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

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1913]

 Item
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

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  • Subject: Sheep X
  • Subject: Sheep, Breeding X
  • Subject: Horns X

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Animals--Colour 1
Animals--Transportation 1
Cross-Breeding 1
Goats 1
Hebridean Sheep 1