Review of Reviews,  6 (1892), 256.

Off to Monkey Land. A Visit From Mr. Garner




Publications abstracted:

Richard L Garner Forum New Review

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Zoology, Exploration, Zoological Gardens, Sound, Electricity

    Reports that Garner, in London while having a phonograph made, has visited the offices of the Review of Reviews. He comes across as 'a tough customer' having fought both with the Confederate army and 'in the plains campaigning against the Indians'. He is also 'an enthusiast who lives for nothing except to master the Simian tongue'. Both these qualities will be invaluable during his proposed researches in the 'heart of a Central African forest'. After 'studying monkeys in all the Zoological Gardens in America', he has at last visited the Zoological Society Gardens in London. Although Garner 'had not found much there to interest him', he nevertheless remarked that 'he had never seen a monkey house so clean and sweet as that in Regent's Park'. Also notes that Garner now proposes 'establishing a system of barter with the apes'.

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