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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.
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.
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.
Gordon congratulates Ewart on the publication of the Penycuik Experiments, which he feels will be of great interest and benefit to breeders of horses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.