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Farms

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Draft letter to Sir Thomas Hudson-Beare from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 04 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/37
Scope and Contents Douglas writes in favour of Ewart's farm at Fairslacks as a suitable place for breeding experiments. He also highlights the distinction between a demonstration farm for the instruction of farmers, and an experimental farm designed to afford normal conditions in which investigation can be carried out. He also states that he sees no reason why Jersey cows should not be kept in good health at Fairslacks.
Dates: 04 June 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wood, with draft of Ewart's reply on the verso, 16-18 October 1916

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/30
Scope and Contents Wood provides details of the two grants paid by the Board for the maintenance of sheep at Fairslacks and states that no further grant has been made.

Ewart's reply, dated 18 October 1916, requests Wood to supply him with the amounts paid between February and May 1914 and May and August 1914, which will allow him to make an appeal to the Factor to complete his statement.
Dates: 16-18 October 1916

Notes (undated) made by James Cossar Ewart concerning the proposed valuation of sheep sent to Fairslacks, [c.1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/82
Scope and Contents From the Series: Correspondence chiefly concerns research and breeding experiments on sheep, including the work of Henry John Elwes and their joint preparation for the exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Show, Bristol, July 1913, as well as the work on the Devon pack horse by Charles R. Haveley. The series also contains copies of letters to Elwes from James Cossar Ewart.
Dates: [c.1912]