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Physical Characteristics

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

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/14
Scope and Contents

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 Maitland Penham Burn, 26 November 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/28
Scope and Contents

Burn writes that it was the dam mare and not the filly that is without corns, and provides some details about the horse.

Dates: 26 November 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 30 April 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/14
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 26 May 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/15
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 11 February 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/3
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...
Dates: 11 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 09 September 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/39
Scope and Contents

Oliphant confirms the height of the Ceylon pigmy donkey at Woburn as 34 inches.

Dates: 09 September 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A, Oliphant, 24 October 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/44
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Oliphant writes that the Przewalski's horse skeleton in the British Museum is of a white-nosed mare that Ewart had measured when she was alive. He notes that they have only two of the brown nosed variety at Woburn, although he has not noticed any differences in bone between the two varieties.

Dates: 24 October 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F.H.A Marshall, 15 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/34
Scope and Contents

Marshall reports that Hughes says the species is probably Bos fromtosus (of Scandinavian palaeontologists) which have a projecting mesial process. He commiserates with Ewart about the Carnegie Trust and states that it is surely time for the Scottish Universities were encouraged to adopt a more liberal policy towards the advancement of learning.

Dates: 15 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frank J. Connolly, 08 June 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/18
Scope and Contents

Connolly announces that Ewart will become a member of the Polo Pony Society. He supplies him with the characteristics and physical appearances of different types of Connemara ponies.

Dates: 08 June 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frederick Stringer Wrench, 25 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/11
Scope and Contents

Wrench explains that at his stud farm they have 15 Connemara pony mares (nine of which are in foal to an Arab and two to a Connemara stallion) and two Erris ponies (in foal to a thoroughbred). This season they plan to mix the pairings and the results of the couplings will be carefully monitored. He believes that the Arab is an exceptional horse, bettered only by the winner at the Paris Exhibition. He adds that Wilfred Blunt's pony that competed against it looked quite plain in comparison.

Dates: 25 February 1902