Barker, Aldred F., fl 1921 (professor of textile industries, University of Leeds)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Le Souef wishes to send Ewart a specimen of the racoon-like dog to compare its habits with Ewart's South American specimen, and to try to cross it with a small Pomeranian or Pekinese. This could help to prove that these breeds originated from a wild species indigenous to China and Japan, and challenge the theory that all dogs originated from the wolf. He asks Ewart for an account for the wool and weaving from Professor Barker and writes that he will see if Bruce will contact the universities of...
Dates: 04 October 1926
Scope and Contents Barker invites Ewart to present his work on feathers at an open evening at the University of Leeds Department of Textiles, for the purposes of raising the profile of the Department within the University.
Dates: 12 February 1921
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to confirm what he wishes to do with the patterns that have been sent to him. He writes that he is enclosing two samples of cotton in the hope that Ewart might be able to get photomicrographs illustrating the special properties that the cottons possess. He wonders whether they should get photomicrographs for the report on Scotch wools which he wishes to see printed as soon as possible. He reports that Stordy has offered them some Merino rams bred in the Andes which he suggests...
Dates: 13 September 1921
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he finds it impossible to get up to Scotland. He hopes that the Research Association is getting good photographs of the parent sheep to contrast with the crossbred sheep, as well as samples of wool illustrating the rate of growth.
Dates: 21 September 1921
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to advise him on the possibilities of using Blackface sheep to produce the several colours obtained in Herdwick. He assures Ewart that when they have finished with a large cloth order, they will proceed with the patterns selected by Mrs Ewart. He wonders whether the Research Association are not helping Ewart as much as they might.
Dates: 10 December 1921
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he envisages the work being subdivided into breeding and manufacturing, and that he is willing to help Ewart in whatever way he can. He intends to continue with the investigations into the possibilities of all the English wools, but he is happy at any time to provide Ewart with accounts of the Herdwick, 'Musk ox' and Siberian/Shetland.
Dates: 06 February 1922
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to send him the skins of the Shetland and the Siberian-Shetland cross and seeks permission to mention Ewart's work and forthcoming book in an article he is writing for The Graphic. He also asks if Ewart would be willing to talk about the exhibits at Bradford the following week.
Dates: 13 July 1925
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he has recently taken on 13 Peruvian-Wensleydale sheep crosses and reports that the wool is excellent. He hopes that Ewart will soon be quite fit again to continue with his book on sheep and wool as 'no one else can record what you can record.'
Dates: 23 August 1928
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he will be sending Ewart his completed thesis shortly, and that he has just finished an article on wool for Cambridge University.
Dates: 08 April 1930
Menu card for luncheon given by Sir William Vicars 'to meet Professors Barker and Cossar Ewart' at the Australia Hotel, Sydney, 07 September 1923
Scope and Contents Menu card contains pencil notes, presumably made by Ewart at the luncheon.
Dates: 07 September 1923