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

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Found in 8 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, [c.1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/62
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has looked over the ram and proposes to send it to Edinburgh Zoo or to Ewart if he wishes to have it, as well as the horned white ram that he bought as an Icelander. He wonders if the Edinburgh Museum would like to have his best old Hebridean. He describes the sheep crosses he is planning to conduct.

Letter is undated but marked 'Sunday'.
Dates: [c.1913]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/8
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to send one of his papers to Collett at the Zoological Museum, Christiana (Oslo), to remind him about an enquiry Elwes received concerning the races of sheep on the islands of the Norwegian coast, from which it has been supposed that the Shetland or Soay stock originated.
Dates: 19 February 1912

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912

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, 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, 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, 20 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/15
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart visits the public abattoirs in Marseilles on his way to Monaco, where sheep from parts of Algeria and the south of France are seen. Hartert, superintendent of the Rothschild museum, is likely to be at Monaco and he may be able to tell Ewart something about the sheep in Algeria and southern France.
Dates: 20 March 1913