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Found in 212 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.H Munro Mackenzie, 21 May 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/38
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Mackenzie writes regarding his letter to the Farming World about pony breeding. He also invites Ewart to visit him on Mull and see his cross-bred ponies.

Dates: 21 May 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Frederick Lort-Phillips, 20 October [1912]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/70
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Lort-Phillips apologises for not answering Ewart's letter sooner but he has been travelling extensively trying to find what remains of the Welsh pack or cart horse in order to form a stud for the Government. He has been able to find some old stallions of the breed, of whose existence he was previously unaware, and believes that the breed, crossed with the thoroughbred, produces the best horses he has ever seen.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 20 October [1912]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lady Estella Mary Hope, 29 March 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/6
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Hope writes that she can let Ewart have the yellow hare as soon as he likes and encourages him to start his crossing experiments as soon as possible.

Dates: 29 March 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 11 July 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/74
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Cecil writes that he will get his mares home with 'Duchess' and 'En Labi' from Dumfries. He reports that he has now caught the Connemara stallion which he is happy to exchange for Ewart's grey. His guinea pig experiments crossing a red with a brown have produced one curious result but the rest are uninteresting.

Dates: 11 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 29 October 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/114
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Cecil describes the estimate he has provided to the Congested Districts Board as to the price of the studs and horses intended for cross-breeding with the crofters' animals.

Dates: 29 October 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

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

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...
Dates: 08 October 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 09 September 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/25
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Cecil writes that he hopes Lord Middleton will buy 'McNeil' as he would suit his mares at Applecross and describes the Middletons' tour around the West Highlands of Scotland to view the crofters' ponies. He reports that a half-Welsh, half-Hackney horse cross has provided successful at Baron Schroder's in Strathcarron and at Guisachan. He is surprised to learn that none of the crossbred ponies are fetching a higher price in the market than the old crofters' breed of ponies.

Dates: 09 September 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 19 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/51
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Cecil writes that he was sorry Ewart was not able to visit him, as he wanted to discuss aspects of the Shetland cow with him, some of which remind him of Indian cattle. He asks whether either Ewart or the University are inclined to continue with the Jersey-Shetland crossing experiments.

Dates: 19 August 1912