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Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter of introduction to Charles Alexander Sheldon from Henry Fairfield Osborn (unsigned), 18 February 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/5
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Osborn introduces himself and Ewart and describes their research in Mexico on the common breeds of horses which are the offspring or descendants of the horses originally introduced by the Spaniards. He states that they wish to gather as much information as possible about the behaviour and character of the horses, as they can only stay ten days in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Dates: 18 February 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Claud Alexander, 08 January 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/1
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Alexander writes that his friend Tyrwhitt-Drake, the secretary of the Menagerie Club, is coming to Edinburgh and would like to meet Ewart. He also reports that he thinks both his ponies are in foal and that the colt is now very quiet to ride.

Dates: 08 January 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 13 April 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/11
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Oliphant writes that the Duke of Bedford wishes to send Ewart three Przewalski's hybrids, a Mongolian pony mare and a Przewalski's stallion and he warns Ewart that they are not tame.

Dates: 13 April 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 21 April 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/12
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Oliphant asks Ewart to give his opinion on sending the three Przewalski's hybrids in separate crates due to their wildness.

Dates: 21 April 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 14 February 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/2
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Oliphant writes that he wishes to get rid of the young stock of hybrid Przewalskis, all of which have a good temperament. As he is aware that Ewart recently sold one of his hybrids to work down a coal mine, he wonders whether Ewart will assist in disposing of the animals.

Dates: 14 February 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George A. Oliphant, 01 March 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/8
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Oliphant writes that he will communicate further with Ewart about the Indian cattle. He dispatched the Przewalski's mare and hybrid filly to Claud Alexander, but the stallion could not be sent due to being too violent.

Dates: 01 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 29 March 1897

Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/2
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Cecil congratulates Ewart on his recent paper and remarks on the possible behavioural changes of mares resulting from being served in late April and early May and then turned out to soft grass at night. He believes the paper to be easily accessible to the layman and suggests publishing it in The Field and The Livestock.

The end of the letter appears to be wanting.

Dates: 29 March 1897

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 25 October 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/112
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Hayes reports that his book is progressing well. He asks Ewart's permission to visit him and break in his Przewalski's horse to prove that they are not untameable.

Dates: 25 October 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 25 May 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/8
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Alexander asks whether Ewart wishes to purchase a Mysore bull from him. He is lame but well-behaved, and Alexander would take £10 to save him from going to the butcher. He reports that his filly was hard to handle but is settling down, while her dam should foal soon although she has not wintered well and looks in poor condition. He complains that his pair of Pallas's cats are not healthy.

Dates: 25 May 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 02 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/78
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Ridgeway writes that he is relieved that Ewart approves of his treatment of the Arab and the horses of western Asia, North Africa and the Mediterranean. He comments on the temperaments of various horses and the use of bits in different countries. He describes two photographs of Lofoden ponies, one of which was the last of its race and is now in the Bergen Museum.

Dates: 02 August 1904