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Archival description
ZSL Secretaries
SEC · Fonds · 1826-1975

Letters and papers relating to the position of Secretary at ZSL. In the past this position was responsible for the overall running of the Zoo(s), but in later years it has become an honorary position. The letters in particular show a breadth of correspondence between the society and people and organisations around the world.

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
Superintendents
SUP · Fonds · 1855-1951

The Superintendent reported directly to the Secretary of ZSL, and was in immediate control of the Menagerie at London Zoo through the Assistant Superintendent, was the superior officer of the Curators and Prosectorial staff, and in direct control of the works, stores, gatekeepers and gardening department. The post of Superintendent was abolished in 1953.

Zoological Society of London
Royalty
ROY · Fonds · 1936-1990

Papers relating to members of the UK and foreign Royal, including visits to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos

Zoological Society of London
Visitors
VIS · Fonds · 1828-1999

London Zoo opened in April 1828 as the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London, in the first instance only to fellows of the society. It opened to the general public in 1847, in an effort to boost funds for the Zoo.

Zoological Society of London
Reports
REP · Fonds · 1829-2021

Reports both internal and externally published by the society.

Zoological Society of London
Legal
LEG · Fonds · 1830-2009

Legal records of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
Publications
PUB · Fonds · 1831-1995

Records relating to publications produced by ZSL

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
WHI · Fonds · 1928-1981

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London. A disastrous fire in Whipsnade's Administration block in 1962 destroyed most of the archives held at Whipsnade (except for the Whipsnade Daily Occurrences). The files listed here were the ones kept in the Offices at Regent's Park, and were therefore not lost in the fire.

Zoological Society of London
Objects
OBJ · Fonds
Zoological Society of London