Campbell, John Douglas-Boswell, fl 1924
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Campbell enquires how many pure Soay sheep Ewart is thinking of putting on Ailsa Craig and provides some information about the island. He thinks that Lord Ailsa would consent to 20 Soays without any reduction in the goats that are already there, and believes that the Soays would be better suited to the weather conditions than the Blackfaces, all of which died.
Campbell writes that the sheep were unable to make the crossing to Ailsa Craig the previous day, but that an acquaintance, John Hannah, has offered to winter the sheep with his own at Girvan Mains, which he believes will be better for their experiment.
Campbell wonders if Ewart could advise on where to get a pure Soay ram. He writes that when he was at Ailsa Craig the previous year, the Mouflon had seemingly got hold of the sheep there, as all the rams he could see were large and heavy with a distinct Mouflon crest of hair.