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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

A Humane Snare for Rabbits and Hares, 1913

Identifier: Coll-1618/2/4/1/27
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A pamphlet, published by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, detailing the dangers of using steel trap and wire snares to catch rabbits and hares, and details the harm thes snares can do. They recommend a stop-noose snare made of rope.

Dates: 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 17 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/5
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Balfour writes that she is grateful that Ewart has got 'Romulus' (his first zebra hybrid) back from the King. She asks if Ewart would like her to talk to Lord Onslow about his remaining herd of mountain zebras. She hopes to examine the callosities on her own Highland ponies soon and asks about the results of his hare-rabbit cross-breeding experiments. She complains about the lack of funding for scientific research.

Dates: 17 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles L. Sutherland, 10 April 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/43
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Sutherland mentions hearing from Arthur Yates about the zebra 'Matopo', whom he has just bought from Dr Hagenbeck. He recommends some French books on Leporidae and recounts a rabbit-hare cross-breeding hoax that occurred in France some decades earlier by a Monsieur Roux. He asks for news of 'Romulus' and hopes to see Ewart at the New Forest Pony Show on the 23rd of April.

Dates: 10 April 1903

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/12
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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, 29 March 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/6
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Hope writes that she can let Ewart have the yellow hare as soon as he likes and encourages him to start his crossing experiments as soon as possible.

Dates: 29 March 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Mary Estella Hope, 02 April 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/7
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Hope writes that she will send the hare in a couple of days' time and provides some guidance on the handling and care of it.

Dates: 02 April 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Thomas M. Martin, 16 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/4
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Martin advises Ewart that his notion of keeping a farm at Crosswoodburn is impractical for financial reasons. He says he is glad that 'the two hybrids' have gone to Mountain Batteries as he hopes it may lead to them being bred in India. He also mentions that Ewart 'should get a big price for 'Romulus' (Ewart's first zebra hybrid) now as he is a hybrid with a past'. He encourages Ewart to publicise his findings from his hare-rabbit cross-breeding.

Dates: 16 January 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernard Tegetmeier, 31 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/15
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Tegetmeier states that he will look out in The Field for any references to hare-rabbit hybrids, which he suspects are impossible. He also says he will place an advert in The Field for a white pheasant cock for Ewart and make enquiries about Dalmatian pups.

Dates: 31 January 1903