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Societies and Clubs

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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 184 Collections and/or Records:

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
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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, 06 September [1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/53
Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Bateson did not have any particular ideas about the Iceland wool, but that he invited Elwes to read a short paper on the subject at the meeting of the British Association at Portsmouth, which prompted a discussion. He has heard that the Development Commissioners are prepared to establish breeding and experimental stations, and thinks Ewart may do valuable work. He remarks that Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch has offered him an island which he is going to visit the following...
Dates: 06 September [1911]

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/68
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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]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 13 August 1920

Identifier: Coll-14/9/26/2
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 November 1921

Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/8
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J. Sidney Turner, 20 March 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/8
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Macdonald, 03 November 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/34
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James MacDonald, 14 February 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/3
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James MacDonald, 04 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/106
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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