Our Cats

 






HARRISON WEIR
Cat fancy founder.

Considered the Father of the Cat Fancy, Harrison Weir organized the first cat show at London's Crystal Palace in 1871.  In addition he wrote the standards by which the cats were judged and served as one of the 3 judges.  He also founded the National Cat Club in 1887 which  served as a registry until 1910.

The first Our Cats periodicals were published weekly starting November 1st 1899.  The British Newspaper Library has a collection of them from November 1st 1899 to July 13 1900.  At a later point in time Our Cats reappears as a monthly publication.  The original Our Cats talked about shows, cats, and had many letters to the editor and articles debating issues of the time.  When it reappears as a monthly publication, the articles still report on shows and cats but there are more about how to breed, veterinary advances and a focus on the genetics involved with the cat fancy.  Here are copies of the later periodicals that we have been able to locate:

bullet Our Cats (January 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan-Blythe)
bullet Our Cats (February 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan-Blythe)
bullet Our Cats (March 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan-Blythe)
bullet Our Cats (May 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan-Blythe) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1949--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1949--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (October 1949)
bullet Our Cats (November 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan--Blythe) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1949--Courtesy Lesley Morgan--Blythe) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March  1950--Courtesy Trudy Wessel/Lesley Morgan-Blythe ) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (October 1950--Courtesy Trudy Wessel/Lesley Morgan-Blythe) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1950--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1951--Courtesy Trudy Wessel/Lesley Morgan-Blythe) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans)
bullet Our Cats  (May 1951)
bullet Our Cats (June 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July/August 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (October 1951)
bullet Our Cats (November 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1951--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March-April 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1952--Courtesy Julia Craig-McFeely) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (September 1952)
bullet Our Cats (November 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1952--Courtesy Donna Evans)
bullet Our Cats (January 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (October 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1953--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1954)
bullet Our Cats (October 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1954--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats April 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1955)
bullet Our Cats (October 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1955--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (February 1956) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans)
bullet Our Cats (October 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1956--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (June 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1957--Courtesy Donna Evans)
bullet Our Cats (October 1957) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1957) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1957 Part 1) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1957 Part 2) 
bullet Our Cats  (January 1958) 
bullet Our Cats  (February 1958 Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (March 1958 Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (April 1958) 
bullet Our Cats  (May 1958 Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (June 1958 Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats  (July 1958 Courtesy Donna Evans)  
bullet Our Cats  (August 1958) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1958--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (October 1958--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1958--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1958--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (February 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (March 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (April 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (May 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (July 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (August 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (September 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (November 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (December 1959--Courtesy Donna Evans) 
bullet Our Cats (January 1960--Courtesy Donna Evans)
bullet Our Cats (June 1960--CourtesyDonna Evans)  UPDATED 04/27/14
bullet Our Cats  (January 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (February 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (March 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (April 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (May 1965 Courtesy Trudy Wessel/Lesley Morgan-Blythe
bullet Our Cats  (June 1965 Courtesy Trudy Wessel/Lesley Morgan-Blythe
bullet Our Cats  (July 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (August 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (September 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (October 1965 ) 
bullet Our Cats  (December 1965 ) 

If you can help fill in the missing issues we'd love to hear from you.  Please email us so together we can preserve this piece of cat fancy heritage.

Special thanks to Trudy Wessel, Lesley Morgan-Blythe and Donna Evans for scanning  their magazine collections.