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Wool

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

Found in 124 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
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Ewart writes that he has written about the 'Murrayshire' sheep which he heard about at the Board of Agriculture. Ten Shetland fleeces and some Soay-Southdown wool have been sent to Sanderson. He asks Elwes to return the Soay-Southdown and the Siberian fleeces sent to the Bristol show as they belong to the University.

Dates: 29 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.H Cockayne, 13 October 1924

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/30/8
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Cockayne writes that he is conducting some research into the structure of New Zealand wool, which is arousing interest among local sheep breeders. He asks Ewart to send him some samples of the 27 English wools being experimented with at Leeds and to advise him on some publications dealing with wool fibre. He makes some remarks on his findings so far.

Dates: 13 October 1924

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 06 May 1927

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/33/7
Scope and Contents Le Souef writes that he has recommended Ewart to colleagues in the Institute of Science and Industry, Australia, who will arrange to meet with Ewart when they are in England. Le Souef believes it is important that the research into wool in Australia be started along the right lines with the advice of experienced people to avoid duplicating work. He reports that they have had promising results in wool quality and quantity by feeding sheep with a mixture of mineral salts. Finally, he provides...
Dates: 06 May 1927

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 26 May 1930

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/7
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Le Souef asks Ewart to procure some photographs of hybrid 'Psoa' sheep and a typical sample of wool from Gillespie. Some pastoralists have expressed an interest in the wool from these sheep as it may make a better tweed-like cloth when mixed with Merino. He reports that he has worked out a scheme which he hopes will lead to the production of many quality skins from colder districts.

Dates: 26 May 1930

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, 04 October 1926

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/32/5
Scope and Contents Le Souef wishes to send Ewart a specimen of the racoon-like dog to compare its habits with Ewart's South American specimen, and to try to cross it with a small Pomeranian or Pekinese. This could help to prove that these breeds originated from a wild species indigenous to China and Japan, and challenge the theory that all dogs originated from the wolf. He asks Ewart for an account for the wool and weaving from Professor Barker and writes that he will see if Bruce will contact the universities...
Dates: 04 October 1926

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 23 August 1928

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/34/5
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Barker writes that he has recently taken on 13 Peruvian-Wensleydale sheep crosses and reports that the wool is excellent. He hopes that Ewart will soon be quite fit again to continue with his book on sheep and wool as 'no one else can record what you can record.'

Dates: 23 August 1928

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 08 April 1930

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/4
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Barker writes that he will be sending Ewart his completed thesis shortly, and that he has just finished an article on wool for Cambridge University.

Dates: 08 April 1930

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...
Dates: 13 September 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 21 September 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/6
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Barker writes that he finds it impossible to get up to Scotland. He hopes that the Research Association is getting good photographs of the parent sheep to contrast with the crossbred sheep, as well as samples of wool illustrating the rate of growth.

Dates: 21 September 1921

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/3
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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