Sir Clendon Daukes, C.I.E.. An association copy of his biography


Daukes, Dorothy: Clendon Daukes. Servant of Empire. Hodder and Stoughton [London] 1951 1st edition 8vo.

Portrait frontispiece, maps  East Persia & North West India to front endpapers & Nepal & North East India to rear endpapers, 255pp. Original blue cloth gilt, a clean association copy Signed on the blank facing the half title A Jean Smith, C. H. Smithm The Red House, Warsash June 1951, Dorothy Daukes, Packway, Sevenoaks. In memory of our years together in Nepal. The original dust wrapper for this title [not present with this copy] advertised it as The remarkable story of Sir Clendon Daukes, Servant of Empire, Soldier, Diplomat and Sportsman, who stood in the great tradition of the Havelocks, the Lawrences, the Nicholsons of an earlier generation. Exalted company indeed in the history of the British in India. feb8/1

Sir Clendon Turberville Daukes, C.I.E. [1879-1947] was originally commissioned in 1899 into the York & Lancaster Regiment, joining the 2nd Battalion in Agra and serving in the Indian Army mainly in political employ in Seistan as Vice Consul,, Gilgit, Mekran, Zhob, Baluchistan at Fort Sandeman. In June 1920 he received a C.I.E. for Services in Transcaspia and East Persia. In 1929 he was appointed British Envoy to the Court of Nepal, in 1934 he was envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary At Katmandu in 1935 beforxe retiring later that year.

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