A new science
This letter to Ewart from the physiologist F.H.A. Marshall (1878-1949) discusses a committee formed to advocate for a research institute to study how inheritance operates. The accompanying document quotes William Bateson's claim that: 'No-one who is conversant with the recent developments in the study of Heredity can doubt that we are at the beginning of an entirely new departure in biology.' Ewart helped create the University's first genetics post, and his research established Edinburgh as an important centre for animal breeding.