Stockdale

[ Albert Charles Seward, botanist and geologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. C. Seward') to Sir Frank Stockdale, regarding his promotion to a post at Ceylon [ Sri Lanka ], with reference to the Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya and Father Le Goc.

Author: 
A. C. Seward [ Albert Charles Seward ] (1863-1941), English botanist and geologist [ Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant ]
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On letterhead of the Botany School, Cambridge. 27 February 1917.
£80.00

2pp., 4to. On aged and marked paper with closed tear and creasing to one corner, and makeshift punch-holes to margin. Addressed to 'Dear Stockdale'. Having spent four years as Director of Agriculture on Mauritius, Stockdale had been promoted to a post in Ceylon, and Seward sends his 'hearty congratulations' on what seems to him 'a most attractive move. I spent a few hours in the Peradeniya Gardens in 1914 & was delighted with them.' Seward 'felt sad at meeting a director who was not a botanist', and it was with satisfaction that he read of Stockdale's promotion.

[ Sir William Thiselton-Dyer, botanist. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'W. T. Thiselton-Dyer') to Sir Frank Stockdale, regarding his appointment to a post in Barbados.

Author: 
Sir W. T. Thiselton-Dyer [ Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer ] (1843-1928), botanist and Director of Kew Gardens [ Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist ]
Publication details: 
Both on his letterhead as Director of the Royal Gardens, Kew. 18 May and 15 June 1905.
£56.00

Both 1p., 12mo. Both with damp damage to extremities. From the Stockdale papers. In the first letter he expresses his willingness to 'nominate you for the Barbados post', but explains that he can 'give you no further particulars than are contained in the official papers which I sent Prof. Marshall Ward and which I assumed you would see'. In the second letter, Stockdale having been appointed, he asks him when he would be 'prepared to leave'.

[ Sir Frank Stockdale in the West Indies. ] A large collection of material relating to Stockdale's posts at the Imperial Department of Agriculture in the West Indies, Barbados, and at British Guiana.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ Imperial Department of Agriculture in the West Indies, Barbados; British Guiana ]
Publication details: 
London, Barbados and British Guiana. Dating from between 1904 and 1912.
£750.00

According to Stockdale's entry in the Oxford DNB, 'In 1905 he was appointed mycologist and lecturer in agricultural science in the imperial department of agriculture for the West Indies. [...] In 1909 he was sent to British Guiana as assistant director of a new agricultural department'. He left for Mauritius in 1912, and after various other appointments returned in 1940, when he was 'appointed the first comptroller for development and welfare in the West Indies.

[ Sir Frank Stockdale in Mauritius. ] 23 items relating to Stockdale's post as Director of Agriculture in Mauritius, including two signed letters apiece from Sir John Middleton and Sir H. J. Read.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ Mauritius; Sir John Middleton (1870-1954); Sir Herbert James Read (1863-1949) ]
Publication details: 
Mauritius (including items on letterhead of the Department of Agriculture, Reduit) and London (including from Downing Street). Between 1912 and 1916.
£500.00

For information on Stockdale, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. The collection is in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. 21 of the 23 items are typed, one is printed and one in autograph. The material consists of professional and departmental correspondence concerning Stockdale's appointment and tenure, with the final items relating to his application for and promotion to a similar post in Ceylon. It includes an eight-page copy, tied with green string, of a communication from J. R.

[ Sir John Robert Chancellor on Mauritius. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. R. Chancellor') to Sir Frank Stockdale, discussing the relative merits of Mauritius and Trinidad.

Author: 
Sir John Robert Chancellor (1870-1952), British colonial administrator, 20th Governor of Mauritius, 1911-1916; Trinidad and Tobago, 1916-1921 [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale (1883-1949), agriculturist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Government House, Trinidad. 28 January 1917.
£180.00

For information on Chancellor and Stockdale, see their entries in the Oxford DNB. 7pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums. In good condition, on lightly aged paper, with holes from binding in margins. He congratulates Stockdale, who had been Director of Agriculture on Mauritius from 1912 to 1916, on his 'well earned promotion to Ceylon', adding that he understands his regret at 'leaving Mauritius in the middle of all your schemes'. He 'also had the same feeling when my orders came to go here, & I still think a great deal about the place and our friends'.

