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Zebras

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 144 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Andrew Linton, 06 August 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/83
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Linton writes that he has heard from Sir Clement that Ewart is to send them two stallions. He hopes that the horses will pay proper attention to the zebras and asks whether they will be well enough trained to be shipped out (to South-East Africa) in September.

Dates: 06 August 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from August Weismann, with Ewart's translation, 07 October 1894

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/5
Scope and Contents Weismann writes in English and German regarding Ewart's proposed experiments to investigate telegony, stating that 'I thought always the experiments of Lord Morton should be repeated.' He goes on to say that the zebra is an ideal subject for cross-breeding experiments because of its stripes, but adds that first Ewart should make sure that striping does not sometimes occur in newborn ponies. He thanks Ewart for inviting him to be part of the experiments and, although his distance from England...
Dates: 07 October 1894

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Baron de Parana (in French), 25 October 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/29
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Baron de Parana gives Ewart permission to publish the letter that he wrote to him about telegony. He adds that he has not yet tried to cross a female ass with a zebra, but that he will keep Ewart informed of his experiments.

Dates: 25 October 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Baron de Parana (in French), with modern English translation (2 copies), [c. 1899]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/40
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Baron de Parana thanks Ewart for sending a copy of his book on telegony. He then lists the six zebra hybrids in his possession, detailing their physical characteristics, and in particular their height and the dappling on their coats. He discusses telegony and 'infection', which he does not believe in. He cites many human examples to disprove the theory of telegony.

Letter is undated. It is not known who made the translation.

Dates: [c. 1899]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Cargill Gilston Knott, with enclosed letter to Knott from Alexander Seton Huth, 22 December 1915

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/23
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Knott asks Ewart what he wishes to do about having pictures printed from the plate of Ewart's zebra to illustrate a paper that was to be have been published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The letter from Huth to Knott, dated 20 December, enquires whether he can print off the plate as it has been on stone for a number of years.

Dates: 22 December 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 19 December 1901

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/28
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states how pleased he is in the interest that Ewart has shown in the young Przewalski's horses, which he had obtained for the Duke of Bedford from Central Asia. He says he will be shortly sending details of the horses. He is selling them for £250 each, but is prepared to let Ewart have one for £150. He has sold all his dun Mongolian mares but has one brown and one black which he is prepared to sell for £7 each. He also encloses 2 photographs of zebras which differ markedly from the...
Dates: 19 December 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 10 June 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/43
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Hagenbeck accepts the three hybrids that he is being offered. He informs Ewart that the skin of the Przewalski's horse was sent to Walter Rothschild, but adds that he has some skins of foals with hooves that he can send him. He is going to track down a zebra-pony hybrid for Ewart born two years previously in Paris, in order that he might purchase it, and also offers Ewart a male zebra from Kilimanjaro.

Dates: 10 June 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 01 July 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/52
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Hagenbeck confirms that the Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris no longer has the hybrid of the 'Equus hemyonus' and pony in its possession, and that the hybrid zebras and donkeys have been sold to William Jamrach. He enquires after more complete physical details of Ewart's hybrids.

Dates: 01 July 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 22 September 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/76
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Hagenbeck announces the expected arrival of 19 zebras from Mombassa, and offers a pair to Ewart for £200.

Dates: 22 September 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 04 October 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/79
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Hagenbeck states that he has received Ewart's correspondence and will put aside a pair of zebras for him, as well as a couple of ponies once he has been notified of which ones are to be shipped. He requests details of the three zebra hybrids in Ewart's custody.

Dates: 04 October 1902