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Alexander, Sir Claud, fl 1910-1930


Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

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

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 Bündner 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]

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, 25 August 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/43
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that Ewart is too late for the Urial hybrids as he has had most of them killed, but he will lend Ewart the remaining one. He states that the Mouflons have done better than the Urials this year, and that he plans to breed with a newly acquired Indian fighting ram.
Dates: 25 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 25 May 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/8
Scope and Contents Alexander asks whether Ewart wishes to purchase a Mysore bull from him. He is lame but well-behaved, and Alexander would take £10 to save him from going to the butcher. He reports that his filly was hard to handle but is settling down, while her dam should foal soon although she has not wintered well and looks in poor condition. He complains that his pair of Pallas's cats are not healthy.
Dates: 25 May 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 06 June 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/10
Scope and Contents Alexander reports that his pregnant mare has died. He asks whether Ewart would like to take on all of his fat-rumped ewes for £10. He has a donkey very near foaling by the mule 'Jacob', which proves that he can still get stock. He states that can give Ewart the breeding of the sheep if he saw them.
Dates: 06 June 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 10 June 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/11
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he doesn't have very many old sheep but plenty of piebalds and shearling rams for 30 shillings each as well as a black ewe which interested Elwes. He asks Ewart to let him know which sheep he wants as he must send all his spare stock to market due to the drought.
Dates: 10 June 1914

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 22 June 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/15
Scope and Contents Alexander writes concerning arrangements for transporting sheep to Ewart. He tells Ewart how many sheep will be coming and also offers him his hybrid Urial flock.
Dates: 22 June 1914