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St John, Sir Spenserlocked

GCMG 1894 (KCMG 1881)

Born 22 Dec. 1825; s of J. A. St John and A. Agar Hansard; m 1899, Mary, d of Col Fred. M. Armstrong, CB, Bengal Staff Corps; died 2 Jan. 1910

Diplomatic Service, retired on pension, Jan. 1896

Education

private schools

Career

Accompanied Sir James Brooke as Private Secretary to Borneo, 1848; Secretary to his Mission to Siam, 1850; was Acting Commissioner and Consul-General, 1851; Consul-General in Island of Borneo, 1855–61; Chargé d’Affaires and Consul-General in Hayti, 1861; Minister Resident and Consul-General, 1872; Minister Resident and Consul-General at Lima, 1874; Special Mission to Bolivia, 1875; Special Mission to Mexico, 1883; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Mexico, 1884; Stockholm, 1893

Publications

Life in the Forests of the Far East, 1862; Life of Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, 1878; Hayti, or The Black Republic, 1885; Rajah Brooke, 1899; Adventures of a Naval Officer; The Earlier Adventures of a Naval Officer, 1907; editor of Essays on Shakespeare and his Works, 1908

Club

Athenæum

Address

Pinewood Grange, Camberley, Surrey