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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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