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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 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.
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
- "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.
- The Experiences of a Planter in the Jungles of Mysore by Robert H Elliot 1871. Volume I Google Books. Volume II HathiTrust Digital Library. 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
- 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 .