Edward Blencowe Gould
Gould was the first to bring Siamese cats to Europe in 1884 when he brought a pair of these cats back to Britain for his sister, Lilian Jane Veley who went on to be co-founder of the Siamese Cat Club in 1901. The cats were shown at The Crystal Palace in 1885. 
Gould started his career as a junior interpreter in Siam (modern days Thailand) on January 20, 1868. Shortly after, he became first and later on second assistant on May 1, 1878. He became Consul in Siam on November 27, 1885 before being transferred to Port Said, Egypt on August 13, 1891 and then Consul General in Alexandria on November 1, 1897.
He married Alice Elizabeth Gordon (1870-unknown), in 1895 Sussex, with no issue.
He retired on November 3, 1909 and died seven years later in 1916 at his home in Devon.
His brother was the actor James Nutcombe Gould (1849-1899).
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