Bruce, Stanley Melbourne, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, 1883-1967 (Australian Prime Minister 1925, 1928, 1929)
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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 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 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