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Societies and Clubs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 173 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles R. Heatley, 20 August 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/41
Scope and Contents Heatley provides details about the pack horse stallion 'Lord Nelson'. He reports that he has only been able to find in the district one Devon pack horse, plus a colt, to serve as a stud. He complains about the Board of Agriculture and proposes setting up a 'Pack Horse Association' among Devon gentlemen and farmers, and asks Ewart if he would care to join.
Dates: 20 August 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles S. Plumb, 08 November 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/118
Scope and Contents Plumb asks Ewart for a copy of a paper which he presented to the Royal Society in 1902 on a new species of horse. He mentions that he has used lantern slides in his own lectures showing some of Ewart's work on telegony and regrets not introducing himself to Ewart at the Royal Agricultural Show at York in 1900. He mentions his own work in the instruction in breeds, breeding, feeding and management of domestic animals at Ohio State University.
Dates: 08 November 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Claud Alexander, 08 January 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/1
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that his friend Tyrwhitt-Drake, the secretary of the Menagerie Club, is coming to Edinburgh and would like to meet Ewart. He also reports that he thinks both his ponies are in foal and that the colt is now very quiet to ride.
Dates: 08 January 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from F. Lort-Phillips, plus 2 typed copies, 04 January 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/5
Scope and Contents Lort-Phillips criticises the conduct of the Board of Agriculture for their collaboration with the Hunters Improvement Society in the army horse breeding scheme. He disparages the emphasis that has been placed on the Premium Thoroughbred horse, 'the wretched brutes that have done more harm to Light Horse Breeding than anything else.'

There are also two typed copies of the letter, presumably made at a later date.
Dates: 04 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frank J. Connolly, 08 June 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/18
Scope and Contents Connolly announces that Ewart will become a member of the Polo Pony Society. He supplies him with the characteristics and physical appearances of different types of Connemara ponies.
Dates: 08 June 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Frederick Webb Headley, 03 October [1903]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/108
Scope and Contents Headley informs Ewart that the Fabian Society have asked him to lecture on the bearing of Weismannism on modern social questions. He challenges Ewart's statement that enfeeblement in pigeons can be traced to an illness in the parents at the time of conception as being more allied to Lamarckism. Headley suggests that this is more likely to be due to lack of food supply to the egg.

The date on the letter does not include a year, but another hand has noted '[1903?]'
Dates: 03 October [1903]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George Johnstone, 02 March 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/4
Scope and Contents Johnstone reminds Ewart that he has not yet paid his entrance fee and subscription to the University Club.
Dates: 02 March 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 15 August 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/44
Scope and Contents Noble writes that he would be glad to join a society to improve the breed (of sheep) he is interested in and goes on to answer some questions about various aspects of sheep breeding.
Dates: 15 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 11 April [1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/20
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is glad that Ewart does not object to joint work, and suggests starting the study with 'the Highland Society' before doing something more ambitious in a few years' time. He asks Ewart to seek out the papers of a society formed more than a 100 years earlier in Edinburgh for the improvement of sheep and wool.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 11 April [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 October [1912]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/68
Scope and Contents Elwes writes regarding Sir Gilbert Greenall's request that he pay £100 for the exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol the following year, and complains that this cost could easily be covered by a small exhibition charge. He comments that the Society are not behaving well.
Dates: 17 October [1912]