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Balfour, Alice Blanche, 1850-1936 (sister of 1st Earl of Balfour)

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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Genetic evaluation of pedigree beef cattle in Great Britain, 1993

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Identifier: Coll-1362/4/53
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Located in Roslin Institute Staff Papers 1993. Part 1.

Dates: 1993

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Balfour with enclosed letter to Balfour from Lord Monk Bretton, 24 March 1903

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/34
Scope and Contents Balfour's letter (which was dictated and taken down in another hand) congratulates Ewart on the appointment of a Research Committee and says she will make enquiries about suitable land on which Ewart could keep his animals. The enclosed letter from Lord Monk Bretton identifies the zebras (about which Balfour had evidently enquired) as being from Cape Colony, South Africa, and says he will make further enquiries. He comments that he saw many zebras in East Africa, but never in...
Dates: 24 March 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 21 March 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/7
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Balfour writes regarding the possible publication of a German pamphlet by Professor Von Nathusius in the Veterinarian. She now believes she can have it translated by Sir Walter Rothschild at Tring in Hertfordshire. She goes on to discuss the markings of a particular breed of zebra from Zululand, and whether its unusual pattern has any bearing on the history of markings in general.

Dates: 21 March 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 30 May 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/12
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Balfour thanks Ewart for sending her some photographs of zebra skins to look at. She also offers to help to pay for some of Ewart's experiments.

Dates: 30 May 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 04 June 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/13
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Balfour expresses her hope that the Highland and Agricultural Society gives him a grant to continue his experiments and thanks Ewart for accepting her financial assistance. She goes on to discuss the 'infection' of telegony and the positioning of animal markings and gradations in colour on zebras and horses.

Dates: 04 June 1898

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 09 February 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/2
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Balfour refers to photographs of a zebra skin she sent to Sir George Grey, who is presently staying in a British Central area of Africa, South of the Congo. She believes the skin to be from a Burchell's zebra. She also refers to a Tibetan pony belonging to Major L.A Waddell.

Dates: 09 February 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 01 March 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/6
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Balfour writes regarding Ewart's wish to obtain a particular type of horse from Norway. Lord Walter Rothschild has suggested that he might contact Ethelbert Lort-Phillips who is interested in scientific natural history and is often in Norway.

Dates: 01 March 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 16 March 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/7
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Balfour writes that she encloses a letter from Barrington Balfour (letter not present). She also expresses an interest in Ewart's theories that the eldest child in a family possesses more of the family traits of the father than the younger ones. She goes on to give the example of her sister and the respective resemblances to other members of her family.

Dates: 16 March 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 24 March 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/9
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Balfour writes that, after receiving an enclosed letter from Barrington Balfour (letter not present), she suggests that Ewart contacts Barrington himself. In a later postscript, she adds that she would like to come and see Ewart's pigeons.

Dates: 24 March 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, 09 November 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/33
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Balfour writes that she is enclosing some pages of a pamphlet relating to the hybridisation of plants and the connections with animal cross-breeding (pamphlet not present). She also mentions hearing that 'Romulus (Ewart's first zebra hybrid foal) has been taken away from you under rather trying circumstances.'

Dates: 09 November 1900

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Zebras 10
Funding 5
Hybrids 5
Animal Markings 3
Committees 3