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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 Alex Cowan from Henry John Elwes, 11 June 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/32
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has not been able to find Cowan a grey ram but he has seen two tup lambs in Mr Gordon's flock which may prove to be the right colour. He reports that all the Shetlanders he spoke to inform him that the pure Shetland sheep can hardly be found now, but there are many sheep among the white and moorit which if carefully selected, bred and pastured, can be just as good. He is sure that breeding Shetland sheep could be a lucrative business, although he fears they...
Dates: 11 June 1911

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, 16 November [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/55
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to divide the Shetland ewes between the best woolled Shetland moorit and the best Siberian ram, as he wishes to see what influence the environment may have on the wool. He asks whether Ewart wants to purchase the Shetlands or keep them and charge Elwes for their keep.
Dates: 16 November [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/39
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he will settle with the people of Shetland how many sheep to send and when. He also wants sheep from Fairisle and Foula. Balfour of Dawyck wants some sheep sent along with them, and Elwes asks Ewart if he knows of any place near Leith where the sheep could rest for a week en route. He writes that Wallace is hoping to get a grant to carry out cross-breeding experiments at the University and has suggested working together.

The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. June 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, 29 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/34
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that some of his sheep have already been shorn owing to the prevalence of fly on them. He asks Ewart to confirm when he will be visiting, as he wishes to choose which ram lambs to keep as soon as possible. He would like to stay with Ewart and see the Shetland sheep at his friends' place on his way to Aberdeen.
Dates: 29 May 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 05 September [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/60
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has bought some sheep from Claud Alexander, and that he will keep the sheep on Ewart's account on his estate until Ewart wants them. He suggests that it would be preferable if Ewart's fat-tailed ram would be sent to himself, and asks whether he received the Shetlands from Greystoke. He thinks he had now better not come to Dundee as he wishes to superintend the earmarking of his new sheep.

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 September [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/63
Scope and Contents Elwes writes concerning the restrictions on his sheep leaving England to be tupped, and urgently asks when Ewart can send his fat-tailed ram. He also enquires whether Ewart thinks a curly lamb could be produced by crossing a Wensleydale with a white Shetland sheep.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 17 September [1912]