University of Leeds Department of Textile Industries (1880-:)
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Scope and Contents Cockayne writes that he is conducting some research into the structure of New Zealand wool, which is arousing interest among local sheep breeders. He asks Ewart to send him some samples of the 27 English wools being experimented with at Leeds and to advise him on some publications dealing with wool fibre. He makes some remarks on his findings so far.
Dates: 13 October 1924
Scope and Contents Barker invites Ewart to present his work on feathers at an open evening at the University of Leeds Department of Textiles, for the purposes of raising the profile of the Department within the University.
Dates: 12 February 1921
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to confirm what he wishes to do with the patterns that have been sent to him. He writes that he is enclosing two samples of cotton in the hope that Ewart might be able to get photomicrographs illustrating the special properties that the cottons possess. He wonders whether they should get photomicrographs for the report on Scotch wools which he wishes to see printed as soon as possible. He reports that Stordy has offered them some Merino rams bred in the Andes which he suggests...
Dates: 13 September 1921
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he finds it impossible to get up to Scotland. He hopes that the Research Association is getting good photographs of the parent sheep to contrast with the crossbred sheep, as well as samples of wool illustrating the rate of growth.
Dates: 21 September 1921
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to advise him on the possibilities of using Blackface sheep to produce the several colours obtained in Herdwick. He assures Ewart that when they have finished with a large cloth order, they will proceed with the patterns selected by Mrs Ewart. He wonders whether the Research Association are not helping Ewart as much as they might.
Dates: 10 December 1921