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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
Scope and Contents Caddy thanks Mrs Ewart for her Christmas present and provides some family details, including the fact that her son has been accepted into Woolwich and will shortly be moving to London. She writes that the Shetland shawl she made with Mrs Ewart's encouragement was exhibited at the Arts and Crafts exhibition in Melbourne.
Dates: 06 February 1927
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 28 April 1911
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912
Scope and Contents Ewart thanks Elwes for the wool samples and the details about the Austrian Skemschaf. The four sheep have not yet arrived from Greystoke, but he doubts they are allowed into Scotland yet. Cowan is coming to see the Shetland ram from Fairisle and that he will use it with Elwes' ewes if it is judged to be better than Alexander's ram.
Dates: 29 August 1912
Scope and Contents Ewart reports that the Board of Agriculture see no reason why someone should not be sent to purchase all the sheep that may be rented by him and others, but they are reluctant to move towards forming a Shetland sheep society.
Dates: 26 May 1913
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that Watson has started for Shetland with sufficient introductions. Ewart's paper will appear in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. He asks what Elwes wants done with the Shetland hoggs when shorn and with the wethers.
Dates: 05 June 1913
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 29 September 1913
Scope and Contents Barker writes that he envisages the work being subdivided into breeding and manufacturing, and that he is willing to help Ewart in whatever way he can. He intends to continue with the investigations into the possibilities of all the English wools, but he is happy at any time to provide Ewart with accounts of the Herdwick, 'Musk ox' and Siberian/Shetland.
Dates: 06 February 1922
Scope and Contents Barker asks Ewart to send him the skins of the Shetland and the Siberian-Shetland cross and seeks permission to mention Ewart's work and forthcoming book in an article he is writing for The Graphic. He also asks if Ewart would be willing to talk about the exhibits at Bradford the following week.
Dates: 13 July 1925