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Found in 212 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred Keene, 04 August [1905]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/20
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Keene writes that the Government of India have lately purchased four stallions in order to try and breed zebrules but that Colonel Good has informed him that they have been unable to get the zebras to serve the young mares. He asks for Ewart's advice and for his recommendations on horse breeding books.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 04 August [1905]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 17 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/5
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Balfour writes that she is grateful that Ewart has got 'Romulus' (his first zebra hybrid) back from the King. She asks if Ewart would like her to talk to Lord Onslow about his remaining herd of mountain zebras. She hopes to examine the callosities on her own Highland ponies soon and asks about the results of his hare-rabbit cross-breeding experiments. She complains about the lack of funding for scientific research.

Dates: 17 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 09 November 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/33
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Balfour writes that she is enclosing some pages of a pamphlet relating to the hybridisation of plants and the connections with animal cross-breeding (pamphlet not present). She also mentions hearing that 'Romulus (Ewart's first zebra hybrid foal) has been taken away from you under rather trying circumstances.'

Dates: 09 November 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Andrew Linton, 11 July 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/73
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Linton informs Ewart that he will be going to South-East Africa to breed and cross zebras. He would like to see Ewart's animal station and receive some advice.

Dates: 11 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Andrew M. White of Texas, 10 January 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/7
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White expresses interest in Ewart's article on experiments of crossing animals of different families. He discusses other cases of animal hybridisation he knows of, and says he is enclosing a clipping relating to Charles Goodnight's experiments with crossing buffalos and cattle (clipping not present).

Dates: 10 January 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Archibald Campbell, 07 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/47
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Campbell enquires as to whether there are any experiments that he could undertake with mice similar to those he began in 1899. He offers his room in Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, to Ewart for any work he might like to carry out.

The back of the letter contains notes, possibly in Ewart's hand, relating to the cross breeding of dogs.

Dates: 07 May 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Archibald Dickson, 08 February 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/12
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Dickson informs Ewart that his gamekeeper has discovered omissions in Ewart's observations on animal hybridisation, and the emphasis on which parent is male and which female. He also says he is enclosing some notes about cross-breeding (not present).

Dates: 08 February 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Arthur H. Neumann, 26 October 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/33
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Neumann enquires whether Ewart thinks it would be possible to start up a ranch for Grevy's zebra in East Africa, and to cross them with horses and donkeys to create 'a new beast of burden for Africa'.

Dates: 26 October 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, 02 January 1920

Identifier: Coll-14/9/26/1
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Balfour thanks Ewart for his letter and apologises for not being able to help him further due to health reasons. He will get back to him about Ewart's paper on intercrossing.

Dates: 02 January 1920

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from August Weismann, with Ewart's translation, 07 October 1894

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/5
Scope and Contents Weismann writes in English and German regarding Ewart's proposed experiments to investigate telegony, stating that 'I thought always the experiments of Lord Morton should be repeated.' He goes on to say that the zebra is an ideal subject for cross-breeding experiments because of its stripes, but adds that first Ewart should make sure that striping does not sometimes occur in newborn ponies. He thanks Ewart for inviting him to be part of the experiments and, although his distance from England...
Dates: 07 October 1894