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Gordon, William, fl 1913


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Alex Cowan from Henry John Elwes, 11 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/32
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has not been able to find Cowan a grey ram but he has seen two tup lambs in Mr Gordon's flock which may prove to be the right colour. He reports that all the Shetlanders he spoke to inform him that the pure Shetland sheep can hardly be found now, but there are many sheep among the white and moorit which if carefully selected, bred and pastured, can be just as good. He is sure that breeding Shetland sheep could be a lucrative business, although he fears they...
Dates: 11 June 1911

Letter to Edith F. Ewart from William Gordon, 19 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/45
Scope and Contents

Gordon thanks Mrs Ewart for the glass jars for preserving the peas and beans in his garden and hopes that she and Professor Ewart will visit him on Shetland again next year. He reports that he was disappointed with the prices he received for his lambs in Aberdeen.

Dates: 19 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 27 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/48
Scope and Contents

Gordon hopes that the ewe and spotted lamb arrived safely in Leith. He provides details about the price his lambs fetched in Aberdeen. He writes that he is going on with the excavation of the Brough and has found some stone implements as well as the bones of horses, cattle and sheep, which he offers to send to Ewart for investigation.

Dates: 27 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 17 August 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/7
Scope and Contents

Gordon writes that he would like to purchase a pure Siberian ram from Ewart, his last one having died through fighting. He suggests that Ewart makes enquiries concerning the transportation of the ram by steamer from Leith to Shetland. He reports that he has got an excellent crop of Shetland lambs and offers to send Ewart any that may be of interest.

Dates: 17 August 1917

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/8
Scope and Contents

Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.

Dates: 01 October 1917

Additional filters:

Animal sale 4
Animals--Transportation 3
Shetland sheep 3
Animals--Colour 2
Castlemilk Moorit (sheep) 2