Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:
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'.
Photograph of the head of a Prejvalsky [Przewalski] horse that was 'photographed by E A Sanborn in the New York Zoological Park in the early 20th century.
Letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart (incomplete), 02 May 1907
Ewart describes the three ponies that he will send off to Woburn shortly. He states that the main questions relating to the origin of the domestic breeds of the horse will be settled if one of these mares has a foal to one of Russell's Przewalski's stallions. He states that unfortunately his Przewalski's mare is not in foal.
The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.
Hagenbeck accepts the three hybrids that he is being offered. He informs Ewart that the skin of the Przewalski's horse was sent to Walter Rothschild, but adds that he has some skins of foals with hooves that he can send him. He is going to track down a zebra-pony hybrid for Ewart born two years previously in Paris, in order that he might purchase it, and also offers Ewart a male zebra from Kilimanjaro.
Hagenbeck states that the hybrid and Arab mare have just arrived in Hamburg in good health following their shipment from Scotland. He has also sent on the skin of the Przewalski's horse to Ewart.
Hagenbeck offers Ewart £100 for the three hybrids he is selling. He offers Ewart a young Przewalski's horse skin and skeleton. He also has in his possession the skins of some Siberian Ibex which he suggests might be fitting for Ewart's 'museum' (presumably the Natural History collections at the University of Edinburgh). Hagenbeck also mentions that he had bad luck with Ewart's zebra 'Matopo', who was returned to him by a buyer due to a lung condition.
Hagenbeck writes hoping that the three hybrids arrive safely in Hamburg. He also announces that he is happy with the amount offered to him for the young Przewalski's horse skin and skeleton, which Ewart is procuring for a friend. He will shortly send Ewart the skins of a Siberian Ibex for his museum. He states that he has not yet seen Salensky's monograph about the Przewalski's horse but will enquire about it.
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.