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

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 July 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/46
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Elwes writes that he is sending Ewart a photograph of the 'so-called Cabul sheep' at Tetbury, which he thinks look like St Kildas. He asks Ewart to bring with him the Takin horns which he left in Ewart's house when he visits Elwes.

Dates: 08 July 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Ritchie, 26 October 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/45
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Ritchie writes that he has searched in vain for his notes on the animals from several archaeological stages in France but he provides Ewart with some notes on the archaeological findings in various places. He also writes that he is sending Hoernes' book for reference.

Dates: 26 October 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Walter Gregory, 29 December 1927

Identifier: Coll-14/9/33/14
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Gregory writes that the lower jaw of a horse has been discovered in the upper drifts filling the pre-glacial valley of the Clyde at Lanark. He suspects that it dates from around the Early Neolithic period. He asks Ewart to look at the specimen and write a short note on it for inclusion in the Hunterian Museum glacial vertebrate fossils.

Dates: 29 December 1927

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.U. Duerst, 14 February 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/3
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Duerst acknowledges receipt of Ewart's paper 'On skulls of horses from the Roman fort at Newstead' and states that he will send Ewart a copy of his own treatise on the animal remains from Anau when he has received it. He proposes that the desert horse from Anau must be the first domestic horse, or else the first desert or oriental horse.

Dates: 14 February 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.U Duerst, 21 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/23
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Duerst writes that he has molars from heavy horses but not from Westeregeln or Thiede, and recommends that Ewart contact Professor Dr Hesse. He has studied the skeleton of the Remagen horse only rapidly and believes it is possible that the metatarsel in question may belong to another specimen.

Dates: 21 October 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/26
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that the skulls of the Somerford white polled cattle are the same as the Newstead skull. He makes observations on the polls of his horned Somerford cows, the Shorthorn and a Hamilton bull and states that he will embark on some experiments with zebras, as he is interested in the possible relation of zebras and Bos primigenius, suggesting that the Romans may have possibly imported them. He will ask a friend to compare the skulls of the Norfolk red...
Dates: 01 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/32
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Alexander has asked his friend in Norfolk to send Ewart the skull of a pure bred red poll directly. He notes what Ewart says about the Newstead skulls being concave between the horns, and suspects this may be the case with some of the Hamilton cattle.

Dates: 11 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Boyd Dawkins (incomplete), 08 December 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/47
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Dawkins writes that he is sure the Glastonbury Committee will allow Ewart to study the remains of horses among their collections of refuse bones and provides the address of the master digger. He adds that he has not received 'the Roman Skulls from Newstead.'

The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is unclear, but the address matches that of William Boyd Dawkins.

Dates: 08 December 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 27 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/48
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Gordon hopes that the ewe and spotted lamb arrived safely in Leith. He provides details about the price his lambs fetched in Aberdeen. He writes that he is going on with the excavation of the Brough and has found some stone implements as well as the bones of horses, cattle and sheep, which he offers to send to Ewart for investigation.

Dates: 27 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 03 December 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/134
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Ridgeway provides an extract from a letter he received from George Coffey concerning the earliest horse skeleton of historical times discovered in County Galway, Ireland and makes some comments concerning the likely date of the burial.

Dates: 03 December 1903