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Merino sheep

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

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Australia: The Sheep Country, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1642
Scope and Contents Photograph of a row of [Merino]rams standing in a sheep pen in Australia in the early/mid 20th century. The text beneath the image reads, 'Australia: The Sheep Country.'

Black Merino Rams at Braeside, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/2791
Scope and Contents Photographs of a flock of Black Merino rams at Braeside standing in a wooded field with two men on horseback minding them and of a flock of Black Merino ewes in a field in the early/mid 20th century.

Champion Merino Ram, Palermo Show, [Buenos Aires, Argentina], 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/2767
Scope and Contents Photograph of a champion Merino ram standing in a paddock with a man at the Palermo Show in [Buenos Aires, Argentina], September 1903.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A. Palmer Henzell, 01 November 1923

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/29/2
Scope and Contents Henzell requests information regarding the practical application of Mendelian theories to the breeding of Merino sheep.

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/36/7
Scope and Contents 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.

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...

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 14 February [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/8
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is away in South France and that two men in Algeria informed him that in Morocco there is a race of sheep which could be the origin of the Spanish Merino, and that the spotted sheep are much like a breed which now exists in the Constantine province and which occasionally has four horns. He has seen three or four more or less distinct breeds of sheep in the Basque country.

The year is not written on the letter.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 January 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has enclosed a letter concerning Merino rams in Australia. He recommends the book 'Tutira, A History of New Zealand Sheep Farm' by Guthrie-Smith and confirms visiting arrangements for Ewart and his wife.