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Cecil asks Ewart to order some more copies of 'that kiang of mine' to send out to various people. He recommends that Ewart contact Fincastle at Piershill, as he is the owner of South Harris and interested in the fisherman-crofters.He is also to be on the commitee to advise the Congested Districts Board and Crofters Commission and also well-placed to advise on the breeding of animals for miltary use.
Selborne thanks Ewart for sending him his 'last two papers' (presumably 'The Wild Horse' and 'The Multiple Origin of Horses and Ponies').
Hayes thanks Ewart for his article on Connemara ponies and agrees with his notion that the breed is no longer pure, having seen examples in Galway that winter. He is reminded that as a boy he had seen a distinct breed of Kerry pony, which has now become extinct. He adds that the Batak or Deli pony is fast losing its distinctiveness due to excessive breeding with Arab ponies.
Hayes states that he hopes Ewart received the pulls of blocks he had produced from the negatives of the Norwegian pony and the long-maned pony, bay and foal. He has also recently received some photographs of typical Australian and Chinese ponies. He is pleased that Ewart thinks favourably of the idea of the two of them collaborating on the writing of a book on horse breeding and proposes to first publish a few articles in the Live Stock Journal.
Hayes enquires how he could get a copy of Ewart's paper about 'Callosities and the wartless pony'. He also would like to know whether the breed Equus caballus came directly from North America or through its ancestors pliohippus or protohippus. He mentions a paper that Professor William Ridgeway has sent him on the origin of the thoroughbred horse. He also invites Ewart to visit him for hunting.
Hayes expresses regret that Ewart's paper on callosites and the wartless pony will not be published for some time, as he had wanted to include it in his new edition of Points of the Horse. He invites Ewart to go hunting and discusses the dental arrangment of the ass, stating that the ass belongs to an older equine order than the horse.
Hayes informs Ewart that he is thanking 'Master Arthur' for sending him negatives and prints of a rabbit hybrid. He encloses a chapter on 'Evolution of the Horse' for Ewart's corrections and additions. He goes on to state that he is in the process of drawing up an agreement with the publishers Blackett about the translation of an article.
Hayes writes that Ewart and 'Master Arthur' will get copies of The Points of the Horse shortly, He reports that he has been in a 'state of mental collapse' since sending the book off to press. He comments disparagingly about Richard Lydekker's recent article in The Field.
Hayes writes that he has sent an illustration block to Mr Macdonald and has written to Hurst and Blackett to send Ewart cliches of the other blocks. He promises to read Ewart's paper 'On the Origin of the Horse'.
Croom thanks Ewart for a copy of his most recent work on the development of the horse and expresses his interest in it.