Congested Districts Board (Scotland) (1897-1911)
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Scope and Contents McElfish, writing from Lochmaddy, North Uist, informs Ewart that his application has not been granted as he had previously thought; rather, his petition has been sent to Lord Lovat for his official report. He asks Ewart to try to enlist the sympathies of the Congested Districts Board.
Dates: 05 July 1906
Scope and Contents MacDonald states that he does not require the young stallion back and asks Ewart to let him know if anyone wishes to buy another of his stallions. He speculates that the Congested Districts Board might pay him a premium for the use of either of his stallions as studs to the crofters' ponies.
Dates: 22 July 1907
Scope and Contents Forsyth lists the ponies which he proposes that the Congested Districts Board should take over from Ewart. He asks Ewart to check the list in advance of the Board's meeting and states that Lord Arthur Cecil may be asked to fix the prices for them.
Dates: 03 October 1904
Scope and Contents Forsyth confirms that his colleagues have agreed to the purchase of four of Ewart's ponies and the stud farm subject to certain conditions. Forsyth recommends that Ewart contact John Ritchie to engage him under terms recommended by Lord Arthur Cecil.
Dates: 01 January 1905
Scope and Contents Forsyth welcomes Ewart back from his travels in Mexico and states that he is enclosing a letter from Cecil about the ponies (which are in the process of being purchased by the Congested Districts Board). He makes arrangements to see Ewart.
Dates: 08 May 1905
Scope and Contents Forsyth thanks Ewart for sending him 'The Multiple Origin of Horses and Ponies', which Forsyth says will form the first part of the report which he proposes to bring out the Congested District Board. He writes that he has written to Tullibardine offering to visit Atholl.
Dates: 31 March 1904
Scope and Contents Forsyth reports that the other members of the Congested Districts Board are complimentary about Ewart's proposed Report on Ponies, although because parts of it have already appeared in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society, they do not wish to publish it. He hopes that the pony 'Atholl' has arrived in South Uist.
Dates: 20 May 1904
Scope and Contents Forsyth reports that the Congested Districts Board are now ceasing to breed ponies for the crofters as they believe they now have enough stock to keep them going. He thinks that the Board would be happy to purchase the ponies 'Fatima II' and 'Rhona' with their foals and agrees with Ewart that a Highland Pony Society should be formed to make for fairer judging between different breeds.
Dates: 07 August 1907
Scope and Contents Forsyth asks Ewart to accompany him to Monkstadt (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) to see the ponies. He also wishes to consult him about the some public allegations that the Congested Districts Board are reviving the Highland ponies by crossing them.
Dates: 11 February 1908
Scope and Contents Forsyth instructs Ewart not to answer the recent letter in The Oban Times from a J. Macleod. He reports that Maclean of Nunton wants £25 to £30 premium for his stallion to serve in Benbecula but he has instructed the office of the Congested Districts Board not to offer more than £10. He is buying the yellow dun mare from Ritchie and will send for the Connemara pony. He concludes that there will be no Scottish Land Legislation this year.
Dates: 27 March 1908