Subject Source: Nahste
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Scope and Contents Alexander offers Ewarts some ponies, as he can no longer afford to keep them. He comments that the stripes on the mare in Ewart's photograph is also visible on his mare at times.
Dates: 16 September 1916
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for his comments about his own thoughts on the thoroughbred horse. Ridgeway hopes to have the paper printed by January 1903. He believes the Nisaean (or Caspian) breed owed its superiority and size to the crossing of Libyan blood with Asiatic. His paper also discusses the portrayal of small-headed horses portrayed by the cavemen of France. At present, his research revolves around the Norwegian pony with a stripe on its back. He is also greatly interested in Ewart's study...
Dates: 09 December 1902
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the photograph of a pony's head. He asserts that the conclusion that no asses had evolved west of the Nile is incorrect and cites a renowned Arab historian and geographer, Al-Masudi. He mentions the appearance of curiously striped wild asses in the province of Nubia, on the West side of the Nile. Ridgeway discusses the implications of the infiltration of asses into this area and explores its possible origins. He states that he is writing to Walter Burton Harris, who he...
Dates: 07 February 1903
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for a block that he has lent him and says that he is at last returning Salensky's paper. He states that he is gratified to find that the tarpan is an original wild Equid and not a feral horse. He asks if Ewart has any data about Cossack ponies, which he supposes are more or less mixed like the Shetlands, and wonders if Ewart has any questions about Barbary horses for Walter Harris, with whom Ridgeway has been in touch. He then goes on to mention early Greek sources for the...
Dates: 05 March 1903
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the papers he sent him. He concurs that the typical striped Norwegian pony was rare in Scandinavia in the 11th century, and that they are mentioned in the sagas. He states that he has now mapped out the entire historical evidence for horses in Europe and that his book is now ready to go to press after some complications with the publishers. He congratulates Ewart on the information about the Scottish ponies with the striped face and for his 'good news from the Faroe...
Dates: 27 August 1903
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that it is most probable that the Libyan horse in a wild state had more strongly defined stripes than when domesticated and refers to Azara's example of wild and tame cattle in South America differing in colours. He writes that if Ewart agrees he will insert this into the revised last chapter of his book. He has heard that Pocock is going to publish the bay quagga as a new variety or species and asks Ewart to send him an illustrative block of the Hebridean stallion.
Dates: 29 August 1904
Scope and Contents Ridgeway writes that he is pleased that Ewart plans to go to Mexico to see the mustangs and states that he has full historical details about the horses which the Spaniards took to North America. He will insert Ewart's remarks regarding 'stockings' colouration into the draft of his book and refers to the death of Matthew Horace Hayes. Ridgeway states that while he is happy to write in support of Ewart's application for £300 from the Carnegie Institute, he recommends that his case might...
Dates: 05 September 1904
Scope and Contents Ridgeway congratulates Ewart on the announcement of his marriage. He reports that he has finally got a photograph of the Somali wild ass in Regent's Park from Dando. He mentions forthcoming papers about quaggas from Pocock and Lydekker and concludes by enquiring whether the quagga's markings and its bay colour are to be attributed to its living under the same climactic conditions as the Libyan horse.
Dates: 15 September 1904
Scope and Contents Ridgeway hopes that Ewart persuaded Scharff to obtain the Achill Island pony for the National Museum. He comments on the reviews of his recently published book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse. He enquires after Ewart's next paper on the tarpan, and asks for any information concerning the Rhind lectures at the University of Edinburgh. He comments that he has a lot of material on the origin of jewellery which could form a book or a course of lectures....
Dates: 03 December 1905
Scope and Contents Cockerell states that Dr Susie Rijnhard, who is staying with him in Las Vegas, reports that small yellow dun horses with a dark dorsal stripe, dark mane and tail are very common in Tibet.
Dates: 14 February 1902