University of Aberdeen (1495-:)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Thomson defines educational science, which he sees as having two facets: operational, such as the research undertaken by the Scottish Council for Research in Education regarding the best teaching methods; and fundamental, such as research undertaken to explore the sources of intelligence differences, and their relationship to one another. Thomson charts how educational science has progressed, due in part to the use of mathematical statistics and the...
Dates: 29 Apr 1952
Bound volume titled 'University of Aberdeen: Record of the Arts Class 1878-1882', ed.s Robert S. Kemp, Robert A. Lendrum and James S. Shewan (printed at the Rosemount Press for the Class, 1927), 1927
Scope and Contents There is an entry for Ewart in the part of the volume titled 'The Professors and some others' (pp.9-10). The entry records that he 'was one of the ablest men among our Professors.'
Composite photograph of University of Aberdeen staff, including Ewart, 1878-1879 session (2 copies), 1878-1879
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains various portraits of Ewart as well as photographs of his hybrid horse/zebras.
Letter from Home Office to Ewart intimating his appointment as Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen, 06 December 1878
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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: 06 December 1878
Scope and Contents Le Souef confirms receipt of 'the Gillespie papers', parts of which he is copying out before returning them to Ewart. He reports that he has talked with the commercial agent of Australia House about the possibility of the Prime Minister visiting the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He complains about the pastoralists and departments of agriculture in Australia not knowing of the work that is going on and so being unable to co-operate or adapt to their special conditions.
Dates: 15 October 1925
Scope and Contents Le Souef wishes to send Ewart a specimen of the racoon-like dog to compare its habits with Ewart's South American specimen, and to try to cross it with a small Pomeranian or Pekinese. This could help to prove that these breeds originated from a wild species indigenous to China and Japan, and challenge the theory that all dogs originated from the wolf. He asks Ewart for an account for the wool and weaving from Professor Barker and writes that he will see if Bruce will contact the universities of...
Dates: 04 October 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he hopes the Australian Prime Minister will find the time to see the research work in progress at Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He advises Ewart to emphasise the necessity of 'bridging the gap between the universities and the pastoralists so that the benefits of research can be put into practice.' Le Souef will be extending his proposed trip to North Australia in order to visit a large fresh water lake near Alice Springs to look up a large carnivorous animal which is at present...
Dates: 23 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that McDougall, the Australian representative on the Empire Marketing Board, would be happy to get in touch with the Animal Breeding Department of Edinburgh University. McDougall claims that the Board has a good deal of money to spend on research and are now interested in the Empire Soil Survey being carried out at the University of Aberdeen. Le Souef recommends that Ewart send McDougall information concerning the work of the Department, draft a line of practical research with...
Dates: 30 November 1926
Scope and Contents Lankester writes regarding the vacant post of Chair of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen, stating his reasons why he believes William McIntosh to be a more suitable candidate for the job. Lankester also chides Ewart for attempting to influence the decision, rather than trying to improve his own standing and renown in the field.
Dates: 12 July 1878
Scope and Contents Ritchie wonders if Ewart's research on plumage could be furthered by examining the succession of plumage in, for instance, a diving duck such as the Eider, as it is near enough to the mallard to promise results but not near enough to suggest identity of development. He then requests a copy of Ewart's portrait to hang in his office at Aberdeen University 'to commemorate your holding of the Aberdeen Chair'.
Dates: 10 June 1931