Image of Gerald Durrell with three Royal Air Force (RAF) Officers, Peter Ginger, Richard Storer and Martin Bridge. The image relates to the arrival at Jersey Zoo, Les Augres Manor, of three diamond back rattlesnakes from Oklahoma, via RAF Acklington near Morpeth. Negative number 47 of Zoo Subject Box number 3 of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive. The negative has been scanned at 1200 dpi and can be downloaded as a high quality jpg file. The quality of the scanned image is dependent on the condition of the original.

Reference: L/A/75/A1/ZOO/3/47

Date: October 12th 1960 - October 22nd 1960

Images of zoological director, Mr. Jeremy Mallinson, talking about consolidation rather than expansion at the Zoo [images A-L], and the newly converted enclosure for the Sumatran orangutans [from JEP 19/03/82 p.37]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/715

Date: March 18th 1982 - March 18th 1982

Photographer: Ron Mayne

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/715.

Gerald Durrell Archive

Reference: L/C/317

Original typescript of 'Encounters with Animals' by Gerald Durrell, published 1958

Reference: L/C/317/A1/1

Date: 1958 - 1958

File of material for 'Rosy is my Relative' by Gerald Durrell, published 1968. Includes handwritten and typed notes, chapter summaries, synopsis, a draft of the first chapter, a book jacket and a transcript of a BBC radio programme 'On Being an Elephant-Keeper' by Tom Bartlett, broadcast on the Third Programme c1940s?

Reference: L/C/317/A1/10

Date: 1968 - 1968

Draft typescripts of ‘Rosy is my Relative’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1968. Includes handwritten corrections and doodles of some of the characters.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/11

Date: 1968 - 1968

Excercise book containing handwritten notes for 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives' by Gerald Durrrell, published 1969.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/12

Date: 1969 - 1969

File of typed and handwritten notes for 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives' by Gerald Durrrell, published 1969. Includes a letter from Durrell's mentor Theodore Stephanides on wine and olive cultivation in Corfu and typed notes on the flora and fauna of Corfu, and notes on Spiro, a friend of the Durrell family and prominent character in Durrell's 'Corfu' novels.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/13

Date: 1969 - 1969

Original typescripts with handwritten corrections of 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives' by Gerald Durrrell, published 1969. Includes an English translation of the poem 'The Almond Tree' by Georgios Drossinis by 'T.S.' (Theodore Stephanides?) and a folder bearing doodles of animals and characters possbily by Durrell.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/14

Date: 1969 - 1969

Collins advance uncorrected proof of 'Birds, Beasts and Relatives' by Gerald Durrell, published 1969.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/15

Date: 1969 - 1969

Notebook with notes from a trip to Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, and also containing rough story ideas. Not dated but presumed c1969

Reference: L/C/317/A1/16

Date: 1969 - 1969

Original typescripts with handwritten corrections of 'Fillets of Plaice’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1971. File is labelled 'Final Drafts' but typescript is labelled 'First draft, 12 July 1970,

Reference: L/C/317/A1/17

Date: 1970 - 1971

Original typescript with handwritten corrections of 'Fillets of Plaice’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1971

Reference: L/C/317/A1/18

Date: 1971 - 1971

Original typescripts with handwritten corrections of 'Catch me a Colobus’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1972. Includes the original letters sent to Durrell and included in the book at the beginnings of chapters three, six and seven. Possibly the first draft.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/19

Date: 1972 - 1972

Original typescript with handwritten corrections of 'The Whispering Land' by Gerald Durrell, published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1961. File also includes pages from Swiss newspaper Die Weltwoche dated 2 October 1964 – 13 November 1964 entitled ‘Tiere Im Flüsternden Land - Reisebericht Eines Zoologen’ (Animals in the Whispering Country – Travelogue of a Zoologist).

Reference: L/C/317/A1/2

Date: 1961 - 1964

Corrected typescripts (with further handwritten corrections) of 'Catch me a Colobus’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1972. Possibly the second draft.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/20

Date: 1972 - 1972

'Clean Copy' typescript of 'Catch me a Colobus’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1972. Possibly the third draft.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/21

Date: 1972 - 1972

Typescripts with handwritten corrections of 'Catch me a Colobus’ by Gerald Durrell, published in 1972. Possibly the fourth draft. File includes some correspondence between ‘Napoleon’ (Durrell), ‘Josephine’ (SF?), and ‘Wellington’ (series producer Christopher Parsons) about the production of the 1965 BBC TV series of the same name.

Reference: L/C/317/A1/22

Date: 1965 - 1972

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