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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 Sir Claud Alexander, 03 November 1910

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

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Francis Galton, 10 February 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/13
Scope and Contents

Galton writes concerning the programme of compilation of data connected with the physical characteristics of the horse. Letter unsigned.

Dates: 10 February 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Frederick Thomas George Hobday, 20 September 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/105
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Hobday reports on the kittens of an unusual cat with six toes to each foot and asks if Ewart would like any of them.

Dates: 20 September 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 28 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/9
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he would very much appreciate a cliche of 'Matopo' (a zebra stallion). He adds that he has some blocks of the Kilimanjaro and Somali zebra that would be of interest to Ewart in his research on the zebra. He thinks that his knowledge of the Achaen horse would be of interest to Ewart, as he believes them to be the same as both the small horses of Northern Britain in the time of Caesar, and those of the Danube area. He discusses the spread of the horse into Africa. He...
Dates: 28 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 31 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/60
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Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the critique of his manuscript and offers some opinions concerning the history and characteristics of the pony Tarpan redivivus and elaborates on prehistoric horses. He makes some remarks about editorial and spelling matters and discusses the sounds made by the Kiang and Onager ponies.

Dates: 31 May 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney Olivier with enclosed copied letter from W. Reid to Captain Spanton, 02 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/21
Scope and Contents Olivier writes on behalf of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce the enclosed letter and invite Ewart's opinion on the breeding of horses suitable for artillery purposes. The enclosed letter, dated 03 March 1916, from W. Reid of Illinois to Captain Spanton, outlines the former's opinions of the best breeds of artillery horses that America produces. He describes the American preference for the Percheron, which can weigh as much as Shires and Clydes but with limbs...
Dates: 02 May 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 20 March 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/8
Scope and Contents Cockerell thanks Ewart for the photographs of the Arab and Roman-nosed horses, and a paper on Connemara ponies. He describes the doubling of the sale price of horses due to British government agents buying up western ponies wholesale to ship to South Africa. He advises that, if the ponies are shipped to London on the way, Ewart might get the chance to examine and buy any horse he wanted. Following Ewart's admission that he had never heard of the Manx rabbit, Mr Cockerell explains to him that...
Dates: 20 March 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from [T.N] Leith, 21 June 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/19
Scope and Contents

Leith writes regarding a naturalist that Ewart is wishing to get in contact with about the origin and physical traits of certain breeds of pony.

Dates: 21 June 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 24 May 1897

Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/5
Scope and Contents

Blunt reveals that he has 10 foals this year at his stud farm from pure Arab mares, by the same chestnut horse. He gives a physical description of each foal, and analyses their colour and markings. He also suggests a seven year old mare that might be suitable for Ewart's experimental breeding.

Dates: 24 May 1897