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Re: Siamese cats
Poster: Debbie Halstead <email@example.com>
According to Harper's illustrated Handbook of Cats, the breed standard for
siamese was written in 1892. They were probably not introduced much
earlier than that.
On Thu, 19 Jun 1997, Susan Lynn Arthur wrote:
> Poster: Susan Lynn Arthur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Greetings, good gentles.
> I hesitate to interrupt the ongoing discussions of llamas, boffers, Don Juan
> and pronunciations, (especially Don Juan!) but I would really appreciate any
> help you can give me.
> I am trying to find information on when Siamese cats were introduced into
> Europe, or, more specifically, into the region now known as Italy. I have
> seen photos of a painting of a Siamese in a book called _Cat Book Poems_
> that was in the library in "the ancient capital of Siam" possibly as early
> as 1350, but definitely by 1650. I have also heard that Siamese were not
> known in England until the 18th century.
> Does anyone have any references--literary or artistic--that can shed light
> on this?
> Lucia Bellini
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- Siamese cats
- From: Susan Lynn Arthur <firstname.lastname@example.org>