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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 Lord Arthur Cecil, 22 June 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/50
Scope and Contents Cecil requests that the two Highland ponies be sent in a horse box. After providing some personal details, he goes on to describe the physical characteristics of the Dartmoor pony.
Dates: 22 June 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 06 August 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/65
Scope and Contents Cecil states that he has been to the Zoo to inspect the 'Kitchener hybrid', which he goes on to describe.
Dates: 06 August 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 12 September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/23
Scope and Contents Cecil reports that he is making good progress with the Highland Stud Book. He believes Ewart's height limitations are right but would prefer to leave out the word 'garron'. He writes that the mainland ponies are only big because they have generations of better keep and because a little Clydesdale blood has been kept in them.
Dates: 12 September 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Philip J. White, 21 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/39
Scope and Contents White thanks Ewart for his support of his application for the Examiner to the Secretary of the Court. He reports that University College of North Wales, Bangor, has two skulls of Bos indicus and the premaxillas do not meet the nasals. He adds that is going to get the skulls photographed.
Dates: 21 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from S.H Chubb, 27 January 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/5
Scope and Contents Chubb writes that he is now able to supply a negative and measurements of the Shetland pony. He judges the growth of the pony's skull to be abnormally underdeveloped, and wonders if Ewart can supply the date of the pony's birth.
Dates: 27 January 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, 18 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/37
Scope and Contents Woodward writes that he has examined the zebra skulls at the British Museum and found that the premaxilla clearly reaches and touches the nasal.
Dates: 18 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, 02 April 1917

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/3
Scope and Contents Woodward writes that he and his colleagues at the British Museum (Natural History) have examined the equine skulls and found that the shape of the occipital condyles to be variable. The approximation of the condyles in the middle line is especially marked in Hipparion, although he is unable to explain this.
Dates: 02 April 1917

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