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

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Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [27 June 1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/30
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Elwes writes confirming the arrangements for the reception and admittance of the sheep at Bristol, and asks Ewart to confirm what sheep he is to send back and what to keep.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Friday'.

Dates: [27 June 1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [01 July 1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/31
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Elwes reports that he has just returned from Bristol and that Ewart's sheep arrived safely. He recommends that they take a week's rest after the show before being sent back up to Edinburgh. He hopes that the King will see the sheep on Friday.

The letter is undated, though marked 'Tuesday night'.

Dates: [01 July 1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [05 July 1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/33
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Elwes writes that the (Royal Agricultural) show was a great success and that the King looked at their sheep for longer than the others. Elwes is shortly to have an operation and leaves instructions for Ewart if he wants his sheep returned to him. He also mentions which publications have reviewed their appearance at the show.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Saturday'.

Dates: [05 July 1913]

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, 06 August 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/37
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Elwes writes that the restrictions on transporting sheep are now removed and that the sheep at Greystoke will be sending their sheep to Elwes as soon as possible. Elwes asks Ewart to confirm whether he can take the sheep on his farm for a year, as he himself will be short of room.

Dates: 06 August 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 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, 27 August 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/54
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Elwes writes that he is ready to send his four fat-tailed ewes to Ewart, and that he is also sending some wool samples from Colonel Powney's sheep. He also encloses a letter concerning sheep which may be the Swiss Bundtner, and recommends that Ewart write to the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture to enquire where the Karakul sheep are to be seen.

Dates: 27 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]

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