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

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 September [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/44
Scope and Contents Elwes makes arrangements for visiting Ewart after his trip to Yorkshire. He thinks that he will soon discard the Hebridean and spotted breeds and confine himself to brown Shetlands which he will cross with Manx, Black Welsh and White Cheviots crossed with Norfolk. He also plans to try some Exmoors this year, which thrive well on Salisbury Plain. He asks whether Ewart or Cowan have any Shetland sheep arriving that year.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 17 September [1913]

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

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, 23 June [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/44
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is enclosing a letter from Heatley Noble about the pied sheep (letter not present) of which he showed Ewart photographs and remarks on the interesting point he makes about the crosses always coming out black. If this can be verified, Elwes will get his tup from the Shetland flock to cross with him on other breeds. He also provides a list of crosses he proposes to make and asks for Ewart's advice.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 23 June [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, 20 April 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/16
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that nearly all of his sheep have now lambed. He concludes that the Soay, Manx or Hebridean sheep are not worth keeping except for ornamental value, that the Welsh spotted and Shetland sheep are hardier and that the Cheviot lamb crosses are not as hardy as one would expect. Elwes wants a wool expert to report on his various sheep at clipping time. Next season he proposes to cross Herdwicks and Shetlands more largely and to get more of the spotted breed and some Wensleydales.
Dates: 20 April 1913