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Wensleydale (sheep)

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Aldred F. Barker, 23 August 1928

Identifier: Coll-14/9/34/5
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Barker writes that he has recently taken on 13 Peruvian-Wensleydale sheep crosses and reports that the wool is excellent. He hopes that Ewart will soon be quite fit again to continue with his book on sheep and wool as 'no one else can record what you can record.'

Dates: 23 August 1928

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 September [1912]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/63
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Elwes writes concerning the restrictions on his sheep leaving England to be tupped, and urgently asks when Ewart can send his fat-tailed ram. He also enquires whether Ewart thinks a curly lamb could be produced by crossing a Wensleydale with a white Shetland sheep.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 17 September [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 April 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/16
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Elwes writes that nearly all of his sheep have now lambed. He concludes that the Soay, Manx or Hebridean sheep are not worth keeping except for ornamental value, that the Welsh spotted and Shetland sheep are hardier and that the Cheviot lamb crosses are not as hardy as one would expect. Elwes wants a wool expert to report on his various sheep at clipping time. Next season he proposes to cross Herdwicks and Shetlands more largely and to get more of the spotted breed and some Wensleydales.

Dates: 20 April 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 May 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/20
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Elwes asks Ewart to approve a short notice of their exhibit for insertion in press information. He believes it would be more interesting to show the Southdown-Soay cross and lamb instead of the Wensleydale.

Dates: 31 May 1913