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

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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 July 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/46
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he is sending Ewart a photograph of the 'so-called Cabul sheep' at Tetbury, which he thinks look like St Kildas. He asks Ewart to bring with him the Takin horns which he left in Ewart's house when he visits Elwes.

Dates: 08 July 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 March 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/16
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Elwes mentions an interesting breed of sheep called 'Neerie sheep' he has heard of from Harvie-Brown, as well as another breed, 'dun-faced sheep', which he has read about. He will write to Switzerland for information on a race of Swiss sheep which appears to resemble the Soay sheep and may be a direct descendent of a primeval Swiss breed.

Dates: 31 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 08 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/19
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Elwes suggests that he and Ewart write a joint paper on sheep. He proposes to visit and photograph each different variety of sheep if they are not mongrels. He has heard of a flock of Faroe sheep near Peterborough as well as sheep in Brittany and Iceland.

Dates: 08 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 11 April [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/20
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Elwes writes that he is glad that Ewart does not object to joint work, and suggests starting the study with 'the Highland Society' before doing something more ambitious in a few years' time. He asks Ewart to seek out the papers of a society formed more than a 100 years earlier in Edinburgh for the improvement of sheep and wool.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 11 April [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 22 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/23
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Elwes provides some details of the 'dun-faced sheep' and suggests that Ewart impress on Claud Alexander the importance of photographing the results of his cross-breeding experiments, rather than breeding indiscriminately. He mentions the research of Professor Keller on the B√ľndner sheep of Switzerland and R.F Scharff in Ireland. He hopes to visit Ewart before going to Shetland.

Dates: 22 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 27 April 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/26
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Elwes writes about his forthcoming visit to Shetland. Barrett-Hamilton, who is studying the mammals of Great Britain, might be able to advise Ewart in Ireland. Elwes hopes Ewart will be able to find a small park where they can deposit the Orkney and Shetland sheep which Ewart is getting.

Dates: 27 April 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 May 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/30
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Elwes recommends that Ewart write to the Jardins des Plantes for the carcass of one of the chabin (a goat/sheep hybrid) to ascertain whether or not it is a hybrid, and that someone should inspect and sketch their sheep specimens before they decay much further. He has heard of the existence of a black-faced heath sheep with long curved horns still existing in North Holland which could be related to the old Norfolk sheep.

Dates: 17 May 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.11 June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes from Shetland that he has had a pleasant and successful trip seeing 'some of the best sheep in Shetland', although he fears that there are no pure Shetland sheep left. He provides details of the sheep he has purchased. He wishes to see Ewart on his journey south to arrange the forwarding of the ewe hoggs Elwes has bought from him. He urges Ewart to examine the wool which he addressed to Wallace at the University. The letter is undated but marked 'Sunday', which,...
Dates: [c.11 June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. June 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/39
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he will settle with the people of Shetland how many sheep to send and when. He also wants sheep from Fairisle and Foula. Balfour of Dawyck wants some sheep sent along with them, and Elwes asks Ewart if he knows of any place near Leith where the sheep could rest for a week en route. He writes that Wallace is hoping to get a grant to carry out cross-breeding experiments at the University and has suggested working together.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c. June 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 04 July 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/40
Scope and Contents

Elwes is sending Ewart the fleece of a Cheviot-Shetland cross from Shetland and that he will also receive a fleece of a first-prize shearling Welsh ewe. He is also enclosing photographs of sheep showing four generations and asks Ewart's advice on what would be the most interesting cross out of them. He asks when Ewart and Wallace are going to examine the wools.

Dates: 04 July 1911

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