Book and pamphlets by or about C.B. Clarke with autograph material, usually economic studies.

[Charles Baron Clarke] C.B. Clarke, eminent botanist, former Inspector of Schools in Bengal.
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PRINTED: a. Clarke, "On Right-hand and Left-hand Contortion", [offprint], Extracted from the Linnean Society's Journal - Botany, vol.xviii, pp.468-473, wrapsb. Clarke, "Botanic Notes from Darjeeling to Tonglo and Sundukphoo", The Journal of the Linnean Society, xxi, no. 136 (April 14 1885), pp. 384-391, content deriving from a visit in 1884 which covered ground also covered in 1876 (as Diary above).c. [Offprint] "Charles Baron Clarke", From The Journal of Botany, Nov. 1906, pp.[370-377], printed wraps, obituary by D. Prain with an additional biographical note by W.H. Bliss.d. [Pamphlet] Obituary (anon.) in Miscellaneous Notes, Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, no.7 (1906), pp.271-281, including "List of Botanical Contributions by C.B. Clarke, M.A., F.R.S." (pp.276-281).e. Clarke, "New Genera and Species of Cyperaceae", Miscellaneous Notes, Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Additional Series, VIII (1908), 196pp., 8vo, boards, some wear, mainly good condition. Enclosed: Compliments slip from the Director of Kew.MANUSCRIPT: a. ["Indirect Taxes ought to be abolished"], no date, 5pp, [8vo], additions and corrections, incomplete, information concerning India..b. [Draft Letter to Atkinson, Property rate preferable in India to an Income Tax or License Tax] Dacca, 20 March 1868, 3pp., 4to, additions and corrections.c. "Concerning a point in the incidence of Tithe", 6pp., 15 x 15cms, corrections and additions. A note on a blank page in the hand of his niece, Eva Ducat as follows: "Note by C.B. Clarke, April 1905. This was written many years ago; as appears from the inside of it when Gladstone was premier."d. [An answer to the question "why not have a register of deeds and transfer land as expeditiously and cheaply as we transfer stock"], 11pp., [13 x 14cms], additions and corrections.e. "Note on Circular No. 2848 of Financial Department, Government of India" [Taxation], [7]pp., [folio], additions and corrections. He concludes by referring to a paper on Bengal Tax which he has prepared and which accompanied this piece (not now present).f. [The laws of multiplication and domination as represented by the United Kingdom and the British Empire], 38pp., c.15 x 15cms, additions, corrections, excisions, incomplete. He uses analogies from botany and zoology (evolutionary). It includes a view of British superiority, complexities of Empire, political and economic implications, and so on. Sample view: "Could the views of the Peace Society be fully carried out and Europe live absolutely at peace for many years, it is conceivable that Western Civilization might be swept from the earth when the next Chinese Civilization shall take place." He then concentrates on answering the question "who are the English?", historically (from-Anglo-Saxon on), then "who are the Irish?", Scots, Welsh. He concludes with some discussion of the implications of the American Revolution and later "reunion" postulated to form a barrier against "a Chinese swarming" (remark on German militarism excised). WITH: Notes on his Reading, some extensive, c.100pp., folio, no date, most paginated, some not paginated through wear and tear and/or choice, general erosion of edges, sometimes affecting text. Mainly History, including Motley's United Netherlands, Palgrave's History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831), Sir James Mackintosh's History of England (extensive notes), Walpole's Memoirs, Bancroft's American Revolution, but also Whewell, History of the Inductive Sciences (1837), Lyell's Principles of Geology, Murray's Encyclopaedia of Geography (1834), Latham's The English Language, Walter Scott's Miscellaneous Works.