Balfour, Alice Blanche, 1850-1936 (sister of 1st Earl of Balfour)
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Balfour writes that she is grateful that Ewart has got 'Romulus' (his first zebra hybrid) back from the King. She asks if Ewart would like her to talk to Lord Onslow about his remaining herd of mountain zebras. She hopes to examine the callosities on her own Highland ponies soon and asks about the results of his hare-rabbit cross-breeding experiments. She complains about the lack of funding for scientific research.
Dates: 17 January 1903
Scope and Contents Balfour writes that she has spoken to her brother about obtaining funding from the Carnegie Trust for a research farm. She asks Ewart to send her brother a letter stating what the Research Committee wishes, and he will attempt to forward this to Lord Elgin, who may be able to help. She offers to make enquiries about the whereabouts of the ponies 'Brenda' and 'Black Agnes'.
Dates: 06 July 1903
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents Balfour writes that her brother has been unsuccessful in attempting to gain Lord Elgin's help for funding for a research farm. She enquires whether anyone has tried procuring immunity for horses from the Tsetse fly by permitting infection in zebras.
Dates: 23 July 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alice Blanche Balfour, with enclosed letter from Lord Monk Bretton, 11 May 1903
Scope and Contents Balfour encloses a letter from Monk Bretton expressing hope that the lives of the zebras in South Africa may be spared. Balfour also thanks Ewart for sending her a copy of the Report of the Research Committee.
Dates: 11 May 1903
Scope and Contents Balfour states she is returning Carl Hagenbeck's letter to Ewart. She states she has also written to Lord Stanley in connection with Ewart's hybrids.
Dates: 06 August 1902