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SEC/7/18/46 · Item · 1894
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Letter from the Sunday Opening Joint Deputation to Philip Lutley Sclater regarding the opening of museums, art galleries and libraries on Sundays

Magrath, -
SEC/2/1/50 · Item · 1834
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Letter from Magrath regarding plans of a museum. He remarks that they are less expensive than Anglesea or the Duke of Buckingham's House

Blanford, Henry Francis
SEC/7/2/26 · Item · 1871
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Letter from Henry Francis Blanford to Philip Lutley Sclater regarding an application from the Prosector's assistant at the Zoological Society of London for the post of Osteologist at the Indian Museum

Agassiz, Alexander
SEC/7/1/2 · File · 1869-1870
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Letters from Alexander Agassiz to Philip Lutley Sclater about the collections of British Museum and Jardin du Plantes, Paris

Museum report
MUS/1 · File · 1833
Part of ZSL Museum

Day by day account of work in the ZSL Museum. Divided into Accessions, Anatomy, Preserving Department, Museum, Stores. Written by the Superintendent of the Museum, William Martin. Occasional entries by John Gilbert. Also mentions the work of Alexander Chambers, John Gould and Richard Owen.

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
Geological Survey & Museum
SUP/5/1/2/106 · File · 1946
Part of Superintendents

Correspondence between the Geological Survey & Museum and Geoffrey Marr Vevers regarding wells in the Zoological Society of London Gardens

LEG/2/4 · Item · 1926-1940
Part of Legal

Copy of Conveyance of lands and premises at Quex Park, Birchington, Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent for the purpose of a museum from Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton to Trustees of the Powell-Cotton Museum