GALLERY: Angora/Longhair/Persian: White

Originally referred to as the "Foreign Longhair", many of the early whites were also known as 'French Cats', as a good number of them were brought to London from Paris. But their true roots were older and more widespread, including a liberal admixture of Angora and Persian imports from the middle and far eastern regions, including what today are known as Turkey, Northern Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India.

Their popularity was unparalleled for many decades, until finally challenged by the rise in popularity of the 'Blue' Persian and the ethereal Chinchilla or (Silver) Longhair. But they continued to be perennial favourites and in succeeding generations and decades would often rise to the very height of success at Championship Cat Shows.

The passion expressed for them by their adoring owners is perhaps best summed up in a quote from 19th century cat judge and author Charles H. Lane who said:

"To my mind, the White is one of the most beautiful of the Long Hairs, and when pure in tint, in full coat, and with the pale blue eyes which should be a sin qua non in this variety, is an ornament fit for the palace of an emperor."
1870-1889
1876
1884
1884
1884
1885
Wendell
Miss Whitey
History
Tim
Zoroaster
The Colonel
History

1890-1899
1890
1891
1892
1893
1893
Wendella
Laurel Shah
True Blue
Caprice
Ajax
 
1893
1893
1893
1894
1894
Krishna
Wendellita
Snow
Princess Durazarde
White Friar
History
 
1894
1894
1894
1894
1895
Jungfrau Eiger
Swampscot Rex
White Heather
Toots
Lord Gwynne
 
1896
1896
1897
1897
1897
Madge
Royal Norton
White Knight
Bydie Young
History
Paris
 
1897
1898
1898
1898
1899
Jungfrau Sweetheart
Crystal
History
Jungfrau Bartimeaus
History
Silverton Lady Junia
White Lilac
History
 
1899
1899
1899
1899
1899
White Hussar
Teddy Roosevelt
Royal II
(Royal Jnr)
the Blue-Eyed Wanderer
History
Ladysmith

1900-1909
1900
1900
1900
1900
1900
Piquante Pearl
History
Maizee Toodles
History
Blue-Eyed Saint Pancras
Snowbelle
Maizee Teddy
 
1900
1901
1901
1901
1901
Owena Miss Detroit
White Friar Jnr
History
Fulmer Snow Queen
History
Purity
History
Blue-Eyed Nell
 
1901
1901
1901
1901
1902
White Butterfly
Musafer
Blue-Eyed Edelweiss
Van Blue Eyes
Sousa
History
 
1902
1902
1903
1903
1903
Kim of the Rishti
Desdemona
White Monk
History
King Cotton
King George II
 
1903
1904
1904
1904
1904
Prince Romeo
King George III
Maid of Avenel
History
Y.Brenin Gwyn of Arrandale
Sir Paris
 
1904
1904
1905
1905
1906
Windsor Laddie
Famo
Puritana
History
Kilravock Chorister
White Aigrette
 
1906
1907
1907
1907
1908
Princess of Paris
Swinton Day Dream
Columbine White Friar
White Blossom of Kensington
Kilravock Don Giovanni
History
 
1908
1909
Kilvarock Don Leone
Bonnie Rex

1910-1919
1910
1911
1911
c 1912
1913
Woodverge Sweet William
Kilvarock Don Leone II
Pearl King
Lady Oberland of Cumberland
Haughty Prince
 
1913
1913
1914
1914
c 1914
Bunny Hug of New Castle
Rex of New Castle
Princess Snowbloom
White Magic II
Friar Tuck of Happyland
 
1915
1916
Kilvarock Ivory
Kilvarock Don Ugo

1920-1929
1921
1927
Kilvarock Ivory Rose
Sonoma Whitlock

1930-1939
1933
1933
1934
1935
1937
Coeur-de-Lion's Memory of Nono San
Rosedere White Hope of Arlington
Casino Boy
Raymead Blue Eyes
Kellythorpe China Chip

1940-1949
1940
1942
1944
Sno-Krests Hi Priestess
Lotus Sugar Candy
Lotus Moliere


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