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

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 13 August 1920

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/26/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been invited to the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association meeting in Perth. He does not think wild sheep could be used in the improvement of British wool. He is also doubtful whether a cross between a Blackface and Soay sheep would be able to withstand the climate of the West Highlands, or whether the lower quality of their meat and wool would render the experiment worthwhile. He believes the Blackface-Cheviot or Blackface-Shetland cross would be preferable and would...
Dates: 13 August 1920

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 02 March 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/4
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending some remarks about the report of the Committee on wool, of which Ewart was chiefly the author. Elwes believes that the Committee fails to realise that with the possible exception of the Merino and Shetland, wool is of minor importance to the breeder, and that no definite type of wool suitable for any specified purpose is indicated. He does not feel that the Welsh farm or Fochabers are suitable for experiments on crossing because they are low country farms.
Dates: 02 March 1922

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/40
Scope and Contents Elwes is sending Ewart the fleece of a Cheviot-Shetland cross from Shetland and that he will also receive a fleece of a first-prize shearling Welsh ewe. He is also enclosing photographs of sheep showing four generations and asks Ewart's advice on what would be the most interesting cross out of them. He asks when Ewart and Wallace are going to examine the wools.
Dates: 04 July 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
Scope and Contents Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 23 August [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 24 June 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/27
Scope and Contents Elwes provides some suggestions regarding the transportation of the sheep to Cheltenham from Edinburgh for the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol. He will send Ewart details of the valuation of the wool for the guidance of Ewart's committee as to future crossing experiments.
Dates: 24 June 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 October 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/69
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that the wool of the Ryeland sheep is probably the softest English-grown wool, that they make a good cross with the Welsh sheep and would probably improve the uniformity of the Shetland. He gives a negative review of Lydekker's book The Sheep and Its Cousins.
Dates: 19 October 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 April 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/16
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that nearly all of his sheep have now lambed. He concludes that the Soay, Manx or Hebridean sheep are not worth keeping except for ornamental value, that the Welsh spotted and Shetland sheep are hardier and that the Cheviot lamb crosses are not as hardy as one would expect. Elwes wants a wool expert to report on his various sheep at clipping time. Next season he proposes to cross Herdwicks and Shetlands more largely and to get more of the spotted breed and some Wensleydales.
Dates: 20 April 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, with enclosed letter to Elwes from J.G Kerr of H.C. Stephens, 22 June 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/37
Scope and Contents Elwes writes on 22 June 1911 that he will order the Ronaldsay sheep for Ewart. He hopes that Ewart will compare the fleece of 'Murrat' ewe mentioned by H.C Stephens with Cowan's fleeces. Elwes is hoping to get Ewart a fleece of purebred Ryeland, which he believes makes a good cross with the Welsh sheep.

The letter from H.C Stephens, dated 19 June 1911, informs Elwes that he will send him the 'Murrat' ewes shortly, and confirms that he has sent the fleece to Ewart.
Dates: 22 June 1911