Subject Source: Nahste
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Shaw congratulates Ewart on the publication of the Penycuik Experiments. He discusses his own interest in the breeding of a pair of Burchell's zebras located at the Zoological Gardens in Bristol, and the markings of their offspring. He offers to send Ewart the skin of an 11 month-old foal for his inspection. He asks for advice on the hybridisation of zebras with ponies and donkeys in their care.
Dates: 20 April 1899
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant Colonel N. Naski (in old German), with modern typed transcription, 01 December 1897
Scope and Contents Naski discusses the patterns and colouring of foals hide in comparison with that of their parents and with respect to different breeds and the progeny of hybridisation experiments. He concludes that in most cases, stripes on the foals shoulders and legs tend to disappear when these horses reach maturity. Stripes are most common with white horses and are conversely very rare with brown ones.
Dates: 01 December 1897
Scope and Contents Daly writes regarding Ewart's recent request in the Veterinarian for notes and photographs of zebra skins. He explains that among the tame Burchell's zebras running around at Cecil Rhodes' home near Rondebosch, there is a mare with very unusual markings. He suggests photographing the animal for Ewart if he is interested.
Dates: 21 May 1901
Scope and Contents Cecil outlines details of a dun-coloured mare that he has just purchased, with a chestnut stripe down its back. He also mentions some hybrids that he is hoping to transport to India.
Dates: 20 December 1901
Scope and Contents Cecil thanks Ewart for 'the photo of Mulatto and Romulus' (Ewart's first zebra/horse hybrid and dam) and mentions that the Scottish Farmer should be sending 'Reid of Wishaw' (Charles Reid, the photographer). Cecil suggests that Reid should photograph Ewart's various animals (zebra, mule, donkey as well as Mulatto and Romulus) to highlight the differences in stripes between father and son, and the absence of stripes in the non-hybrid animals.
Dates: 05 September 1896
Scope and Contents Cecil explains the breeding and ancestral history of the West Highland pony 'Mulatto', describing the possible reasons for her colouring and markings. He also refers to documents and sketches enclosed for Ewart (not present).
Dates: 11 October 1896
Scope and Contents Lord Moreton thanks Ewart for sending two pamphlets and wishes to know how the markings on Shorthorn cattle might be controlled.
Dates: 26 January 1901
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he is enclosing a cheque for the half-bred ponies, and he would be delighted to have a Siberian lamb to cross-breed with. He asks whether Ewart would have any use for mismarked calves of the white cattle, as well as any black 'Soa' ewe lambs.
Dates: 06 June 1912
Scope and Contents Alexander writes concerning what money he would take for the sale of the filly, and invites Ewart to come and see his lambs. He adds that he has got a perfectly marked white calf from a pure fawn Jersey by the white bull.
Dates: 22 February 1915
Scope and Contents Alexander gives instructions for Ewart to return the pony to him and comments that due to the war his stock is greatly reduced. He provides details of the offspring of a piebald mare which he considers to be breeding very oddly.
Dates: 15 July 1915