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