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Alexander, Sir Claud, fl 1910-1930

 Person

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/55
Scope and Contents Ewart thanks Elwes for the wool samples and the details about the Austrian Skemschaf. The four sheep have not yet arrived from Greystoke, but he doubts they are allowed into Scotland yet. Cowan is coming to see the Shetland ram from Fairisle and that he will use it with Elwes' ewes if it is judged to be better than Alexander's ram.
Dates: 29 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Claud Alexander, 08 January 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/1
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that his friend Tyrwhitt-Drake, the secretary of the Menagerie Club, is coming to Edinburgh and would like to meet Ewart. He also reports that he thinks both his ponies are in foal and that the colt is now very quiet to ride.
Dates: 08 January 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George A. Oliphant, 01 March 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/8
Scope and Contents Oliphant writes that he will communicate further with Ewart about the Indian cattle. He dispatched the Przewalski's mare and hybrid filly to Claud Alexander, but the stallion could not be sent due to being too violent.
Dates: 01 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 22 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/23
Scope and Contents Elwes provides some details of the 'dun-faced sheep' and suggests that Ewart impress on Claud Alexander the importance of photographing the results of his cross-breeding experiments, rather than breeding indiscriminately. He mentions the research of Professor Keller on the B√ľndner sheep of Switzerland and R.F Scharff in Ireland. He hopes to visit Ewart before going to Shetland.
Dates: 22 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 05 September [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/60
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has bought some sheep from Claud Alexander, and that he will keep the sheep on Ewart's account on his estate until Ewart wants them. He suggests that it would be preferable if Ewart's fat-tailed ram would be sent to himself, and asks whether he received the Shetlands from Greystoke. He thinks he had now better not come to Dundee as he wishes to superintend the earmarking of his new sheep.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 05 September [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/26
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that the skulls of the Somerford white polled cattle are the same as the Newstead skull. He makes observations on the polls of his horned Somerford cows, the Shorthorn and a Hamilton bull and states that he will embark on some experiments with zebras, as he is interested in the possible relation of zebras and Bos primigenius, suggesting that the Romans may have possibly imported them. He will ask a friend to compare the skulls of the Norfolk red polls...
Dates: 01 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 03 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/27
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he will try to procure a skull and legs of a polled Somerford cow and that he knows where Ewart can get a skull of a Norfolk red poll cow. He would be happy to purchase a Przewalski's mare if the price is low enough.
Dates: 03 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 07 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/30
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he will buy the mare once he knows how much of his own livestock he has managed to sell. The agent at Somerford has promised to keep aside the head and legs of the dam of Alexander's polled cow if she is selected for the butcher, and Alexander will negotiate with his Norfolk friend for the head of the red polled cow. He asks for first refusal on one of Ewart's heifers by the black Chartley bull, and wonders whether the Chartleys are descended from the neighbouring...
Dates: 07 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/32
Scope and Contents Alexander has asked his friend in Norfolk to send Ewart the skull of a pure bred red poll directly. He notes what Ewart says about the Newstead skulls being concave between the horns, and suspects this may be the case with some of the Hamilton cattle.
Dates: 11 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 28 January 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/1
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he hopes to see Ewart at the Zoological Society's meeting in February where they can discuss arrangements for Alexander taking the mare.
Dates: 28 January 1911