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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 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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord John Stewart-Murray, 14 June 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/13
Scope and Contents

Lord Stewart-Murray, who signs himself 'Tullibardine', says he can either send his pure-bred Arab pony to Edinburgh or he could put Ewart's mares up at his residence, Dunkeld House, Dunkeld. He gives instructions for the care of the pony when he is with Ewart, and asks that Ewart keep an account of the mares the pony serves.

Dates: 14 June 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Maharajah Bhagvat Singh, 12 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/121
Scope and Contents

Singh writes that he is not sure about purchasing the Arab mare 'Wild Rose' as his stables are full, unless the horse is 'pure Arab and as near perfection as can be.' He leaves the judgement to Ewart.

Dates: 12 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Malcolm McLeod, 17 June 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/60
Scope and Contents

McLeod reports that all except one of his half-Arabs were sold, although they did not fetch as much money as the Skye foals.

Dates: 17 June 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Malcolm McLeod, 02 December 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/133
Scope and Contents

McLeod states that there are not any half Arab foals in Glenhinnisdal but that there are some at Earlish and Glenuig. He makes enquiries after the colt that he sold.

Dates: 02 December 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 26 March 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/25
Scope and Contents

Hayes thanks Ewart for his article on Connemara ponies and agrees with his notion that the breed is no longer pure, having seen examples in Galway that winter. He is reminded that as a boy he had seen a distinct breed of Kerry pony, which has now become extinct. He adds that the Batak or Deli pony is fast losing its distinctiveness due to excessive breeding with Arab ponies.

Dates: 26 March 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Maud M[a]y, 07 February 1903

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

The writer asks Ewart to give her advance notice of his visit, and mentions that she had an Arab mare in foal.

The author's signature is unclear.

Dates: 07 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Robert Alexander, 06 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/7
Scope and Contents

Alexander reminisces about when he and Ewart first met and reports that he has recently acquired an old Arabian stallion. He hopes to get him in a better condition so that he can show him to Ewart.

Dates: 06 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 07 February 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/17
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the photograph of a pony's head. He asserts that the conclusion that no asses had evolved west of the Nile is incorrect and cites a renowned Arab historian and geographer, Al-Masudi. He mentions the appearance of curiously striped wild asses in the province of Nubia, on the West side of the Nile. Ridgeway discusses the implications of the infiltration of asses into this area and explores its possible origins. He states that he is writing to Walter Burton Harris, who...
Dates: 07 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 20 March 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/8
Scope and Contents Cockerell thanks Ewart for the photographs of the Arab and Roman-nosed horses, and a paper on Connemara ponies. He describes the doubling of the sale price of horses due to British government agents buying up western ponies wholesale to ship to South Africa. He advises that, if the ponies are shipped to London on the way, Ewart might get the chance to examine and buy any horse he wanted. Following Ewart's admission that he had never heard of the Manx rabbit, Mr Cockerell explains to him that...
Dates: 20 March 1901