Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence
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Ewart requests financial aid from the Trust to continue his 'Penicuik experiments'. He details all the grants he has thus far received and itemises his expenditure.
The end of the letter is not present.
Contains chiefly letters addressed to Ewart, although some later items of correspondence are addressed to his wife, Edith F. Ewart. There are also some instances of letters from Ewart himself to various individuals. Some key figures who feature in the correspondence are: William Bateson, Francis Hugh Adam Marshall, Arthur Balfour, Lord Arthur Cecil as well as numerous universities, societies and organisations.
Except where noted, Ewart's own replies are not present.
Draft letter to Herbrand Arthur Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford from James Cossar Ewart, 14 January 1909
Ewart writes that he will show Elwes Mr Cowan's Shetland sheep at Penicuik and compares features of the Soay and the dun-faced sheep.
Ewart writes that he is enclosing a report on the wool from Watson, Wallace's assistant, although he has not yet heard about the Iceland wool. He would like to have the Ronaldsay sheep, and understands that they live between a wall and the sea and feed mainly on seaweed.
Ewart thanks Elwes for the wool samples and the details about the Austrian Skemschaf. The four sheep have not yet arrived from Greystoke, but he doubts they are allowed into Scotland yet. Cowan is coming to see the Shetland ram from Fairisle and that he will use it with Elwes' ewes if it is judged to be better than Alexander's ram.
Ewart writes that the embargo on transporting sheep and cattle between England and Scotland will be lifted in a few days. He thinks he may get the use of one of the islands in the Forth for sheep that are too wild for fences. He asks whether Elwes knows the Ryeland breed of sheep, as it has been suggested that he should put some to the 'Siberian' ram.
Ewart writes that he will let Elwes know about the Ryelands ram. The cost of enclosing the sheep at the forthcoming Royal Highland Agricultural Show depends upon how many sheep Elwes is planning to exhibit; he should be able to cover the costs for the fencing by charging for the exhibition catalogue.
Ewart encloses a cheque for the ewes Elwes is sending him, and confirms the number of sheep that are being sent. He tried to cross a he-goat with some ewes but there was no progeny. He asks if Ewart would like to see Appel's book on sheep.