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Animals--War use

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

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Army Service Corps Horse, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/3072
Scope and Contents Photograph of an Army Service Corps horse standing in a field with a man in uniform holding it's lead in the early 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Demobilising the Horses, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1975
Scope and Contents Photograph of a horse used by the Army rearing up on its hind legs with a few soldiers trying to control it as it was being demobilised after World War I.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Keene enclosing Major Richard Woodfield Fuller's report on zebrules used in Indian mountain artillery, 24 October 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/39
Scope and Contents Keene provides a summary of the reports, which conclude that the campaign in Tibet proved that the zebrules could not compete with ordinary mules. He asks if Ewart has any zebra stallions which the Indian Government could use for stud work and that he was unsuccessful in his application for Secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. There are two reports on the zebrules' performance in Tibet from Major Fuller, one dated 16 April 1904 and the other 22 January 1905, both...
Dates: 24 October 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander Murray, 8th Earl of Dunmore or 'Viscount Fincastle', 17 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/91
Scope and Contents Fincastle requests to visit Ewart to see his Highland ponies as he is interested in the improvement of existing Highland breeds and their utilisation for military purposes.
Dates: 17 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from C.L Thylor, 16 August 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/24
Scope and Contents Thylor states that he will gladly visit Ewart to view his hybrids. He supplies him with the addresses of several military men who he believes may be able to give him the information he requires regarding the use of horses, and in particular hybrids, in military action. Thylor proffers the opinion that the hybrids, because of their conspicuous stripes, may not be suited to military work in the field, though they would be suited to ambulance work.
Dates: 16 August 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 30 December 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/30
Scope and Contents Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', thanks Ewart for sending him his paper. He comments on the retreat of the ponies belonging to the Ross Mountain Battery from the Dardanelles. He heard from the director of army remounts that when the Lovat scouts were dismounted all their mates were returned to Scotland and sold at various places.
Dates: 30 December 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton, 25 September 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/17
Scope and Contents Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', writes concerning his Highland ponies which went from him last year for the War. He reports that the ponies, now based in the Dardanelles, are all faring well, except the pony by Ewart's stallion, which has been killed by a shell. Willoughby is now breeding hunters from Highland ponies, using a thoroughbred horse 'Red Eagle'.
Dates: 25 September 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edward G. Fraser-Tytler, 09 March 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/5
Scope and Contents Fraser-Tytler states that he approves of Ewart's 'scheme' and that he has seen his letter to Haldane. He hopes that the War Office will take the crofters' ponies at three years old.
Dates: 09 March 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F. Lort-Phillips, plus 2 typed copies, 04 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/5
Scope and Contents Lort-Phillips criticises the conduct of the Board of Agriculture for their collaboration with the Hunters Improvement Society in the army horse breeding scheme. He disparages the emphasis that has been placed on the Premium Thoroughbred horse, 'the wretched brutes that have done more harm to Light Horse Breeding than anything else.'

There are also two typed copies of the letter, presumably made at a later date.
Dates: 04 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frederick Wrench, 23 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/56
Scope and Contents Wrench writes that he is enclosing photographs (not present) of three Basuto ponies that were sent to Major Richards, who was head of the purchasing of Basuto ponies in the Boer War.
Dates: 23 May 1904