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Arabian Horses

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

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm, 06 August 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/24
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Malcolm writes that he can offer both the Arab ponies a home. He asks Ewart's advice on when fresh water ceases to damage the digestive organs of salmon.

Dates: 06 August 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 19 August 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/18
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Oliphant announces the birth of a chestnut foal at Woburn Abbey: the product of a zebra mare and an Arabian sire horse, and with stripes and dappling on its legs, thighs and body.

Dates: 19 August 1898

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 Frieda Cecil, 15 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/122
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Cecil states that she has never come across an Arab horse in Hungary, or a Hungarian horse with a white mane and tail. She reports on the sales of ponies they made recently and that their Scotch terrier has had puppies. She concludes by saying 'I am so glad you are looking at tails and not warts anymore!'

Dates: 15 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F.W Barling, 29 August 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/29
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Barling offers Ewart his Arab pony 'Parakh' on condition that he is used for stud purposes and that he is shot when no longer required.

Dates: 29 August 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 12 May 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/8
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Osborn writes that he is sending Ewart the slides he selected in return for those Ewart sent him. He is writing an article on the peculiarities of the Arab skeleton which he will publish in Science. He is also publishing a brief description of their observations on horses in Mexico.

Dates: 12 May 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Noble Graham, 24 November 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/56
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Graham writes concerning the confusion over the return of the pony 'Greylegs' to his farm. He thanks Ewart for his support of his breeding experiments and states that he will make enquiries about acquiring an Arab-Russian stud.

Dates: 24 November 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.B Robertson, 15 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/12
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Robertson comments on Ewart's paper on the development of the horse, particularly on the 'three-toed phase' in early embryonic life. He wonders whether there is any appreciable difference between the embryo of an Arab or thoroughbred mare and a Shire. He imagines that the three-toed stage would persist for two or three days or longer in the case of heavy, coarse breeds.

Dates: 15 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/98
Scope and Contents Cecil writes that he has written to the Secretary of the Carnegie Institute and hopes that Ewart's trip is a success. He mentions that he has been in touch with Forsyth about their forthcoming visit to Skye where they are considering circulating memoranda about ponies among the crofters under the auspices of the Congested Districts Board. Forsyth has stated that he would like to start a stud farm in Kilmuir. Cecil believes that he considers Fincastle's cross-breeding of Arab sires and...
Dates: 08 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 October 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/38
Scope and Contents Cecil is puzzled that Ewart mixed Spanish and horse blood and produced a Celtic pony, as he would have thought the mix would have produced the Island pony. He reports that Ritchie is annoyed that his neighbours prefer to use a crofters' pony to the Arab breed. He has written to Forsyth asking him to let the pony 'Atholl' to stand at the head of the Monkstadt stud (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) on the Isle of Skye. He writes that he saw the best Highland ponies he...
Dates: 08 October 1905