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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, [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. June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/39
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he will settle with the people of Shetland how many sheep to send and when. He also wants sheep from Fairisle and Foula. Balfour of Dawyck wants some sheep sent along with them, and Elwes asks Ewart if he knows of any place near Leith where the sheep could rest for a week en route. He writes that Wallace is hoping to get a grant to carry out cross-breeding experiments at the University and has suggested working together.

The letter is undated.
Dates: [c. June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 04 July 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/40
Scope and Contents Elwes is sending Ewart the fleece of a Cheviot-Shetland cross from Shetland and that he will also receive a fleece of a first-prize shearling Welsh ewe. He is also enclosing photographs of sheep showing four generations and asks Ewart's advice on what would be the most interesting cross out of them. He asks when Ewart and Wallace are going to examine the wools.
Dates: 04 July 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 July [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/41
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to enquire after the whereabouts of a lost book.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 26 July [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 11 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/42
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has received a letter from Duncan Robertson of Kirkwall to say that he had got Elwes a pair of North Ronaldsay sheep. Elwes will ask him to send them to Ewart and he is welcome to keep them for a year if they are of interest. He is also enclosing 50 copies of the circular and can provide a list of the recipients.
Dates: 11 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/43
Scope and Contents Elwes is sending Ewart samples of Iceland wool which he would like him to compare them with Cowan's. He judges it to be less fine than the Shetland and not as long as the white wool. He also lists the names of the recipients of the circular he has sent.
Dates: 12 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 18 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/45
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that if Duncan Robertson cannot keep the two North Ronaldsay sheep until September, he has been instructed to send them to Ewart.
Dates: 18 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
Scope and Contents Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 23 August [1911]

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, [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]