Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Located in A.B.R.O. Reprints 1976. Volume 10 of 19.
Ewart writes that he will show Elwes Mr Cowan's Shetland sheep at Penicuik and compares features of the Soay and the dun-faced sheep.
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.
Wildman enquires as to whether Ewart could put him in touch with someone who could obtain for him a Soay sheep skin, ideally of a foetus, for his histological work on the development of the coats of British sheep.
Le Souef reminds Ewart of their meeting at the Pan-Pacific Congress in Sydney and writes that he will shortly be visiting Edinburgh to see the Zoo and the 'Psoa' sheep that Ewart has been experimenting with.
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.
Oliphant notes that Ewart is willing to conduct the previously mentioned crossing experiment himself and desires to know what animals he will require from Woburn. The Duke of Bedford asks Ewart to liaise with John T. Mackenzie of Dunvegan about obtaining some Soay sheep when the embargo on their export has been lifted.
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.