Gambier Bolton

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Gambier Bolton (died 1929) was an English author and photographer of subjects on natural history and 'psychical phenomena'.

Orangutan by Gambier Bolton, from Thomson's Outline of Science

Bolton made numerous photographs of animals during his travels to many countries, including one with the party accompanying the duke of Newcastle on his tour.[1] His interest in animal photography was professional, amongst the first intending to profit from this pursuit. His works are sometimes preserved as scientific records for societies, though their value was not widely recognised, and appeared in journals and books of zoology.[2]

He was a founding member of the club devoted to Siamese cats, founded in England in 1901.[3]


  1. ^ "Gambier Bolton." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. The Gale Group, Inc, 2001. 18 Oct. 2010.
  2. ^ Hoage, R. J.; Deiss, William A.; (U.S.), National Zoological Park (1996). New worlds, new animals: from menagerie to zoological park in the nineteenth century. JHU Press. pp. 148–. ISBN 978-0-8018-5373-9. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Boren, Carlon. "History of the Siamese Part 2". reprint: 1960 CFA Yearbook. CFA Siamese Breed Council. Retrieved 18 October 2010.