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


Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 03 May [1914]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/7
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he has returned from a successful trip to Nepal and Sikkim. He has got a fine lot of lambs which he wishes to show Ewart before they are clipped. He has some of the so-called Wallachian sheep offered to him from North Hungary, but he cannot get leave from the Board of Agriculture to bring them over, and asks whether Ewart could do any better.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 03 May [1914]

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/20/9
Scope and Contents

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, [c.1918]

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, with enclosed letter to Elwes from Duncan Robertson, [c.18 June 1911]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/35
Scope and Contents

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]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir Claud Alexander, 01 June 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/36
Scope and Contents

Alexander thanks Ewart for sending him the pony, and asks his age. He also requests Elwes' address to thank him for sending him one of his papers on sheep. He asks if he thinks Lord Arthur Cecil would join the 'Menagerie Club', as they hope to be able to put on a show and exhibit some hybrids the following year.

Dates: 01 June 1912

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Sheep 22
Rams 16
Animal sale 9
Cross-Breeding 8
Ewes 8