Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = TD,Use For = Celtic pony
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Exmoor Ponies, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of a herd of Exmoor ponies standing on a dirt path and wooded hillside in the early 20th century.
Exmoor Ponies, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of a herd of Exmoor ponies on the moorland in the early 20th century.
Exmoor Pony with Onager (Wild Ass) Hybrid Foal, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of an Exmoor pony with an Onager (wild ass) hybrid foal standing next to a fence.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 06 March 1903
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states that he would like to buy some more of Ewart's zebra hybrids to get them in harness. He offers to exchange his Korea stallion for Ewart's two Shetland stallions, and asks how many mares he thinks a good zebra stallion could cover in a year. He also asks Ewart to recommend him some people who wish to buy zebras for breeding purposes and asks if Ewart could let him have 'Romulus' and the sister of an Exmoor hybrid, born 1901, in exchange for some of his zebras. He comments that...
Dates: 06 March 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 08 April 1903
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck mentions the zebras he has in exchange for 'Romulus' or the Exmoor hybrid and states that he is surprised to find that some people at the London Zoo consider the Przewalski's horse to be a mule. He states that he has sold 'Matopo' to Arthur Yates, refers to the Kiang pony and Korea stallion which he is trying to sell and writes of his anticipated delivery of East African zebras which he will train to harness.
Dates: 08 April 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Carl Hagenbeck, 25 May 1903
Scope and Contents Hagenbeck states that he would like 'Romulus', the Exmoor hybrid and Shetland pony, but that he can only take them in exchange. He says that he will assist the British government to send two stallions to Mombasa, and that he will try to sell the Kiang stallion for Arthur Cecil.
Dates: 25 May 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 28 January 1913
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that the Museum hopes to purchase the 'Celtic' pony later that year. They wish to have him in his winter coat so that the skin could be mounted separately from the skeleton, and he asks advice on what time of the year to purchase him. He compliments Ewart on the progress he is making with the breeding of domesticated animals.
Dates: 28 January 1913
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 December 1913
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is delighted that the Celtic pony is to be added to the type collection in the American Museum of Natural History. He believes it will be advantageous to have the pony exposed to the winter climate to bring out its distinctive coat characteristics. He is glad to hear from Ewart about the progress being made with the zoological park. At present he is busy completing the Titanothere volume, but he will appreciate Ewart's researches when he comes to the horse volume.
Dates: 05 December 1913
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 05 January 1918
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he will shortly send Ewart a revision of the Equidae, which he calls 'a dry, exhausting piece of work, which is, however, absolutely essential for the more interesting monograph which I trust will follow one day.' He reports that the Celtic pony is now in full coat and is not typical. As it lacks many of the specific characters on which Ewart established the subspecies, he requests again the skeleton and skin of the type.
Dates: 05 January 1918
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 15 October 1919
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he is still working on developing the horse collection at the Museum and preparing his memoir on the Evolution of the Horse. He hears from Director Hornaday that the Scandinavian and Celtic ponies will have to be disposed of as they are eating too much. He once again requests the skeleton and skin of the original Celtic pony to be sent to him.
Dates: 15 October 1919