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

 Person

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 July [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/36
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Elwes writes that he is glad to hear that the farm is arranged and that Ewart will be able to carry out some more extensive experiments. He enquires about the fat-tailed ram at Liverpool, as he would like to see him, and remarks that the weather at Colesbourne will suit him more than Ewart's farm at Fairslacks. He suggests that Ewart send over some live specimens of sheep to the new Zoological Gardens in Edinburgh.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 26 July [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 19 April 1915

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/9
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Elwes enquires whether Ewart thinks it worthwhile to import any sheep from the Faroes, and if so, could Lord Bute or Cowan take them, as he has no room. He refers to a letter from a Mrs Taylor which mentions crossing a fox-coloured ram with a black ewe. He reports that Ewart's Blackfaces are the most profitable of his sheep so far, except for their wool. He will be selling the remainder of Ewart's hoggs.

Dates: 19 April 1915

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 09 November [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/54
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Elwes asks for Ewart's opinion on the Iceland skins and for him to return them. He has just received some new cloth and enquires whether Mrs Ewart or any of their friends would like some before he hands it over to the tailor to sell. Wallace has written that he has a fine ram from Russia which he is sending to a farm for the Scottish Board of Agriculture.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 09 November [1913]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/55
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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, 16 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/50
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Elwes writes that he has heard that the sheep at Greystoke will be transported once the restrictions in Peebles are lifted. He recommends that Ewart take a photograph of the Foula ewes while they are alive. He is buying some of Lort's Manx and Manx-Soay crosses, and a black bull with a broad white belt. He would like to put his fat-tailed ewes to Ewart's fat-tailed ram.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 16 August [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 August [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/58
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Elwes will send his fat-tailed sheep to be served by Ewart's ram and could also send some 'so-called Siberian' sheep which he is buying. He asks Ewart to confirm when would be a suitable time for him to visit to see his Fairisle sheep, and to settle what crosses he will make to exhibit at Bristol. He mentions some brown and white sheep of an old Spanish breed belonging to Lady Campbell.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 31 August [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. May 1914]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/9
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Elwes asks Ewart to let him know when he can visit his sheep. He has shorn the rams but the brown Siberian will have to be killed as he has a cancerous growth on his jaw. He describes what sheep cross-breeding he intends to do and states that he must move the Wallachian sheep from Hungary.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. May 1914]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 November 1921

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/27/8
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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
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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, with enclosed letter to Elwes from Duncan Robertson, [c.18 June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/35
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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]

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Animals--Transportation 16
Sheep 14
Animals--Colour 12
Ewes 11
Fat-tailed sheep 8