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

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/13
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to reply to a letter concerning the old Wiltshire sheep. He reports that his ewes have just begun lambing and that Ewart's blackfaces are in the best condition of all. He has heard that the Indian sheep at 'the Zoo' are being cleared out to make room for the new rock work, and he suggests Ewart try to get them for Edinburgh Zoo.
Dates: 12 March 1913

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

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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, 26 July [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/36
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is glad to hear that the farm is arranged and that Ewart will be able to carry out some more extensive experiments. He enquires about the fat-tailed ram at Liverpool, as he would like to see him, and remarks that the weather at Colesbourne will suit him more than Ewart's farm at Fairslacks. He suggests that Ewart send over some live specimens of sheep to the new Zoological Gardens in Edinburgh.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 26 July [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 10 June 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/41
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has presented the three sheep skins collected by Carruthers to the British Museum on condition that they are mounted at once. He describes the wool of the sheep in the Calcutta Zoological Gardens and recommends that Ewart sees them when he goes. He has applied for a space at Bristol (the Royal Agricultural Show) the following year to exhibit a selection of his pure breeds and crosses, and asks Ewart to join him.
Dates: 10 June 1912

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