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Animals--War use

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Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James N. Forsyth, 02 April 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/12
Scope and Contents Forsyth writes that Arthur Cecil will send his horse to Benbecula or South Uist. He has seen the negative letter from Calgary and encourages Ewart to make a reply if he thinks fit. He has forwarded Pipon's letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland with a suggestion that the Congested District Board and War Office now cooperate. He would like the yellow dun mare to go to Monkstadt (the experimental farm of the Congested Districts Board), perhaps in exchange for the two-year old filly from...
Dates: 02 April 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Wilson, 04 October 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/18
Scope and Contents Wilson provides some notes on the '1,000 gallon' cow, remarking that most breeds have the milk but few have the fat and that the 'pedigree fetish' currently restricts much crossing of breeds. He remarks that this line of work could have a claim on the Development Commission, to which Ewart could add 'the horse question': namely, to breed a horse that can do farm work and produce an army service corps horse when crossed by a thoroughbred. He does not believe that the Development Commissioners...
Dates: 04 October 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.H.K Mursenden, 11 February 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/5
Scope and Contents

Leather requests that Ewart submit his article on the homozygous breeding and evolution of type connected with the attempts now being made by the Board of Agriculture concerning light horse breeding for national service.

Dates: 11 February 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.L.C Koud, 31 July 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/26
Scope and Contents

Koud writes on behalf of the President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to thank Ewart for his letter and report regarding the best means of breeding artillery horses.

Dates: 31 July 1916

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lieutenant-Colonel Charles R. Haveley, 19 March 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/14
Scope and Contents

Haveley thanks Ewart for his advice on selecting the most suitable stallion for their pack mares and states that he would like to get a better understanding of Mendelism. He describes his experience with different breeds of horses in the army. He is making enquiries about the Goonhilly breed of pony in Cornwall, and is going to East Cornwall to see some dun mares that have been offered him.

Dates: 19 March 1912

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, 16 July 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/19
Scope and Contents

Cecil makes arrangements to stay with Ewart and reports on his meeting with Schofield and his critique of the latter's report. He suggests that the government funds a horse-breeding scheme, purchase the offspring and encourage landowners to breed army horses from selected native mares.

Dates: 16 July 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Major General H. Pipon, 22 March 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/8
Scope and Contents

Pipon writes to arrange a talk with Ewart about the subject of the breeding of horses in relation to remounts and the Highlands.

Dates: 22 March 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, 19 February 1908

Identifier: Coll-14/9/14/4
Scope and Contents

Haldane, writing from the War Office, Whitehall, writes that he has spoken to the Quarter Master General about the question of army remounts and the Hebrides.

Dates: 19 February 1908

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sydney Olivier with enclosed copied letter from W. Reid to Captain Spanton, 02 May 1916

Identifier: Coll-14/9/22/21
Scope and Contents Olivier writes on behalf of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce the enclosed letter and invite Ewart's opinion on the breeding of horses suitable for artillery purposes. The enclosed letter, dated 03 March 1916, from W. Reid of Illinois to Captain Spanton, outlines the former's opinions of the best breeds of artillery horses that America produces. He describes the American preference for the Percheron, which can weigh as much as Shires and Clydes but with limbs...
Dates: 02 May 1916