Object Title

Mummified cat

Mummified cat

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XVIII.587

Notes

Charles foulkes noted in the Diary of the Armouries (I.188) for 4 April 1930:'Recd. remains of a cat found in the foundations of the White Tower.' The fuller entry in the Minute Book (I.189) reads 'Received from the King's House the remains of a cat, said to have been found near the foundations of the White Tower, during restoration work between 1850-60. Presented by Mr P.B.Salvin, Woodfold, Fernhurst, Sussex, handed to Mr Carpenter to be placed on exhibition in the Beauchamp Tower.'