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Forsyth, James Noel Muller, 1844-1923 (landowner, Quinish, Tobermory)

 Person

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 31 May 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/59
Scope and Contents Forsyth states that he is glad to hear that all the mares have foaled and that three of the foals are colts. He reports that there has been a delay in the purchase of Kilmuir, but that he hopes they will eventually get possession of their small stud farm. He confirms that Beaton should be able to take the Antrim horse to Benbecula at any time.
Dates: 31 May 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 27 February 1913

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/19/10
Scope and Contents Forsyth describes the pony 'Comet', although he is not able to provide a pedigree. He states that he is no longer working for the Government, and that now 'a group of highly salaried officials are doing the work that I did for years for nothing.'
Dates: 27 February 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 03 October 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/109
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 01 January 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/1
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 08 May 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/7
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, [1905]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/45
Scope and Contents Forsyth writes that he has sent on the draft 'Sire and Service of Mares' from 1906 to Mackintosh and would be glad of any rough notes on the Monkstadt ponies (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board). The back of the letter contains notes in Ewart's hand on a list of names to whom he has sent his 'Tarpan' paper (possibly 'The Tarpan and its Relationship with Wild and Domestic Horses').

Letter is undated but likely to be from the year 1905.
Dates: [1905]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 07 April 1906

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/8
Scope and Contents Forsyth writes that he has written in the annual report that they are considering granting a small premium to encourage the people to keep their best filly foals. He asks Ewart to visit South Uist, Benbecula and Barra and proposes that the form of the Register should be a number of ruled books.
Dates: 07 April 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 07 August 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/35
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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 October 1905

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/38
Scope and Contents Cecil is puzzled that Ewart mixed Spanish and horse blood and produced a Celtic pony, as he would have thought the mix would have produced the Island pony. He reports that Ritchie is annoyed that his neighbours prefer to use a crofters' pony to the Arab breed. He has written to Forsyth asking him to let the pony 'Atholl' to stand at the head of the Monkstadt stud (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) on the Isle of Skye. He writes that he saw the best Highland ponies he has...
Dates: 08 October 1905