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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The bill details the costs of various taxidermy and preservation jobs for Ewart on two Przewalski's horses and a zebra hybrid, the latter of which was sold to 'the Edinburgh Museum'.
Dates: 04 July 1904
Scope and Contents Oliphant notes that Ewart requested the Przewalski's foal to be sent to the taxidermist Rowland Ward, but he trusts they will not have another mishap as there is only one foal this year. He reports that Ewart's third Przewalski's mare foaled that morning, as well as the Mongolian pony, but the offspring are all males. He asks if Ewart would consider carrying out the experiment further.
Dates: 02 June 1908
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 Osborn writes that the Museum hopes to purchase the 'Celtic' pony later that year. They wish to have him in his winter coat so that the skin could be mounted separately from the skeleton, and he asks advice on what time of the year to purchase him. He compliments Ewart on the progress he is making with the breeding of domesticated animals.
Dates: 28 January 1913
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912
Scope and Contents Gladstone writes that, having seen the advertisement in The Field, he would be pleased to give Ewart a white cock pheasant for his experiments, on condition that it is stuffed after death, and that any unusual offspring is sent to him for his own collection.
Dates: 16 February 1903
Scope and Contents Gladstone enquires whether the white cock pheasant he sent to Ewart has been more successful this year. He asks that Ewart keep the bird until it dies or is killed, and then he should send it to J. Cullingford of the University Museum, Durham, where it will be stuffed. He offers Ewart a bird which he considers to resemble a bantam cock in return for Ewart's opinions as to its parentage.
Dates: 27 July 1904
Scope and Contents Turner writes that he is enclosing some photographs obtained from Count Le Couteulx de Canteleu and mentioning, amongst other things, an illustration that he has done of a supposed stuffed specimen of a fox-bay hybrid now in the possession of the former Chairman of the Kennel Club, Mr Shirley.
Dates: 20 March 1900
Scope and Contents Beresford gives Ewart permission to measure the skull of 'Persimmon', which he says he can pass on to Rowland Ward. He remarks that ''Persimmon' was one of the best horses that ever lived, whether he was descended from a zebra or a Himalayan donkey'.
Dates: 30 October 1909
Scope and Contents Bassett asks Ewart where he can trace the authority for Ewart's assertion in his 1920 lecture that the only bird in the world to have the rudiments of teeth in its mouth was 'Springops' [sic] the New Zealand parrot. He has examined 20 stuffed specimens in the Christchurch Museum but the mouths were not well preserved enough.
Dates: 19 April 1929