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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander Murray, 8th Earl of Dunmore or 'Viscount Fincastle', 17 August 1904
Scope and Contents Fincastle requests to visit Ewart to see his Highland ponies as he is interested in the improvement of existing Highland breeds and their utilisation for military purposes.
Dates: 17 August 1904
Scope and Contents Balfour mentions that she has not received a reply from Lord Kitchener regarding the possibility of the Indian Government purchasing zebra hybrids from Ewart. She mentions three black Highland ponies in her possession which have very small callosites, and suggests that Ewart might like to come and view them.
Dates: 27 December 1902
Scope and Contents Balfour writes that she is grateful that Ewart has got 'Romulus' (his first zebra hybrid) back from the King. She asks if Ewart would like her to talk to Lord Onslow about his remaining herd of mountain zebras. She hopes to examine the callosities on her own Highland ponies soon and asks about the results of his hare-rabbit cross-breeding experiments. She complains about the lack of funding for scientific research.
Dates: 17 January 1903
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
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton, 25 September 1915
Scope and Contents Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', writes concerning his Highland ponies which went from him last year for the War. He reports that the ponies, now based in the Dardanelles, are all faring well, except the pony by Ewart's stallion, which has been killed by a shell. Willoughby is now breeding hunters from Highland ponies, using a thoroughbred horse 'Red Eagle'.
Dates: 25 September 1915
Scope and Contents McKenzie writes of his photograph collection of the best specimens of Highland ponies and asks for Ewart's help in sourcing a photograph of Mr Forsyth of Quinish's two year old pony. He intends to collect the photographs in an album for circulation, and states that he has had several applications for the pedigree of 'Belle' and 'Herd Laddie'.
Dates: 20 February 1904