Le Souef, Albert Sherbourne, 1877-1951 (Australian zoologist)
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Le Souef acknowledges safe receipt of the cloth. He writes that he has enjoyed his shooting trip and is reluctant to leave, but he will be sailing for France shortly. The Wild Animals of Australasia has just come out and he hopes it will prove useful to zoologists. He is organising a long trip through North Australia where he hopes to collect many new specimens of animals before they are wiped out.
Dates: 12 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef confirms receipt of 'the Gillespie papers', parts of which he is copying out before returning them to Ewart. He reports that he has talked with the commercial agent of Australia House about the possibility of the Prime Minister visiting the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He complains about the pastoralists and departments of agriculture in Australia not knowing of the work that is going on and so being unable to co-operate or adapt to their special conditions.
Dates: 15 October 1925
Scope and Contents Le Souef reminds Ewart of their meeting at the Pan-Pacific Congress in Sydney and writes that he will shortly be visiting Edinburgh to see the Zoo and the 'Psoa' sheep that Ewart has been experimenting with.
Dates: 03 May 1926
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 Le Souef writes that he would be very glad to see the Gillespie papers on the influence of geological formations on stock.
Dates: 06 October 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef provides details of his travel arrangements. He writes that he is glad that the cloth is ready and asks Ewart to send it to him.
Dates: 09 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he hopes the Australian Prime Minister will find the time to see the research work in progress at Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He advises Ewart to emphasise the necessity of 'bridging the gap between the universities and the pastoralists so that the benefits of research can be put into practice.' Le Souef will be extending his proposed trip to North Australia in order to visit a large fresh water lake near Alice Springs to look up a large carnivorous animal which is at present...
Dates: 23 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he will enquire whether the results of research can be passed on to other interested parties. He has mentioned the matter to Australia House officials who seemed to think that the Empire Marketing Board would be interested in the research.
Dates: 28 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that McDougall, the Australian representative on the Empire Marketing Board, would be happy to get in touch with the Animal Breeding Department of Edinburgh University. McDougall claims that the Board has a good deal of money to spend on research and are now interested in the Empire Soil Survey being carried out at the University of Aberdeen. Le Souef recommends that Ewart send McDougall information concerning the work of the Department, draft a line of practical research with...
Dates: 30 November 1926
Scope and Contents Le Souef asks Ewart to procure some fir tree seeds as he wishes to plant some in certain highland areas in Australia.
Dates: 02 December 1926