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Prehistoric animals

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/1
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the examination of the skulls from the Roman fort near Melrose has proved that horses representing four distinct varieties or species were living under domestication during the first century. The Zoology Board of the Royal Society Government Grant Committee have started an investigation to ascertain the origins of various species of horse by examining bones and cross-breeding. Ewart requests Russell's financial help with meeting the costs of this investigation....
Dates: 14 January 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 27 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/45
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Irving writes that he has compared a horse skull at the Geological Museum with that of the Stortford skeleton and concludes that the former resembles the two skulls of Ewart's from Newstead. The skull was found in a brick yard in Melton Mowbray. Irving provides a table of comparative measurements for the Stortford and Melton Mowbray horse skulls.

Dates: 27 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 14 August 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/40
Scope and Contents Irving asks Ewart for his opinion of the paper concerning the Equus robustus horse type, and encloses a copy of the Section D paper from the British Association. He reports that he saw and handled the horse tooth found in the Piltdown gravels, and he believes it to be part of Equus robustus. He wonders whether it would be worth a short note in Nature, and wonders how far back Equus...
Dates: 14 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 22 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/46
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Irving writes that he could not get hold of any copies of the abstract of his paper on the Solutré horse, but that his presentation of it went well. He acknowledges Ewart's help with his work with the Equus robustus.

Dates: 22 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 26 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/47
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Irving writes that he has had the opportunity to inspect several 'mustangs' in a stud, and was struck by their resemblance to the Stortford horse, except in the development of the hind quarters. He speculates that differences in the development of the hind quarters in various breeds may be connected to how hilly their local region is.

Dates: 26 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 30 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/50
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Irving writes that since he read his paper on the Solutré horse at Birmingham, another molar of Equus robustus has been excavated, and provides measurements. He asks for Ewart's advice on publishing his paper.

Dates: 30 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Irving, 26 October 1909

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/27
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Irving mentions that he has been able to show that the formula for the 'coffin-bones' of prehistoric horses doesn't work. However, he does confirm that the metacarpals of the Stortford horse are identical with those of the 'pleistocene' horses of Ilford in the Thames Valley and Grantchester.

Dates: 26 October 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Lang, c.14 April [1904]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/37
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Lang thanks Ewart for his pamphlet on 'Paleolithic and other horses'. He states that the idea that Neolithic man came from Asia seems to be going out of fashion.

The year does not appear on the letter.

Dates: c.14 April [1904]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.K Coomaraswamy, 20 May 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/52
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Coomaraswamy provides an Icelandic word relating to 'tail locks', suggesting that the manoeuvre of 'turning tail' to leave off grazing was known to Icelanders, or perhaps even to Scandinavia before the settlement of Iceland.

Dates: 20 May 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alfred C. Burrill, 18 March 1933

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/38/3
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Burrill writes that the State of Missouri Resources Museum Commission have been trying to gather Museum exhibits showing the ancestry of various breeds of livestock. He asks Ewart whether Bos taurus primigenius and longifrons are types of the same species, and also where they might find pictures of animals from the pre-Christian era.

Dates: 18 March 1933