Elwes, Henry John, 1846-1922 (traveller and botanist)
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Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Bateson did not have any particular ideas about the Iceland wool, but that he invited Elwes to read a short paper on the subject at the meeting of the British Association at Portsmouth, which prompted a discussion. He has heard that the Development Commissioners are prepared to establish breeding and experimental stations, and thinks Ewart may do valuable work. He remarks that Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch has offered him an island which he is going to visit the following...
Dates: 06 September 
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