[ H. Marshall Ward, botanist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. Marshall Ward') to Sir Frank Stockdale, urging him in blunt terms to accept a post in the West Indies.

Author: 
H. Marshall Ward [ Harry Marshall Ward ] (1854-1906), botanist [ Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Botanical Laboratory, Cambridge. 14 May 1905.
£65.00

1p., 4to. On aged paper, with some damp staining to spine. The letter comes from the Stockdale papers, and relates to his application to the post of Mycologist and Lecturer in Agriculture to the Imperial Department of Agriculture in the West Indies. Having taught Stockdale at Cambridge, Ward is blunt and to the point: 'Dear Stockdale | These are not matters to dally about. If you are fool enough to throw away a chance like this, you will do no good any where.' He urges Stockdale to 'telegraph to Sir W. Thiselton Dyer at once!'

[ Sir Frank Stockdale in Palestine. ] Autograph journal of trip to the British Mandate of Palestine and to Transjordan, undertaken on behalf of the British Colonial Office, and giving a mass of information about agriculture and related matters.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ British Mandate of Palestine; Transjordan ]
Publication details: 
[ Colonial Office, Whitehall. ] British Mandate of Palestine, and Transjordan. 18 March to 29 April [ between 1935 and 1937 ].
£1,500.00

97pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with staples rusted away. In government-supplied 'S.O. Book 136' notebook, with brown card printed cover ('G. R. | Supplied for the Public Service'). Ownership signature on front cover: 'F. A. Stockdale | Colonial Office'. Year not stated, but can be dated from an accompanying leaf of pencil notes (2pp., 12mo), dated 25 April 1935. Written in a close and difficult hand. Ends abruptly, suggesting a subsequent volume.

[ Sir Frank Stockdale in Malta. ] Autograph account of trip to Malta, undertaken on behalf of the British Colonial Office.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ Malta ]
Publication details: 
[ Colonial Office, Whitehall. ] Malta. 20 to 25 March 1934.
£450.00

15pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with staples rusted away. In government-supplied 'S.O. Book 136' notebook, with brown card printed cover ('G. R. | Supplied for the Public Service'). In autograph on front cover: 'F. A. Stockdale | Colonial Office' and 'Malta | March 1934'. Written in a close and difficult hand.

[ Sir Frank Stockdale in Batavia. ] Autograph journal of a three-week fact-finding tour to Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Java.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia) ]
Publication details: 
[ Colonial Office, Whitehall. ] Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Java. 6 March to 6 April [ 1932? ].
£850.00

85pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with staples rusted away. In government-supplied 'S.O. Book 136' notebook, with brown card printed cover ('G. R. | Supplied for the Public Service'). Ownership signature on front cover: 'F. A. Stockdale | Eastern Tour | No 2 | Java.' Year not stated, but around 1932. Written in a close and difficult hand.

[ Sir Frank Stockdale, agriculturist: offprint. ] The Work of the Caribbean Commission.

Author: 
Sir Frank Stockdale [ Sir Frank Arthur Stockdale ] (1883-1949), agriculturist and colonial civil servant [ The Caribbean Commission ]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from April 1947 issue of International Affairs. Published Quarterly for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, by the University of Toronto Press.
£120.00

8pp., 8vo, paginated 213-220, with separate title page. In fair condition, aged and worn, with rusted staples. Address given at Chatham House on December 17, 1946.' Stockdale explains how 'The Anglo-American Commission was established on March 9, 1942, for the purpose of encouraging and strengthening social and economic co-operation between the United States of America, its territories and bases in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom and the British West Indian Colonies. [...] President Roosevelt [...] was largely instrumental in the formation of the Commission and selected Mr. Charles W.

Autograph Receipt Signed (J. Stockdale, publisher)

Author: 
T. Bensley.
Publication details: 
31/01/95
£85.00

Printer (d.1833). One page, c.7 x 3", signs of laying down, some marking but text decipherable. "Recd Jany 31, 1795, of Mr. John Stockdale by a Note at Ten Months) the Sum of Four Hundred & Seventeen Pounds 18/- for Printing & Hotpressing Perry's Pocket Dictionary, as per Bill delivered./ T. Bensley./ £417.18.0" Prob. William Perry's "General Dictionary of English Language" (Stockdale, London, 1795).

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