Elwes, Henry John, 1846-1922 (traveller and botanist)
Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has not been able to find Cowan a grey ram but he has seen two tup lambs in Mr Gordon's flock which may prove to be the right colour. He reports that all the Shetlanders he spoke to inform him that the pure Shetland sheep can hardly be found now, but there are many sheep among the white and moorit which if carefully selected, bred and pastured, can be just as good. He is sure that breeding Shetland sheep could be a lucrative business, although he fears they...
Dates: 11 June 1911
Scope and Contents Noble asks if Ewart has been ill, as he has not replied to his letters and he is still in possession of Noble's manuscript. He asks whether Elwes knows the record for the largest cedar tree.
Dates: 10 January 1913
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 29 September 1913
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he would like to see the Iceland dressed skins and asks Elwes to send them to the University. He would like to go to Iceland and if he is able to go next year, Watson would be delighted to join him.
Dates: 29 October 1913
Scope and Contents Ewart thanks Elwes for his information on sheep, which he will need for a paper he is to write. He writes that William Eagle Clarke did not land on Soay but hopes to do so on his next visit to St Kilda.
Dates: 04 April 1911
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he will show Elwes Mr Cowan's Shetland sheep at Penicuik and compares features of the Soay and the dun-faced sheep.
Dates: 28 April 1911
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he is enclosing a report on the wool from Watson, Wallace's assistant, although he has not yet heard about the Iceland wool. He would like to have the Ronaldsay sheep, and understands that they live between a wall and the sea and feed mainly on seaweed.
Dates: 20 August 1911
Scope and Contents Ewart encloses a cheque for the ewes Elwes is sending him, and confirms the number of sheep that are being sent. He tried to cross a he-goat with some ewes but there was no progeny. He asks if Ewart would like to see Appel's book on sheep.
Dates: 25 November 1912
Scope and Contents Ewart confirms the cost for sending the sheep. He comments on the Board of Agriculture's plans to have a small upland station.
Dates: 01 December 1912
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the account for the sheep from Cheltenham has already been paid. He tells Elwes to make a note of anything interesting on his travels, and if Elwes is back by March they may meet at the Zoological Congress in Monte Carlo. He reports that Elwes' two fat-rumped sheep and a dozen more ewes seem to be in lamb to the fat-tailed ram, and that the cloth Elwes sent is much admired. Now that Ewart's lectures are over for the winter he hopes to get some writing done.
Dates: 13 January 1913