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Animal Markings

Subject Source: Nahste

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Letter (incomplete) to James Cossar Ewart from unknown author, 21 March 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/6
Scope and Contents The author thanks Ewart for sending him the hair samples of his zebras 'Romulus' and 'Matopo', and explaining that he has been much preoccupied by analysing the shell structure of ostrich eggs in the Masai country. He expounds his theories on what the markings and legstripes of zebras can reveal about which species they are. He analyses the colourings and markings of 'Matopo', 'Romulus' etc, and discusses the ramifications of telegony. The end of the letter, including the author's...
Dates: 21 March 1898

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alex Rose, 08 September 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/96
Scope and Contents Rose writes that he thinks there would be no difficulty in procuring some yellow dun ponies with a stripe along the back for Ewart. He also offers to track down a pure yellow stallion with a black stripe that he sold three years previously.
Dates: 08 September 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander Munro, 15 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/119
Scope and Contents Munro describes a foal and its markings, and compares it with its parents. He discusses the arrangements for shipping the animal to Penicuik.
Dates: 15 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 08 October 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/80
Scope and Contents Balfour states that she is returning Carl Hagenbeck's letter to Ewart. She states she has also written to Lord Stanley in connection with Ewart's hybrids in an attempt to persuade him to purchase them. She also enquires whether, during his experiments, he has noticed if offspring from two different species of horse, with strong markings, hark back to a more ancestral type. She enquires whether the mustang is a descendant of the Spanish horse.
Dates: 08 October 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 21 March 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/7
Scope and Contents Balfour writes regarding the possible publication of a German pamphlet by Professor Von Nathusius in the Veterinarian. She now believes she can have it translated by Sir Walter Rothschild at Tring in Hertfordshire. She goes on to discuss the markings of a particular breed of zebra from Zululand, and whether its unusual pattern has any bearing on the history of markings in general.
Dates: 21 March 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 04 June 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/13
Scope and Contents Balfour expresses her hope that the Highland and Agricultural Society gives him a grant to continue his experiments and thanks Ewart for accepting her financial assistance. She goes on to discuss the 'infection' of telegony and the positioning of animal markings and gradations in colour on zebras and horses.
Dates: 04 June 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Archibald Campbell, first Baron Blythswood, 04 November 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/35
Scope and Contents Campbell gives details of the markings of a recent litter of mice.
Dates: 04 November 1899

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Baron de Parana (in French), with modern English translation (2 copies), [c. 1899]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/40
Scope and Contents Baron de Parana thanks Ewart for sending a copy of his book on telegony. He then lists the six zebra hybrids in his possession, detailing their physical characteristics, and in particular their height and the dappling on their coats. He discusses telegony and 'infection', which he does not believe in. He cites many human examples to disprove the theory of telegony.

Letter is undated. It is not known who made the translation.
Dates: [c. 1899]