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Wild Ass, African

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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, 07 February 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/17
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the photograph of a pony's head. He asserts that the conclusion that no asses had evolved west of the Nile is incorrect and cites a renowned Arab historian and geographer, Al-Masudi. He mentions the appearance of curiously striped wild asses in the province of Nubia, on the West side of the Nile. Ridgeway discusses the implications of the infiltration of asses into this area and explores its possible origins. He states that he is writing to Walter Burton Harris, who...
Dates: 07 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 05 March 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/29
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for a block that he has lent him and says that he is at last returning Salensky's paper. He states that he is gratified to find that the tarpan is an original wild Equid and not a feral horse. He asks if Ewart has any data about Cossack ponies, which he supposes are more or less mixed like the Shetlands, and wonders if Ewart has any questions about Barbary horses for Walter Harris, with whom Ridgeway has been in touch. He then goes on to mention early Greek sources for...
Dates: 05 March 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 15 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/102
Scope and Contents

Ridgeway congratulates Ewart on the announcement of his marriage. He reports that he has finally got a photograph of the Somali wild ass in Regent's Park from Dando. He mentions forthcoming papers about quaggas from Pocock and Lydekker and concludes by enquiring whether the quagga's markings and its bay colour are to be attributed to its living under the same climactic conditions as the Libyan horse.

Dates: 15 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Bernhard Tegetmeier, 27 July 1897

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

Tegetmeier thanks Ewart for his letter and adds that he would like to publish the photograph of the 'foal' at an appropriate time. He also suggests he could easily procure photographs or drawings of a Somali ass and a young Burchell zebra at the zoo, since those of Lady Valerie Meux are not so readily obtainable.

Dates: 27 July 1897

The Wild Somali Ass, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/3122
Scope and Contents

Four photographs of the wild Somali ass which is 'distinguished by the absence of a distinct shoulder stripe and by the presence of very distinct leg markings. It is probably one of the asses which has been domesticated.'

Dates: 1870s-1930s