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


Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 October 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/53
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he would like to see the Iceland dressed skins and asks Elwes to send them to the University. He would like to go to Iceland and if he is able to go next year, Watson would be delighted to join him.

Dates: 29 October 1913

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 25 November 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/79
Scope and Contents

Ewart encloses a cheque for the ewes Elwes is sending him, and confirms the number of sheep that are being sent. He tried to cross a he-goat with some ewes but there was no progeny. He asks if Ewart would like to see Appel's book on sheep.

Dates: 25 November 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 01 December 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/80
Scope and Contents

Ewart confirms the cost for sending the sheep. He comments on the Board of Agriculture's plans to have a small upland station.

Dates: 01 December 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 21 October 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/72
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he will let Elwes know about the Ryelands ram. The cost of enclosing the sheep at the forthcoming Royal Highland Agricultural Show depends upon how many sheep Elwes is planning to exhibit; he should be able to cover the costs for the fencing by charging for the exhibition catalogue.

Dates: 21 October 1912

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 29 September 1913

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/49
Scope and Contents

Ewart writes that he has written about the 'Murrayshire' sheep which he heard about at the Board of Agriculture. Ten Shetland fleeces and some Soay-Southdown wool have been sent to Sanderson. He asks Elwes to return the Soay-Southdown and the Siberian fleeces sent to the Bristol show as they belong to the University.

Dates: 29 September 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Heatley Noble, 30 March 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/15
Scope and Contents

Noble writes that he is expecting a visit from Elwes and that Ewart is welcome to stay too. He sees in The Field that Lydekker still believes that a certain breed of sheep are from South Africa although he has not been able to provide any proof, and that they were certainly in Britain 100 years before either of the flocks he mentions.

Dates: 30 March 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.1913]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/62
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he has looked over the ram and proposes to send it to Edinburgh Zoo or to Ewart if he wishes to have it, as well as the horned white ram that he bought as an Icelander. He wonders if the Edinburgh Museum would like to have his best old Hebridean. He describes the sheep crosses he is planning to conduct.

Letter is undated but marked 'Sunday'.

Dates: [c.1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 11 November 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/76
Scope and Contents

Elwes agrees with Ewart on Wallace's proposition concerning the Karakul sheep, and states that he has declined to sign the application unless it is considerably modified, with Ewart's original writing to be reinstated.

Dates: 11 November 1911

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

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

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Cross-Breeding 19
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Social Interaction 15
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Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 12
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Societies and Clubs 7
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Exmoor Horn (sheep) 1
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 1
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Takin 1
Taxidermy 1
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Wiltshire Horn (sheep) 1
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