Ira Herbert Morse (1875 - 1991) was an American shoe store owner, big game hunter and the founder of the Morse Big Game Museum in Warren, New Hampshire. The Morse Museum closed in 1992, the contents auctioned off to a private collector. Read the Morse Museum Story
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Yankee In Africa: Seven Months In The Veldt And Safari In The Rain by Ira Morse & Julie B Morse (1936) is an account of two trips to Africa - hunting big game with both guns and cameras. The first trip in 1926, originally planned for 3 months but actually involving 7 months, was a safari in Kenya, East Africa arranged by noted hunter Leslie Tarlton and his company Safariland. On that trip Ira was accompanied by his oldest son Philip who had just graduated from Dartmouth. The second account is by Ira's wife, Julie, and is a description of her first trip (Ira's 5th) in 1935 in British East Africa - a trip notable for its untypical rainy weather.
The Story Of Our Elephant Hunt by Ira Morse (c. 1930) is the story of Morse's elephant hunt in Kenya with legendary PH Leslie Tarlton.
Stories Of Our Seven Expeditions Hunting Big Game In Africa And India by The Morses (1947) is a privately printed volume relating some of the highlights of safaris and hunting tours by the Morses, incuding a chapter on hunting gaur and tiger in India.
Big Game Hunting In Africa And India by The Morses (date unknown) includes highlights of several Africa and India safaris and shikars. The African hunt was in both Kenya and Tanzania with PH Russell Douglas. Much on lions and an exciting buffalo hunt plus elephant. Then a tiger hunt in India.
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