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Physical Characteristics

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

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute, 11 December 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/59
Scope and Contents Crichton-Stuart, who signs himself 'Bute', confirms that the sheep have arrived safely on the Isle of Bute and seem healthy. He comments that two sheep appear longer than the others, and he wonders whether these could be crosses with the Siberian from Ewart's farm or perhaps twins from Shetland.
Dates: 11 December 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Douglas-Boswell Campbell, 28 April 1931

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/37/2
Scope and Contents Campbell wonders if Ewart could advise on where to get a pure Soay ram. He writes that when he was at Ailsa Craig the previous year, the Mouflon had seemingly got hold of the sheep there, as all the rams he could see were large and heavy with a distinct Mouflon crest of hair.
Dates: 28 April 1931

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Finlayson, 14 May 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/36
Scope and Contents Finlayson writes regarding the physical characteristics of a mare that he has seen for sale, presumably on behalf of Ewart.
Dates: 14 May 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Guy Dollman, 06 January 1929

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/35/1
Scope and Contents Dollman writes that he will send on the photographs Ewart requires as soon as possible. The photographer at the Natural History Museum has already sent photographs of the skull of Ovis sairensis. Dollman provides the measurements of the horns on the specimen.

The reverse of the page contains Ewart's handwritten notes concerning prehistoric settlements.
Dates: 06 January 1929

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John P. Hughs, 10 July 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/56
Scope and Contents Hughs writes regarding details of some pheasants that he is sending to Ewart, outling their physical characteristics and colouring.
Dates: 10 July 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope, 12 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/21
Scope and Contents Hope describes the physical characteristics of a mare that has recently been shot, and reports that she has recently lost two ponies through drowning. She has offered their bodies to the Natural History Museum if they are able to retrieve them.
Dates: 12 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope, 10 March 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/31
Scope and Contents Hope provides details of the head sizes and callosities of some of her pony stallions.
Dates: 10 March 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope, 11 February 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/12
Scope and Contents Hope discusses some of the nose features of the ponies of which Ewart has sent her pictures, and provides some diagrams. She remarks that the Celtic pony appears to be very different from the ones she remembers in her youth. She states that she wishes to try and breed from her hare if he is still alive when she returns from abroad.
Dates: 11 February 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope (incomplete), 17 February 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/23
Scope and Contents Hope reports that she has examined all of their 36 stallions for hind chestnut callosities and that all except one possess them. She also provides details about the head sizes of various stallions and mares.

The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.
Dates: 17 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 October 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/38
Scope and Contents Cecil is puzzled that Ewart mixed Spanish and horse blood and produced a Celtic pony, as he would have thought the mix would have produced the Island pony. He reports that Ritchie is annoyed that his neighbours prefer to use a crofters' pony to the Arab breed. He has written to Forsyth asking him to let the pony 'Atholl' to stand at the head of the Monkstadt stud (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) on the Isle of Skye. He writes that he saw the best Highland ponies he has...
Dates: 08 October 1905