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Skeletons

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

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

A Pig's Skeleton, 1870s-1930s

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1434/1531
Scope and Contents Illustration of a pig's skeleton.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

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

Archaeological note about a skeleton and Tobar Che, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/63
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about a skeleton which was found 'in a sit[tin]g pos[i]t[ion] stuck in a cleft of a rock s[outh] of Tear Che or Cherun' [Tobar Chè, Tarasaigh/Taransay] and that Tobar Chè 'is ab[ou]t 55 y[ar]ds due w[est] covered over with a face it goes back 60 or 70 f[ee]t'.
Dates: 10 July 1870

Archaeological note about Coilleag Dhonil Ghuirm, 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/46
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Coilleag Dhonil Ghuirm describing it as being situated between Dun Bhuilg and the shore. Located there are cists full of large bones, pins, dealaga beaga and dealaga fionntrin. Carmichael notes that skeletons were found there with their hands grasping swords and woman with babies in their arms. There are many stone coffins that and there was a lot of sand on top of it.
Dates: 1871

Extra Toes in Horse and Steer, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1919
Scope and Contents Photograph of the article 'Extra Toes in Horse and Steer' by B O Severson with an image of the skeletal bones of polydactylic feet of steer in [1918].
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Horse, Clothed Skeleton, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1906
Scope and Contents Illustration of a horse skeleton 'showing the location of the bones, the degree to which the skeleton and the muscle influences the form, and also the location of the various points and common diseases.'
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Increase in Size of the Horse, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/3123
Scope and Contents Photographs of horse skeletons showing the increase in size of the horse over time. The image shows a small articulated skeleton of the Eohippus, placed beneath the limbs of the original American horse or Equus scotti as mounted in the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA with a scale next to them showing the progressive increase in size.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

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 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