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McHardy writes that he will let Ewart have the stallion 'Braemore' for £20 before sending him to the Highland Show, and provides some background information about him.
Keene writes that the Government of India have lately purchased four stallions in order to try and breed zebrules but that Colonel Good has informed him that they have been unable to get the zebras to serve the young mares. He asks for Ewart's advice and for his recommendations on horse breeding books.
The year is not written on the letter.
Linton thanks Ewart for his kindness to him and his staff in letting them see how Ewart manages. He confirms arrangements for the shipping of some stallions.
Linton writes that he has heard from Sir Clement that Ewart is to send them two stallions. He hopes that the horses will pay proper attention to the zebras and asks whether they will be well enough trained to be shipped out (to South-East Africa) in September.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Cannington of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 24 November 1910
Cannington informs Ewart that the Development Commissioners are prepared to recommend that £40,000 annual grant be made for the encouragement of light horse breeding in Great Britain. He requests that Ewart serve on the Advisory Council of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and outlines their proposals for use of the money, namely as the payment of premiums to stallion owners.
Hagenbeck invites Ewart to exchange two Shetland ponies for the Korean pony in his charge, which he believes would make an exellent breeding stallion.
Hagenbeck informs Ewart that the hybrids for the English government left Hamburg in good health, and he expects they will arrive in India in good condition. He states that 'Matopo' (a zebra stallion) is in his possession again (after being returned by a seller) but he has not been able to find a fault with him.
Hagenbeck mentions the zebras he has in exchange for 'Romulus' or the Exmoor hybrid and states that he is surprised to find that some people at the London Zoo consider the Przewalski's horse to be a mule. He states that he has sold 'Matopo' to Arthur Yates, refers to the Kiang pony and Korea stallion which he is trying to sell and writes of his anticipated delivery of East African zebras which he will train to harness.