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Physical Characteristics

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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 December 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/58
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is delighted that the Celtic pony is to be added to the type collection in the American Museum of Natural History. He believes it will be advantageous to have the pony exposed to the winter climate to bring out its distinctive coat characteristics. He is glad to hear from Ewart about the progress being made with the zoological park. At present he is busy completing the Titanothere volume, but he will appreciate Ewart's researches when he comes to the horse volume.
Dates: 05 December 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 24 October 1916

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/31
Scope and Contents Osborn reports the safe arrival of the Equus caballus and Equus caballus celticus. He feels strongly that the Museum should have Ewart's original type specimen of Equus caballus celticus because it agrees more closely with his original characterisation of the species in the small size of the head. He asks whether it would be practical to have the skin removed and the skeleton sent to them, as the specimen Ewart has...
Dates: 24 October 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 January 1918

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/24/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he will shortly send Ewart a revision of the Equidae, which he calls 'a dry, exhausting piece of work, which is, however, absolutely essential for the more interesting monograph which I trust will follow one day.' He reports that the Celtic pony is now in full coat and is not typical. As it lacks many of the specific characters on which Ewart established the subspecies, he requests again the skeleton and skin of the type.
Dates: 05 January 1918