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Devon Pack Horse

Subject Source: Other

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles R. Heatley, 20 August 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/41
Scope and Contents

Heatley provides details about the pack horse stallion 'Lord Nelson'. He reports that he has only been able to find in the district one Devon pack horse, plus a colt, to serve as a stud. He complains about the Board of Agriculture and proposes setting up a 'Pack Horse Association' among Devon gentlemen and farmers, and asks Ewart if he would care to join.

Dates: 20 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Frederick Lort-Phillips, 28 February 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/9
Scope and Contents

Lort-Phillips writes that he and the Devon County Committee have agreed to run their Pack Horse Stud Book together. Mr Phillpotts-Williams, a Committee member, is anxious to form a strong London committee to grapple with horse breeding questions, although Lort-Phillips would prefer to wait until the ground is clear. Lort-Phillips asks Ewart to be his collaborator with taking their ideas and research further.

Dates: 28 February 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R. Haveley, 14 February 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/6
Scope and Contents

Haveley comments on Ewart's essay on scientific horse breeding, in relation to his own advocacy of the revival of the Devon pack horse and the work of the Board of Agriculture. He also comments on the Shales stud farm.

Dates: 14 February 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R. Haveley, 13 April 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/21
Scope and Contents Haveley describes his recent travels around Devon searching for pack horses and provides details on a pack stallion, although he is convinced that the Board of Agriculture will not buy him for the County. He proposes to gather together the names of men interested in horse breeding to purchase him, and also 10 to 15 of the best old pack mares. He is convinced that in six years time there will be a great demand for pack stallions by the Board of Agriculture and foreign governments. He reports...
Dates: 13 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Walter Peacock, 23 September 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/29
Scope and Contents Peacock writes that it is doubtful whether any of the Devon pack horse breed remains, and provides details about the Norfolk-Roadster stallion that they have been breeding from instead. He also describes several other horses on the Duchy estate. He thanks Ewart for his information on the Percheron breed, although there are difficulties with importing horses from France at present. He would be most grateful if Ewart could advise on any peculiarites to look out for in the horses in the...
Dates: 23 September 1916

Letter to William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selbourne from Walter Peacock, 25 April 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/20
Scope and Contents

Peacock thanks Lord Selbourne for his interest in the breeding experiments with Dartmoor ponies and old Devon packhorses. He is preparing a memorandum of their current work and plans for the future which he will send to Selbourne and also to Ewart, whom Peacock wishes to consult regarding the application of Mendelian principles to the pack horse. He goes on to describe the breeding work in South Devon between a Norfolk-Roadster stallion and mares with packhorse pedigrees.

Dates: 25 April 1916