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

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 May 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/30
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart write to the Jardins des Plantes for the carcass of one of the chabin (a goat/sheep hybrid) to ascertain whether or not it is a hybrid, and that someone should inspect and sketch their sheep specimens before they decay much further. He has heard of the existence of a black-faced heath sheep with long curved horns still existing in North Holland which could be related to the old Norfolk sheep.
Dates: 17 May 1911

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, [c.1918]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/24/4
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has written a letter which he would like Ewart to send to The Field, in defence of a statement made by Ewart which involves Elwes. He describes the skins of some cross-bred sheep which he has bought and will send to Ewart.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Tuesday'.
Dates: [c.1918]

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, 30 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/35
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has seen Bateson in London, who is of the opinion that the pure breeds of domestic animals, including crosses selected by experts, should be represented at the British Museum gallery and that he would be happy to sign a letter to the Trustees if Ewart drafts one. He would like to see a sample of the wool from Ewart's 'so-called Siberian sheep', which Sanderson says is valuable, and enquires about the country of origin and quarantine arrangements for Lord Bute's long...
Dates: 30 May 1912

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, 16 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/50
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has heard that the sheep at Greystoke will be transported once the restrictions in Peebles are lifted. He recommends that Ewart take a photograph of the Foula ewes while they are alive. He is buying some of Lort's Manx and Manx-Soay crosses, and a black bull with a broad white belt. He would like to put his fat-tailed ewes to Ewart's fat-tailed ram.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 16 August [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, 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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. 06 June 1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/26
Scope and Contents Elwes regrets that he will no longer have room for Ewart in the car to the Scottish Highlands, but he hopes to see him before the Royal Agricultural Show in July. He thinks his Shetland wether hoggs are not worth keeping another year for their wool alone, so they had better be sold for whatever they are worth. He is sending around 40 fleeces of many crosses to Bradford to be examined and valued.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Friday'.
Dates: [c. 06 June 1913]