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

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Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 26 January 1922

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/28/2
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has enclosed a letter concerning Merino rams in Australia. He recommends the book 'Tutira, A History of New Zealand Sheep Farm' by Guthrie-Smith and confirms visiting arrangements for Ewart and his wife.
Dates: 26 January 1922

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/33
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has not seen anything of the paper on Scotch sheep which was to be published in The Scottish Naturalist and of which Ewart was to correct the proofs. He mentions a skull and skin of fat-tailed sheep from Central Asia which is now at the British Museum. He has spoken to Lydekker about stuffing other breeds which are not at present represented in the Domestic Animals gallery, but he has been told that there is not enough space and money. However,...
Dates: 25 May 1912

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

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/69
Scope and Contents 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, [05 July 1913]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/33
Scope and Contents 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 Sir Claud Alexander, 01 June 1912

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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

Letter to Sir Robert Blyth Greig from Henry John Elwes, 24 October [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/73
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he was impressed with Greig's practical knowledge in his question and encourages him to write to Ewart. He has not yet seen the letter he sent to the Shetland News to back up Ewart's endeavours, but hopes that Greig will ensure the matter is not dropped.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 24 October [1912]