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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from E. Bryans, 20 November 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/37
Scope and Contents

Bryans writes regarding Ewart's article 'Zebras, Horses and Hybrids' which has prompted him to mention a supposed case of telegony between two dogs.

Dates: 20 November 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Eric Walter, 26 April 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/11
Scope and Contents

Walter, a student of Natural History, enquires about whether the theory of telegony is true.

Dates: 26 April 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G. Grassmann, 01 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/102
Scope and Contents

Grassmann enquires about the name of Ewart's book on telegony.

Dates: 01 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 13 February 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/8
Scope and Contents

Osborn, writing from the American Museum of Natural History, expresses interest in Ewart's work on telegony and the embryology of the horse. He mentions that he is also sending Ewart papers about the ancestral history of the horse.

Dates: 13 February 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J. Sidney Turner, 21 April 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/10
Scope and Contents

Turner states that he will be sending Ewart a photograph of a donkey with very accentuated stripes on its legs. He awaits news of the second foal, particularly in respect to telegony. He also discusses the origins and general characteristics of the Dalmatian, the German Pointer and the Alsatian.

Dates: 21 April 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Burdon Sanderson, [c. 01 April 1904]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/36
Scope and Contents

Burdon-Sanderson thanks Ewart for sending him a copy of his book (presumably The Penycuik Experiments) and states that he is glad that Ewart has worked to illuminate various issues surrounding the theory of telegony.

The letter is inscribed merely 'Oxford, Good Friday', although another hand has indicated a possible year span of 1904-1906.

Dates: [c. 01 April 1904]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Will Hally (incomplete), 25 June 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/12
Scope and Contents

Hally provides information gathered from his own experience of breeding experiments, chiefly concerning the persistence of the belief in telegony among breeders and the inheritance of colour in Dachshunds, Hackney stallions, rabbits and mice. He states that he believes that mental ability is inherited from the dam but temper from the sire, something which is not reflected in the higher consideration afforded to sires.

The second page of the letter is not present.

Dates: 25 June 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernhard Tegetmeier, 04 May 1897

Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/4
Scope and Contents

Tegetmeier writes that he encloses a photograph (not present) of Sir Walter Gilbey's picture by George Stubbs of the first zebra introduced into England. He hopes to receive early news of Ewart's experiments in telegony. He also offers to show him a photograph of the hind quarters of five Burchell zebras in a stable.

Dates: 04 May 1897

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernhard Tegetmeier, 31 October 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/31
Scope and Contents

Tegetmeier thanks him for his recent letter and explaining that he has mislaid the book that Ewart lent him. He thanks him for the letters from Brazil and says he would be privileged to publish extracts from Ewart's article. He praises the cases opposed to the doctrine of telegony, in relation to humans. He cites the example of a family in the Finchley district, and details their ancestral history.

Dates: 31 October 1900