Major Roger D. Upton (1827-1881)
In 1874-1875, Major Upton traveled to Desert Arabia to obtain purebred horses from the tribes and export them to England apparently to be used for upgrading the British Cavalry stock. His book, Gleanings from the Desert of Arabia (1881) contains a detailed record of his journey and what he learned about the desert horse from his host Sulieman ibn Murshid, the high Sheikh of the Anazeh.

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