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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Horns of Wild Goat from Caucasus and of Siberian Ibex, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/3455
Scope and Contents

Illustrations of horns of a wild goat from the Caucasus in figures 1 and 2; and of a Siberian Ibex in figure 3.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Dawson, [c. 13 September 1915]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/16
Scope and Contents

Dawson follows up his letter regarding the horned 'zebra' horse, which he has been told is now 'somewhere in France'. He has made arrangements for its head to be sent to him if it should die. He will shortly be in Edinburgh and wishes to see the horse skull Ewart mentions which seems to bear similar horn-like features. He will also bring some new pieces of Eoanthropus skull from near Piltdown for Ewart to see.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. 13 September 1915]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Dawson, with photograph, 28 June 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/14
Scope and Contents

Dawson encloses a photograph showing a horse, nicknamed 'Satan', which has two horn-like prominences on the frontal skull bones, as well as striped markings. Dawson has never come across this variation before and enquires whether Ewart can give him any similar examples.

Dates: 28 June 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Douglas, 27 August 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/24
Scope and Contents

Douglas writes that he will send an 'Argalian' sheep skull and horns to Ewart at the University for investigation. He would like to talk the matter over with Ewart, as he believes that this type of horn is found in no other breed than the 'Argalian'.

Dates: 27 August 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from D.P. Henderson, with enclosed letter to Henderson from D. Keith-Murray, 25 April 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/24
Scope and Contents Henderson writes that the 'old breed [of sheep] at Duncansbay Head' mentioned by Keith-Murray may possibly be descendants of an old native breed, and provides information about the year-old lamb born to one of his Shetland ewes. In the letter to Henderson, dated 22 April 1911, Keith-Murray writes that he will glady give Ewart information on the horned sheep at Barrogill. He states that the four-horned ram came from Shetland while the sheep were from St Kilda and Duncansbay...
Dates: 25 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George Prentice, 14 July 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/16
Scope and Contents

Prentice states that he has just sent Ewart a pair of Roan antelope horns, a lemur skin and the skin of a civet cat.

Dates: 14 July 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 11 April 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/20
Scope and Contents

Noble will send Ewart the skin, head and fore quarter of the four-horned sheep when it is killed, and describes some of his ewes and lambs.

Dates: 11 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 13 April 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/22
Scope and Contents

Noble confirms that the four-horned wether has been killed, and he will send Ewart the head, skin and fore quarter, although the quality of mutton is not good. Carl Hagenbeck has answered his enquiry and stated that he has never come across a breed in North Africa which could be inferred to be the ancestors of the English type.

Dates: 13 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 27 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/64
Scope and Contents

Noble thanks Ewart for his letter and admits that he had overlooked the fact that no wild sheep have four horns. He is currently trying to breed rams with both pairs of horns turned down, but is having difficulty. He hopes Ewart will visit him when next in London.

Dates: 27 September 1911