The existing 1868 Elephant House at London Zoo was demolished and the foundations laid for a new Elephant House; however work stopped in 1939 because of the outbreak of World War II and the Tecton designed Elephant House was never built. A new building designed by Casson Conder and partners was completed in 1965.
Three scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings: 1) Cairo to the Cape (about the flight taken by Peter Chalmers Mitchell), also Mount Everest expedition. 2) Cuttings about British Museum (Natural History) where JP volunteered. Includes letter from E G Boulenger to JP. 3) JP's appointment as Curator of Reptiles at London Zoo (1923). Includes photos and letters.