Skip to main content

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


Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

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

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 (incomplete), [c. 20 August 1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/47
Scope and Contents

Elwes asks Ewart to send the report on wool as soon as possible and to return what fleeces he does not want. He has found a man in Wales who makes beautiful cloth and he wants to set him to work on his wool.

The page begins 'PS' and is unsigned and undated.

Dates: [c. 20 August 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, with enclosed letter to Elwes from Duncan Robertson, [c.18 June 1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/35
Scope and Contents

Elwes instruct Ewart to send the ewe hoggs to Cheltenham. He enquires whether Ewart would like to have the sheep mentioned in Robertson's letter, as he would like a photograph of them. This letter is undated.

Robertson's letter to Elwes, dated 15 June 1911, states that he will be able to procure a ram and ewe from North Ronaldsay.

Dates: [c.18 June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, with enclosed letter to Elwes from J.G Kerr of H.C. Stephens, 22 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/37
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes on 22 June 1911 that he will order the Ronaldsay sheep for Ewart. He hopes that Ewart will compare the fleece of 'Murrat' ewe mentioned by H.C Stephens with Cowan's fleeces. Elwes is hoping to get Ewart a fleece of purebred Ryeland, which he believes makes a good cross with the Welsh sheep.

The letter from H.C Stephens, dated 19 June 1911, informs Elwes that he will send him the 'Murrat' ewes shortly, and confirms that he has sent the fleece to Ewart.

Dates: 22 June 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute, 23 April 1915

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/10
Scope and Contents

Crichton-Stuart, who signs himself 'Bute', would be happy to let Ewart and Elwes see his sheep but they are in a bad condition, partly to the mismanagement of his grieve.

Dates: 23 April 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 21 June 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/36
Scope and Contents

Alexander confirms the arrangements for Mr and Mrs Ewart's short visit and comments that he must try and sell Elwes some sheep.

Dates: 21 June 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 23 October 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/69
Scope and Contents

Alexander makes arrangements for meeting Ewart and states that his zebra bull will be at Ewart's service if there is a decent summer. He has two white bulls for sale, and complains that Elwes will not return his sheep crates.

Dates: 23 October 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 June 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/36
Scope and Contents

Alexander thanks Ewart for sending him the pony, and asks his age. He also requests Elwes' address to thank him for sending him one of his papers on sheep. He asks if he thinks Lord Arthur Cecil would join the 'Menagerie Club', as they hope to be able to put on a show and exhibit some hybrids the following year.

Dates: 01 June 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 10 June 1914

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/11
Scope and Contents

Alexander writes that he doesn't have very many old sheep but plenty of piebalds and shearling rams for 30 shillings each as well as a black ewe which interested Elwes. He asks Ewart to let him know which sheep he wants as he must send all his spare stock to market due to the drought.

Dates: 10 June 1914

Letter to Sir Robert Blyth Greig from Henry John Elwes, 24 October [1912]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/73
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he was impressed with Greig's practical knowledge in his question and encourages him to write to Ewart. He has not yet seen the letter he sent to the Shetland News to back up Ewart's endeavours, but hopes that Greig will ensure the matter is not dropped.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 24 October [1912]

Additional filters:

Sheep 45
Animals--Transportation 40
Rams 33
Shetland sheep 26
Wool 26
∨ more
Cross-Breeding 20
Social Interaction 20
Ewes 19
Sheep breeds 18
Agricultural exhibitions 17
Animals--Colour 17
Animal sale 16
Publications 16
Lambs 14
article 14
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 12
Photographs 12
Fat-tailed sheep 11
Hybrids 11
Soay sheep 11
Farms 10
Sheep, Breeding 10
Experiments 9
Hides and Skins 9
Ovis nivicola 9
Icelandic sheep 8
Museums 8
North Ronaldsay (sheep) 8
Societies and Clubs 8
Animal Markings 7
Castlemilk Moorit (sheep) 6
Cheviot sheep 6
Embargo 6
Proofreading 6
Welsh mountain sheep 6
Blackface sheep 5
Horns 5
Sheep-shearing 5
Zoos 5
Lectures and Lecturing 4
Ryeland (sheep) 4
Samples (Commerce) 4
Textile fabrics 4
Textile industry 4
Agricultural Experiment Stations 3
Animal Breeding 3
Animal housing 3
Circular letters 3
Committees 3
Domestic Animals 3
Funding 3
Hebridean Sheep 3
Jacob sheep 3
Karakul sheep 3
Manx Loaghtan sheep 3
Merino sheep 3
Norfolk Horn (sheep) 3
Physical Characteristics 3
Reports and Dissertations 3
Scottish Dunface (sheep) 3
Skull 3
Wensleydale (sheep) 3
Animal breeders 2
Animals--Health 2
Authorship, Collaboration 2
Bulls 2
Goats 2
Herdwick (sheep) 2
Meetings 2
Prehistoric animals 2
Quarantine 2
Research Institutes 2
Southdown sheep 2
Valuation 2
Wallachian sheep 2
Animal feeding 1
Archaeological sites 1
Cattle 1
Cedar 1
Climate 1
Congresses and Conventions 1
Crofters 1
Exmoor Horn (sheep) 1
Faroes (sheep) 1
Foula sheep 1
Foxhounds 1
Hunting dogs--Breeding 1
Illustrations 1
Livestock--Breeding--Economic aspects 1
Meat quality 1
Newspapers 1
Ouessant (sheep) 1
Parasites 1
Ponies 1
Pregnancy in animals 1
Report writing 1
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 1
Sheep shows 1
Specimens 1
Tail 1
+ ∧ less