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Animal Markings

Subject Source: Nahste

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, with enclosed letter from Edward Allen Clemens, 26 January 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/3
Scope and Contents Cockerell writes that he is enclosing E.A Clemens' letter and asks Ewart to write to Clemens and to send him a set of his papers on horses. He also states that he is not hopeful of getting help from the Agricultural Experiment Station with their proposed research involving horse skulls. The enclosed letter to Cockerell from Clemens, dated 24 January 1902, replies to Cockerell's request for information about the typical markings to be found on a dun stallion. Clemens states that...
Dates: 26 January 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from unknown author (incomplete), 15 February 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/4
Scope and Contents

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from an unknown author regarding some photographs of zebra skins. He explains that he shot the zebras in Africa, and goes on to discuss the unusual dappling on their coats.

Second half of the letter, with author's signature, is not present.

Dates: 15 February 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 22 June 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/25
Scope and Contents

Blunt provides Ewart with details of the colours and markings of his 20 Arab foals.

Dates: 22 June 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 24 May 1897

Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/5
Scope and Contents

Blunt reveals that he has 10 foals this year at his stud farm from pure Arab mares, by the same chestnut horse. He gives a physical description of each foal, and analyses their colour and markings. He also suggests a seven year old mare that might be suitable for Ewart's experimental breeding.

Dates: 24 May 1897

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 21 August 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/19
Scope and Contents

Blunt lists 20 thoroughbred arab foals that he has bred at his horse farm and would like to offer one as a gift to Ewart. It has strong zebra markings and Blunt believes it would prove useful for Ewart's experiments.

Dates: 21 August 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 27 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/48
Scope and Contents

Gordon hopes that the ewe and spotted lamb arrived safely in Leith. He provides details about the price his lambs fetched in Aberdeen. He writes that he is going on with the excavation of the Brough and has found some stone implements as well as the bones of horses, cattle and sheep, which he offers to send to Ewart for investigation.

Dates: 27 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Laidlaw, 26 October 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/30
Scope and Contents

Laidlaw suggests why the Shire and Clydesdale horses have so many white markings. They may breed with cattle whilst the mares are in season. He states that not so many white markings in the cart horse are found in the West and North of Scotland and details further examples of cases of unusual markings on different varieties of horse.

Dates: 26 October 1900

Letter to Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell from Edward Allen Clemens (incomplete), 21 June 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/48
Scope and Contents

Clemens writes to Cockerell regarding Ewart's research into and experiments with dun-coloured animals. He wonders whether any still exist in New Mexico of sufficiently pure blood to be of value to their experiments. He goes on to discuss markings, and offers to make certain of his ponies available for sale.

The latter part of the letter is not present.

Dates: 21 June 1902

Romulus Showing Spots and Stripes, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1054
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Ewart's zebra, "Romulus"'s hindquarters showing both spots and stripes in the early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s