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

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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he has written about the 'Murrayshire' sheep which he heard about at the Board of Agriculture. Ten Shetland fleeces and some Soay-Southdown wool have been sent to Sanderson. He asks Elwes to return the Soay-Southdown and the Siberian fleeces sent to the Bristol show as they belong to the University.
Dates: 29 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 30 March 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/15
Scope and Contents Noble writes that he is expecting a visit from Elwes and that Ewart is welcome to stay too. He sees in The Field that Lydekker still believes that a certain breed of sheep are from South Africa although he has not been able to provide any proof, and that they were certainly in Britain 100 years before either of the flocks he mentions.
Dates: 30 March 1912

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

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, 30 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/35
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has seen Bateson in London, who is of the opinion that the pure breeds of domestic animals, including crosses selected by experts, should be represented at the British Museum gallery and that he would be happy to sign a letter to the Trustees if Ewart drafts one. He would like to see a sample of the wool from Ewart's 'so-called Siberian sheep', which Sanderson says is valuable, and enquires about the country of origin and quarantine arrangements for Lord Bute's long...
Dates: 30 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, 21 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/52
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is enclosing a letter from Colonel Powney concerning some sheep which are extraordinarily different from each other and from Ewart's 'so-called Siberian' sheep. He will also try to get Powney to persuade Jamrach to tell him where he got the piebald sheep from.
Dates: 21 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 27 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/54
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is ready to send his four fat-tailed ewes to Ewart, and that he is also sending some wool samples from Colonel Powney's sheep. He also encloses a letter concerning sheep which may be the Swiss Bundtner, and recommends that Ewart write to the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture to enquire where the Karakul sheep are to be seen.
Dates: 27 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]