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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Assorted drafts, correspondence, etc., c 1858-1934

Identifier: Coll-97/CW487
Scope and Contents A varied assortment of papers, much of it ethnographic and folklore material handwritten by Alexander Carmichael. Also includes: printer's copies of letters and symbols used in the Carmina Gadelica; printers proofs of Carmichael's work 'Grazing and Agrestic Customs of the Outer Hebrides', written for the Crofting Commission report, 1884; several complaints addressed to the Sheriff of the county of Inverness; assorted newspaper cuttings; ephemera from various events, such as the Gaelic...
Dates: c 1858-1934

[Blessing] for crofters and vocabulary note, July 1909

Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/32
Scope and Contents

Blessing for crofters (text unclear) and vocabulary note which reads 'Cosda = two crofters ploughing together'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: July 1909

Letter to Henry John Elwes from James Cossar Ewart, 12 August 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/49
Scope and Contents Ewart writes from Lerwick, Shetland, that he would be happy to arrange to keep the 15 ewes and lambs at Fairslacks for a year at a fair price, although it will be best not to add to the permanent stock until the farm is taken over by the University in October or November that year. At an exhibition on Shetland he saw a ewe as small as the one in the British Museum from Papa Stour with goat-like horns and a very short tail, as well as a hornless, short-tailed ewe with white patches at Foula;...
Dates: 12 August 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edward G. Fraser-Tytler, 09 March 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/5
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Fraser-Tytler states that he approves of Ewart's 'scheme' and that he has seen his letter to Haldane. He hopes that the War Office will take the crofters' ponies at three years old.

Dates: 09 March 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.A Ranald MacDonald, 22 July 1907

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/34
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MacDonald states that he does not require the young stallion back and asks Ewart to let him know if anyone wishes to buy another of his stallions. He speculates that the Congested Districts Board might pay him a premium for the use of either of his stallions as studs to the crofters' ponies.

Dates: 22 July 1907

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/13/35
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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, 14 September 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/73
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Cecil, who is confined in London after a cab accident, speaks of his low regard for the innkeepers, and he believes they will have more luck dealing directly with the crofters. He goes on to discuss the merits of different Highland ponies.

Dates: 14 September 1902

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

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/114
Scope and Contents

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, 13 August 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/89
Scope and Contents

Cecil asks Ewart to order some more copies of 'that kiang of mine' to send out to various people. He recommends that Ewart contact Fincastle at Piershill, as he is the owner of South Harris and interested in the fisherman-crofters.He is also to be on the commitee to advise the Congested Districts Board and Crofters Commission and also well-placed to advise on the breeding of animals for miltary use.

Dates: 13 August 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