Robert Armitage Sterndale

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Sir Robert Armitage Sterndale (1839 – 1902) was a naturalist and statesman. He was governor general of St. Helena in 1897.[1][2]

He wrote several books on natural history including on the mammals of India. He was one of the first editors of the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. His work Seonee, or Camp Life on the Satpura Range published in 1877 influenced the work of Rudyard Kipling and inspired many scenes in the Jungle Book.

A Race for Life. Illustration by R A Sterndale



  1. ^ Jackson, E. L. (1903). "Robert Armitage Sterndate". St. Helena. p. 296. 
  2. ^ "Sterndale, Robert Armitage". Appletons' Cyclopaedia for 1902. NY: D. Appleton & Company. 1903. p. 517. 

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Robert Armitage Sterndale in libraries (WorldCat catalog)