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Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/1
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the examination of the skulls from the Roman fort near Melrose has proved that horses representing four distinct varieties or species were living under domestication during the first century. The Zoology Board of the Royal Society Government Grant Committee have started an investigation to ascertain the origins of various species of horse by examining bones and cross-breeding. Ewart requests Russell's financial help with meeting the costs of this investigation....
Dates: 14 January 1909

Letter (incomplete) to James Cossar Ewart from unknown author, 21 March 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/6
Scope and Contents The author thanks Ewart for sending him the hair samples of his zebras 'Romulus' and 'Matopo', and explaining that he has been much preoccupied by analysing the shell structure of ostrich eggs in the Masai country. He expounds his theories on what the markings and legstripes of zebras can reveal about which species they are. He analyses the colourings and markings of 'Matopo', 'Romulus' etc, and discusses the ramifications of telegony. The end of the letter, including the...
Dates: 21 March 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 14 August 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/40
Scope and Contents Irving asks Ewart for his opinion of the paper concerning the Equus robustus horse type, and encloses a copy of the Section D paper from the British Association. He reports that he saw and handled the horse tooth found in the Piltdown gravels, and he believes it to be part of Equus robustus. He wonders whether it would be worth a short note in Nature, and wonders how far back Equus...
Dates: 14 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Adolf Rzasnicki (in French), 12 February 1930

Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/3
Scope and Contents

Rzasnicki asks permission to use examples of Ewart's work in zebras, in particular The Penycuik Experiments, for his own researches on zebras, and asks Ewart's opinion on different species such as the Ward's zebra.

Dates: 12 February 1930

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.J Pressland, 14 February 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/14
Scope and Contents

Pressland suggests ways of getting information about various long-lived human species, and gives examples of human and animal inbreeding. He puts forward the idea that the Duke of Bedford might take up the study of the subject of inbreeding, and suggests ways in which Ewart might gain an introduction.

Dates: 14 February 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 23 November 1926

Identifier: Coll-14/9/32/9
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he hopes the Australian Prime Minister will find the time to see the research work in progress at Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He advises Ewart to emphasise the necessity of 'bridging the gap between the universities and the pastoralists so that the benefits of research can be put into practice.' Le Souef will be extending his proposed trip to North Australia in order to visit a large fresh water lake near Alice Springs to look up a large carnivorous animal which is at...
Dates: 23 November 1926

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred C. Burrill, 18 March 1933

Identifier: Coll-14/9/38/3
Scope and Contents

Burrill writes that the State of Missouri Resources Museum Commission have been trying to gather Museum exhibits showing the ancestry of various breeds of livestock. He asks Ewart whether Bos taurus primigenius and longifrons are types of the same species, and also where they might find pictures of animals from the pre-Christian era.

Dates: 18 March 1933

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 02 July 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/68
Scope and Contents

Hagenbeck requests that Ewart repay him some expenses incurred transporting two zebra hybrids to India. He also informs him that he is sending a wild ass from the Balkasch lake to the Duke of Bedford. He describes the animal, stating that to him it resembles a new species, and asks if Ewart would view it and offer his opinion.

Dates: 02 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles S. Plumb, 08 November 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/118
Scope and Contents

Plumb asks Ewart for a copy of a paper which he presented to the Royal Society in 1902 on a new species of horse. He mentions that he has used lantern slides in his own lectures showing some of Ewart's work on telegony and regrets not introducing himself to Ewart at the Royal Agricultural Show at York in 1900. He mentions his own work in the instruction in breeds, breeding, feeding and management of domestic animals at Ohio State University.

Dates: 08 November 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Einar Lönnberg, 19 February 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/4
Scope and Contents

Lönnberg states that he has at last been able to begin an investigation into what he believes to be the oldest and least mixed horse-type in Sweden, the 'shogs-russ' ('forest horse'), and provides some information about it. He asks for Ewart's opinion on whether he agrees that it is more likely to have the blood of steppe horses than any other kind.

Dates: 19 February 1909