Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
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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 sending him photographs of the Ward's zebra, which he asks permission to mention in his forthcoming survey of zebras. He goes on to discuss the ponies at Garran Point, Ireland that Ewart has mentioned, and cites some classical and historical references to the Irish 'Hobbie' and its debated connection to Spanish breeds imported in the sixteenth century, although Ridgeway feels that this must have occcured earlier. He concludes that he is in agreement with Ewart that...
Dates: 24 April 1903
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 writes that he is relieved that Ewart approves of his treatment of the Arab and the horses of western Asia, North Africa and the Mediterranean. He comments on the temperaments of various horses and the use of bits in different countries. He describes two photographs of Lofoden ponies, one of which was the last of its race and is now in the Bergen Museum.
Dates: 02 August 1904
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for permission to use Ewart's drawings and photographs in his book, particularly of the Iceland and Hebridean pony, and states that he will send Ewart the manuscript proofs soon.
Dates: 24 February 1904