Douglas, Charles Mackinnon, 1865-1924 (politician and agricultural expert)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a letter to Charles Mackinnon Douglas from James Cossar Ewart, 20 March 1916
Scope and Contents Ewart writes that he is sending Douglas another paper on the development of the horse, but that he will require financial help to continue with the work. He supposes that the Development Commissioners are not worth approaching, but asks Douglas to consider the matter favourably.
Dates: 20 March 1916
Draft letter to Sir Thomas Hudson-Beare from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 04 June 1912
Scope and Contents Douglas writes in favour of Ewart's farm at Fairslacks as a suitable place for breeding experiments. He also highlights the distinction between a demonstration farm for the instruction of farmers, and an experimental farm designed to afford normal conditions in which investigation can be carried out. He also states that he sees no reason why Jersey cows should not be kept in good health at Fairslacks.
Dates: 04 June 1912
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Douglas, 27 August 1914
Scope and Contents Douglas writes that he will send an 'Argalian' sheep skull and horns to Ewart at the University for investigation. He would like to talk the matter over with Ewart, as he believes that this type of horn is found in no other breed than the 'Argalian'.
Dates: 27 August 1914
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 21 March 1916
Scope and Contents Douglas agrees with Ewart that funding would not be forthcoming from the Development Commissioners at present. Although he is in favour of the Highland and Agricultural Society supporting Ewart's work, he fears that the Directors will not agree, as at present they are disinclined to spend the Society's money on purely scientific research. However, if Ewart puts in an application, he will do his best for it in the Committee.
Dates: 21 March 1916
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 12 January 1912
Scope and Contents Douglas provides some information about the pony 'Evie'.
Dates: 12 January 1912
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 10 April 1912
Scope and Contents Douglas writes that he will make further enquiries about the pony 'Mafdood'. He has finished the manuscript of the little book with Elwes and wonders if Ewart will write a short note on the origin of the pony.
Dates: 10 April 1912
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Charles Mackinnon Douglas, 20 July 1913
Scope and Contents Douglas suggests amendments that need to be made on the proofs of the appendix plates before being sent to Blackwood.
Dates: 20 July 1913