Elwes, Henry John, 1846-1922 (traveller and botanist)
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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
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
Scope and Contents Ewart confirms the cost for sending the sheep. He comments on the Board of Agriculture's plans to have a small upland station.
Dates: 01 December 1912
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
Scope and Contents Ewart thanks Elwes for letting him know that the sheep arrived safely, and that he hopes the show will interest the King.
Dates: 3 July 1913
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has had a pleasant and successful trip seeing 'some of the best sheep in Shetland', although he fears that there are no pure Shetland sheep left. He provides details of the sheep he has purchased. He wishes to see Ewart on his journey south to arrange the forwarding of the ewe hoggs Elwes has bought from him. He urges Ewart to examine the wool which he addressed to Wallace at the University. The letter is undated but marked 'Sunday', which,...
Dates: [c.11 June 1911]
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.
The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. June 1911]
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has received a letter from Duncan Robertson of Kirkwall to say that he had got Elwes a pair of North Ronaldsay sheep. Elwes will ask him to send them to Ewart and he is welcome to keep them for a year if they are of interest. He is also enclosing 50 copies of the circular and can provide a list of the recipients.
Dates: 11 August 1911
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that if Duncan Robertson cannot keep the two North Ronaldsay sheep until September, he has been instructed to send them to Ewart.
Dates: 18 August 1911
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