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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 William Gray Hogarth, 12 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/115
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Hogarth provides information about the physical dimensions of his horse 'Peter', which he says can travel about 40 or 50 miles a day. He says he will try to find further information about his breeding background.

Dates: 12 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Henry Dudley Le Souef, 16 March 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/5
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Le Souef describes the cross-bred zebra that the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens have in their care. It is the product of a Burchell's zebra and white donkey, and is four years old. He goes on to give a physical description of the foal, and writes that he is enclosing photos of the specimens (not present).

Dates: 16 March 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William M. Rider, 09 January 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/1
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Rider thanks Ewart for the letter and books and states that he will shortly send Ewart photographs of two Holstein-Jersey cross-bred heifers and a tail-less calf. He is interested in beginning experiments with Siberian sheep and hopes to be able to exchange ram lambs with Ewart. He wonders whether the Agricultural Society of Scotland would be willing to send some livestock reports to Syracuse University.

Dates: 09 January 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Simpson Curr, 02 March 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/5
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Curr writes that he has sent Ewart two heads of St Kilda or Hebridean tups as well as a foreleg. He provides some details concerning the length of the tails and the presence of wool or hair on the sheep.

Dates: 02 March 1910

Postcard to James Cossar Ewart from E.A [Armande], 11 May 1925

Identifier: Coll-14/9/31/4
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[Armande] writes that he is sending Ewart a pamphlet on the polled cattle in Europe, as he is aware that Ewart found some skulls of polled cattle among Roman remains.

Author's signature is unclear.

Dates: 11 May 1925

Postcard to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney J. Hickson, 19 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/38
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Hickson writes that the Victoria University of Manchester has only one skull of Bos indicus and in that the premaxillas meet the nasals as in Bos primigenius.

Dates: 19 November 1910

Potscard to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 12 February 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/9
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Cockerell states that he wishes he could conduct experiments on horses in New Mexico as the conditions are very favourable. He mentions that Wilfred Blunt is also of the opinion that the native American horse may have lived to Columbian times. At present he is looking for mixed blood in the skulls of American horses. He points out that the old horses of Europe also had large heads. He also adds that he has found a copy of an aboriginal pictograph representing a man on a horse.

Dates: 12 February 1902

Story about the Duke of Tarentum, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/141
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Story probably collected from Roderick MacDonald [Ruaraidh Saor] telling how the Duke of Tarentum was a little man and that he was very like his cousin Fear Howbig [Tobha Beag/howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].

Dates: 18 January 1871

Story entitled 'Cailleach Bheag an fhasaich', 12 February 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/87
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Cailleach Bheag an fhasaich' [Little Carlin of the Wild]. There was a poor soul living in Benbecula called Iagan-lom, because he had never managed to grow a beard. He wanted to marry someone like himself who was neither too big nor too small so he decided to go away to find her so that if she rejected him no one would know. So he set out whereupon a crow told him to go to Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris as that's where...
Dates: 12 February 1895

Vocabulary note and story about the name Cruaicean, 18 May 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/101
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Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Cruaicean. He states that it is 'applied to a short thick stout man of considerable strength. Cruaic a short stump of a tree or a course (sic) piece of timber'. A man from Rona, North Uist [RĂ²naigh/Ronay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who was known as Cruaicean emigrated to America with his family about sixty years before [c1835] where they are known as 'Clann Chruaicean'.

Dates: 18 May 1895