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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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 crofters'...
Dates: 08 September 1904

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 02 October 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/108
Scope and Contents 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, 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, 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 has...
Dates: 08 October 1905

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Major General H. Pipon, 30 March 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/11
Scope and Contents Pipon encourages Ewart to forward his letter to the Congested Districts Board. He feels sure that if the Government can help the crofters, the result will be of advantage to both the Army and the crofters.
Dates: 30 March 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir John Stirling Ainsworth, 25 August 1909

Identifier: Coll-14/9/15/22
Scope and Contents Ainsworth writes that he will gladly help with the opportunity for pony breeding that has arisen in relation to the Committee set up by the Selkirk office to report on how far the Congested Districts Board can promote improved agriculture amongst crofters. He suggests that Ewart give evidence before this committee and is glad that the original report is being revised.
Dates: 25 August 1909

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from the Ganson Brothers, 14 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/51
Scope and Contents The letter requests more detailed particulars about Lord Cecil's pony than Ewart previously provided. The purchasers intend to cross the stallion with Shetland mares to produce a reliable carting and ploughing pony for crofters.
Dates: 14 May 1904

Note about how crofters' daughters are dressed, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/35
Scope and Contents Note about how crofters' daughters are dressed remarking that they are 'as becomingly dressed as the average young lady in Princes St[reet]' [Edinburgh].
Dates: c1893

Notes relating to the pony cross-breeding programme of the Congested Districts Board, 14 January 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/2
Scope and Contents The notes chiefly consist of quotations from newspaper reports relating to the introduction of 'new blood' into the crofters' ponies by the Congested Districts Board in a bid to improve the native stock.
Dates: 14 January 1908

Story about the ownership of a croft near St Moluag's Church, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/36
Scope and Contents Story about the ownership of a croft near St Moluag's Church [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The remains of the building are behind the church and belonged to a crofter who also had a croft 'above on Druim na bithe' which he held from Fear Thirphuir [Laird of Tirefour]. As the lands were not adjacent, the crofter had to trespass in order to move his cows from one piece of land to the next, on doing this via 'Taighanlochain & into the Port char[rain]' [Taigh an...
Dates: September 1870