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Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Crichton-Stuart thanks Ewart for the book on the Shetland pony and the report on different wools. He believes the intermediate ram with the dark coloured wool is the type to breed to. He will send Ewart the curly ram along with the other Siberian animals.
Dates: 23 October 1914
Scope and Contents Crichton-Stuart writes that his grieve is anxious to get the Siberian ram as soon as possible, as the ewes will come into season any time soon.
Dates: 28 October 1914
Scope and Contents Wood writes from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries providing details of the investigations into the improvement of wool at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Leeds, the Woollen Research Association and the University College of North Wales. One item in the programme concerns the results of introducing Merino blood into certain British hill breeds. He states that in later crossings it may be desirable to use Australian or New Zealand merinos but for the...
Dates: 16 December 1924
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that the skulls of the Somerford white polled cattle are the same as the Newstead skull. He makes observations on the polls of his horned Somerford cows, the Shorthorn and a Hamilton bull and states that he will embark on some experiments with zebras, as he is interested in the possible relation of zebras and Bos primigenius, suggesting that the Romans may have possibly imported them. He will ask a friend to compare the skulls of the Norfolk red polls...
Dates: 01 November 1910
Scope and Contents Alexander is relieved that Elwes enjoyed inspecting his sheep, although he considers Elwes' aim of trying to manufacture a breed of sheep with the hardiness of Welsh and the size and fleece of Lincoln longwools to be an impossibility. He reports the birth of a fat-tailed ram lamb out of his best ewe. Ewart should treat Mr [Guracy?]'s letter with caution, as he is an untrained observer and Alexander has known him to make errors.
Dates: 01 May 1911
Scope and Contents Alexander asks whether Ewart still has the Przewalski's colt, as his own colt is ill. He reports that his various sheep flocks are looking their best, and that he wishes Ewart would try on Mendelian lines to get rid of the wool on tame sheep by crossing with wild ones.
Dates: 08 November 1911
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that Ewart is too late for the Urial hybrids as he has had most of them killed, but he will lend Ewart the remaining one. He states that the Mouflons have done better than the Urials this year, and that he plans to breed with a newly acquired Indian fighting ram.
Dates: 25 August 1913
Scope and Contents Alexander reports that his pregnant mare has died. He asks whether Ewart would like to take on all of his fat-rumped ewes for £10. He has a donkey very near foaling by the mule 'Jacob', which proves that he can still get stock. He states that can give Ewart the breeding of the sheep if he saw them.
Dates: 06 June 1914
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the editor of the Scottish Journal of Agriculture, 17 January 1924
Scope and Contents The Editor writes that Crew has suggested that Ewart contribute an article to the Journal on the subject of sheep breeding in Australia and New Zealand.
Dates: 17 January 1924