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

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Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c 15 September 1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/61
Scope and Contents

Elwes thanks Ewart and his wife for their hospitality. He asks Ewart to let him know when he can spare the ram, as he will need to buy some spotted ewes for him as well as keep his fat-tails, and does not want to be any later than 10th October.

The letter is undated.

Dates: [c 15 September 1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 17 September [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/63
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Elwes writes concerning the restrictions on his sheep leaving England to be tupped, and urgently asks when Ewart can send his fat-tailed ram. He also enquires whether Ewart thinks a curly lamb could be produced by crossing a Wensleydale with a white Shetland sheep.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 17 September [1912]

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/69
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Elwes writes that the wool of the Ryeland sheep is probably the softest English-grown wool, that they make a good cross with the Welsh sheep and would probably improve the uniformity of the Shetland. He gives a negative review of Lydekker's book The Sheep and Its Cousins.

Dates: 19 October 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 14 February [1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/8
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Elwes writes that he is away in South France and that two men in Algeria informed him that in Morocco there is a race of sheep which could be the origin of the Spanish Merino, and that the spotted sheep are much like a breed which now exists in the Constantine province and which occasionally has four horns. He has seen three or four more or less distinct breeds of sheep in the Basque country.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 14 February [1913]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/13
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Elwes asks Ewart to reply to a letter concerning the old Wiltshire sheep. He reports that his ewes have just begun lambing and that Ewart's blackfaces are in the best condition of all. He has heard that the Indian sheep at 'the Zoo' are being cleared out to make room for the new rock work, and he suggests Ewart try to get them for Edinburgh Zoo.

Dates: 12 March 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 March 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/15
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Elwes recommends that Ewart visits the public abattoirs in Marseilles on his way to Monaco, where sheep from parts of Algeria and the south of France are seen. Hartert, superintendent of the Rothschild museum, is likely to be at Monaco and he may be able to tell Ewart something about the sheep in Algeria and southern France.

Dates: 20 March 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 April 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/16
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Elwes writes that nearly all of his sheep have now lambed. He concludes that the Soay, Manx or Hebridean sheep are not worth keeping except for ornamental value, that the Welsh spotted and Shetland sheep are hardier and that the Cheviot lamb crosses are not as hardy as one would expect. Elwes wants a wool expert to report on his various sheep at clipping time. Next season he proposes to cross Herdwicks and Shetlands more largely and to get more of the spotted breed and some Wensleydales.

Dates: 20 April 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 01 May 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/17
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Elwes asks Ewart to confirm when they will meet to decide which sheep to show at Bristol, as he must shear his rams. He bought some sheep on Anglesey and asks whether Ewart would like a ram of the same breed.

Author's signature not present; letter may be incomplete.

Dates: 01 May 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 03 May 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/18
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Elwes confirms the date of Ewart's visit and invites Mrs Ewart. He asks when Ewart proposes to send his blackfaced hoggs as he is not sure whether he wants to go on with them.

Dates: 03 May 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 31 May 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/20
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Elwes asks Ewart to approve a short notice of their exhibit for insertion in press information. He believes it would be more interesting to show the Southdown-Soay cross and lamb instead of the Wensleydale.

Dates: 31 May 1913

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Cross-Breeding 19
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Ewes 17
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Social Interaction 15
Animal sale 14
Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 12
Lambs 12
Publications 12
Fat-tailed sheep 11
Hybrids 11
Photographs 11
Soay sheep 11
Sheep, Breeding 10
Experiments 9
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Hides and Skins 9
article 9
Icelandic sheep 8
Museums 8
North Ronaldsay (sheep) 8
Ovis nivicola 8
Animal Markings 7
Societies and Clubs 7
Castlemilk Moorit (sheep) 6
Cheviot sheep 6
Welsh mountain sheep 6
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Embargo 5
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Samples (Commerce) 4
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Textile industry 3
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Animal feeding 1
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Climate 1
Congresses and Conventions 1
Crofters 1
Exmoor Horn (sheep) 1
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Foula sheep 1
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep 1
Sheep shows 1
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Tail 1
Takin 1
Taxidermy 1
Tuberculosis 1
Veterinary Medicine 1
Wiltshire Horn (sheep) 1
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