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Scope and Contents Oliphant asks on behalf of the Duke of Bedford whether Ewart wishes to have the female foal out of the Przewalski's mare sent to Woburn in the summer. He remarks that the animal has interestingly taken after the sire rather than showing dominant Przewalski's characteristics.
Dates: 05 February 1910
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 on...
Dates: 11 February 1910
Scope and Contents Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', thanks Ewart for the photograph he sent and provides one of his pony (not present). He reports that the daughter of the white-maned mare at Applecross has just foaled to a thoroughbred horse and writes that he will consider the prospect of Ewart's pony going to Applecross.
Dates: 20 May 1904
Scope and Contents Brand informs Ewart that he has recently returned from Egypt hoping to call upon Professor Wallace, who would have introduced them. He writes that he has photographs which he took on the Aboukir Company's mule breeding farm near Alexandria of a mare with twin horse and mule foals. He comments that this must be a very rare instance of 'double conception' and says he would be happy to show Ewart the photographs.
Dates: 14 July 1903
Scope and Contents Turner writes that he is sending Ewart two papers with Turner's articles on hybrids (not present). He also enquires whether there are any photographs yet of the new foal hybrid, and if he could reproduce them.
Dates: 02 November 1897
Scope and Contents Turner thanks Ewart for his letter of 16th November, and explains that he would appreciate a photograph of 'Mr Alexander's sketch'. He goes on to discuss the changing colours of foals' coats and markings as they grow up. He compares them with those of kittens, describing the process as a 'prolonged epitome of racial development'.
Dates: 22 November 1897
Scope and Contents Turner states that he will be sending Ewart a photograph of a donkey with very accentuated stripes on its legs. He awaits news of the second foal, particularly in respect to telegony. He also discusses the origins and general characteristics of the Dalmatian, the German Pointer and the Alsatian.
Dates: 21 April 1898
Scope and Contents Forsyth states that he is glad to hear that all the mares have foaled and that three of the foals are colts. He reports that there has been a delay in the purchase of Kilmuir, but that he hopes they will eventually get possession of their small stud farm. He confirms that Beaton should be able to take the Antrim horse to Benbecula at any time.
Dates: 31 May 1904
Scope and Contents Forsyth writes that he has written in the annual report that they are considering granting a small premium to encourage the people to keep their best filly foals. He asks Ewart to visit South Uist, Benbecula and Barra and proposes that the form of the Register should be a number of ruled books.
Dates: 07 April 1906
Scope and Contents Forsyth reports that the Congested Districts Board are now ceasing to breed ponies for the crofters as they believe they now have enough stock to keep them going. He thinks that the Board would be happy to purchase the ponies 'Fatima II' and 'Rhona' with their foals and agrees with Ewart that a Highland Pony Society should be formed to make for fairer judging between different breeds.
Dates: 07 August 1907