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

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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

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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, 21 October 1912

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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, 03 July 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/32
Scope and Contents Ewart thanks Elwes for letting him know that the sheep arrived safely, and that he hopes the show will interest the King.
Dates: 03 July 1913

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 10 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/41
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has presented the three sheep skins collected by Carruthers to the British Museum on condition that they are mounted at once. He describes the wool of the sheep in the Calcutta Zoological Gardens and recommends that Ewart sees them when he goes. He has applied for a space at Bristol (the Royal Agricultural Show) the following year to exhibit a selection of his pure breeds and crosses, and asks Ewart to join him.
Dates: 10 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/58
Scope and Contents Elwes will send his fat-tailed sheep to be served by Ewart's ram and could also send some 'so-called Siberian' sheep which he is buying. He asks Ewart to confirm when would be a suitable time for him to visit to see his Fairisle sheep, and to settle what crosses he will make to exhibit at Bristol. He mentions some brown and white sheep of an old Spanish breed belonging to Lady Campbell.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 31 August [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 01 October [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/65
Scope and Contents Elwes comments on Sir Gilbert Greenall's opinions about Ewart's research in relation to the exhibit Elwes is planning for the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol the following year. He also comments on the financial aspects of the exhibit.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 01 October [1912]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/68
Scope and Contents Elwes writes regarding Sir Gilbert Greenall's request that he pay £100 for the exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol the following year, and complains that this cost could easily be covered by a small exhibition charge. He comments that the Society are not behaving well.
Dates: 17 October [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 01 May 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/17
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to confirm when they will meet to decide which sheep to show at Bristol, as he must shear his rams. He bought some sheep on Anglesey and asks whether Ewart would like a ram of the same breed.

Author's signature not present; letter may be incomplete.
Dates: 01 May 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 May 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/20
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to approve a short notice of their exhibit for insertion in press information. He believes it would be more interesting to show the Southdown-Soay cross and lamb instead of the Wensleydale.
Dates: 31 May 1913