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Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from E. Helen George Smith, 05 May 1904
Scope and Contents Smith encloses some photographs of 'Black Agnes' and 'Brenda' with a letter from a Major Fallow (enclosures not present) reporting on their progress. She supposes it takes around eighteen months to acclimatise a horse or mule to the Indian climate.
Dates: 05 May 1904
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G. Barrell, 26 October 1903
Scope and Contents Barrell enquires whether the two zebra hybrids Ewart has for sale are nicely marked and fit to work in trade, as his own mule is still fit for work.
Dates: 26 October 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G. Barrett, 21 March 1902
Scope and Contents Barrett enquires whether he might be able to purchase an animal from Ewart's stock of hybrids, which he is selling. He asks Ewart to advise on the most suitable animal and also enquires whether he knows of anyone who would be interested in purchasing a mule that he owns.
Dates: 21 March 1902
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 05 September 1896
Scope and Contents Cecil thanks Ewart for 'the photo of Mulatto and Romulus' (Ewart's first zebra/horse hybrid and dam) and mentions that the Scottish Farmer should be sending 'Reid of Wishaw' (Charles Reid, the photographer). Cecil suggests that Reid should photograph Ewart's various animals (zebra, mule, donkey as well as Mulatto and Romulus) to highlight the differences in stripes between father and son, and the absence of stripes in the non-hybrid animals.
Dates: 05 September 1896
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Maharajah Bhagvat Singh, 16 October 1902
Scope and Contents Singh, writing from Gondal in India, requests information about Shetland ponies, and their cost. He also states that he would be happy to look after Ewart's zebra mule for him and try to find a purchaser for it.
Dates: 16 October 1902
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from S.C Burke, 03 February 1905
Scope and Contents Burke confirms that he will call on Ewart in Montpelier, Jamaica. He hopes that Ewart will get lots of useful information on mule breeding while he is in Jamaica, and recommends that he visits J.W Edwards, an attorney who has experience of mule breeding.
Dates: 03 February 1905
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 09 August 1913
Scope and Contents Alexander suggests that one of them should try to get the fertile mule, and that he is happy to purchase her if need be. He reports that Sir Charles Assheton Smith has purchased a zebra hybrid for £200.
Dates: 09 August 1913
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 06 June 1914
Scope and Contents Alexander reports that his pregnant mare has died. He asks whether Ewart would like to take on all of his fat-rumped ewes for £10. He has a donkey very near foaling by the mule 'Jacob', which proves that he can still get stock. He states that can give Ewart the breeding of the sheep if he saw them.
Dates: 06 June 1914
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 04 June 1903
Scope and Contents The Duke enquires where the mule Kiang came from, as he has two himself, and gives details of them. He invites Ewart to visit him at Woburn Abbey and view them. He states that they expect a pair of Grevy's zebras at the Zoo.
Dates: 04 June 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 23 September 1896
Scope and Contents Blunt thanks Ewart for the photos of a zebra mule foal (presumably 'Romulus'). Also in the letter Blunt regrets the fact that he does not have another mule to give Ewart for his experiments. He apologises for the fact that 'Bernabit', the Arab mare he gave him, has been pronounced barren.
Dates: 23 September 1896