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

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Found in 10 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 James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 November [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/79
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has no doubt that Carruthers will publish his discoveries when he returns. He asks that Ewart return the proof of his paper by 01 December at the latest. He commiserates over Ewart's farm and promises to help him when he returns to England the following year.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 25 November [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/39
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he will read Ewart's lecture on the origin of domesic animals with great interest. He has asked for some photographs of sheep skulls in the Museum at Cambridge. He reports that he has received a letter from Hudson Beare asking Elwes' opinion of Ewart's farm at Fairslacks, as someone has objected to it being too high and cold.
Dates: 08 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 06 August 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/37
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that the restrictions on transporting sheep are now removed and that the sheep at Greystoke will be sending their sheep to Elwes as soon as possible. Elwes asks Ewart to confirm whether he can take the sheep on his farm for a year, as he himself will be short of room.
Dates: 06 August 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, 05 November [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/75
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart keeps the fat-tailed ram in a shed and that the shepherd assists him when the ewes are brought to him. Elwes recommends where Ewart can get some spotted ewes, his own having all been served. He recommends how Ewart might freshen up the soil of his farm.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 05 November [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 July [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/36
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is glad to hear that the farm is arranged and that Ewart will be able to carry out some more extensive experiments. He enquires about the fat-tailed ram at Liverpool, as he would like to see him, and remarks that the weather at Colesbourne will suit him more than Ewart's farm at Fairslacks. He suggests that Ewart send over some live specimens of sheep to the new Zoological Gardens in Edinburgh.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 26 July [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 September 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/60
Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Hall, a mutual acquaintance, approves of Ewart's paper and feels that it paves the way for something on a larger scale later. Elwes has received a pair of Rocky sheep, and asks Ewart if he wants a long-tailed black Welsh ram lamb. He has heard that the Board of Agriculture are trying to get a farm where animals for exporting will be tested for tuberculosis and imported animals received in quarantine.
Dates: 23 September 1911

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/58
Scope and Contents Elwes thanks Ewart for the draft of the application which he hopes to submit shortly. If Ewart can secure the grazing on the hill behind his farm, Elwes will send him 30 Shetland ewes. He will take the five sheep that are for sale for £9 and offers Ewart the Herdwick ram that Mr Howard of Greystoke is selling, if Ewart would like to try him with some Cheviot or Blackface ewes. He advises Ewart to get the printed results of experiments at the Cumberland Experimental Farm near Penrith.
Dates: 20 September 1911

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