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

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

An Elephant Skeleton, 1870s-1930s

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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

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 05 December 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/109
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck writes hoping that the three hybrids arrive safely in Hamburg. He also announces that he is happy with the amount offered to him for the young Przewalski's horse skin and skeleton, which Ewart is procuring for a friend. He will shortly send Ewart the skins of a Siberian Ibex for his museum. He states that he has not yet seen Salensky's monograph about the Przewalski's horse but will enquire about it.
Dates: 05 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Edward Fagan, 05 March 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/5
Scope and Contents Fagan informs Ewart that the Trustees of the British Museum have appointed Ewart Lecturer on the Swiney Foundation for that year and approve his subject 'Horses of the Past and Present'. He asks Ewart for information on when he will come to London and for him to submit a syllabus.
Dates: 05 March 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A, Oliphant, 24 October 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/44
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that the Przewalski's horse skeleton in the British Museum is of a white-nosed mare that Ewart had measured when she was alive. He notes that they have only two of the brown nosed variety at Woburn, although he has not noticed any differences in bone between the two varieties.
Dates: 24 October 1907