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

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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/79
Scope and Contents Ewart encloses a cheque for the ewes Elwes is sending him, and confirms the number of sheep that are being sent. He tried to cross a he-goat with some ewes but there was no progeny. He asks if Ewart would like to see Appel's book on sheep.
Dates: 25 November 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 05 June 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/24
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that Watson has started for Shetland with sufficient introductions. Ewart's paper will appear in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. He asks what Elwes wants done with the Shetland hoggs when shorn and with the wethers.
Dates: 05 June 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 30 March 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/15
Scope and Contents Noble writes that he is expecting a visit from Elwes and that Ewart is welcome to stay too. He sees in The Field that Lydekker still believes that a certain breed of sheep are from South Africa although he has not been able to provide any proof, and that they were certainly in Britain 100 years before either of the flocks he mentions.
Dates: 30 March 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 15 August 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/11
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been helping Wallace with his account of Shetland-Soay sheep in his new edition of Farm Live Stock and expresses his distress at the difference of opinion between Wallace and Ewart. Elwes reports that Wallace is willing to make amends and offers to help in any way he can. He concludes by remarking on his failing health and offers Ewart a book from his library as a keepsake.
Dates: 15 August 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/43
Scope and Contents Elwes is sending Ewart samples of Iceland wool which he would like him to compare them with Cowan's. He judges it to be less fine than the Shetland and not as long as the white wool. He also lists the names of the recipients of the circular he has sent.
Dates: 12 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 27 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/62
Scope and Contents Elwes asks for feedback on his notes on Ewart's sheep, which he intends to publish. He stresses the importance of photographing the sheep, as well as taking the measurements of the weights and lengths of the fleeces. He will send the black ram lamb to Ewart shortly.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 27 September [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, 26 January 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has enclosed a letter concerning Merino rams in Australia. He recommends the book 'Tutira, A History of New Zealand Sheep Farm' by Guthrie-Smith and confirms visiting arrangements for Ewart and his wife.
Dates: 26 January 1922

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, 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