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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, 11 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/42
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he has received a letter from Duncan Robertson of Kirkwall to say that he had got Elwes a pair of North Ronaldsay sheep. Elwes will ask him to send them to Ewart and he is welcome to keep them for a year if they are of interest. He is also enclosing 50 copies of the circular and can provide a list of the recipients.

Dates: 11 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 12 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/43
Scope and Contents

Elwes is sending Ewart samples of Iceland wool which he would like him to compare them with Cowan's. He judges it to be less fine than the Shetland and not as long as the white wool. He also lists the names of the recipients of the circular he has sent.

Dates: 12 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 18 August 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/45
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that if Duncan Robertson cannot keep the two North Ronaldsay sheep until September, he has been instructed to send them to Ewart.

Dates: 18 August 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 August [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/48
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Elwes thanks Ewart for the report, and requests that Watson returns the fleeces to him at once as he wants to show them to a cloth manufacturer as well as to Bateson, who will be visiting. He will send Ewart his Norfolk rams if he wants to try crossing them with some Cheviots. He has received few answers to the circular, and complains of 'the apathy of the average English landowner'.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 23 August [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 06 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/53
Scope and Contents Elwes reports that Bateson did not have any particular ideas about the Iceland wool, but that he invited Elwes to read a short paper on the subject at the meeting of the British Association at Portsmouth, which prompted a discussion. He has heard that the Development Commissioners are prepared to establish breeding and experimental stations, and thinks Ewart may do valuable work. He remarks that Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch has offered him an island which he is going to visit the following...
Dates: 06 September [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 20 September 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/58
Scope and Contents

Elwes thanks Ewart for the draft of the application which he hopes to submit shortly. If Ewart can secure the grazing on the hill behind his farm, Elwes will send him 30 Shetland ewes. He will take the five sheep that are for sale for £9 and offers Ewart the Herdwick ram that Mr Howard of Greystoke is selling, if Ewart would like to try him with some Cheviot or Blackface ewes. He advises Ewart to get the printed results of experiments at the Cumberland Experimental Farm near Penrith.

Dates: 20 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 23 September 1911

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/60
Scope and Contents

Elwes reports that Hall, a mutual acquaintance, approves of Ewart's paper and feels that it paves the way for something on a larger scale later. Elwes has received a pair of Rocky sheep, and asks Ewart if he wants a long-tailed black Welsh ram lamb. He has heard that the Board of Agriculture are trying to get a farm where animals for exporting will be tested for tuberculosis and imported animals received in quarantine.

Dates: 23 September 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c.24 September 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/61
Scope and Contents

Elwes writes that he thinks the second application better than the first and provides details about the transport of some sheep. He also writes that he is enclosing a cheque for £9 to pay for the sheep he is buying from Ewart.

The letter is undated, although marked 'Sunday', which seems to place it around 24 September 1911 (ie the Sunday following Elwes' letter of the 20th September, where he mentions wishing to buy the sheep).

Dates: [c.24 September 1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, 27 September [1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/62
Scope and Contents

Elwes asks for feedback on his notes on Ewart's sheep, which he intends to publish. He stresses the importance of photographing the sheep, as well as taking the measurements of the weights and lengths of the fleeces. He will send the black ram lamb to Ewart shortly.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 27 September [1911]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry John Elwes, [c. 08 October 1911]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/65
Scope and Contents

Elwes asks Ewart what the Ronaldsay sheep were like, and whether Eagle Clark is back from St Kilda yet. He reports that they have an acknowledgement of their application from the Board of Agriculture. He also mentions that he will be visiting the wool manufacturer Sanderson.

Letter is undated, although marked 'Sunday', which appears to place it around 8th October (ie the Sunday before the following letter, Coll-14/9/17/65).

Dates: [c. 08 October 1911]

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Animals--Transportation 35
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Cross-Breeding 19
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Animals--Colour 16
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Social Interaction 15
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Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 -- Correspondence 12
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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
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Embargo 5
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Textile fabrics 4
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Physical Characteristics 3
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Textile industry 3
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Authorship, Collaboration 2
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Funding 2
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Animal feeding 1
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Climate 1
Congresses and Conventions 1
Crofters 1
Exmoor Horn (sheep) 1
Faroes (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
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