(Clarke, Campbell). Skouzes, Alexandros. (1853-1937). Greek politician who served several times as Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Greece.
Title: A PARTIALLY PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED BY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS ALEXANDROS SKOUZES CONFERRING, ON BEHALF OF THE KING, THE CROSS OF THE COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE REDEEMER ON BRITISH JOURNALIST CAMPBELL CLARKE.
Book Condition: Good
Publisher:  Athens, Greece: January 3, 1897. 1897.
Seller ID: 36407
DOCUMENT AWARDING CAMPBELL CLARKE THE HIGHEST HONOR OF GREECE - Document printed on the first side of a sheet of cream-colored paper folded once to form 4 sides, each 13-34 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide. The document is filled in in a secretarial hand and is signed "A. Skouzes". The document is folded once & there is creasing around the fold with a short tear at the right edge. The bottom edge is lightly creased with a stain at the bottom right corner. Good. The Order of the Redeemer is a Greek order of merit, the oldest and highest decoration awarded by the Greek state. The Cross of the Commander is one of five classes of the order. Foreigners were admitted to the order for past services to Greece or because of their ability "to bring honour to the order through their outstanding personal virtues and excellence." The document, which is in French, misspells Clarke's name: "Monsieur Cambel Clarke / Publiciste" Alexandros Skouzes [1853-1937] was a Greek politician who served several times between 1895 and 1908 as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Greece. Sir Campbell Clarke [1845-1902] was a British journalist and author. A librarian at the British Museum, he became a journalist in 1870 traveling for two years as a special correspondent in France, Germany, Turkey, Greece and Italy. He settled in Paris in 1872 as the resident correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. With his wide knowledge of French literature he was much appreciated as a critic in Parisian literary circles and also had close relations with successive French ministries. As an author, he translated papers for the Philological Society, adapted several plays for the English stage and wrote songs which were set to music. Clarke was honored by several countries besides Greece. He was knighted in 1897, was an Officer of the French Legion of Honor, a Grand Officer of the Medjidieh, a Commander of the Persian Order of the Lion and the Sun and a Chevalier of the Spanish Order of Charles III
HISTORY; GREECE; GREEK POLITICIANS; BRITISH JOURNALISTS; GREEK ORDER OF MERIT; A PARTIALLY PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED BY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS ALEXANDROS SKOUZES CONFERRING, ON BEHALF OF THE KING, THE CROSS OF THE COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE R