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Scope and Contents Le Souef acknowledges safe receipt of the cloth. He writes that he has enjoyed his shooting trip and is reluctant to leave, but he will be sailing for France shortly. The Wild Animals of Australasia has just come out and he hopes it will prove useful to zoologists. He is organising a long trip through North Australia where he hopes to collect many new specimens of animals before they are wiped out.
Dates: 12 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef wishes to send Ewart a specimen of the racoon-like dog to compare its habits with Ewart's South American specimen, and to try to cross it with a small Pomeranian or Pekinese. This could help to prove that these breeds originated from a wild species indigenous to China and Japan, and challenge the theory that all dogs originated from the wolf. He asks Ewart for an account for the wool and weaving from Professor Barker and writes that he will see if Bruce will contact the universities of...
Dates: 04 October 1926
Scope and Contents Dendy writes that he has found two embryo specimens which he is sending to Ewart, and he can also send him pieces of adult skin preserved in spirit if he wishes.
Dates: 04 May 1922
Scope and Contents Masson, a former student of Ewart's, enquires whether Ewart would like him to send some specimens of Peripatus worm, though he is concerned that they might perish in the post due to their delicate nature. He also asks the best process with which to preserve them.
Dates: 01 March 1900
Scope and Contents Lankester invites Ewart to visit him at the museum of Exeter College, Oxford to show him carmine staining techniques on a sturgeon skull and other fish specimens. He also suggests that Ewart should visit the college in order to initiate some of the preparations of fish specimens at the Museum. He also suggests several book titles for Ewart's studies.
Dates: 19 October 1875
Scope and Contents Masson writes regarding the specimens of Peripatus worms that he has now sent to Ewart. They were chloroformed and then preserved in a solution of formalin. Masson thanks Ewart for his enquiries about his practice, and states he will gladly send some more specimens to him if he wishes.
Dates: 24 April 1900
Scope and Contents Osborn reports the safe arrival of the Equus caballus and Equus caballus celticus. He feels strongly that the Museum should have Ewart's original type specimen of Equus caballus celticus because it agrees more closely with his original characterisation of the species in the small size of the head. He asks whether it would be practical to have the skin removed and the skeleton sent to them, as the specimen Ewart has...
Dates: 24 October 1916
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he has not heard from Ewart for years, despite his own letters to him. He reminds him about his promise of securing the original Celtic horse as the type specimen of Equus caballus celticus for the Museum. He reports that the little stallion Ewart sent to the Museum shows around 95% Celtic characters, and enquires whether Ewart knows of a pure little Celtic mare they could import for breeding purposes. He has been corresponding with Breuil about his...
Dates: 02 February 1921
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart write to the Jardins des Plantes for the carcass of one of the chabin (a goat/sheep hybrid) to ascertain whether or not it is a hybrid, and that someone should inspect and sketch their sheep specimens before they decay much further. He has heard of the existence of a black-faced heath sheep with long curved horns still existing in North Holland which could be related to the old Norfolk sheep.
Dates: 17 May 1911
Scope and Contents Turner writes that he is enclosing some photographs obtained from Count Le Couteulx de Canteleu and mentioning, amongst other things, an illustration that he has done of a supposed stuffed specimen of a fox-bay hybrid now in the possession of the former Chairman of the Kennel Club, Mr Shirley.
Dates: 20 March 1900