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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 . According to page 7 of the Winter 2009 Newsletter of Friends Of The British Library, which introduces a proposed talk by Dr Pat A Morris author of Van Ingen and Van Ingen: Artists in Taxidermy, available at the British Library: “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. Further information can be found in the Wikipedia article Van Ingen & Van Ingen.
Photographs of the finished product, mainly heads and rugs:
- Van-Ingen & Van-Ingen Gallery from The Taxidermy Emporium
- British Historical Taxidermy Society. Select: The Pictorial History Of Taxidermy/Historical Collection/Van Ingen and Van Ingen. (Alternatively scroll down to the Quick Link, and select Van Ingen And Van Ingen. However this link, which previously opened, did not open 8 May 2016.)
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. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- 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 is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. One volume is available on Archive.org Mysore Gazetteer Volume 2 Part 4:Historical, Modern Period c 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 (2009) – original copyright 1898. Limited Preview, Google Books. Full version, Project Gutenburg on Archive.org Other download options Archive.org Gutenberg.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