I had never heard of his Oxford connection or service in the Queen's army. Interesting. I know him as partner in the family-held English company called Kansas and New Mexico Land and Cattle Company. Together with his brother Harold, they purchased land in KS, NM, CO, and UT where they ran thousands of cattle until about 1894, when Harold switched to sheep. I have suspected the change may have been influenced by Edmund's death and have been hunting anything thing that could confirm or refute that notion. I appreciate your informative post.