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Animal breeders

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = TD

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from A.H Cockayne, 13 October 1924

Identifier: Coll-14/9/30/8
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Cockayne writes that he is conducting some research into the structure of New Zealand wool, which is arousing interest among local sheep breeders. He asks Ewart to send him some samples of the 27 English wools being experimented with at Leeds and to advise him on some publications dealing with wool fibre. He makes some remarks on his findings so far.

Dates: 13 October 1924

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 13 August 1920

Identifier: Coll-14/9/26/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been invited to the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association meeting in Perth. He does not think wild sheep could be used in the improvement of British wool. He is also doubtful whether a cross between a Blackface and Soay sheep would be able to withstand the climate of the West Highlands, or whether the lower quality of their meat and wool would render the experiment worthwhile. He believes the Blackface-Cheviot or Blackface-Shetland cross would be preferable and would...
Dates: 13 August 1920

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 02 March 1922

Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/4
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Elwes writes that he is sending some remarks about the report of the Committee on wool, of which Ewart was chiefly the author. Elwes believes that the Committee fails to realise that with the possible exception of the Merino and Shetland, wool is of minor importance to the breeder, and that no definite type of wool suitable for any specified purpose is indicated. He does not feel that the Welsh farm or Fochabers are suitable for experiments on crossing because they are low country farms.

Dates: 02 March 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James MacDonald, 04 December 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/106
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MacDonald informs Ewart that his application for additional funding for his livestock breeding experiments has been presented to the directors of the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland. However, the directors have decided that unless Ewart is able to prove that his experiments will be of direct benefit to breeders of farm livestock in Scotland, they will be unable to offer any further grant.

Dates: 04 December 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James S. Gordon, 07 April 1899

Identifier: Coll-14/9/5/17
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Gordon congratulates Ewart on the publication of the Penycuik Experiments, which he feels will be of great interest and benefit to breeders of horses.

Dates: 07 April 1899

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wilson, 09 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/31
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Wilson describes the photographs taken of the skulls in the Museum of the Royal College of Science, Dublin in order to compare flat and projecting polls. He suspects the projecting polls were more popular in the past but that breeders prefer flat polls now.

Dates: 09 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 01 March 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/22
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Cecil said that he is delighted that Ewart is starting a scientific research institute 'into the many problems which trouble the more thoughtful stockbreeders' and offers his continued help and support.

Dates: 01 March 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 01 December 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/81
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Cecil confirms details of the transport of the cow in calf to his Jersey bull from Southampton to Glasgow. They have nearly succeeded in altering the title of the stud book to the 'National British Pony Stud Book'. He wishes the Highland breeders would submit their entries, as he does not think it wise to have separate publications in England and Scotland.

Dates: 01 December 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Walter Heape, 17 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/21
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Heape writes that it is very difficult to get money, but that Ewart should apply to wealthy breeders. He expresses his approval of Darbishire as the new Lecturer in Genetics.

Dates: 17 October 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Walter Heape, 25 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/24
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Heape writes that he will help Ewart to get funds in any way he can, but remarks on his own unsuccessful track record in seeking money. He states that it is hard to make breeders see the value of research and that Ewart should stress the 'practical' side of his experiments.

Dates: 25 October 1910