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

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Found in 10 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, 17 October 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/67
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that the embargo on transporting sheep and cattle between England and Scotland will be lifted in a few days. He thinks he may get the use of one of the islands in the Forth for sheep that are too wild for fences. He asks whether Elwes knows the Ryeland breed of sheep, as it has been suggested that he should put some to the 'Siberian' ram.
Dates: 17 October 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, 17 May 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/30
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart write to the Jardins des Plantes for the carcass of one of the chabin (a goat/sheep hybrid) to ascertain whether or not it is a hybrid, and that someone should inspect and sketch their sheep specimens before they decay much further. He has heard of the existence of a black-faced heath sheep with long curved horns still existing in North Holland which could be related to the old Norfolk sheep.
Dates: 17 May 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 04 July 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/40
Scope and Contents Elwes is sending Ewart the fleece of a Cheviot-Shetland cross from Shetland and that he will also receive a fleece of a first-prize shearling Welsh ewe. He is also enclosing photographs of sheep showing four generations and asks Ewart's advice on what would be the most interesting cross out of them. He asks when Ewart and Wallace are going to examine the wools.
Dates: 04 July 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 16 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/50
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has heard that the sheep at Greystoke will be transported once the restrictions in Peebles are lifted. He recommends that Ewart take a photograph of the Foula ewes while they are alive. He is buying some of Lort's Manx and Manx-Soay crosses, and a black bull with a broad white belt. He would like to put his fat-tailed ewes to Ewart's fat-tailed ram.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 16 August [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/58
Scope and Contents Elwes will send his fat-tailed sheep to be served by Ewart's ram and could also send some 'so-called Siberian' sheep which he is buying. He asks Ewart to confirm when would be a suitable time for him to visit to see his Fairisle sheep, and to settle what crosses he will make to exhibit at Bristol. He mentions some brown and white sheep of an old Spanish breed belonging to Lady Campbell.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 31 August [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]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/75
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart keeps the fat-tailed ram in a shed and that the shepherd assists him when the ewes are brought to him. Elwes recommends where Ewart can get some spotted ewes, his own having all been served. He recommends how Ewart might freshen up the soil of his farm.

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, with enclosed letter to Elwes from J.G Kerr of H.C. Stephens, 22 June 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/37
Scope and Contents Elwes writes on 22 June 1911 that he will order the Ronaldsay sheep for Ewart. He hopes that Ewart will compare the fleece of 'Murrat' ewe mentioned by H.C Stephens with Cowan's fleeces. Elwes is hoping to get Ewart a fleece of purebred Ryeland, which he believes makes a good cross with the Welsh sheep.

The letter from H.C Stephens, dated 19 June 1911, informs Elwes that he will send him the 'Murrat' ewes shortly, and confirms that he has sent the fleece to Ewart.
Dates: 22 June 1911