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Cross-Breeding

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Subject Source: Nahste

Found in 212 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G.P Lort, 03 November 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/71
Scope and Contents

Lort states that he has not tried the 'Soa' ram and Manx ewe cross, and provides details about the lambs from 'Soa' ewe and Manx ram crosses, as well as from Manx/Southdown crosses. He asks if Ewart would like any red wethers.

Dates: 03 November 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G.P Lort, 10 November 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/74
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Lort writes that he won't send any Manx ram and 'Soa' ewe crosses as there is a chance of them being mated. However he will send Ewart some first crosses from Southdown and 'Soa' ewes that are unmated, and provides details about their transportation. He also asks if Ewart would like a Manx ram or adult 'Soa' ram.

Dates: 10 November 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G.P Lort, 11 October 1910

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/19
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Lort writes that he can let Ewart have four or five pure-bred brown St Kilda ewes. He has tried crossing them with the Southdown Shropshire and the four-horned red Manx and he is now trying the Cheviot. He offers to sell Ewart some lambs from a St Kilda ewe and Manx ram cross.

Dates: 11 October 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 23 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/32
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Noble reports that he has heard from an acquaintance that the piebald sheep breed is unknown to him, and that his friend H.M Wallis didn't hear of any sheep like theirs when he was in Algeria. He concludes that the piebald sheep appear to be the result of a cross which has bred true, but that the country of origination cannot be traced, and that the breed now does not exist outwith the British Isles.

Dates: 23 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/62
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Elwes writes that he has looked over the ram and proposes to send it to Edinburgh Zoo or to Ewart if he wishes to have it, as well as the horned white ram that he bought as an Icelander. He wonders if the Edinburgh Museum would like to have his best old Hebridean. He describes the sheep crosses he is planning to conduct.

Letter is undated but marked 'Sunday'.

Dates: [c.1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 22 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/23
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Elwes provides some details of the 'dun-faced sheep' and suggests that Ewart impress on Claud Alexander the importance of photographing the results of his cross-breeding experiments, rather than breeding indiscriminately. He mentions the research of Professor Keller on the B√ľndner sheep of Switzerland and R.F Scharff in Ireland. He hopes to visit Ewart before going to Shetland.

Dates: 22 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/39
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Elwes writes that he will settle with the people of Shetland how many sheep to send and when. He also wants sheep from Fairisle and Foula. Balfour of Dawyck wants some sheep sent along with them, and Elwes asks Ewart if he knows of any place near Leith where the sheep could rest for a week en route. He writes that Wallace is hoping to get a grant to carry out cross-breeding experiments at the University and has suggested working together.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 04 July 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/40
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Elwes is sending Ewart the fleece of a Cheviot-Shetland cross from Shetland and that he will also receive a fleece of a first-prize shearling Welsh ewe. He is also enclosing photographs of sheep showing four generations and asks Ewart's advice on what would be the most interesting cross out of them. He asks when Ewart and Wallace are going to examine the wools.

Dates: 04 July 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
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Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 23 August [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912