STORKS, Sir Henry Knight. 19789

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Benjamin Hawes, expressing his thanks for Sir Benjamin’s kindness to Storks and his son. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, folds. 44 Gower Street, 17 September 1856. Sir Henry Knight Storks (1811-1874), soldier and colonial governor. He served as an Assistant Adjutant General during the seventh of the Cape Frontier Wars from 1846 to 1847. Promoted major-general, Storks superintended the British bases set up in Ottoman territory during the Crimean War, where he supported the nursing efforts of Florence Nightingale. In 1859 he was appointed Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands. Sent next to Malta, he was appointed Governor in 1864. However, he was called the next year to Jamaica to investigate the disturbances there, including the Morant Bay rebellion, and was appointed Governor of Jamaica in 1865.