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TITLE
Letter from Mrs Smyth, Ness Castle, 1923
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D522_8
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5217
KEYWORDS
conservation
forestry
pest control
Letter from Mrs Smyth, Ness Castle, 1923

A letter from Mrs Smyth of Ness Castle informing the Secretary of the Highland Squirrel Club that she did not approve of killing squirrels and would not become a member in place of the late Mr Fountaine Walker.

In 1844, Lady Lovat persuaded the government to re-introduce red squirrels in the Highlands. However, their numbers multiplied rapidly, as did their outward migration. In response to the damage caused to woodlands landowners formed a Highland Squirrel Club with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. The society paid a sum of money for each squirrel killed by the landowners or their staff, the total being determined by the number of tails submitted


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Letter from Mrs Smyth, Ness Castle, 1923

1920s

conservation; forestry; pest control

Highland Archive Centre

Highland Squirrel Club (various letters) / Duncan & Duncan

A letter from Mrs Smyth of Ness Castle informing the Secretary of the Highland Squirrel Club that she did not approve of killing squirrels and would not become a member in place of the late Mr Fountaine Walker.<br /> <br /> In 1844, Lady Lovat persuaded the government to re-introduce red squirrels in the Highlands. However, their numbers multiplied rapidly, as did their outward migration. In response to the damage caused to woodlands landowners formed a Highland Squirrel Club with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. The society paid a sum of money for each squirrel killed by the landowners or their staff, the total being determined by the number of tails submitted <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service