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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 08 October 1905
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, 12 September 1909
Scope and Contents Cecil reports that he is making good progress with the Highland Stud Book. He believes Ewart's height limitations are right but would prefer to leave out the word 'garron'. He writes that the mainland ponies are only big because they have generations of better keep and because a little Clydesdale blood has been kept in them.
Dates: 12 September 1909
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 22 June 1902
Scope and Contents Cecil requests that the two Highland ponies be sent in a horse box. After providing some personal details, he goes on to describe the physical characteristics of the Dartmoor pony.
Dates: 22 June 1902
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 06 August 1902
Scope and Contents Cecil states that he has been to the Zoo to inspect the 'Kitchener hybrid', which he goes on to describe.
Dates: 06 August 1902