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Mysore State Railway
The British controlled Mysore city from 1799 to 1881.
Taxidermy in Mysore
Van Ingen and Van Ingen, based in Mysore was a leading taxidermy company. “This factory once employed 150 people, processing 400 tigers and 600 leopards each year”  The factory operated from about 1900. It ceased to trade in the 1990s but business had been in decline since the 1960s due to the laws restricting the hunting of endangered species – which included tigers.
The family/company published at least two books The Preservation of Shikar Trophies by Van Ingen and Van Ingen, Artists in Taxidermy, Mysore 1928 and 1933 editions, and The Artistic Treatment of Shikar Trophies (Image of front cover.). The first book is available online, see below.
A book was published about the company Van Ingen and Van Ingen: Artists in Taxidermy by Dr P A Morris, available at the British Library UIN: BLL01013606052 .
Further information can be found in the Wikipedia article below.
- "Mysore" Wikipedia.
- "Mysore Palace" from Henry Irwin Architect in India 1841–1922
Historical books online
- Atlas of the Mysore State: containing maps of each of the districts with a short description, geographical, physical and statistical 1892. Archive.org, mirror from Ministry of Culture/National Library of India.
- "Mysore City" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 18, page 260.
- "Mysore District" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 18, page 250.
- Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to Trace the History of Mysoor, Etc, by Lieut. Colonel Mark Wilks, Political Resident at the Court of Mysoor. Volume I 1810 with a Map of the Mysore Dominions Archive.org. Volume II 1817, Volume III 1817 with General Index of Names and Subjects Google Books.
- Report on the administration of Mysore for ... Google Books
- Mysore and Coorg : A gazetteer compiled for the government of India by Lewis Rice Archive.org
- Mysore: a Gazetteer compiled for Government Revised Edition
- Imperial Gazetteer of India Mysore and Coorg 1908. Archive.org
- Mysore Gazetteer edited by C. Hayavadana Rao published 1927-1930 in 5 volumes (Volume 2 is in 4 parts) (total 8). Volume 1, Descriptive; Volume 2, Historical (in 4 Parts); Volume 3, Economic; Volume 4, Administrative; Volume 5, Gazetteer. Volumes available on Archive.org including Mysore Gazetteer Volume 2 Part 4: Historical, Modern Period c 1930; Volume 3 Economic New Edition 1929; Volume 5 Gazetteer New Edition 1930.
- Reminiscences of Life in Mysore, South Africa, and Burmah by Major-General R S Dobbs (Richard Stewart) 1882 Archive.org. In June 1834 Dobbs was appointed Assistant in the Mysore Commission at Bangalore. C August 1835 he was appointed in charge of one of the four districts or provinces, Chittledroog Division, as Chief Magistrate, where he remained until 1860, apart from absences such as sick leave in South Africa in 1840, and taking part in the 2nd Burma War with his regiment the 9th Madras NI from 31 March 1852.
- The Experiences of a Planter in the Jungles of Mysore by Robert H Elliot 1871. Volume I Google Books, Vol. I Archive.org Volume II HathiTrust Digital Library. Health management of plantation coolies page 290, Vol. II. Vol. II Google Books. Includes Coffee, Chinchona, Cardamon, Tea, Cotton, Silk, Sandal-Wood, Rhea-Grass.
- Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore by Robert H Elliot 1894 Archive.org.
- Thirteen Years Among The Wild Beasts Of India: Their Haunts and Habits from Personal Observation: With an Account of the Modes of Capturing and Taming Elephants by GP Sanderson, Officer in Charge of the Government Elephant Catching Establishment in Mysore 6th edition 1907 Archive.org (first published 1878). The author was the model for the Rudyard Kipling character 'Petersen Sahib' in the story Toomai of the Elephants, Scroll down for the article 'Petersen Sahib' by Sir Theodore Tasker The Kipling Journal December 1971 Kipling Society
- Digitise on Demand pay service Pack Gear for Elephants by G.P. Sanderson 1882. National Archives of India.
- The Preservation of Shikar Trophies by Van Ingen and Van Ingen 1929. University of Florida Digital Collections.
- "The Gold Mines of India" [at February 1898] page 117 The gold mines of the world : containing concise and practical advice for investors gathered from a personal inspection of the mines of the Transvaal, India, West Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Rhodesia by J H Curle 1899 Archive.org
- "The Gold Mines of India and the Malay Peninsula" page 210 The Gold Mines of the World (2d Ed., 1902): Written After an Inspection of the Mines of the ... by J H Curle 1902 Archive.org
- "The Gold Mines of the East" page 204 The Gold Mines of the World: Written After an Inspection of Nearly Five Hundred Mines in ... by J H Curle 3rd edition 1905 “almost entirely rewritten”.
- Page 7 of the Winter 2009 Newsletter of Friends Of The British Library, now archived, which introduced a proposed talk by Dr Pat A Morris author of Van Ingen and Van Ingen: Artists in Taxidermy, (now an archived link) available at the British Library UIN: BLL01013606052 .
- Front cover of The Artistic Treatment of Shikar Trophies