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Murray, Alexander, 8th Earl of Dunmore or 'Viscount Fincastle', 1872-1962 (British soldier and politician)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Alexander Murray, 8th Earl of Dunmore or 'Viscount Fincastle', 17 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/91
Scope and Contents

Fincastle requests to visit Ewart to see his Highland ponies as he is interested in the improvement of existing Highland breeds and their utilisation for military purposes.

Dates: 17 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 13 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/89
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Cecil asks Ewart to order some more copies of 'that kiang of mine' to send out to various people. He recommends that Ewart contact Fincastle at Piershill, as he is the owner of South Harris and interested in the fisherman-crofters.He is also to be on the commitee to advise the Congested Districts Board and Crofters Commission and also well-placed to advise on the breeding of animals for miltary use.

Dates: 13 August 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 September 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/98
Scope and Contents Cecil writes that he has written to the Secretary of the Carnegie Institute and hopes that Ewart's trip is a success. He mentions that he has been in touch with Forsyth about their forthcoming visit to Skye where they are considering circulating memoranda about ponies among the crofters under the auspices of the Congested Districts Board. Forsyth has stated that he would like to start a stud farm in Kilmuir. Cecil believes that he considers Fincastle's cross-breeding of Arab sires and...
Dates: 08 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 02 October 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/108
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Cecil agrees with Fincastle's remarks that the cross-bred horses for the crofters should maintain quality as well as increase size and comments upon various mutual correspondents. He states that he met a man called Scott who is going to send two Highland ponies and 'Braemore' and comments that the ponies on the east side of Skye appear to be identical to those on the Isle of Rum.

Dates: 02 October 1904

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Crofters 3
Animals--War use 2
Cross-Breeding 2
Highland Pony 2
Ponies 2