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

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Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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

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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

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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

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, 17 October 1912

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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, 05 June 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/24
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that Watson has started for Shetland with sufficient introductions. Ewart's paper will appear in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. He asks what Elwes wants done with the Shetland hoggs when shorn and with the wethers.
Dates: 05 June 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 09 November [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/54
Scope and Contents Elwes asks for Ewart's opinion on the Iceland skins and for him to return them. He has just received some new cloth and enquires whether Mrs Ewart or any of their friends would like some before he hands it over to the tailor to sell. Wallace has written that he has a fine ram from Russia which he is sending to a farm for the Scottish Board of Agriculture.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 09 November [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 03 May [1914]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/7
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has returned from a successful trip to Nepal and Sikkim. He has got a fine lot of lambs which he wishes to show Ewart before they are clipped. He has some of the so-called Wallachian sheep offered to him from North Hungary, but he cannot get leave from the Board of Agriculture to bring them over, and asks whether Ewart could do any better.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 03 May [1914]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. May 1914]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/9
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to let him know when he can visit his sheep. He has shorn the rams but the brown Siberian will have to be killed as he has a cancerous growth on his jaw. He describes what sheep cross-breeding he intends to do and states that he must move the Wallachian sheep from Hungary.

The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. May 1914]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 13 March 1915

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/3
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to come and see him if he is going to visit Sir Claud Alexander. He asks Ewart to tell him if they can get a ram from the Faroes, and whether he can be admitted to Edinburgh during or after the war.
Dates: 13 March 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 April 1915

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/9
Scope and Contents Elwes enquires whether Ewart thinks it worthwhile to import any sheep from the Faroes, and if so, could Lord Bute or Cowan take them, as he has no room. He refers to a letter from a Mrs Taylor which mentions crossing a fox-coloured ram with a black ewe. He reports that Ewart's Blackfaces are the most profitable of his sheep so far, except for their wool. He will be selling the remainder of Ewart's hoggs.
Dates: 19 April 1915