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Found in 144 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 28 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/92
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Osborn thanks Ewart for his visit to Penicuik and asks him for some glass slides and photographs. He recommends that when Ewart visits the British Museum again he studies the hoofs of Onohippidium as they resemble a zebra more than an ass or horse. He asks Ewart to procure him a hoof of an ass or Przewalski's horse if he is able.

Dates: 28 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 29 March [1915]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/8
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Russell, who signs himself 'Bedford', suggests that Ewart visits Woburn when he comes to London, as he has a fine Italian donkey-zebra hybrid.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 29 March [1915]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J. Smith, 29 January 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/5
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Smith informs Ewart that the drawings of zebras that he had drawn for Dr Prajak three years previously are being reproduced. He had also asked for further drawings to be made but has since lost contact, leaving Smith unsure as to whether he should continue the work. He asks Ewart for any information he can provide on him, as he used to work at the University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 29 January 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Carmichael, 02 January 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/1
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Carmichael writes regarding the gridiron marking on a photograph (presumably of a zebra) Ewart has sent him, and similar markings on a zebra shot by Carmichael in Magomero.

Dates: 02 January 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Macdonald, 03 November 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/34
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Macdonald informs Ewart that the directors of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland have awarded him the Gold Medal of the Society in recognition of his research into stockbreeding and in acknowledgement of his exhibit of zebra and zebra crosses at the Society's show in Edinburgh in July 1898.

Dates: 03 November 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John K. Butter, 25 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/105
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Butter asks for advice on breaking in and handling the two zebras he has purchased from Carl Hagenbeck in Hamburg. He writes that natural history is his greatest hobby, and that he recalls Ewart from his time at Aberdeen University, where Butter was a student.

Dates: 25 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Jules de Guerne (in French), 28 June 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/27
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Jules de Guerne announces that the Société Nationale D'Acclimatation de France are bestowing upon Ewart the Grande Medaille d'Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire for his work on the hybridisation of zebras and horses.

Dates: 28 June 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, 19 November 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/31
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Patterson writes that he is glad Ewart is pleased with the zebra skin, and that he shot the animal near the Iseolo River. He remarks that it is a shame that zebras are not domesticated, as East Africa badly needs animal transport immune from 'the [Tsetse] fly'.

Dates: 19 November 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant E.D.A Daly, 21 May 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/13
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Daly writes regarding Ewart's recent request in the Veterinarian for notes and photographs of zebra skins. He explains that among the tame Burchell's zebras running around at Cecil Rhodes' home near Rondebosch, there is a mare with very unusual markings. He suggests photographing the animal for Ewart if he is interested.

Dates: 21 May 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 18 April 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/9
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Cecil discusses the West Highland pony 'Mulatto' and her suitability for the zebra hybrid experiments. He asserts that 'Mulatto' was never served before she came to Ewart and mentions that 'all my fellows are immensely excited about the zebra cross, in fact they always speak of her [Mulatto] as 'the zebra's lass''.

Dates: 18 April 1896