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Scope and Contents Balfour writes that her brother has been unsuccessful in attempting to gain Lord Elgin's help for funding for a research farm. She enquires whether anyone has tried procuring immunity for horses from the Tsetse fly by permitting infection in zebras.
Dates: 23 July 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Cannington of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 24 November 1910
Scope and Contents Cannington informs Ewart that the Development Commissioners are prepared to recommend that £40,000 annual grant be made for the encouragement of light horse breeding in Great Britain. He requests that Ewart serve on the Advisory Council of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and outlines their proposals for use of the money, namely as the payment of premiums to stallion owners.
Dates: 24 November 1910
Scope and Contents Douglas agrees with Ewart that funding would not be forthcoming from the Development Commissioners at present. Although he is in favour of the Highland and Agricultural Society supporting Ewart's work, he fears that the Directors will not agree, as at present they are disinclined to spend the Society's money on purely scientific research. However, if Ewart puts in an application, he will do his best for it in the Committee.
Dates: 21 March 1916
Scope and Contents Marshall reports that Hughes says the species is probably Bos fromtosus (of Scandinavian palaeontologists) which have a projecting mesial process. He commiserates with Ewart about the Carnegie Trust and states that it is surely time for the Scottish Universities were encouraged to adopt a more liberal policy towards the advancement of learning.
Dates: 15 November 1910
Scope and Contents Parry writes on behalf of Arthur James Balfour regarding a sum of £500 that is being made available to him to help with his scientific work on the development of the horse.
Dates: 29 June 1899
Scope and Contents Osborn requests some lantern slides to be made up for him from Ewart's negatives. He recommends that Ewart asks Sir William Turner to write to the Secretary of the Carnegie Institution to confirm that Carnegie has approved of their trip to Mexico.
Dates: 23 November 1904
Scope and Contents 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.
The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. June 1911]
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to clarify to the funding body that although Elwes is working in collaboration with Ewart, he is not seeking a grant himself. He also asks him to check that the application does not clash with any application made by Wallace.
Dates: 14 October 1911
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
Scope and Contents Russell, who signs himself 'Bedford', writes that he would be happy to contribute £100 towards the cost of the investigation into the origin of the horse.
Dates: 14 January 1909