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Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford wishes to know what Ewart would like to to do further with the experiments at Woburn with cross-breeding a Przewalski's horse with pony mares. He wonders if the Mongolian stallion kiang and mare would be of any use to Ewart to experiment with on the land he has recently acquired.
Dates: 25 March 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford wishes to send Ewart three Przewalski's hybrids, a Mongolian pony mare and a Przewalski's stallion and he warns Ewart that they are not tame.
Dates: 13 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks Ewart to give his opinion on sending the three Przewalski's hybrids in separate crates due to their wildness.
Dates: 21 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that they will keep the Mongolian mare at Woburn until she foals before sending her to Ewart, and that he will send the Przewalski's hybrids in crates shortly.
Dates: 26 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant reports a delay in sending the Przewalski's hybrids to Ewart due to having to make adjustments to the size of the crates. He provides details on the animals so that Ewart can identify them when they arrive.
Dates: 30 April 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that one of the Przewalski's mares has died after miscarrying her foal. He asks if Ewart could let them have the use of his Przewalski's mare that season to keep the race going. He reports that a Przewalski's foal and two hybrids have been born, but they have not yet been able to approach them to ascertain their gender.
Dates: 26 May 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant provides details on sending Ewart's Przewalski's mare and foal to Woburn. He reports the death of two of their horses, and that two of the pony mares have foaled.
Dates: 03 June 1909
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks on behalf of the Duke of Bedford whether Ewart wishes to have the female foal out of the Przewalski's mare sent to Woburn in the summer. He remarks that the animal has interestingly taken after the sire rather than showing dominant Przewalski's characteristics.
Dates: 05 February 1910
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks if Ewart himself can't manage to carry ouy the experiment with the female foal out of the Przewalski's mare by the Highland pony and a hybrid male by a Przewalski's stallion out of a pony mare, as space is getting cramped at Woburn. He reports that they are going through with the experiment crossing Nepalese unicorn sheep with Southdown sheep, and they propose to do a similar experiment with Grevy's zebras and French Giant donkeys. The Duke of Bedford also asks Ewart's advice on...
Dates: 11 February 1910
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he wishes to get rid of the young stock of hybrid Przewalskis, all of which have a good temperament. As he is aware that Ewart recently sold one of his hybrids to work down a coal mine, he wonders whether Ewart will assist in disposing of the animals.
Dates: 14 February 1914