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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.
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.
McNicoll reports that Miss Grimond states she bought the Siberian sheep currently at Kinettles from Messrs Jamrach in London in 1908. She will contact Ewart once she has considered selling any more of the sheep.
The bottom of the page is annotated in Ewart's hand and advises not to rush things with 'the Kinettles people'.
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.
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.
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.
The company writes that it would be wise for Ewart to find out whether Falkiner wants 'the old type' of Soay sheep or the 'improved Soay-Siberian sheep' before proceeding with the arrangements for transporting the sheep.
Elwes writes that he has received a sample of wool and asks if the sheep is from Siberia. He is sorry to hear that Wallace is opposing Ewart.
The year is not written on the letter.
Elwes writes that he is enclosing two letters (not present) and complains that Jamrach is keeping the identity of the person from whom he got the Siberian sheep a secret.