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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 May 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/30
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart write to the Jardins des Plantes for the carcass of one of the chabin (a goat/sheep hybrid) to ascertain whether or not it is a hybrid, and that someone should inspect and sketch their sheep specimens before they decay much further. He has heard of the existence of a black-faced heath sheep with long curved horns still existing in North Holland which could be related to the old Norfolk sheep.
Dates: 17 May 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 July 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/46
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending Ewart a photograph of the 'so-called Cabul sheep' at Tetbury, which he thinks look like St Kildas. He asks Ewart to bring with him the Takin horns which he left in Ewart's house when he visits Elwes.
Dates: 08 July 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 14 February [1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/8
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is away in South France and that two men in Algeria informed him that in Morocco there is a race of sheep which could be the origin of the Spanish Merino, and that the spotted sheep are much like a breed which now exists in the Constantine province and which occasionally has four horns. He has seen three or four more or less distinct breeds of sheep in the Basque country.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 14 February [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/62
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has looked over the ram and proposes to send it to Edinburgh Zoo or to Ewart if he wishes to have it, as well as the horned white ram that he bought as an Icelander. He wonders if the Edinburgh Museum would like to have his best old Hebridean. He describes the sheep crosses he is planning to conduct.

Letter is undated but marked 'Sunday'.
Dates: [c.1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wilson, 28 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/43
Scope and Contents Wilson writes that he can give no opinion on the descent of the hornless cattle from the Etruscan, but he suspects they can be traced backwards along the North of Europe. He wonders whether they were the same as cattle from Egypt, and if so, how the geographical divide happened.
Dates: 28 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Guy Dollman, 06 January 1929

Identifier: Coll-14/9/35/1
Scope and Contents Dollman writes that he will send on the photographs Ewart requires as soon as possible. The photographer at the Natural History Museum has already sent photographs of the skull of Ovis sairensis. Dollman provides the measurements of the horns on the specimen.

The reverse of the page contains Ewart's handwritten notes concerning prehistoric settlements.
Dates: 06 January 1929

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Edward Delaval Astley, 21st Baron Hastings, 13 January 1922

Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/1
Scope and Contents Astley, who signs himself 'Hastings', provides some details about his flock of sheep, which he had originally believed to be Mouflon. He offers to send Ewart a horned or a hornless ewe next autumn so that the actual breed can be identified.
Dates: 13 January 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Robert E. Holding, 24 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/19
Scope and Contents Holding thanks Ewart for the tickets for 'Zoo' and says he will send him a photograph of an old St Kilda sheep as well as a photograph of a stuffed head which was eventually purchased from him by J.G Millais. He offers Ewart an exchange of a St Kilda ewe's skull for a pair of Roebuck horns.
Dates: 24 February 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/32
Scope and Contents Alexander has asked his friend in Norfolk to send Ewart the skull of a pure bred red poll directly. He notes what Ewart says about the Newstead skulls being concave between the horns, and suspects this may be the case with some of the Hamilton cattle.
Dates: 11 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/8
Scope and Contents Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.
Dates: 01 October 1917