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Zoological Society of Ireland photograph album, 1845-1932 Public Deposited

Zoological Society of Ireland photograph album, 1845-1932

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  • IE TCD MS 10608/24/1
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • start 1845
  • end 1932
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Abstract
  • IE TCD MS 10608/24/1 is a photographic album of the activities of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland between 1845 and 1932, including some printed ephemera and press cuttings. The photographs are not arranged chronologically. The album was disbound in 1993 from injurious binding, but the acid paper still appears throughout the volume. Also included is a mounted photograph of the Society’s zoo keepers in 1931: Charles Flood, Joseph Rice, Thomas Kelly, Christopher Caffrey, Ernest Newsome, Johh Supple, Christopher Flood, and James Kenny. Includes: Item 1: From top to bottom and left to right: Haughton house and zoo gardens view; two interior views of the members room in Haughton House; the Old Lion House and the New Carnivore Extension of the Roberts House. The Old Lion House was built in 1868-1869 with funds from a government grant. Haughton House opened in 1898, providing tea rooms for members upstairs and animal enclosures downstairs. Item 2: Top: Ceremony at the opening of Roberts House on 20th May 1902. Attendees included Joseph Lentaign, Judge Boyd, F. Moore, D. J. Cunningham (professor of anatomy and surgery at Trinity College Dublin from 1883 to 1903) and Jonathan Hogg. Bottom: View of Haughton H[ouse] as it was when [it opened in???] 1899. Item 4: Roberts House photographed in 1901. Item 5: Top: Old refreshment hut at Dublin Zoo; bottom: photographs of birds. Item 6: Photographs of giant tortoises, a monkey and a gazelle Item 7: Top: giant tortoises; centre left: Indian pigs; centre right: wolf cubs; bottom left: hyenas; bottom right: a wolf. Item 10: Haughton House opened in 1898, providing tea rooms for members upstairs and animal enclosures downstairs. Item 11: Miscellaneous photographs from the 1902 and 1903 reports. Includes a newspaper clipping with the caption: “Landing the elephant ‘Padmahati’ from steamship ‘Renown’ at Portsmouth. Item 12: Miscellaneous photographs from the 1902 and 1904 reports. top right: last photo of Padmahati; centre right: Sita & McNally; bottom right: giraffe arrives at Gardens. Item 13: Top left hand side: ‘Kelly & giraffe’. Item 14: Top: The new seal pond. Report for 1907; bottom left: ‘Kelly I and sea lion elephant bath’; bottom centre: ‘new seal pond’; bottom right: ‘Kelly I and sea lion at elephant bath’. Item 16: Top left: ‘Kelly I and red kangaroo. Report of 1902; bottom: ‘Kangaroo cage under Haughton House. Time of Queen Victoria’s visit 1900’. Item 18: Top left: ‘Report 1903’; top right: newspaper clipping with caption: ‘”Paddy”-when 10 years old (born 9th October, 1879). Photographed by Greenwood Pim, F.L.S.’; bottom left: ‘1903. Panther presented by H.R.H. Duchess of Connaught’; bottom right: newspaper clipping with captions: ‘Group of tiger and lion cubs. Three tiger cubs (males) presented by Dr. Heuston. Two lion cubs (male and female), born in the gardens. Photographed when about 5 months old by Greenwood Pim Esq.’ Greenwood Pim, M.A.Dub., was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the secretary of the Conjoint Board of the Irish Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. Item 20: Top: ‘Flood I'. Item 21: Top left: ‘Aquarium reorganise. Glass roof, alligator pond, dibing birds, report 08’; centre right: ‘ring-tail lemur report 1909’. Item 22: Top left: ‘The open air monkey house, Zoo Gardens. Dublin.R.W.”; top right: ‘Flying aviary. Far side of lake’; centre left: ‘report for 1904’; centre right: ‘report for 1907’; bottom left: ‘1904 report’. Item 23: Top left: newspaper clipping with caption: ‘Orang-utans and their keeper “Supple”; cantre right: ‘1904. Central cages reconstructed monkey house’; bottom left: ‘reconstructed monkey house Supple II. Report [?]’ Item 25: Bottom: Photographs of portrait drawings. Bottom left: ‘Mr. James Pim’; bottom right: ‘Nathan [?] A. Vigons’. Item 26: Photographs of portrait pantings. Top left: ‘Prof. Whitley Stokes’; bottom right: ‘Sir [Philip Crampton]’. Item 27: Sheet music with print of the ‘Deambulatorium’ presented by Sir Arthur Bell. Inscriptions: Top: ‘Presented by Sir Arthur Bell. The “Deambulatorium” was moved in later years to the site now occupied by the Polar bears. It became [?] unsafe with age and diring the presidency of Sir F. Moore it was taken down and the new bear dens put up in its place’; bottom: ‘This print and three verses were reproduced in the Report for 1900’" Item 28: Newspaper clippings reproducing two lectures by Thomas George Tilley, Saunders New Letter end of aug[ust] or beginning of se[ptember] 1845. Presented to RZSI by Dr. R. R. Leeper, March 14th 1925. Item 29: Centre left: ‘Rodent enclosure. Report 1904’; bottom right: ‘Apteryx Report 1902’. Item 30: Centre: ‘Indian swine. Report from 1901’. Item 31: Centre: ‘JIm Kenny’ [?] Item 35: Top left: ‘Lieut. Geoffrey Day {”Symba” “Geldaz”} 1924’; bottom left: ‘Simba 1924’; right: ‘Professor J. Alfred Scott 26th January 1926’. Item 36: Photograph of portrait painting of Sir Philip Crampton (1777-1858), first president of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland. Item 37: Newspaper clippings of lectures delivered to the Society by Thomas George Tilley. Item 38: Newspaper clippings of lectures delivered to the Society by Thomas George Tilley. Item 39: Newspaper clippings of lectures delivered to the Society by Thomas George Tilley. Item 40: Newspaper clippings of lectures delivered to the Society by Thomas George Tilley. Item 41: Newspaper clippings of lectures delivered to the Society by Thomas George Tilley. Inscription: ‘Three cuttings given by Dr. R.R. Leeper March 14 1925. Item 42: Clipping of article about Dublin Zoo written by the playwright Padraic Colm for ‘The Commonweal’, a weekly review of literature, the arts and public affairs, published on August 26, 1931. Item 43: Clipping of article about Dublin Zoo written by the playwright Padraic Colm for ‘The Commonweal’, a weekly review of literature, the arts and public affairs, published on August 26, 1931. Item 45: Blank page. Item 46: Typescript of the address delivered by the president of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland during the Centenary Celebration of the Zoological Society of London, on April 29th 1929. Inscription: ‘This address was en[?]ssed and brought to the Centenary meeting by the Pres. RZSI’. Item 47: Verso of typescript of the address delivered by the president of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland during the Centenary Celebration of the Zoological Society of London, on April 29th 1929. Item 49: Document explaining the dire financial situation of Dublin zoo and the need for a new membership drive to make the zoo self-sustainable. Item 52: Colour print of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a type of lemur. Item 53: Verso of colour print of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a type of lemur. Item 54: Photograph of the keepers in Dublin Zoo: Front, from left to right: John Supple, Christopher Flood, James Kenny; back, from left to right: Charles Flood, Joseph Rice, Thomas Kelly, Christopher Caffrey, Ernest Newsome. Item 55: Verso of 1931 photograph of the keepers in Dublin Zoo: Front, from left to right: John Supple, Christopher Flood, James Kenny; back, from left to right: Charles Flood, Joseph Rice, Thomas Kelly, Christopher Caffrey, Ernest Newsome.
Collection title
  • Archives of the Zoological Society of Ireland
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  • ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
  • photographic paper
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS10608-24-1_01
Source
  • 0124878

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