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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = TD,Use For = Coat colour of animals

Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:

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

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. Blakes Wildman, 30 November 1929

Identifier: Coll-14/9/35/9
Scope and Contents

Wildman enquires as to whether Ewart could put him in touch with someone who could obtain for him a Soay sheep skin, ideally of a foetus, for his histological work on the development of the coats of British sheep.

Dates: 30 November 1929

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.E Flaxman (incomplete), 28 July 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/22
Scope and Contents

Flaxman expresses disappointment at the fact that the experiments Ewart performed with his Skye bitch terrier turned out to be a failure. Flaxman proposes that Ewart try another of his bitches when she comes into season as he is convinced that she will have a litter of white puppies.

The second half of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.

Dates: 28 July 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.J Pressland, 27 January 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/6
Scope and Contents

Pressland offers information on heredity, following a paper Ewart gave at the Royal Society in London. He cites several instances of cattle with exceptional colouring.

Dates: 27 January 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 10 December 1921

Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/9
Scope and Contents

Barker asks Ewart to advise him on the possibilities of using Blackface sheep to produce the several colours obtained in Herdwick. He assures Ewart that when they have finished with a large cloth order, they will proceed with the patterns selected by Mrs Ewart. He wonders whether the Research Association are not helping Ewart as much as they might.

Dates: 10 December 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alex Rose, 08 September 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/96
Scope and Contents

Rose writes that he thinks there would be no difficulty in procuring some yellow dun ponies with a stripe along the back for Ewart. He also offers to track down a pure yellow stallion with a black stripe that he sold three years previously.

Dates: 08 September 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred Russel Wallace, 07 March 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/16
Scope and Contents Wallace thanks Ewart for sending a copy of his Penycuik Experiments. He considers that Ewart does not emphasise the importance of breeding in telegony tests from pairs of animals of the same colour as well as the same breed. He believes it a shame that he has given so long a list of suggested experiments, as the greater the variety of single experiments, the less their cumulative effect. He gives advice on the procedures he should adopt for the hybridisation of...
Dates: 07 March 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 04 June 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/13
Scope and Contents

Balfour expresses her hope that the Highland and Agricultural Society gives him a grant to continue his experiments and thanks Ewart for accepting her financial assistance. She goes on to discuss the 'infection' of telegony and the positioning of animal markings and gradations in colour on zebras and horses.

Dates: 04 June 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 27 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/123
Scope and Contents

Balfour mentions that she has not received a reply from Lord Kitchener regarding the possibility of the Indian Government purchasing zebra hybrids from Ewart. She mentions three black Highland ponies in her possession which have very small callosites, and suggests that Ewart might like to come and view them.

Dates: 27 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Arthur Cecil, 21 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/126
Scope and Contents

Cecil states that is trying to reduce his numbers (most likely of his pony stock) and wonders whether Carl Hagenbeck could be induced to start a new industry in ponies in Germany. He also writes that his wife is sending Ewart a photograph of the black puppy.

Dates: 21 November 1903