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Bateson, William, 1861-1926 (English biologist and professor of genetics, University of Cambridge)

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F.H.A Marshall and notes on 'Biological Research IV', 02 August 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/79
Scope and Contents Marshall writes that T.G Carmichael says he can get [Henry B.] Marshall to join the Committee and that he would also try Sir John Gilmour. Marshall writes that he will try his Cambridge contacts, but that he would rather stay outside the Committee.

There is also a page of notes (incomplete and undated) titled 'Biological Research IV' by F.H.A Marshall detailing the contents of a letter from William Bateson in support of biological research.
Dates: 02 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry Fairfield Osborn, 13 June 1902

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/44
Scope and Contents Osborn states that the pony has arrived safely in New York. He will have the animal photographed for Ewart soon. He mentions not having read the papers by Mendel and Bateson. He announces that he will be writing to the Duke of Bedford to say that he would be interested in receiving the skeleton of one of his Russian horses if one should die. He also states that James Gidley is revising the species of their miocene, and he criticises Othniel Charles Marsh's phylogeny.
Dates: 13 June 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
Scope and Contents Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 23 August [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 06 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/53
Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Bateson did not have any particular ideas about the Iceland wool, but that he invited Elwes to read a short paper on the subject at the meeting of the British Association at Portsmouth, which prompted a discussion. He has heard that the Development Commissioners are prepared to establish breeding and experimental stations, and thinks Ewart may do valuable work. He remarks that Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch has offered him an island which he is going to visit the following...
Dates: 06 September [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/30
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has just returned from Formosa and invites Ewart to visit him in time for the shearing of the ewes. He will also invite Lort and Bateson to settle which rams are to be kept for future experiments.
Dates: 20 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 30 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/35
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has seen Bateson in London, who is of the opinion that the pure breeds of domestic animals, including crosses selected by experts, should be represented at the British Museum gallery and that he would be happy to sign a letter to the Trustees if Ewart drafts one. He would like to see a sample of the wool from Ewart's 'so-called Siberian sheep', which Sanderson says is valuable, and enquires about the country of origin and quarantine arrangements for Lord Bute's long...
Dates: 30 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 05 November 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/116
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he will leave room in his paper for Ewart's new-found reference to the habitat of Ward's zebra. He seeks Ewart's advice on various unidentified horse skulls in the museum in Cambridge. He states that, as Bateson considers it unlikely that any Mendelian study on horses or other large mammals will take place in Cambridge, this could strengthen Ewart's case with the Board of Agriculture on establishing a research station. He mentions the skins of Ward's zebras which are being...
Dates: 05 November 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Ridgeway, 28 January 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/9
Scope and Contents Ridgeway states that he would very much appreciate a cliche of 'Matopo' (a zebra stallion). He adds that he has some blocks of the Kilimanjaro and Somali zebra that would be of interest to Ewart in his research on the zebra. He thinks that his knowledge of the Achaen horse would be of interest to Ewart, as he believes them to be the same as both the small horses of Northern Britain in the time of Caesar, and those of the Danube area. He discusses the spread of the horse into Africa. He agrees...
Dates: 28 January 1903

Letter to Lord Arthur Cecil from William Bateson, 13 November 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/24
Scope and Contents Bateson writes to Cecil asking for his experience of cross-breeding poultry with other species of birds. Bateson writes that he aims to conduct experiments to determine whether certain distinguishing features of breeds can be blended in crossing, and what differences there are in crossing pure-bred and inbred breeds. He notes that he has been experimenting with White Leghorn chickens, but that he has had difficulty in finding breeds of a strictly recorded pedigree, specifically red combed...
Dates: 13 November 1898