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Scope and Contents Oliphant writes about the birth of the first hybrid foal out of one of Ewart's mares, as he suspects that his first letter reporting this has gone missing. He wants to know whether Ewart wishes to take the experiment any further.
Dates: 13 May 1908
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford wishes to send Ewart three Przewalski's hybrids, a Mongolian pony mare and a Przewalski's stallion and he warns Ewart that they are not tame.
Dates: 13 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks Ewart to give his opinion on sending the three Przewalski's hybrids in separate crates due to their wildness.
Dates: 21 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that they will keep the Mongolian mare at Woburn until she foals before sending her to Ewart, and that he will send the Przewalski's hybrids in crates shortly.
Dates: 26 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant reports a delay in sending the Przewalski's hybrids to Ewart due to having to make adjustments to the size of the crates. He provides details on the animals so that Ewart can identify them when they arrive.
Dates: 30 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that one of the Przewalski's mares has died after miscarrying her foal. He asks if Ewart could let them have the use of his Przewalski's mare that season to keep the race going. He reports that a Przewalski's foal and two hybrids have been born, but they have not yet been able to approach them to ascertain their gender.
Dates: 26 May 1909
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 Oliphant writes that he wishes to get rid of the young stock of hybrid Przewalskis, all of which have a good temperament. As he is aware that Ewart recently sold one of his hybrids to work down a coal mine, he wonders whether Ewart will assist in disposing of the animals.
Dates: 14 February 1914
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes concerning what price to sell his hybrids for. He wonders whether Ewart could get £10 each for them to work in coal mines.
Dates: 24 July 1914
Scope and Contents Oliphant, on behalf of the Duke of Bedford, offers Ewart a yearling filly by a Przewalski's stallion out of the Mongolian mare. If Ewart would not like to have the mare, perhaps the 'Edinburgh Garden' would.
Dates: 17 March 1915