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Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 29 August 1903
Scope and Contents Cecil writes that he thinks there are some yellow dun ponies around Gairloch. He discusses his plans to station his two year old South Uist stallion on Lady Fowler's land next season and reports on the condition of various of his Highland ponies.
Dates: 29 August 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton, 03 October 1905
Scope and Contents Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', writes that he will think over Ewart's offer of a stallion, but that he already has two.
Dates: 03 October 1905
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from M. Stevenson, 02 August 1909
Scope and Contents Stevenson enquires whether Ewart's Highland stallion has been driven to Lerwick, as he thinks he would be a good horse to cross with the low-set mares in Campbeltown. He offers Ewart £20 for the loan of him.
Dates: 02 August 1909
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Robert Alexander, 06 January 1916
Scope and Contents Alexander reminisces about when he and Ewart first met and reports that he has recently acquired an old Arabian stallion. He hopes to get him in a better condition so that he can show him to Ewart.
Dates: 06 January 1916
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Walter Peacock, 23 September 1916
Scope and Contents Peacock writes that it is doubtful whether any of the Devon pack horse breed remains, and provides details about the Norfolk-Roadster stallion that they have been breeding from instead. He also describes several other horses on the Duchy estate. He thanks Ewart for his information on the Percheron breed, although there are difficulties with importing horses from France at present. He would be most grateful if Ewart could advise on any peculiarites to look out for in the horses in the...
Dates: 23 September 1916
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 28 January 1903
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he would very much appreciate a cliche of 'Matopo' (a zebra stallion). He adds that he has some blocks of the Kilimanjaro and Somali zebra that would be of interest to Ewart in his research on the zebra. He thinks that his knowledge of the Achaen horse would be of interest to Ewart, as he believes them to be the same as both the small horses of Northern Britain in the time of Caesar, and those of the Danube area. He discusses the spread of the horse into Africa. He agrees...
Dates: 28 January 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 28 April 1903
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for allowing him to reference Ewart's information concerning the Ward's zebra in his forthcoming work, but states he will be careful not to give away too much information about Ewart's own work before he has published his findings. He reminisces about the introduction of Clydesdale stallions to his native Kildare, and the inferior offspring which cross-breeding with the local mares produced. He encourages Ewart not to lose heart in the face of criticism over 'the...
Dates: 28 April 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 29 August 1904
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that it is most probable that the Libyan horse in a wild state had more strongly defined stripes than when domesticated and refers to Azara's example of wild and tame cattle in South America differing in colours. He writes that if Ewart agrees he will insert this into the revised last chapter of his book. He has heard that Pocock is going to publish the bay quagga as a new variety or species and asks Ewart to send him an illustrative block of the Hebridean stallion.
Dates: 29 August 1904
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from T I Maughan and Co. Limited, 16 July 1903
Scope and Contents The auctioneers inform Ewart that they have been unable to find him a stallion or mare of the colour Ewart requires and without chestnut callosities, but that they will inspect the new shipment of dun ponies coming from the north of Iceland for suitable specimens.
Dates: 16 July 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the Ganson Brothers, 14 May 1904
Scope and Contents The letter requests more detailed particulars about Lord Cecil's pony than Ewart previously provided. The purchasers intend to cross the stallion with Shetland mares to produce a reliable carting and ploughing pony for crofters.
Dates: 14 May 1904