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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wilson, 04 October 1910

 Item
Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/18

Scope and Contents

Wilson provides some notes on the '1,000 gallon' cow, remarking that most breeds have the milk but few have the fat and that the 'pedigree fetish' currently restricts much crossing of breeds. He remarks that this line of work could have a claim on the Development Commission, to which Ewart could add 'the horse question': namely, to breed a horse that can do farm work and produce an army service corps horse when crossed by a thoroughbred. He does not believe that the Development Commissioners would judge Ewart's present work on the history of the horse to be 'sufficiently utilitarian'.

Dates

  • 04 October 1910

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

4 leaves

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

From the Series: 4 boxes

Physical Location

CLX-A-1137

Physical Description

4 leaves

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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