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Sheep, Breeding

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

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Barooga Stud Ram, "The Lion", 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2802
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Photograph of Barooga stud ram, "The Lion" standing in a paddock with horses grazing in the background in the early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Letter to Alex Cowan from Henry John Elwes, 11 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/32
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has not been able to find Cowan a grey ram but he has seen two tup lambs in Mr Gordon's flock which may prove to be the right colour. He reports that all the Shetlanders he spoke to inform him that the pure Shetland sheep can hardly be found now, but there are many sheep among the white and moorit which if carefully selected, bred and pastured, can be just as good. He is sure that breeding Shetland sheep could be a lucrative business, although he fears they...
Dates: 11 June 1911

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 17 October 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/67
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Ewart writes that the embargo on transporting sheep and cattle between England and Scotland will be lifted in a few days. He thinks he may get the use of one of the islands in the Forth for sheep that are too wild for fences. He asks whether Elwes knows the Ryeland breed of sheep, as it has been suggested that he should put some to the 'Siberian' ram.

Dates: 17 October 1912

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

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

Dates: 01 November 1923

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.B Burn, 31 December 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/31
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Burn thanks Ewart for his paper and enquires whether he has published anything recently on his sheep breeding experiments. He would be interested to hear what the progeny of the Siberian sheep are like.

Dates: 31 December 1915

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

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 F.E Dawley, 29 November 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/57
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Dawley writes that 'Professor W.M Ryder' of Syracuse University has been looking over his flock of Persian Fur Sheep. He asks Ewart to send him a bulletin on sheep breeding.

Dates: 29 November 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from George Bolam, 16 December 1921

Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/10
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Bolam thanks Ewart for his paper 'The Nestling Feathers of the Mallard' and makes some remarks on the applicability of Mendelism to sheep breeding.

Dates: 16 December 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 15 August 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/44
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Noble writes that he would be glad to join a society to improve the breed (of sheep) he is interested in and goes on to answer some questions about various aspects of sheep breeding.

Dates: 15 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 27 September 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/64
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Noble thanks Ewart for his letter and admits that he had overlooked the fact that no wild sheep have four horns. He is currently trying to breed rams with both pairs of horns turned down, but is having difficulty. He hopes Ewart will visit him when next in London.

Dates: 27 September 1911