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Barra pony

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Notes = extinct breed,Created For = TD

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John McKinnon, 10 November 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/88
Scope and Contents McKinnon states that no ponies of the type that Ewart described can be found on the islands of Mingulay and Barra. He has been able to secure a mare foal, one of the first real Barra breed to be seen for a long time. He adds that he can secure two differently-coloured Barra ponies for him.
Dates: 10 November 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 07 May 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/49
Scope and Contents Cecil states his preference for the Barra pony ' 'Mais', although he is also interested in 'the Jumping Connemara' pony. He enquires about the ancestry of 'the Gondal mare' in relation to her colouring and mentions the colouring of the foals belonging to mutual acquaintances.
Dates: 07 May 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 30 January 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/13
Scope and Contents Hayes describes a forthcoming visit to Manchester Museum with Professor Boyd Dawkins to see the teeth of Equus stenonis. He makes other remarks about the teeth of various mammals and describes a mathematical problem about horse trotting which he has been trying to solve. He mentions some pictures of Barra and Skye ponies which 'Master Arthur' has sent to him for inclusion in his book Points of the Horse. He also mentions that he would like...
Dates: 30 January 1903