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Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Black notebook "Lectures. Anthropology 1903" with additional notes on the relevant literature, 1903

Identifier: Coll-11/B8
Scope and Contents

8. Black notebook entitled "Lectures. Anthropology 1903" with additional notes on the relevant literature. Very full notes on the skull.

Dates: 1903

Blackburn skull traction appliance, c.1950

Identifier: LHB1/61A/94/2/54
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Demonstration board with notes on the use of blackburn skull traction appliances.

Dates: c.1950

Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/1
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the examination of the skulls from the Roman fort near Melrose has proved that horses representing four distinct varieties or species were living under domestication during the first century. The Zoology Board of the Royal Society Government Grant Committee have started an investigation to ascertain the origins of various species of horse by examining bones and cross-breeding. Ewart requests Russell's financial help with meeting the costs of this investigation....
Dates: 14 January 1909

Left side profile of skull and brain, October 1925

Identifier: LHB1/61A/94/1/85
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Left lateral view of child's cranium. Lines and burr-holes of planned craniotomy depicted, as well as spaceoccupying lesion in the left hemisphere.

Dates: October 1925

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 27 June 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/45
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Irving writes that he has compared a horse skull at the Geological Museum with that of the Stortford skeleton and concludes that the former resembles the two skulls of Ewart's from Newstead. The skull was found in a brick yard in Melton Mowbray. Irving provides a table of comparative measurements for the Stortford and Melton Mowbray horse skulls.

Dates: 27 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred H. Cocks, 13 August 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/37
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Cocks writes that he will send Ewart the skull of his 'wartless Icelander' pony and provides some details about its vertebrae.

Dates: 13 August 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Dawson, [c. 13 September 1915]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/16
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Dawson follows up his letter regarding the horned 'zebra' horse, which he has been told is now 'somewhere in France'. He has made arrangements for its head to be sent to him if it should die. He will shortly be in Edinburgh and wishes to see the horse skull Ewart mentions which seems to bear similar horn-like features. He will also bring some new pieces of Eoanthropus skull from near Piltdown for Ewart to see.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. 13 September 1915]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Dawson, with photograph, 28 June 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/14
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Dawson encloses a photograph showing a horse, nicknamed 'Satan', which has two horn-like prominences on the frontal skull bones, as well as striped markings. Dawson has never come across this variation before and enquires whether Ewart can give him any similar examples.

Dates: 28 June 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Douglas, 27 August 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/24
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Douglas writes that he will send an 'Argalian' sheep skull and horns to Ewart at the University for investigation. He would like to talk the matter over with Ewart, as he believes that this type of horn is found in no other breed than the 'Argalian'.

Dates: 27 August 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Hose, 11 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/13
Scope and Contents Hose writes from Baram, Sarawak, to say that he has managed to obtain another skull of a pony which is said to have come from Sulu but which he thinks is a Celebes due to its size. He is interested to see how it will compare with the skull of the pony Professor Haddon brought back for Ewart and the skull of the Javan pony. He sees no difference between the Borneo and the Sulu ponies, believing that all the animals which are enclosed and captured from time to time are descended from Sulus. He...
Dates: 11 February 1904