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

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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 28 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/28
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he will show Elwes Mr Cowan's Shetland sheep at Penicuik and compares features of the Soay and the dun-faced sheep.

Dates: 28 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 March 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/16
Scope and Contents

Elwes mentions an interesting breed of sheep called 'Neerie sheep' he has heard of from Harvie-Brown, as well as another breed, 'dun-faced sheep', which he has read about. He will write to Switzerland for information on a race of Swiss sheep which appears to resemble the Soay sheep and may be a direct descendent of a primeval Swiss breed.

Dates: 31 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 22 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/23
Scope and Contents

Elwes provides some details of the 'dun-faced sheep' and suggests that Ewart impress on Claud Alexander the importance of photographing the results of his cross-breeding experiments, rather than breeding indiscriminately. He mentions the research of Professor Keller on the B√ľndner sheep of Switzerland and R.F Scharff in Ireland. He hopes to visit Ewart before going to Shetland.

Dates: 22 April 1911

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  • Subject: Scottish Dunface (sheep) X

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Sheep breeds 2
Soay sheep 2
Animals--Colour 1
Cross-Breeding 1
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 1