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Horse Farms

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

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 26 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/47
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Irving writes that he has had the opportunity to inspect several 'mustangs' in a stud, and was struck by their resemblance to the Stortford horse, except in the development of the hind quarters. He speculates that differences in the development of the hind quarters in various breeds may be connected to how hilly their local region is.

Dates: 26 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Captain J.H Greer, 16 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/22
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Greer writes that he would be delighted to meet Ewart to discuss aspects of national horse breeding, and that he hopes Ewart will one day come to Ireland to visit the National Stud. Otherwise, he himself will shortly visit London.

Dates: 16 May 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 03 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/17
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Oliphant reminds Ewart that the matter of the Przewalski's mare and hybrid foal was between Ewart and Mr Collier at the stud farm and that the Duke of Bedford has only agreed to keep them at Woburn as a favour owing to Mr Collier's illness.

Dates: 03 October 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from E. Brand, 14 July 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/75
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Brand informs Ewart that he has recently returned from Egypt hoping to call upon Professor Wallace, who would have introduced them. He writes that he has photographs which he took on the Aboukir Company's mule breeding farm near Alexandria of a mare with twin horse and mule foals. He comments that this must be a very rare instance of 'double conception' and says he would be happy to show Ewart the photographs.

Dates: 14 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frederick Stringer Wrench, 25 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/11
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Wrench explains that at his stud farm they have 15 Connemara pony mares (nine of which are in foal to an Arab and two to a Connemara stallion) and two Erris ponies (in foal to a thoroughbred). This season they plan to mix the pairings and the results of the couplings will be carefully monitored. He believes that the Arab is an exceptional horse, bettered only by the winner at the Paris Exhibition. He adds that Wilfred Blunt's pony that competed against it looked quite plain in comparison.

Dates: 25 February 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J. Oscar Muntz, 11 November 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/42
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Muntz asks Ewart's advice on the best book relating to the question of colour (in breeding) of animals, particularly the horse. He has a stud of moorland ponies on Dartmoor, Devon and hopes to experiment with some of the ponies at a later date.

Dates: 11 November 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 01 January 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/1
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Forsyth confirms that his colleagues have agreed to the purchase of four of Ewart's ponies and the stud farm subject to certain conditions. Forsyth recommends that Ewart contact John Ritchie to engage him under terms recommended by Lord Arthur Cecil.

Dates: 01 January 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 31 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/59
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Forsyth states that he is glad to hear that all the mares have foaled and that three of the foals are colts. He reports that there has been a delay in the purchase of Kilmuir, but that he hopes they will eventually get possession of their small stud farm. He confirms that Beaton should be able to take the Antrim horse to Benbecula at any time.

Dates: 31 May 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, [1905]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/45
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Forsyth writes that he has sent on the draft 'Sire and Service of Mares' from 1906 to Mackintosh and would be glad of any rough notes on the Monkstadt ponies (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board). The back of the letter contains notes in Ewart's hand on a list of names to whom he has sent his 'Tarpan' paper (possibly 'The Tarpan and its Relationship with Wild and Domestic Horses').

Letter is undated but likely to be from the year 1905.

Dates: [1905]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 11 February 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/3
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Forsyth asks Ewart to accompany him to Monkstadt (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) to see the ponies. He also wishes to consult him about the some public allegations that the Congested Districts Board are reviving the Highland ponies by crossing them.

Dates: 11 February 1908