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Fat-tailed sheep

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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = TD

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/58
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Elwes will send his fat-tailed sheep to be served by Ewart's ram and could also send some 'so-called Siberian' sheep which he is buying. He asks Ewart to confirm when would be a suitable time for him to visit to see his Fairisle sheep, and to settle what crosses he will make to exhibit at Bristol. He mentions some brown and white sheep of an old Spanish breed belonging to Lady Campbell.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 31 August [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute, 15 January 1916

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/11
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Crichton-Stuart, who signs himself 'Bute', thanks Ewart for the offer of the pony, but he is sorry that he cannot accept it as he is too busy. His cross-bred Shetlands are going on well and he looks forward to hearing what Ewart's fat-tailed sheep produce in May.

Dates: 15 January 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute, 10 May 1917

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/4
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Crichton-Stuart, who signs himself 'Bute', writes that he was interested to hear of the results of Ewart's experiments with the crossbred fat-tailed sheep, and that he will look forward to reading Ewart's paper on the subject after the war. He asks Ewart whether the experiments have tended to strengthen Mendel's theories or not. He wishes he could be in Edinburgh but his military duties keep him in North Wales.

Dates: 10 May 1917

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Reginald Innes Pocock, 04 October 1917

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/23/9
Scope and Contents Pocock writes that the only specimens of long and fat-tailed sheep that he knows of in England are at Woburn. He is afraid Ewart will never get hold of an Ovis poli or Ovis ammon, as the Zoological Society has only had one in the course of its history and they are practically unobtainable. He asks whether Ewart could make do with Ovis vignei, as all the Asiatic sheep are very close. He offers to run a Vignei ram...
Dates: 04 October 1917

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 May 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/29
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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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 16 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/29
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Alexander writes that he has not got another Przewalski's horse so far and the mares are not in foal. He has informed Colonel Oliphant of this. He is disappointed at his cross-bred lambs but the Africans and the fat tails are better. He asks whether Ewart has got permission from the Board of Agriculture to use his fat-tailed ram.

Dates: 16 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 06 June 1914

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/10
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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