponies are likely to arrive at Woburn. He also asks with what stallion Ewart would like them to be crossed.

Dates: 05 May 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Day Allen Willey, 02 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/8
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Willey requests Ewart's views of his own cross-breeding experiments for an article which Willey plans to write about various types of hybrids.

Dates: 02 February 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from D.P. Henderson, with enclosed letter to Henderson from D. Keith-Murray, 25 April 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/24
Scope and Contents Henderson writes that the 'old breed [of sheep] at Duncansbay Head' mentioned by Keith-Murray may possibly be descendants of an old native breed, and provides information about the year-old lamb born to one of his Shetland ewes. In the letter to Henderson, dated 22 April 1911, Keith-Murray writes that he will glady give Ewart information on the horned sheep at Barrogill. He states that the four-horned ram came from Shetland while the sheep were from St Kilda and Duncansbay...
Dates: 25 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edward Donald Malcolm, 26 April 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/43
Scope and Contents

Malcolm thanks Ewart for sending him 'The Multiple Origin of Horses and Ponies' and enquires about the breeding of zebras and whether or not they can be crossed with donkeys. He complains at the loss of a costly donkey stallion on his property in Jamaica and hopes that some of his offspring may survive to make up for the loss.

Dates: 26 April 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edwin Brough, 28 April 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/32
Scope and Contents

Brough writes regarding findings made from cross-breeding experiments between a carting mare firstly with a blood horse and then a shire horse. The colts by the blood horse were found to make particularly good hunting animals.

Dates: 28 April 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frank Wyville Thomson, 12 August 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/23
Scope and Contents

Thomson announces his intention to retire from the Indian Medical Service and to seek employment in the new Department of Tropical Medicine in the University of Edinburgh. He goes on to describe his work experience in tropical medicine and states that he has spoken to Sir William Turner and Sir Thomas Fraser regarding a possible position within the University.

Dates: 12 August 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frederick Stringer Wrench, 25 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/11
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Wrench explains that at his stud farm they have 15 Connemara pony mares (nine of which are in foal to an Arab and two to a Connemara stallion) and two Erris ponies (in foal to a thoroughbred). This season they plan to mix the pairings and the results of the couplings will be carefully monitored. He believes that the Arab is an exceptional horse, bettered only by the winner at the Paris Exhibition. He adds that Wilfred Blunt's pony that competed against it looked quite plain in comparison.

Dates: 25 February 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George Teasdale-Buckell, 11 November 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/36
Scope and Contents

Teasdale-Buckell thanks Ewart for allowing him the use of some photographs, and gives information about the cross-breeding of two setter dogs.

Dates: 11 November 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G.P Lort, 23 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/38
Scope and Contents

Lort writes that the largest of the ewes is a Shropshire cross, the smaller ewe with close short wool was running with a pure Southdown, and the St Kilda ewe was put to a pedigree Welsh ram of Professor Winter's.

Dates: 23 June 1911