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Exmoor pony

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = TD,Use For = Celtic pony

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 02 February 1921

Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/1
Scope and Contents Osborn writes that he has not heard from Ewart for years, despite his own letters to him. He reminds him about his promise of securing the original Celtic horse as the type specimen of Equus caballus celticus for the Museum. He reports that the little stallion Ewart sent to the Museum shows around 95% Celtic characters, and enquires whether Ewart knows of a pure little Celtic mare they could import for breeding purposes. He has been corresponding with Breuil about...
Dates: 02 February 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope, 11 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/12
Scope and Contents

Hope discusses some of the nose features of the ponies of which Ewart has sent her pictures, and provides some diagrams. She remarks that the Celtic pony appears to be very different from the ones she remembers in her youth. She states that she wishes to try and breed from her hare if he is still alive when she returns from abroad.

Dates: 11 February 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R. Haveley, 13 April 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/21
Scope and Contents Haveley describes his recent travels around Devon searching for pack horses and provides details on a pack stallion, although he is convinced that the Board of Agriculture will not buy him for the County. He proposes to gather together the names of men interested in horse breeding to purchase him, and also 10 to 15 of the best old pack mares. He is convinced that in six years time there will be a great demand for pack stallions by the Board of Agriculture and foreign governments. He reports...
Dates: 13 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 October 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/38
Scope and Contents Cecil is puzzled that Ewart mixed Spanish and horse blood and produced a Celtic pony, as he would have thought the mix would have produced the Island pony. He reports that Ritchie is annoyed that his neighbours prefer to use a crofters' pony to the Arab breed. He has written to Forsyth asking him to let the pony 'Atholl' to stand at the head of the Monkstadt stud (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) on the Isle of Skye. He writes that he saw the best Highland ponies he...
Dates: 08 October 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 07 February 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/17
Scope and Contents Ridgeway thanks Ewart for the photograph of a pony's head. He asserts that the conclusion that no asses had evolved west of the Nile is incorrect and cites a renowned Arab historian and geographer, Al-Masudi. He mentions the appearance of curiously striped wild asses in the province of Nubia, on the West side of the Nile. Ridgeway discusses the implications of the infiltration of asses into this area and explores its possible origins. He states that he is writing to Walter Burton Harris, who...
Dates: 07 February 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gray Hogarth, 03 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/104
Scope and Contents

Hogarth informs Ewart, following a reference to Ewart's paper given at the Royal Society on the Celtic horse, of a full-sized horse in his possession which does not have any callosites, revealing that this is a phenomenon not solely limited to ponies.

Dates: 03 December 1902