Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = TD,Use For = Coat colour of animals
Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Cecil complains of an inaccurate statement made by Richard Lydekker that dun is the only pure colour showing the antiquity of the Kathiawan pony. He states that Lydekker is obviously ignorant of the existence of the Mongolian pony and that Cecil has specimens of both types in his possession.
Dates: 28 November 1903
Scope and Contents Sinclair writes that the black pony has settled down in her new stable after a recent incident, and apologises for any trouble caused by his groom's behaviour.
Dates: 18 January 1912
Scope and Contents Balding provides detailed notes on various points arising in Ewart's book The Penycuik Experiments, based on his own experience of animal breeding. The main points he discusses are: delicacy from inbreeding, science in breeding and reversion and infection in telegony. He also provides some information concerning the provenance of the term 'quagga' and observations on white colouration in breeding.
Dates: April 1906
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states that he will send Ewart a pair of black rats as soon as he is able to obtain them from the Zoological Gardens in Frankfurt. He is also sending him some photographs of the results of his male lion and tigress hybridisation experiments (not present).
Dates: 31 May 1901
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states how pleased he is in the interest that Ewart has shown in the young Przewalski's horses, which he had obtained for the Duke of Bedford from Central Asia. He says he will be shortly sending details of the horses. He is selling them for £250 each, but is prepared to let Ewart have one for £150. He has sold all his dun Mongolian mares but has one brown and one black which he is prepared to sell for £7 each. He also encloses 2 photographs of zebras which differ markedly from the...
Dates: 19 December 1901
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck thanks Ewart for sending the photographs of 'Remus' and a black hybrid mare, along with an estimated cost for the pair. He asks if Ewart could send him the stallion which is for Henry Fairfield Osborn in New York, as he wishes to combine the shipping with some animals of his own. He adds that he now has a pair of Chapman's zebras, which he is sending from Hamburg to India. He would like to negotiate the sale of two Java ponies to Ewart in exchange for a stallion and two Shetland...
Dates: 08 April 1902
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states that the two foals and the mare will be shipped aboard the S.S Coblenz, along with the skin of the young Przewalski's horse. He advises Ewart on how best to look after them when they arrive. A similar pair of Przewalski's horses are being sent to Walter Rothschild, but will be kept at the London Zoological Gardens. He goes on to describe the colouring of some of the animals in his possession. He wishes to buy the Shetland mare from Ewart to give to his grandchildren....
Dates: 27 February 1902
Scope and Contents Fetherstonhaugh answers Ewart's enquiry about his dun mare and confirms that he purchased her from County Carlow. He writes that he is enclosing two photographs (not present) showing the markings on the mare.
Dates: 06 September 1903
Scope and Contents Sutherland asks if Ewart would like him to send him some Rockbeare white wild rabbits. He wonders if he should inform another potential buyer that Carl Hagenbeck will be purchasing Ewart's two zebra hybrids. He informs Ewart that the zebra 'Matopo' has died and says that he is trying to find out more information. He enquires whether or not Ewart ever did anything in the way of the wood pigeon cross.
Dates: 05 January 1904
Scope and Contents Sutherland provides some notes on the white wild rabbits of Rockbeare and asks if Ewart has been able to make use of the surviving rabbit he sent for. He hopes to shortly get a report on the two zebra hybrids in India.
Dates: 01 June 1904