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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/26
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that the skulls of the Somerford white polled cattle are the same as the Newstead skull. He makes observations on the polls of his horned Somerford cows, the Shorthorn and a Hamilton bull and states that he will embark on some experiments with zebras, as he is interested in the possible relation of zebras and Bos primigenius, suggesting that the Romans may have possibly imported them. He will ask a friend to compare the skulls of the Norfolk red polls...
Dates: 01 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 03 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/27
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he will try to procure a skull and legs of a polled Somerford cow and that he knows where Ewart can get a skull of a Norfolk red poll cow. He would be happy to purchase a Przewalski's mare if the price is low enough.
Dates: 03 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/32
Scope and Contents Alexander has asked his friend in Norfolk to send Ewart the skull of a pure bred red poll directly. He notes what Ewart says about the Newstead skulls being concave between the horns, and suspects this may be the case with some of the Hamilton cattle.
Dates: 11 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 02 March 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/9
Scope and Contents Alexander acknowledges safe receipt of the two ponies and provides a description of them.
Dates: 02 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 May 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/29
Scope and Contents Alexander is relieved that Elwes enjoyed inspecting his sheep, although he considers Elwes' aim of trying to manufacture a breed of sheep with the hardiness of Welsh and the size and fleece of Lincoln longwools to be an impossibility. He reports the birth of a fat-tailed ram lamb out of his best ewe. Ewart should treat Mr [Guracy?]'s letter with caution, as he is an untrained observer and Alexander has known him to make errors.
Dates: 01 May 1911