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Scope and Contents Probyn writes to confirm that Ewart is ready to take back the hybrid 'Romulus' from the King. Probyn outlines the route the hybrid will take back to Penicuik. He adds that the hybrid was quite difficult to handle and was not safe in the presence of children, being 'not actually vicious, but tricky.'
Dates: 27 December 1902
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he will communicate further with Ewart about the Indian cattle. He dispatched the Przewalski's mare and hybrid filly to Claud Alexander, but the stallion could not be sent due to being too violent.
Dates: 01 March 1911
Scope and Contents Lort writes that he can let Ewart have four or five pure-bred brown St Kilda ewes. He has tried crossing them with the Southdown Shropshire and the four-horned red Manx and he is now trying the Cheviot. He offers to sell Ewart some lambs from a St Kilda ewe and Manx ram cross.
Dates: 11 October 1910
Scope and Contents Lort writes that he has not yet been able to buy any Welsh ewes that have not been with a ram, but when he does he will send one with a 'Soa' ewe to Pocock and four to Ewart along with a Shropshire and St Kilda cross and Manx and St Kilda cross. He provides some information about the tails of various sheep breeds.
Dates: 06 November 1910
Scope and Contents Lort writes that the largest of the ewes is a Shropshire cross, the smaller ewe with close short wool was running with a pure Southdown, and the St Kilda ewe was put to a pedigree Welsh ram of Professor Winter's.
Dates: 23 June 1911
Scope and Contents Lort asks Ewart for confirmation that he has received the bill for the sheep, and asks him if he wants an adult 'Soa' ram, a few Manx crosses or a fine pure-bred Manx ram.
Dates: 20 October 1911
Scope and Contents Lort states that he has not tried the 'Soa' ram and Manx ewe cross, and provides details about the lambs from 'Soa' ewe and Manx ram crosses, as well as from Manx/Southdown crosses. He asks if Ewart would like any red wethers.
Dates: 03 November 1911
Scope and Contents Lort writes that he won't send any Manx ram and 'Soa' ewe crosses as there is a chance of them being mated. However he will send Ewart some first crosses from Southdown and 'Soa' ewes that are unmated, and provides details about their transportation. He also asks if Ewart would like a Manx ram or adult 'Soa' ram.
Dates: 10 November 1911
Scope and Contents Renshaw explains that he is gathering information for a small book on the quagga and is enquiring whether Ewart knows of any quagga hybrids nurtured in captivity and of any stuffed hybrids in preservation.
Dates: 02 April 1900
Scope and Contents Renshaw writes that he is sending Ewart prints of two hybrids in the Jardin des Plantes in Amsterdam. He adds that he was not able to find the quagga-hemionus hybrid for him that he had hoped to photograph.
Dates: 04 July 1900