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Duke of Somerset
PRE/1/2 · Item · 14 May 1826
Part of ZSL Presidents

Letter from the Duke of Somerset to Sir Stamford Raffles apologising for not visiting the Zoological Society of London, and giving thanks for having been named Vice President of the Society

Flower, D
SEC/13/1/48 · File · 1960
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Correspondence with Mrs D Flower regarding moving the bust of Sir Stamford Raffles from the Lion House

Sir Everard Home
PRE/1/1 · Item · 13 Aug 1821
Part of ZSL Presidents

Letter from Sir Stamford Raffles to Sir Everard Home regarding the head of a young Sumatran elephant sent to Home, the location of Babirusa and information about Toredo

SEC/9/2/22/4 · Item · May 1929
Part of ZSL Secretaries

Note regarding a soup tureen which was formerly the property of Sir Stamford Raffles and was presented to the Society by Major Richard Taylor on the occasion of the Society's centenary

PRE/6/1/12 · File · 1963
Part of ZSL Presidents

Correspondence between Sir Arthur Landsborough Thomson and L Harrison Matthews regarding the Stamford Raffles Award, the Scientific Fellowship, and articles on 'Utilisation By Man', 'Edible Nests' and 'Palatability of Birds and Eggs'

PRE/7/4/3 · File · 1986
Part of ZSL Presidents

Correspondence between Sir William MacGregor Henderson and Solly Zuckerman regarding financial support for the Zoological Society of London from the private sector, the establishment of a Development Trust, the Stamford Raffles Prize and Anita Mandl's hippos, the Lord Zuckerman Prize Fund, medals for the Thomas Henry Huxley Award, the ZSL visitors book, and an application for Fellowship by Conrad Swan

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