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Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck (incomplete), 14 December 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/36
Scope and Contents

Hagenbeck sends Ewart details and photographs (not present) of his cross breeding experiments with a lion and a tiger born at the Hagenpark in Hamburg in 1897. He is also attempting to cross a female leopard with a Bengal tiger.

The latter part of the letter is not present.

Dates: 14 December 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from C.C Hurst, 22 December 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/25
Scope and Contents

Hurst requests a copy of Ewart's paper on the Development of the Horse. He has been 'soldiering' since August 1914 and has not had time to keep up with developments in experimental work.

Dates: 22 December 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 13 May 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/15
Scope and Contents

Oliphant writes about the birth of the first hybrid foal out of one of Ewart's mares, as he suspects that his first letter reporting this has gone missing. He wants to know whether Ewart wishes to take the experiment any further.

Dates: 13 May 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 02 June 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/18
Scope and Contents

Oliphant notes that Ewart requested the Przewalski's foal to be sent to the taxidermist Rowland Ward, but he trusts they will not have another mishap as there is only one foal this year. He reports that Ewart's third Przewalski's mare foaled that morning, as well as the Mongolian pony, but the offspring are all males. He asks if Ewart would consider carrying out the experiment further.

Dates: 02 June 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 25 March 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/10
Scope and Contents

Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford wishes to know what Ewart would like to to do further with the experiments at Woburn with cross-breeding a Przewalski's horse with pony mares. He wonders if the Mongolian stallion kiang and mare would be of any use to Ewart to experiment with on the land he has recently acquired.

Dates: 25 March 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 11 February 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/3
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks if Ewart himself can't manage to carry ouy the experiment with the female foal out of the Przewalski's mare by the Highland pony and a hybrid male by a Przewalski's stallion out of a pony mare, as space is getting cramped at Woburn. He reports that they are going through with the experiment crossing Nepalese unicorn sheep with Southdown sheep, and they propose to do a similar experiment with Grevy's zebras and French Giant donkeys. The Duke of Bedford also asks Ewart's advice...
Dates: 11 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 17 February 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/4
Scope and Contents

Oliphant notes that Ewart is willing to conduct the previously mentioned crossing experiment himself and desires to know what animals he will require from Woburn. The Duke of Bedford asks Ewart to liaise with John T. Mackenzie of Dunvegan about obtaining some Soay sheep when the embargo on their export has been lifted.

Dates: 17 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Day Allen Willey, 02 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/8
Scope and Contents

Willey requests Ewart's views of his own cross-breeding experiments for an article which Willey plans to write about various types of hybrids.

Dates: 02 February 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from D.P. Henderson, with enclosed letter to Henderson from D. Keith-Murray, 25 April 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/24
Scope and Contents Henderson writes that the 'old breed [of sheep] at Duncansbay Head' mentioned by Keith-Murray may possibly be descendants of an old native breed, and provides information about the year-old lamb born to one of his Shetland ewes. In the letter to Henderson, dated 22 April 1911, Keith-Murray writes that he will glady give Ewart information on the horned sheep at Barrogill. He states that the four-horned ram came from Shetland while the sheep were from St Kilda and Duncansbay...
Dates: 25 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Dr. H.B Fiberylies (in French), 04 November 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/115
Scope and Contents

The writer asks Ewart for certain references relating to experiments in telegony for a bibliography he is producing for the Royal Library of Brussels.

Dates: 04 November 1904