Found in 329 Collections and/or Records:
Photograph of a Khirgiz ram standing in a farm yard with a man in [Bukhara, Turkistan?] in the early 20th century. The text beneath the image notes the characteristics of this breed of sheep.
Photograph of a Leicester ram standing in a yard next some bushes in the early 20th century.
Photograph of a first prize winning Leicester ram standing in a field in the early/mid 20th century.
Photograph of a Leicester sheep with all its wool still on standing in a sheep pen in the early/mid 20th century.
Ewart thanks Elwes for the wool samples and the details about the Austrian Skemschaf. The four sheep have not yet arrived from Greystoke, but he doubts they are allowed into Scotland yet. Cowan is coming to see the Shetland ram from Fairisle and that he will use it with Elwes' ewes if it is judged to be better than Alexander's ram.
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.
Douglas writes that he will send an 'Argalian' sheep skull and horns to Ewart at the University for investigation. He would like to talk the matter over with Ewart, as he believes that this type of horn is found in no other breed than the 'Argalian'.
The company includes in their letter the contents of all the correspondence that has passed between themselves, O.R Falkiner and T.H Gillespie concerning the shipment of Soay sheep to Australia, in order to clarify an apparent misunderstanding on Ewart's part about what kind of sheep Falkiner wants.
The company writes that it would be wise for Ewart to find out whether Falkiner wants 'the old type' of Soay sheep or the 'improved Soay-Siberian sheep' before proceeding with the arrangements for transporting the sheep.