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

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

An Elephant Skeleton, 1870s-1930s

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1434/1204
Scope and Contents

Photograph of an elephant skeleton on display in a museum in the early/mid 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Bill addressed to James Cossar Ewart from Rowland Ward, 04 July 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/71
Scope and Contents

The bill details the costs of various taxidermy and preservation jobs for Ewart on two Przewalski's horses and a zebra hybrid, the latter of which was sold to 'the Edinburgh Museum'.

Dates: 04 July 1904

Catalogue, 1953-1954

 Item — Box EUA-A-515
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A2/22/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Two Day Books, 1 Catalogue.

Dates: 1953-1954

Day Book, 1932-1954

 Item — Box EUA-A-516
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A2/22/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Two Day Books, 1 Catalogue.

Dates: 1932-1954

Day Book 1886-1931

 Item — Box EUA-A-515
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A2/22/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Two Day Books, 1 Catalogue.

Dates: 1886-1954

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 27 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/45
Scope and Contents

Irving writes that he has compared a horse skull at the Geological Museum with that of the Stortford skeleton and concludes that the former resembles the two skulls of Ewart's from Newstead. The skull was found in a brick yard in Melton Mowbray. Irving provides a table of comparative measurements for the Stortford and Melton Mowbray horse skulls.

Dates: 27 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander Innes, 26 July 1879

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/1/9
Scope and Contents

Innes proposes the use of Ewart's shed as a lecture room and museum for a certain Professor of Natural History, during the winter.

Dates: 26 July 1879

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred C. Burrill, 18 March 1933

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/38/3
Scope and Contents

Burrill writes that the State of Missouri Resources Museum Commission have been trying to gather Museum exhibits showing the ancestry of various breeds of livestock. He asks Ewart whether Bos taurus primigenius and longifrons are types of the same species, and also where they might find pictures of animals from the pre-Christian era.

Dates: 18 March 1933

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 27 November 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/97
Scope and Contents

Hagenbeck offers Ewart £100 for the three hybrids he is selling. He offers Ewart a young Przewalski's horse skin and skeleton. He also has in his possession the skins of some Siberian Ibex which he suggests might be fitting for Ewart's 'museum' (presumably the Natural History collections at the University of Edinburgh). Hagenbeck also mentions that he had bad luck with Ewart's zebra 'Matopo', who was returned to him by a buyer due to a lung condition.

Dates: 27 November 1902