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Archival description
Architecture and buildings
ARC · Fonds · 1827-2004

ZSL had an in-house architecture department for many years, which was responsible for building of many of the iconic buildings still extant onsite today.

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Council
COU · Fonds · 1826-2019

Council is the governing body of the Zoological Society of London. It is made up of three elected Officers - the President, Secretary and Treasurer – and twelve elected members. Council members are the Trustees

Zoological Society of London
Curators and Keepers
CUR · Fonds · 1856-1962

Papers relating to curators and keepers from ZSL's history.

Zoological Society of London
DOC · Fonds · 1828-2002

Books filled in daily, listing the arrivals and departures, births and deaths of animals at London Zoo and Whipsnade. Other details mentioned in some of the books are numbers of visitors and money taken, particular visitors, keepers absent, unwell animals, building works, temperatures in the animal houses, weather. Also referred to as 'day books'.

Zoological Society of London
EDU · Fonds · 1958-1999

Files relating to the education department of ZSL.

Zoological Society of London
Fellowship and membership
FEL · Fonds · 1829-2006

Records relating to the fellowship and membership of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
FIN · Fonds · 1825-2018

Papers relating to the financial activities of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
LIB · Fonds · 1844-1924

Files relating to the library and its collections at ZSL

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Museum
MUS · Fonds · 1833-1852

It was proposed in the setting up of ZSL that there would be a museum for zoological specimens, and items began being collected c.1827 including a collection of Sumatran specimens donated by Lady Sophia Raffles, widow of ZSL founder Sir Stamford Raffles. The museum was housed firstly within our office building at 33 Bruton Street in central London, and charged entry for people to visit. Many specimens were donated by fellows, John Gould donated his collection of Himalayan birds in 1831 to the museum, for example. The museum proved very popular, and grew at such a rate that it was one of the reasons for moving office to Leicester square. It was decided that the Society either needed to purchase a dedicated building for it - or to disperse the collection. ZSL Council chose the latter, and by 1855 the collection had been dispersed to various other collections including the British Museum (Natural History) and Norwich Museum.

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Presidents
PRE · Fonds · 1821-2003

Letters and papers relating to the position of President at Zoological Society of London

Zoological Society of London