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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, 26 September [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/64
Scope and Contents Elwes states that he is sorry Lord Bute won't let the ram go, but Elwes will send Ewart some of his own sheep as soon as they are allowed to enter Scotland. He describes some of the cross-breeding he has carried out using his Western ram lamb.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 26 September [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 01 October [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/65
Scope and Contents Elwes comments on Sir Gilbert Greenall's opinions about Ewart's research in relation to the exhibit Elwes is planning for the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol the following year. He also comments on the financial aspects of the exhibit.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 01 October [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 05 October 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/66
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has forwarded Ewart's letter to Sir Gilbert Greenall, as the Committee will be meeting shortly.
Dates: 05 October 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 October [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/68
Scope and Contents Elwes writes regarding Sir Gilbert Greenall's request that he pay £100 for the exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol the following year, and complains that this cost could easily be covered by a small exhibition charge. He comments that the Society are not behaving well.
Dates: 17 October [1912]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/69
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that the wool of the Ryeland sheep is probably the softest English-grown wool, that they make a good cross with the Welsh sheep and would probably improve the uniformity of the Shetland. He gives a negative review of Lydekker's book The Sheep and Its Cousins.
Dates: 19 October 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 05 November [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/75
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart keeps the fat-tailed ram in a shed and that the shepherd assists him when the ewes are brought to him. Elwes recommends where Ewart can get some spotted ewes, his own having all been served. He recommends how Ewart might freshen up the soil of his farm.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 05 November [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 11 November [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/78
Scope and Contents Elwes confirms transport arrangements for the ewes he is sending to Ewart and writes that he has sold his wether lambs at a profit.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 11 November [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 14 February [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/8
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is away in South France and that two men in Algeria informed him that in Morocco there is a race of sheep which could be the origin of the Spanish Merino, and that the spotted sheep are much like a breed which now exists in the Constantine province and which occasionally has four horns. He has seen three or four more or less distinct breeds of sheep in the Basque country.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 14 February [1913]

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, 20 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/15
Scope and Contents Elwes recommends that Ewart visits the public abattoirs in Marseilles on his way to Monaco, where sheep from parts of Algeria and the south of France are seen. Hartert, superintendent of the Rothschild museum, is likely to be at Monaco and he may be able to tell Ewart something about the sheep in Algeria and southern France.
Dates: 20 March 1913