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Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (1903-1919)


Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Agriculture from January 1906, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/176
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Photograph of a group of men that comprised the Board of Agriculture in January 1906 sitting and standing on a platform in front of a forest.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to Ewart intimating his nomination to serve as member of the Midlothian and Linlithgow Joint County Committee of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 29 March 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/2/21
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Contains certificates from Ewart's time as a medical student at the University of Edinburgh, letters of appointment to the professorships at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and certificates of membership/fellowship to various societies, including the Royal Society.

Dates: 29 March 1911

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 01 December 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/80
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Ewart confirms the cost for sending the sheep. He comments on the Board of Agriculture's plans to have a small upland station.

Dates: 01 December 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Cannington of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 24 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/40
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Cannington informs Ewart that the Development Commissioners are prepared to recommend that £40,000 annual grant be made for the encouragement of light horse breeding in Great Britain. He requests that Ewart serve on the Advisory Council of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and outlines their proposals for use of the money, namely as the payment of premiums to stallion owners.

Dates: 24 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles R. Heatley, 20 August 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/41
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Heatley provides details about the pack horse stallion 'Lord Nelson'. He reports that he has only been able to find in the district one Devon pack horse, plus a colt, to serve as a stud. He complains about the Board of Agriculture and proposes setting up a 'Pack Horse Association' among Devon gentlemen and farmers, and asks Ewart if he would care to join.

Dates: 20 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F. Lort-Phillips, plus 2 typed copies, 04 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/5
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Lort-Phillips criticises the conduct of the Board of Agriculture for their collaboration with the Hunters Improvement Society in the army horse breeding scheme. He disparages the emphasis that has been placed on the Premium Thoroughbred horse, 'the wretched brutes that have done more harm to Light Horse Breeding than anything else.'

There are also two typed copies of the letter, presumably made at a later date.

Dates: 04 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/60
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Elwes reports that Hall, a mutual acquaintance, approves of Ewart's paper and feels that it paves the way for something on a larger scale later. Elwes has received a pair of Rocky sheep, and asks Ewart if he wants a long-tailed black Welsh ram lamb. He has heard that the Board of Agriculture are trying to get a farm where animals for exporting will be tested for tuberculosis and imported animals received in quarantine.

Dates: 23 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. 08 October 1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/65
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Elwes asks Ewart what the Ronaldsay sheep were like, and whether Eagle Clark is back from St Kilda yet. He reports that they have an acknowledgement of their application from the Board of Agriculture. He also mentions that he will be visiting the wool manufacturer Sanderson.

Letter is undated, although marked 'Sunday', which appears to place it around 8th October (ie the Sunday before the following letter, Coll-14/9/17/65).

Dates: [c. 08 October 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 03 May [1914]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/7
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Elwes writes that he has returned from a successful trip to Nepal and Sikkim. He has got a fine lot of lambs which he wishes to show Ewart before they are clipped. He has some of the so-called Wallachian sheep offered to him from North Hungary, but he cannot get leave from the Board of Agriculture to bring them over, and asks whether Ewart could do any better.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 03 May [1914]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.H.K Mursenden, 11 February 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/5
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Leather requests that Ewart submit his article on the homozygous breeding and evolution of type connected with the attempts now being made by the Board of Agriculture concerning light horse breeding for national service.

Dates: 11 February 1912