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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, 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, 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, 08 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/19
Scope and Contents Elwes suggests that he and Ewart write a joint paper on sheep. He proposes to visit and photograph each different variety of sheep if they are not mongrels. He has heard of a flock of Faroe sheep near Peterborough as well as sheep in Brittany and Iceland.
Dates: 08 April 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, 19 February 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/8
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to send one of his papers to Collett at the Zoological Museum, Christiana (Oslo), to remind him about an enquiry Elwes received concerning the races of sheep on the islands of the Norwegian coast, from which it has been supposed that the Shetland or Soay stock originated.
Dates: 19 February 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 14 February [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/8
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is away in South France and that two men in Algeria informed him that in Morocco there is a race of sheep which could be the origin of the Spanish Merino, and that the spotted sheep are much like a breed which now exists in the Constantine province and which occasionally has four horns. He has seen three or four more or less distinct breeds of sheep in the Basque country.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 14 February [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/15
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart visits the public abattoirs in Marseilles on his way to Monaco, where sheep from parts of Algeria and the south of France are seen. Hartert, superintendent of the Rothschild museum, is likely to be at Monaco and he may be able to tell Ewart something about the sheep in Algeria and southern France.
Dates: 20 March 1913