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Textile industry

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

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 13 September 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/5
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to confirm what he wishes to do with the patterns that have been sent to him. He writes that he is enclosing two samples of cotton in the hope that Ewart might be able to get photomicrographs illustrating the special properties that the cottons possess. He wonders whether they should get photomicrographs for the report on Scotch wools which he wishes to see printed as soon as possible. He reports that Stordy has offered them some Merino rams bred in the Andes which he suggests...
Dates: 13 September 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 10 December 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/9
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to advise him on the possibilities of using Blackface sheep to produce the several colours obtained in Herdwick. He assures Ewart that when they have finished with a large cloth order, they will proceed with the patterns selected by Mrs Ewart. He wonders whether the Research Association are not helping Ewart as much as they might.
Dates: 10 December 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 06 February 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/3
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he envisages the work being subdivided into breeding and manufacturing, and that he is willing to help Ewart in whatever way he can. He intends to continue with the investigations into the possibilities of all the English wools, but he is happy at any time to provide Ewart with accounts of the Herdwick, 'Musk ox' and Siberian/Shetland.
Dates: 06 February 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Harry Sanderson, 02 April 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/16
Scope and Contents Sanderson writes that he has had to close the mill due to a coal shortage, but he will send Ewart some cloth samples shortly. He is also sending him a sample of Alpaca wool showing the different colours and enquires whether Ewart will give a lecture on sheep to his Technical School students.
Dates: 02 April 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
Scope and Contents Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 23 August [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 02 March 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/4
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending some remarks about the report of the Committee on wool, of which Ewart was chiefly the author. Elwes believes that the Committee fails to realise that with the possible exception of the Merino and Shetland, wool is of minor importance to the breeder, and that no definite type of wool suitable for any specified purpose is indicated. He does not feel that the Welsh farm or Fochabers are suitable for experiments on crossing because they are low country farms.
Dates: 02 March 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 09 November [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/54
Scope and Contents Elwes asks for Ewart's opinion on the Iceland skins and for him to return them. He has just received some new cloth and enquires whether Mrs Ewart or any of their friends would like some before he hands it over to the tailor to sell. Wallace has written that he has a fine ram from Russia which he is sending to a farm for the Scottish Board of Agriculture.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 09 November [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes (incomplete), [c. 20 August 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/47
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to send the report on wool as soon as possible and to return what fleeces he does not want. He has found a man in Wales who makes beautiful cloth and he wants to set him to work on his wool.

The page begins 'PS' and is unsigned and undated.
Dates: [c. 20 August 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Thomas Astbury, 29 October 1930

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/10
Scope and Contents Astbury writes that at the Textile Physics Laboratory at the University of Leeds thay have just begun an X-ray study of the structure of feathers, in the aim of revealing more about the constitutions of the keratins in general. He reports that the quill end of goose or hen feathers produces an X-ray photograph which is quite different from ones he has obtained from wool, hair, fingernails, spines and horn. However, he would like to know more about the structural and biological nature of all the...
Dates: 29 October 1930

Mill, Hawick, [Scotland], 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/3180
Scope and Contents Photograph of a [textile?] mill in Hawick, Scotland in the early 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s