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Iceland pony

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

J. Sigurjonson [Johann Sigurjonsson?] On Iceland Pony, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2287
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Photograph of a man, J. Sigurjonson, riding an Iceland pony in a field in the early 20th century. Possibly this is Johann Sigurjonsson (1880-1919), the Icelandic playwright and poet.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred H. Cocks, 13 August 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/37
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Cocks writes that he will send Ewart the skull of his 'wartless Icelander' pony and provides some details about its vertebrae.

Dates: 13 August 1907

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Hector Frederik Estrup Jungersen, 06 June 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/58
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Jungersen recommends two books dealing with horses on Iceland and the Faroes. He provides details on the introduction to horses to these places by the Norsemen and Vikings, and cites evidence for various prehistoric horses. He reports that he saw 'Romulus' in the stable of Carl Hagenbeck the previous summer and that he would like to see Ewart's Przewalski's horse 'Sir John'.

Dates: 06 June 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 15 October 1919

Identifier: Coll-14/9/25/1
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 06 October 1896

Identifier: Coll-14/9/2/17
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Cecil thanks Ewart for updating him on news of the development of the foal 'Romulus', particularly the changes in the colour of its coat. He describes a pony stallion called Lord Ronald that his father once bought 'of the same breed as my stallion Highland Laddie years and years ago but no-one can trace it ever going to Rum.' He also remarks 'what you say about artificial fertilisation is most interesting and I am awaiting news of your Faroe Iceland pony most anxiously'.

Dates: 06 October 1896

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 24 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/18
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Ridgeway thanks Ewart for permission to use Ewart's drawings and photographs in his book, particularly of the Iceland and Hebridean pony, and states that he will send Ewart the manuscript proofs soon.

Dates: 24 February 1904