Forsyth, James Noel Muller, 1844-1923 (landowner, Quinish, Tobermory)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Forsyth mentions a stallion, 'Roderick' that he intends to buy, and gives an example of a 'faked' pedigree of one of his other stallions.
Dates: 14 February 1903
Scope and Contents Forsyth writes that he would prefer to buy the mare from Ewart, and let the mares that he is sending go for whatever price they may fetch. He comments that he would be delighted to exchange instead, but that he is afraid of the suspicion of his colleagues.
Dates: 20 March 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
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 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