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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 124 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 11 November 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/75
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Alexander reports that his colt is dead. He believes he has enough evidence to prove that in the matter of wool, sheep are not Mendelian, and provides details from his own breeding experiments.

Dates: 11 November 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 22 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/31
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Alexander writes that he would be delighted to take Ewart's colt and breed from him as he wishes. He will try to send Ewart any samples of wool that he wants, and is glad that Ewart is willing to speak to the Board of Agriculture on his behalf.

Dates: 22 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Thomas Vale, 09 October 1925

Identifier: Coll-14/9/31/14
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Vale writes concerning the correspondence between the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Department of Agriculture, New Zealand on the subject of the improvement of British wool. From his research he recommends the Corriedale sheep as the best to crossbreed with to ensure an increased weight in fleece without impairing the mutton value.

Dates: 09 October 1925

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from T.M.A White, 13 November 1922

Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/14
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White writes that he has managed to get nine ewes which he thinks ought to suit Ewart, and provides details about the wool and transportation of them.

The bottom half of the page has been torn off so there is some text missing.

Dates: 13 November 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from T.M.A White, 13 December 1924

Identifier: Coll-14/9/30/10
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White writes that it has not been possible to get untupped white ewes this season and complains that the demand for Moorit and fawn wool, as well as pure white wool, has become very scarce and a large proportion of the white is either tinged with red or yellow. He intends to start a flock of white ewes the following year,

Dates: 13 December 1924

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from T.M.A White (incomplete), 09 February 1925

Identifier: Coll-14/9/31/1
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White writes that he is only too pleased for Ewart to make use of any results he has obtained. He would be glad if Ewart could get him one of the Peru Merino sheep, as he believes it would make a good cross for white wool.

The latter part of the letter is not present.

Dates: 09 February 1925

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William C. Miller, 25 November 1931

Identifier: Coll-14/9/37/8
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Miller congratulates Ewart on his 80th birthday and writes that he considers it an honour to be able to follow the work which Ewart began with sheep, particularly the Shetland, and that he is 'continuously and forcibly reminded that you have set a high standard for those of us who are engaged in sheep and wool work to emulate.'

Dates: 25 November 1931

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917

Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/8
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Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.

Dates: 01 October 1917

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Simpson Curr, 02 March 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/5
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Curr writes that he has sent Ewart two heads of St Kilda or Hebridean tups as well as a foreleg. He provides some details concerning the length of the tails and the presence of wool or hair on the sheep.

Dates: 02 March 1910

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

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...
Dates: 29 October 1930