Reference numberRBO/16/2
Alternative reference numberRBO.16.1
TitleConcerning a hazelstick swallowed by a horse which came out of his side after some time
DescriptionTranscription of a certificate dated 29 April 1730 and signed by Thomas Richardson, James Robinson, Richard Kerry, and John Watson.
The horse was choking on corn; the farrier, Robert Rogers, put a hazelstick, which had a rag tied around the top, down the horse's throat to drive down the corn; the horse broke the stick and swallowed it; horse became lame in its shoulder after about 6 weeks and a length of 19 to 20 inches long was extracted through the horse's side

Letter from Alexander Stuart to Cromwell Mortimer dated 22 June 1731with comments about this event - concerning the wound in the throat ('gula') of the horse

Read to the Royal Society on 24 June 1731
Extent5 sides
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA301Stuart; Alexander (c 1673 - 1742)c 1673 - 1742
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
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