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Southdown sheep

Subject Source: Other

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
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Ewart writes that he has written about the 'Murrayshire' sheep which he heard about at the Board of Agriculture. Ten Shetland fleeces and some Soay-Southdown wool have been sent to Sanderson. He asks Elwes to return the Soay-Southdown and the Siberian fleeces sent to the Bristol show as they belong to the University.

Dates: 29 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Colonel George A. Oliphant, 11 February 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/3
Scope and Contents Oliphant asks if Ewart himself can't manage to carry ouy the experiment with the female foal out of the Przewalski's mare by the Highland pony and a hybrid male by a Przewalski's stallion out of a pony mare, as space is getting cramped at Woburn. He reports that they are going through with the experiment crossing Nepalese unicorn sheep with Southdown sheep, and they propose to do a similar experiment with Grevy's zebras and French Giant donkeys. The Duke of Bedford also asks Ewart's advice...
Dates: 11 February 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from G.P Lort, 23 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/38
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Lort writes that the largest of the ewes is a Shropshire cross, the smaller ewe with close short wool was running with a pure Southdown, and the St Kilda ewe was put to a pedigree Welsh ram of Professor Winter's.

Dates: 23 June 1911

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/71
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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

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

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 Henry John Elwes, 31 May 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/20
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Elwes asks Ewart to approve a short notice of their exhibit for insertion in press information. He believes it would be more interesting to show the Southdown-Soay cross and lamb instead of the Wensleydale.

Dates: 31 May 1913

Notes in an unknown hand concerning the Blackface-Southdown cross of sheep, 30 November 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/28
Scope and Contents The notes record that there is now a small healthy flock of Blackface-Southdown sheep crosses. The first generation has already given straightforward results and the saleable value of the fleeces and carcases have been judged favourably. It is likely that this experiment will be extended by the purchase of more Blackface ewes and a new Southdown ram, although a reciprocal crossing with Southdown ewes should ideally be carried out on a Sussex farm where the ewes would be in their natural...
Dates: 30 November 1914