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Scope and Contents Shaw congratulates Ewart on the publication of the Penycuik Experiments. He discusses his own interest in the breeding of a pair of Burchell's zebras located at the Zoological Gardens in Bristol, and the markings of their offspring. He offers to send Ewart the skin of an 11 month-old foal for his inspection. He asks for advice on the hybridisation of zebras with ponies and donkeys in their care.
Dates: 20 April 1899
Scope and Contents McDonald recommends someone who might be able to provide Ewart with a white cock pheasant if he has not already had a reply and supplies details of one of his pony foals.
Dates: 18 February 1903
Scope and Contents McKinnon states that no ponies of the type that Ewart described can be found on the islands of Mingulay and Barra. He has been able to secure a mare foal, one of the first real Barra breed to be seen for a long time. He adds that he can secure two differently-coloured Barra ponies for him.
Dates: 10 November 1902
Scope and Contents McKinnon lists all the horses that he has for sale. He also states that he has entrusted a party on the Island of Mingulay to obtain some foals for him, which he would deliver to Oban if Ewart would like to purchase any.
Dates: 27 November 1902
Scope and Contents Mackenzie writes that he is glad the St Kilda ewe arrived with Ewart safely. He states that as far as he knows the Skye pony is extinct and reports that his black mare has foaled.
Dates: 05 October 1903
Scope and Contents Hope thanks Ewart for the photographs of the Przewalski's foals. She hopes to be able to see them when Arthur Cecil takes them to Woburn. She also mentions the Basuto pony that was sold at a Manchester auctioneer's the previous year, and belonged to a Mr Hardacre from South Africa.
Dates: 13 January 1902
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant Colonel N. Naski (in old German), with modern typed transcription, 01 December 1897
Scope and Contents Naski discusses the patterns and colouring of foals hide in comparison with that of their parents and with respect to different breeds and the progeny of hybridisation experiments. He concludes that in most cases, stripes on the foals shoulders and legs tend to disappear when these horses reach maturity. Stripes are most common with white horses and are conversely very rare with brown ones.
Dates: 01 December 1897
Scope and Contents Cecil writes to confirm various practical arrangements and also that he is planning to sell either 'Skye' or 'Corrie' and so may have room to purchase Ewart's pony 'Jean' and her foal.
Dates: 18 December 1904
Scope and Contents Cecil writes that he has offered the pony 'McNeil' to the Duke of Portland for £25 and that he has nine foals by 'Monad-Liahd' out of Rum mares and mainland-type mares.
Dates: 14 July 1907
Scope and Contents Cecil thanks Ewart for updating him on news of the development of the foal 'Romulus', particularly the changes in the colour of its coat. He describes a pony stallion called Lord Ronald that his father once bought 'of the same breed as my stallion Highland Laddie years and years ago but no-one can trace it ever going to Rum.' He also remarks 'what you say about artificial fertilisation is most interesting and I am awaiting news of your Faroe Iceland pony most anxiously'.
Dates: 06 October 1896