CLARKE, Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew. 17657

£65

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Symons, about a correspondence with Sir A.Alison, Clarke’s arrangements for “winter quarters” in Devonshire, inviting his correspondent to join a shooting party. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. 52 Portland Place [London], 6 September 1887. Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Clarke, (1824 – 1902). surveyor and politician in Australia, Surveyor General of Victoria. Sir Andrew Clarke served as the second Governor of Singapore and the Governor of the Straits Settlements from 4 November 1873 until 7 May 1875. Clarke played a key role in positioning Singapore as the main port for the Malay states of Perak, Selangor and Sungei Ujong. Singapore’s Clarke Quay was named after him. Clarke Street, located next to Clarke Quay, was officially named in 1896, and was originally two streets known simply as East Street and West Street in north Kampong Malacca. As Governor of the Straits Settlements, Clarke was famous for signing the Treaty of Pangkor in 1874, which established indirect British rule over the Malay States.