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Shire Horse

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

A Kentish Team - Shires, Freeman-Mitford, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2147
Scope and Contents Photograph of a Kentish team of Shire horses pulling a wagon full of hay down a road in a village in the early 20th century. The horses were owned by Algernon Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Champion Shire Mare, "Catthorpe Aascos", 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2126
Scope and Contents Photograph of the champion Shire mare, "Catthorpe Aascos" standing in a field with a man holding her lead in the early 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Drabble Charming Boy, Shire Stallion, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/364
Scope and Contents Photograph of the two year old Shire stallion, "Drabble Charming Boy". According to the text beneath the image, he is the 'property of Drabble Brothers & Co., Drabble, Argentina. Winner of First Prize in Class at the recent Palermo Show, and Sold for £630 - the highest price ever paid for a drought horse bred in the South American Republic. 1912.'
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Captain J.H Greer, 16 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/22
Scope and Contents Greer writes that he would be delighted to meet Ewart to discuss aspects of national horse breeding, and that he hopes Ewart will one day come to Ireland to visit the National Stud. Otherwise, he himself will shortly visit London.
Dates: 16 May 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edwin Brough, 28 April 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/32
Scope and Contents Brough writes regarding findings made from cross-breeding experiments between a carting mare firstly with a blood horse and then a shire horse. The colts by the blood horse were found to make particularly good hunting animals.
Dates: 28 April 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.B Robertson, 15 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/12
Scope and Contents Robertson comments on Ewart's paper on the development of the horse, particularly on the 'three-toed phase' in early embryonic life. He wonders whether there is any appreciable difference between the embryo of an Arab or thoroughbred mare and a Shire. He imagines that the three-toed stage would persist for two or three days or longer in the case of heavy, coarse breeds.
Dates: 15 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney Olivier with enclosed copied letter from W. Reid to Captain Spanton, 02 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/21
Scope and Contents Olivier writes on behalf of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce the enclosed letter and invite Ewart's opinion on the breeding of horses suitable for artillery purposes. The enclosed letter, dated 03 March 1916, from W. Reid of Illinois to Captain Spanton, outlines the former's opinions of the best breeds of artillery horses that America produces. He describes the American preference for the Percheron, which can weigh as much as Shires and Clydes but with limbs more...
Dates: 02 May 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Laidlaw, 26 October 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/30
Scope and Contents Laidlaw suggests why the Shire and Clydesdale horses have so many white markings. They may breed with cattle whilst the mares are in season. He states that not so many white markings in the cart horse are found in the West and North of Scotland and details further examples of cases of unusual markings on different varieties of horse.
Dates: 26 October 1900

Shire and Arab Horse Heads, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/399
Scope and Contents Photograph of a Shire horse's head and an Arab horse's head for comparison.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Shire "Hitchen Conqueror", 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/354
Scope and Contents Photograph of the Shire stallion, "Hitchen Conqueror, " standing next to a stone building held on a lead by a man in a suit and bowler hat in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s