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

 Person

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 16 November 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/77
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending Ewart his paper for him to check, and asks him to select some photographs after consulting Eagle Clarke. He is also returning the original application as altered by Wallace, and recommends that Ewart make contact with Carruthers.
Dates: 16 November 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 25 November [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/79
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has no doubt that Carruthers will publish his discoveries when he returns. He asks that Ewart return the proof of his paper by 01 December at the latest. He commiserates over Ewart's farm and promises to help him when he returns to England the following year.

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. 26 November 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/80
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he would be very glad to get a proof back from Eagle Clark by 01 December.

The letter is not dated, although marked 'Sunday', which appears to place it the Sunday before 01 December, ie the 26 November 1911.
Dates: [c. 26 November 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 February 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/8
Scope and Contents Elwes asks Ewart to send one of his papers to Collett at the Zoological Museum, Christiana (Oslo), to remind him about an enquiry Elwes received concerning the races of sheep on the islands of the Norwegian coast, from which it has been supposed that the Shetland or Soay stock originated.
Dates: 19 February 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1918]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/24/4
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has written a letter which he would like Ewart to send to The Field, in defence of a statement made by Ewart which involves Elwes. He describes the skins of some cross-bred sheep which he has bought and will send to Ewart.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Tuesday'.
Dates: [c.1918]

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, 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, 26 January 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has enclosed a letter concerning Merino rams in Australia. He recommends the book 'Tutira, A History of New Zealand Sheep Farm' by Guthrie-Smith and confirms visiting arrangements for Ewart and his wife.
Dates: 26 January 1922

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, [c. April 1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/27
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he doubts Lord Fortescue's sheep are worth bothering about. He remarks that he leaves for Formosa shortly and will be back in May.

The letter is undated, although it is marked 'Friday night', and it appears to predate May 1912, when Elwes returned from Formosa.
Dates: [c. April 1912]