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Scottish Home Department. formerly Board of Agriculture for Scotland then Department of Agriculture for Scotland (1928-1939) (1939-:)


Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1925-1992

 File — Box EUA-A-63
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/A1/3
Scope and Contents Correspondence is all in photocopied form, apart from original correspondence between F.A.E Crew and Charlotte Burghes (later Haldane) of the Science News Service concerning the submission of articles written by Crew. Most of the correspondence is from or to the International Education Board (a subsidiary of the Rockefeller Foundation, whose £30,000 grant in 1927 went towards the endowment of a Chair of Animal Genetics) and the Board of Agriculture for Scotland. Matters concern the...
Dates: 1925-1992

Correspondence with the Agricultural Research Council, 1946-1951

Identifier: Coll-41/8/2
Scope and Contents

The correspondence chiefly concerns the ARC'S financial support and the establishment of the Poultry Research Centre. Also contains draft typescripts of reports written by Waddington, including 'Constitution of a Self-Contained University Department of Genetics and Re-Organisation of the Present Institute of Animal Genetics' (1946), copies of memoranda of meetings between ARC representatives, the Department of Agriculture for Scotland and the University (1946-1947).

Dates: 1946-1951

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 26 May 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/19
Scope and Contents

Ewart reports that the Board of Agriculture see no reason why someone should not be sent to purchase all the sheep that may be rented by him and others, but they are reluctant to move towards forming a Shetland sheep society.

Dates: 26 May 1913

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he has written about the 'Murrayshire' sheep which he heard about at the Board of Agriculture. Ten Shetland fleeces and some Soay-Southdown wool have been sent to Sanderson. He asks Elwes to return the Soay-Southdown and the Siberian fleeces sent to the Bristol show as they belong to the University.

Dates: 29 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 09 November [1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/54
Scope and Contents

Elwes asks for Ewart's opinion on the Iceland skins and for him to return them. He has just received some new cloth and enquires whether Mrs Ewart or any of their friends would like some before he hands it over to the tailor to sell. Wallace has written that he has a fine ram from Russia which he is sending to a farm for the Scottish Board of Agriculture.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 09 November [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wood, with draft of Ewart's reply on the verso, 16-18 October 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/30
Scope and Contents

Wood provides details of the two grants paid by the Board for the maintenance of sheep at Fairslacks and states that no further grant has been made.

Ewart's reply, dated 18 October 1916, requests Wood to supply him with the amounts paid between February and May 1914 and May and August 1914, which will allow him to make an appeal to the Factor to complete his statement.

Dates: 16-18 October 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Mackenzie, 03 July 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/17
Scope and Contents

Mackenzie writes that it is now too late in the season to get 10 or 20 ewes from the island of Soay, but he would be able to issue instructions for the ewes to be removed in the summer of 1915. There is an embargo by the Board of Agriculture against the exportation of sheep from St Kilda due to scab, although Mackenzie asserts that scab has never existed on the island.

Dates: 03 July 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from R.B Greig, 11 February 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/7
Scope and Contents

Greig writes that the Development Commissioners are to meet the Board of Agriculture and representatives of the cattle breeding societies to discuss their scheme. They are proposing to set aside £200 a year to pay for Ewart's travelling expenses and for small experiments which he might conduct for the Board with cattle and sheep. He also proposes to name Ewart as an adviser.

Dates: 11 February 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the editor of the Scottish Journal of Agriculture, 17 January 1924

Identifier: Coll-14/9/30/2
Scope and Contents

The Editor writes that Crew has suggested that Ewart contribute an article to the Journal on the subject of sheep breeding in Australia and New Zealand.

Dates: 17 January 1924

Additional filters:

Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 4
Farms 3
Funding 3
Sheep 3
Shetland sheep 3