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 articles 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:
What's new for October, 2017?
1) New layout to make it easier to access issues without paging down
2) Issues open in a new window so you can cross-reference to different issues more easily
3) All issues from January 1949 through mid 1966.
4) Thanks to Sarah Hartwell for her scanning and teamwork to deliver all these issues to you!
Considered the Father of the Cat Fancy, Harrison Weir judged the first cat show at London's Crystal Palace in 1871 organized by Fred Wilson, the Crystal Palace naturalist. Harrison Weir wrote the standards by which the cats were judged and served as one of the 3 judges, along with his brother John Jenner Weir. Harrison Weir also founded the National Cat Club in 1887 which served as a registry until 1910.
addition to my own scans the following people have provided scans
from their libraries and have my sincere thanks in helping
complete this project:
If you can help with earlier or later issues we'd love to hear from you. Please email us so together we can preserve this piece of cat fancy heritage.