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Domestic Animals

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart (incomplete), 02 May 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/14
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Ewart describes the three ponies that he will send off to Woburn shortly. He states that the main questions relating to the origin of the domestic breeds of the horse will be settled if one of these mares has a foal to one of Russell's Przewalski's stallions. He states that unfortunately his Przewalski's mare is not in foal.

The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.

Dates: 02 May 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles S. Plumb, 08 November 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/118
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Plumb asks Ewart for a copy of a paper which he presented to the Royal Society in 1902 on a new species of horse. He mentions that he has used lantern slides in his own lectures showing some of Ewart's work on telegony and regrets not introducing himself to Ewart at the Royal Agricultural Show at York in 1900. He mentions his own work in the instruction in breeds, breeding, feeding and management of domestic animals at Ohio State University.

Dates: 08 November 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from E.W Morse, 09 April 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/17
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Morse supposes that the separates of Ewart's article will have reached him by now. The original drawings will be sent later after copies have been made. He provides details of some publications on the origin of the common fowl. Anything that Ewart publishes on the ancestry of domesticated animals would be greatly appreciated.

Dates: 09 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 28 January 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/6
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Osborn writes that the Museum hopes to purchase the 'Celtic' pony later that year. They wish to have him in his winter coat so that the skin could be mounted separately from the skeleton, and he asks advice on what time of the year to purchase him. He compliments Ewart on the progress he is making with the breeding of domesticated animals.

Dates: 28 January 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 30 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/35
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has seen Bateson in London, who is of the opinion that the pure breeds of domestic animals, including crosses selected by experts, should be represented at the British Museum gallery and that he would be happy to sign a letter to the Trustees if Ewart drafts one. He would like to see a sample of the wool from Ewart's 'so-called Siberian sheep', which Sanderson says is valuable, and enquires about the country of origin and quarantine arrangements for Lord Bute's long...
Dates: 30 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 June 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/39
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Elwes writes that he will read Ewart's lecture on the origin of domesic animals with great interest. He has asked for some photographs of sheep skulls in the Museum at Cambridge. He reports that he has received a letter from Hudson Beare asking Elwes' opinion of Ewart's farm at Fairslacks, as someone has objected to it being too high and cold.

Dates: 08 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, 20 February 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/3
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Russell, who signs himself 'Bedford', writes that he will gladly assist in tracing the origin of the domestic horse if Ewart provides him with some more information.

Dates: 20 February 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.A Dixey, 05 January 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/1
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Dixey writes on behalf of a friend who wishes to have information concerning the introduction of the domestic ass into Ireland.

Dates: 05 January 1917