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Elwes, Henry John, 1846-1922 (traveller and botanist)


Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Alex Cowan from Henry John Elwes, 11 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/32
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from Heatley Noble, 10 January 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/2
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 04 April 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/18
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 28 April 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/28
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 20 August 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/46
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 17 October 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/67
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that the embargo on transporting sheep and cattle between England and Scotland will be lifted in a few days. He thinks he may get the use of one of the islands in the Forth for sheep that are too wild for fences. He asks whether Elwes knows the Ryeland breed of sheep, as it has been suggested that he should put some to the 'Siberian' ram.

Dates: 17 October 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 21 October 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/72
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he will let Elwes know about the Ryelands ram. The cost of enclosing the sheep at the forthcoming Royal Highland Agricultural Show depends upon how many sheep Elwes is planning to exhibit; he should be able to cover the costs for the fencing by charging for the exhibition catalogue.

Dates: 21 October 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 25 November 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/79
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

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 01 December 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/80
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

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Sheep 45
Animals--Transportation 40
Rams 33
Shetland sheep 26
Wool 26
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Cross-Breeding 20
Social Interaction 20
Ewes 19
Sheep breeds 18
Agricultural exhibitions 17
Animals--Colour 17
Animal sale 16
Publications 16
Lambs 14
article 14
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 12
Photographs 12
Fat-tailed sheep 11
Hybrids 11
Soay sheep 11
Farms 10
Sheep, Breeding 10
Experiments 9
Hides and Skins 9
Ovis nivicola 9
Icelandic sheep 8
Museums 8
North Ronaldsay (sheep) 8
Societies and Clubs 8
Animal Markings 7
Castlemilk Moorit (sheep) 6
Cheviot sheep 6
Embargo 6
Proofreading 6
Welsh mountain sheep 6
Blackface sheep 5
Horns 5
Sheep-shearing 5
Zoos 5
Lectures and Lecturing 4
Ryeland (sheep) 4
Samples (Commerce) 4
Textile fabrics 4
Textile industry 4
Agricultural Experiment Stations 3
Animal Breeding 3
Animal housing 3
Circular letters 3
Committees 3
Domestic Animals 3
Funding 3
Hebridean Sheep 3
Jacob sheep 3
Karakul sheep 3
Manx Loaghtan sheep 3
Merino sheep 3
Norfolk Horn (sheep) 3
Physical Characteristics 3
Reports and Dissertations 3
Scottish Dunface (sheep) 3
Skull 3
Wensleydale (sheep) 3
Animal breeders 2
Animals--Health 2
Authorship, Collaboration 2
Bulls 2
Goats 2
Herdwick (sheep) 2
Meetings 2
Prehistoric animals 2
Quarantine 2
Research Institutes 2
Southdown sheep 2
Valuation 2
Wallachian sheep 2
Animal feeding 1
Archaeological sites 1
Cattle 1
Cedar 1
Climate 1
Congresses and Conventions 1
Crofters 1
Exmoor Horn (sheep) 1
Faroes (sheep) 1
Foula sheep 1
Foxhounds 1
Hunting dogs--Breeding 1
Illustrations 1
Livestock--Breeding--Economic aspects 1
Meat quality 1
Newspapers 1
Ouessant (sheep) 1
Parasites 1
Ponies 1
Pregnancy in animals 1
Report writing 1
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 1
Sheep shows 1
Specimens 1
Tail 1
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