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Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 05 September 1911
Scope and Contents Alexander reports that he has inspected Ewart's leopard at the Zoo and that it seems in good health. He asks Ewart to notify him if he is planning to sell her and comments that he has found a remnant of the Chartley cattle herd.
Dates: 05 September 1911
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 27 September 1911
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he cannot afford to buy Ewart's clouded leopard but that Ewart should not let her go too cheaply. He offers his young Mysore bull to Ewart's Celtic shorthorn, and will try to get a photograph of the hybrid and provides details about piebald lambs.
Dates: 27 September 1911
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 23 October 1911
Scope and Contents Alexander makes arrangements for meeting Ewart and states that his zebra bull will be at Ewart's service if there is a decent summer. He has two white bulls for sale, and complains that Elwes will not return his sheep crates.
Dates: 23 October 1911
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 09 August 1913
Scope and Contents Alexander suggests that one of them should try to get the fertile mule, and that he is happy to purchase her if need be. He reports that Sir Charles Assheton Smith has purchased a zebra hybrid for £200.
Dates: 09 August 1913
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Thomas M. Martin, 16 January 1903
Scope and Contents Martin advises Ewart that his notion of keeping a farm at Crosswoodburn is impractical for financial reasons. He says he is glad that 'the two hybrids' have gone to Mountain Batteries as he hopes it may lead to them being bred in India. He also mentions that Ewart 'should get a big price for 'Romulus' (Ewart's first zebra hybrid) now as he is a hybrid with a past'. He encourages Ewart to publicise his findings from his hare-rabbit cross-breeding.
Dates: 16 January 1903
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 27 September 1913
Scope and Contents Gordon hopes that the ewe and spotted lamb arrived safely in Leith. He provides details about the price his lambs fetched in Aberdeen. He writes that he is going on with the excavation of the Brough and has found some stone implements as well as the bones of horses, cattle and sheep, which he offers to send to Ewart for investigation.
Dates: 27 September 1913
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 17 August 1917
Scope and Contents Gordon writes that he would like to purchase a pure Siberian ram from Ewart, his last one having died through fighting. He suggests that Ewart makes enquiries concerning the transportation of the ram by steamer from Leith to Shetland. He reports that he has got an excellent crop of Shetland lambs and offers to send Ewart any that may be of interest.
Dates: 17 August 1917
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917
Scope and Contents Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.
Dates: 01 October 1917
Notebook recording sheep sold, 1915-1917
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains personal diaries, notes relating to animal maintenance, breeding and selling breeding, a visitors' book and address books. Some items are undated.
Notes made by James Cossar Ewart concerning the prices of sheep and ponies, 1920
Scope and Contents The notes record the prices of various sheep and ponies bought or sold over the 1911-1918 period. One piece of paper is dated 1920, and appears to refer to the calculations as being related to grants made by the Board of Agriculture and to payments made to the Factor.