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

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Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 16 November [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/55
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to divide the Shetland ewes between the best woolled Shetland moorit and the best Siberian ram, as he wishes to see what influence the environment may have on the wool. He asks whether Ewart wants to purchase the Shetlands or keep them and charge Elwes for their keep.
Dates: 16 November [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 13 August 1920

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/26/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been invited to the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association meeting in Perth. He does not think wild sheep could be used in the improvement of British wool. He is also doubtful whether a cross between a Blackface and Soay sheep would be able to withstand the climate of the West Highlands, or whether the lower quality of their meat and wool would render the experiment worthwhile. He believes the Blackface-Cheviot or Blackface-Shetland cross would be preferable and would...
Dates: 13 August 1920

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 02 March 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/4
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending some remarks about the report of the Committee on wool, of which Ewart was chiefly the author. Elwes believes that the Committee fails to realise that with the possible exception of the Merino and Shetland, wool is of minor importance to the breeder, and that no definite type of wool suitable for any specified purpose is indicated. He does not feel that the Welsh farm or Fochabers are suitable for experiments on crossing because they are low country farms.
Dates: 02 March 1922

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 15 August 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/11
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has been helping Wallace with his account of Shetland-Soay sheep in his new edition of Farm Live Stock and expresses his distress at the difference of opinion between Wallace and Ewart. Elwes reports that Wallace is willing to make amends and offers to help in any way he can. He concludes by remarking on his failing health and offers Ewart a book from his library as a keepsake.
Dates: 15 August 1922

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, 25 May [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/31
Scope and Contents Elwes confirms the time of his visit to Ewart on his way to Shetland. He also wants to meet Wallace.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 25 May [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.11 June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has had a pleasant and successful trip seeing 'some of the best sheep in Shetland', although he fears that there are no pure Shetland sheep left. He provides details of the sheep he has purchased. He wishes to see Ewart on his journey south to arrange the forwarding of the ewe hoggs Elwes has bought from him. He urges Ewart to examine the wool which he addressed to Wallace at the University. The letter is undated but marked 'Sunday', which,...
Dates: [c.11 June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.07 September 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/54
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to confirm when he will be able to accommodate him on his return journey from Poltalloch on 16 September, and comments that he will shortly be leaving for Capenoch, Dumfriesshire.

The letter is undated, but as Elwes' Capenoch trip was likely to have occurred on 9th September, this letter presumably dates from around 7th September 1911.
Dates: [c.07 September 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.08 September 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/56
Scope and Contents Elwes writes concerning his lost book. He also asks Ewart to confirm when he would be available to accommodate him on his return from Poltalloch on 16th. He remarks that he goes to Capenoch, Dumfriesshire, Saturday till Monday.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Friday', which should place it the day before Elwes' trip to Capenoch on Saturday 9th September 1911.
Dates: [c.08 September 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 May 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/30
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has just returned from Formosa and invites Ewart to visit him in time for the shearing of the ewes. He will also invite Lort and Bateson to settle which rams are to be kept for future experiments.
Dates: 20 May 1912