Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
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Scope and Contents The author thanks Ewart for sending him the hair samples of his zebras 'Romulus' and 'Matopo', and explaining that he has been much preoccupied by analysing the shell structure of ostrich eggs in the Masai country. He expounds his theories on what the markings and legstripes of zebras can reveal about which species they are. He analyses the colourings and markings of 'Matopo', 'Romulus' etc, and discusses the ramifications of telegony. The end of the letter, including the author's...
Dates: 21 March 1898
Scope and Contents Kirkland Galloway writes regarding the prosecution taking place in the County of Zetland under the Wild Birds Protection Acts for the forfeiting of eggs from the Sea Eagle and the Great Skua. He has been directed to send the eggs to Ewart.
Dates: 08 September 1904
Scope and Contents Clarke suggests the Museum of Science and Art as a suitable place for the 'forfeited Shetland eggs' and describes his attempts to get the eggs protected. He concludes by saying that he wishes there were more severe penalties for individuals who raid birds' nests.
Dates: 28 July 1904
Scope and Contents Located in I.A.P.G.R-E.R.S. Staff Papers 1988. Part 2.
Scope and Contents Note about Didonaich turneis [Di-Dòmhnaich Tùrnais/Palm Sunday] describing the custom of striking and rolling boiled eggs against someone else's on Palm Sunday, with the one whose egg breaks another's egg gaining that egg. Eggs are also described as being rolled on the green sward, again an individual gaining any egg their egg hits.
Dates: 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay about the bird 'Clacharan-coille' [stone-chat] that it is 'dark + moves close to the ground' and also describes eggs and nests.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about the nesting habits of the bird 'Feadag-mhoint[each]' [lapwing] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Feadag-mhoint[each] nest[s] in coin[neach] bhan [white heather] + puts coin[neach] bhan over eggs'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note and story which reads 'Sloc Bran in Cairnaborg mor [Slochd Bran, Cairn na Burgh Mòr] Forts in both. Dùn Chruit in Lunga - a man fell down in search of gull eggs.'
Dates: August 1886
Scope and Contents Note on Easter customs involving keeping eggs standing and rolling eggs downhill. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 7 April 1869
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Studied the easgan + the torranan from fly depost eggs'.
Dates: June 1887