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Horse Farms

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

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, [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 John Frederick Lort-Phillips, 20 October [1912]

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/70
Scope and Contents 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 Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R. Haveley, 14 February 1912

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/6
Scope and Contents Haveley comments on Ewart's essay on scientific horse breeding, in relation to his own advocacy of the revival of the Devon pack horse and the work of the Board of Agriculture. He also comments on the Shales stud farm.
Dates: 14 February 1912

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

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 22 September 1907

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/40
Scope and Contents Cecil writes that he thinks the Congested Districts Board pony stud 'an unqualified success' and believes the concept could be extended to other animals such as bulls and sheep. He believes there are around 20 stallions running wild on Barra and wishes Lady Gordon Cathcart would exert her influence to rectify this.
Dates: 22 September 1907

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

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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 crofters'...
Dates: 08 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil (incomplete), 22 March 1908

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/9
Scope and Contents Cecil describes the three colts he has seen at Monkstadt (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board) and provides details about the Kathiawari and Marwari breeds of horse.

The latter part of the letter, including author's signature, is not present.
Dates: 22 March 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 24 May 1897

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/5
Scope and Contents Blunt reveals that he has 10 foals this year at his stud farm from pure Arab mares, by the same chestnut horse. He gives a physical description of each foal, and analyses their colour and markings. He also suggests a seven year old mare that might be suitable for Ewart's experimental breeding.
Dates: 24 May 1897

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 11 July 1900

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/20
Scope and Contents Blunt says how much he agrees with Ewart's volume about animal hybridisation. He explains that his latest horse sale was not a great success. He also includes a list of the dams, sires and their produce at his horse farm for the year 1900.
Dates: 11 July 1900