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Eriskay pony

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = TD

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 04 June 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/10
Scope and Contents Ridgeway mentions Lydekker and Lankester's work on the preorbital part of the skulls of race horses and their theory that the 'blood-horse' derives from the Indian Equus sivalensis. Ridgeway believes that it is more likely to derive from Africa and Equus stenosis and asks Ewart if he has noticed any preorbital depressions in the skulls of Celtic ponies, as this could support the argument that the Celtic pony is a separate species or...
Dates: 04 June 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 29 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/93
Scope and Contents

Ridgeway states that it is most probable that the Libyan horse in a wild state had more strongly defined stripes than when domesticated and refers to Azara's example of wild and tame cattle in South America differing in colours. He writes that if Ewart agrees he will insert this into the revised last chapter of his book. He has heard that Pocock is going to publish the bay quagga as a new variety or species and asks Ewart to send him an illustrative block of the Hebridean stallion.

Dates: 29 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 24 February 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/18
Scope and Contents

Ridgeway thanks Ewart for permission to use Ewart's drawings and photographs in his book, particularly of the Iceland and Hebridean pony, and states that he will send Ewart the manuscript proofs soon.

Dates: 24 February 1904