By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on April 18th, 2014 in General
The entry in Lady Anne Blunt’s Journals about her last visit to Ahmed Pasha Kemal’s stud (shortly after the Pasha’s death) on March 10th, 1907 is extremely informative. It was the last of several visits of Lady Anne’s to that stud, she remembered a lot of the horses from her previous visits, she spent a long time looking at the horses (1.5 hours), and she was accompanied by “Ali Effendi the old Kurdish manager”, Mahmoud who then went under her service and of course Mutlaq. Her description of the mares and stallions in that Journal entry comes four days after the acutal visit (which was on March 6th), and is precise and detailed as usual. Look at the comments of that blog entry for comment’s and speculation on my side about the horses in this entry of Lady Anne’s Journal, some obvious and some not so obvious.
Here is the full text of that entry (italics are Lady Anne’s but bolds are mine):
Now about the Ahmed Pasha Stud. Was received there by Ali Effendi the old Kurdish Manager, and Mahmud, and spent about an hour and a half looking round. The first mares in the row, a chestnut Nowakieh, Mutlak fancies much, and she is a fine strong mare with sympathetic head (8 or 10 years I think) a daughter of Noma (who was by Wazir), a bay I remember, and of Jamil the bay son of Sobha one of original = from = APS = Seglawi Jed: by the chestnut Ibn Sbeyni Seflawi Jedran I remmber. There were two bay Nowagiehs and several greys but all these seemed to me to have very plain quarters. Then 2: a grey Seglawieh Jedranieh daughter of Roga another original = from = APS = Seg. = Jed. ( I think I remember her too) her sire Jamil, 13 years old. 3: Chestnut Seglaw. Jed. daughter of above (g.d. of Roga) 8 years old her sire Sabbah Manaki from Ibn Maajil. 4: Grey Seg. Jed. (“Shieha”) daughter of the chestnut above (g.g.d. of Roga) said to be 7 years (?) (if so the Shakra was only 3 on foaling!). Sire Abeyan Haneydis (an Abeyan I’ve never heard of). 5: Grey Seg. Jed. “Dalal” daughter of the chestnut above, 3 years, her sire Rabdan, grey by. K. Radbn., his dam Rabda brough from Nejd by Ibn Bassam, his sire Dahman whose dam was Ferida the white Dahmeh Shahwanieh (from Abbas Pasha’s stud) of Ahmed Bey Sennari, his sire the old white Segl. Jedran Ahmed Pasha got from A.P.S. 6: Bay yearling Seg. Jed. said to be daughter of Seglawieh Jedranieh the old grey mare daughter of Roga; pretty head, has no white, is by Radban. 7: Chestnut Ke. Mimre, beautiful head ‘Ghazala’ at end of nose. Sire? 7 years. 7a: Chestnut Ke. Mim. 5 1/2 – dam? – blaze (Sire Dahman), 8: Grey Keh. Mimre daughter of original mare of Zeydel Horeymis [?] of Fedaan with foal by Sabbah (while be grey) 8 years sire Dahman. 9: Brown Keh Mimre (fill) sister of chestnut Ghazala (lovely head). 10: Bay Keh Mimre yearling (by tent) blaze, sire:?
Grey, nearly white dark mane and tail, Segl. Jed. 7 years, his dam Batila from Ali Pasha Sherif died before Mahmud came, his sire Sabbah a Dahman Shahwan. 2: Dahman 14 years not for sale, his dam Ferida the Dahmeh Shahwanieh of Sennari, his sire the old white Seglawi: a splendid horse, the old fashioned type of APS. Prince Ahmed used to ride him, and neither this horse nor the prince’s ass are to be sold. 3: Radban, white Keh. Radban his dam Rabda frm Nejd brought by el Bassam his sire Dahman — beautiful head. 4: Gharaf, pretty grey, 4 years old. 5: Chestnut…