Societies and Clubs
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Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been invited to the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association meeting in Perth. He does not think wild sheep could be used in the improvement of British wool. He is also doubtful whether a cross between a Blackface and Soay sheep would be able to withstand the climate of the West Highlands, or whether the lower quality of their meat and wool would render the experiment worthwhile. He believes the Blackface-Cheviot or Blackface-Shetland cross would be preferable and would...
Dates: 13 August 1920
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that the Zoological Society no longer wishes to keep his three-year old Soay ram, and he wonders whether the Edinburgh Zoological Society might like him. He asks whether Ewart knows of anyone who will make him cloth made from Moorit wool.
Dates: 23 November 1921
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 
Scope and Contents Turner writes that he is enclosing some photographs obtained from Count Le Couteulx de Canteleu and mentioning, amongst other things, an illustration that he has done of a supposed stuffed specimen of a fox-bay hybrid now in the possession of the former Chairman of the Kennel Club, Mr Shirley.
Dates: 20 March 1900
Scope and Contents Macdonald informs Ewart that the directors of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland have awarded him the Gold Medal of the Society in recognition of his research into stockbreeding and in acknowledgement of his exhibit of zebra and zebra crosses at the Society's show in Edinburgh in July 1898.
Dates: 03 November 1899
Scope and Contents MacDonald writes on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland, enclosing a precept for the sum of £200 to assist with the costs of his experiments in stockbreeding. On the reverse side of the letter is a draft reply from Ewart in which he expresses his gratitude for the donation. He also urges members of the Society to purchase Ewart's Penycuik Experiments.
Dates: 14 February 1900
Scope and Contents MacDonald informs Ewart that his application for additional funding for his livestock breeding experiments has been presented to the directors of the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland. However, the directors have decided that unless Ewart is able to prove that his experiments will be of direct benefit to breeders of farm livestock in Scotland, they will be unable to offer any further grant.
Dates: 04 December 1902
Scope and Contents Forsyth reports that the Congested Districts Board are now ceasing to breed ponies for the crofters as they believe they now have enough stock to keep them going. He thinks that the Board would be happy to purchase the ponies 'Fatima II' and 'Rhona' with their foals and agrees with Ewart that a Highland Pony Society should be formed to make for fairer judging between different breeds.
Dates: 07 August 1907
Scope and Contents Terras thanks Ewart on behalf of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh for sending an obituary of Dr George Allman, and enquires when he might be willing to give his paper to the Society.
Dates: 27 January 1899
Scope and Contents Robertson writes that he is enclosing a reply to Professor Wilson which he has sent to be printed in Nature (reply not present). He does not see why Wilson considers himself superior in questions relating to the pigmentary character of the Equidae, as Robertson has noticed many errors in Wilson's own work in his paper on coat colour now before the Royal Dublin Society.
Dates: 26 November 1910