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Papers of James Cossar Ewart

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division


Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 James Cossar Ewart Gen. 137/9/5


21 October 1893-10 January 1896

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Ewart | James Cossar | 1851-1933 | zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

These letters of James Cossar Ewart deal mainly with topics such as his advice on reading material in the field of anatomy, discussions about experimental work in telegony and the hybridisation of zebras and horses with the French zoologist Alfred Giard, and the sale of mares at the farm of Wilfred Scawen Blunt.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The sub-series of correspondence consists of:

  • 19 letters from a variety of authors, including naturalists, zoologists and politicians.




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