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Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 19 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/51
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Cecil writes that he was sorry Ewart was not able to visit him, as he wanted to discuss aspects of the Shetland cow with him, some of which remind him of Indian cattle. He asks whether either Ewart or the University are inclined to continue with the Jersey-Shetland crossing experiments.

Dates: 19 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Mabel Peacock, 09 October 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/26
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Peacock who, having read with interest Ewart's accounts of the results of cross-breeding experiments with zebras and horses, is sending him a passage from C.F Romilly Allen's Book of Chinese Poetry regarding the colouring of Mongolian ponies.

Dates: 09 October 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Norman Little, 29 October 1928

Identifier: Coll-14/9/34/7
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Little writes that he has now obtained some land and is ready to begin conducting some cross-breeding experiments on Siberian Mouflon and Merino sheep. He asks Ewart to send him some rams and ewes to begin with.

Dates: 29 October 1928

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Philip Lutley Sclater, 18 February 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/5
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Sclater answers Ewart's question about breeding between brothers and sisters of the same breed of animal, stating they tend not to continue breeding well after a few years. He suggests that any breeding experiments would be better conducted in a quieter place than the Zoological Gardens.

Dates: 18 February 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Philip Lutley Sclater, 15 February 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/2
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Sclater answers Ewart's question about experiments in inbreeding in the Zoological Gardens. He states that, while that no experiments specifically based on inbreeding have been carried out at the Gardens, they are careful to inject new blood into their breeding programmes, to sustain the size, health and reproductive powers of the animals.

Dates: 15 February 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from R.B Greig, 11 February 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/7
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Greig writes that the Development Commissioners are to meet the Board of Agriculture and representatives of the cattle breeding societies to discuss their scheme. They are proposing to set aside £200 a year to pay for Ewart's travelling expenses and for small experiments which he might conduct for the Board with cattle and sheep. He also proposes to name Ewart as an adviser.

Dates: 11 February 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Arthur Everett Shipley, 27 July 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/17
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Shipley says how he hopes Ewart's hybrid experiment will succeed. He goes on to recommend a certain Mr Lefroy for his abilities as a field naturalist.

Dates: 27 July 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/75
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Alexander reports that his colt is dead. He believes he has enough evidence to prove that in the matter of wool, sheep are not Mendelian, and provides details from his own breeding experiments.

Dates: 11 November 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/26
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that the skulls of the Somerford white polled cattle are the same as the Newstead skull. He makes observations on the polls of his horned Somerford cows, the Shorthorn and a Hamilton bull and states that he will embark on some experiments with zebras, as he is interested in the possible relation of zebras and Bos primigenius, suggesting that the Romans may have possibly imported them. He will ask a friend to compare the skulls of the Norfolk red...
Dates: 01 November 1910