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Found in 169 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Francis Galton, 06 January 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/2
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Galton suggests that Ewart contact Dr Walter Heape for research into insemination and fertilisation. He suggests how beneficial it would be for the Duke of Portland to keep records (including photographs) of his adult pedigree stock. He enquires when Ewart will next be publishing anything concerning hybrid zebras.

Dates: 06 January 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 13 June 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/59
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Ridgeway tells Ewart of a book Les Races Chevalines by Simonov and Moeder which deals especially with Russian breeds of horses. He also reports that his hybrids of Muscovy and Aylesbury ducks have proved sterile.

Dates: 13 June 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 12 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/101
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Ridgeway responds to some of Ewart's comments on his proofs by writing that he will check the details of the zebra hybrid, and enquires about the date Spanish blood was introduced into the Hebrides in the eighteenth century. He reports that he has written to Osborn at the Carnegie Trust in favour of Ewart's grant proposal and that he will source some other potential funders while he is in Ireland.

Dates: 12 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Thomas H. Dale, 06 March 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/28
Scope and Contents Dale, writing from South Africa, enquires about Ewart's zebra hybrids and questions whether they 'are not the transport animal of the future', particularly with regard to South Africa. He states his intention to induce the Department of Agriculture of the colony in the Transvaal to experiment with different zebra hybrids and would be glad of any advice Ewart can give. He asks if Ewart can send him a replacement copy of the illustrated catalogue for the York Agricultural Show (1900). He asks...
Dates: 06 March 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Thomas M. Martin, 16 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/4
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Martin advises Ewart that his notion of keeping a farm at Crosswoodburn is impractical for financial reasons. He says he is glad that 'the two hybrids' have gone to Mountain Batteries as he hopes it may lead to them being bred in India. He also mentions that Ewart 'should get a big price for 'Romulus' (Ewart's first zebra hybrid) now as he is a hybrid with a past'. He encourages Ewart to publicise his findings from his hare-rabbit cross-breeding.

Dates: 16 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 23 September 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/16
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Blunt thanks Ewart for the photos of a zebra mule foal (presumably 'Romulus'). Also in the letter Blunt regrets the fact that he does not have another mule to give Ewart for his experiments. He apologises for the fact that 'Bernabit', the Arab mare he gave him, has been pronounced barren.

Dates: 23 September 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernard Tegetmeier, 31 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/15
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Tegetmeier states that he will look out in The Field for any references to hare-rabbit hybrids, which he suspects are impossible. He also says he will place an advert in The Field for a white pheasant cock for Ewart and make enquiries about Dalmatian pups.

Dates: 31 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernhard Tegetmeier, 19 August 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/12
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Tegetmeier thanks Ewart for his article on zebra mule hybrids. He also asks Ewart for a photograph of the hybrid for publication (in The Field newspaper, which Tegetmeier edits) and congratulates Ewart on his 'satisfactory experiment both from a scientific and economic point of view.' Tegetmeier states that he regards the zebra mule as being of great importance as all the other Burchell zebra hybrids he has seen were hinnies or jennets.

Dates: 19 August 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/8
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Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.

Dates: 01 October 1917

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Henry Dudley Le Souef, 16 March 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/5
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Le Souef describes the cross-bred zebra that the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens have in their care. It is the product of a Burchell's zebra and white donkey, and is four years old. He goes on to give a physical description of the foal, and writes that he is enclosing photos of the specimens (not present).

Dates: 16 March 1898