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

 Person

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 20 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/46
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he is enclosing a report on the wool from Watson, Wallace's assistant, although he has not yet heard about the Iceland wool. He would like to have the Ronaldsay sheep, and understands that they live between a wall and the sea and feed mainly on seaweed.
Dates: 20 August 1911

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 Henry John Elwes, 11 April [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/20
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is glad that Ewart does not object to joint work, and suggests starting the study with 'the Highland Society' before doing something more ambitious in a few years' time. He asks Ewart to seek out the papers of a society formed more than a 100 years earlier in Edinburgh for the improvement of sheep and wool.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 11 April [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 27 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/62
Scope and Contents Elwes asks for feedback on his notes on Ewart's sheep, which he intends to publish. He stresses the importance of photographing the sheep, as well as taking the measurements of the weights and lengths of the fleeces. He will send the black ram lamb to Ewart shortly.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 27 September [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 09 June [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/40
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has received a sample of wool and asks if the sheep is from Siberia. He is sorry to hear that Wallace is opposing Ewart.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 09 June [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 24 June 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/27
Scope and Contents Elwes provides some suggestions regarding the transportation of the sheep to Cheltenham from Edinburgh for the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol. He will send Ewart details of the valuation of the wool for the guidance of Ewart's committee as to future crossing experiments.
Dates: 24 June 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 April 1915

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/9
Scope and Contents Elwes enquires whether Ewart thinks it worthwhile to import any sheep from the Faroes, and if so, could Lord Bute or Cowan take them, as he has no room. He refers to a letter from a Mrs Taylor which mentions crossing a fox-coloured ram with a black ewe. He reports that Ewart's Blackfaces are the most profitable of his sheep so far, except for their wool. He will be selling the remainder of Ewart's hoggs.
Dates: 19 April 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 November 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/8
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that the Zoological Society no longer wishes to keep his three-year old Soay ram, and he wonders whether the Edinburgh Zoological Society might like him. He asks whether Ewart knows of anyone who will make him cloth made from Moorit wool.
Dates: 23 November 1921

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 06 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/53
Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Bateson did not have any particular ideas about the Iceland wool, but that he invited Elwes to read a short paper on the subject at the meeting of the British Association at Portsmouth, which prompted a discussion. He has heard that the Development Commissioners are prepared to establish breeding and experimental stations, and thinks Ewart may do valuable work. He remarks that Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch has offered him an island which he is going to visit the following...
Dates: 06 September [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 October [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/52
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is enclosing a letter from Brodie about his sheep (letter not present). He asks if Ewart would like to see the sheep skins he has been sent which are dressed for mats and said to be Icelanders from a farm which Sanderson told him about.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 25 October [1913]