The origin of that globe?

In my last post, The Londinian, I commented on the symbolic use of the globe. While continuing to catalogue the papers of Sir Fred Clarke, I came across this rather pretty passenger list for a voyage Clarke took to South Africa on 11 March, 1911 (he stayed in the ‘Second Saloon’).

 

Now, besides the front cover being quite attractive, I was more intrigued to find this doodle in the back…

 

Now, we could read a lot into this doodle, but anyone who is prone to doodling will know that it may just be that (or perhaps Clarke musing on the earth circling the sun). But I quite like to think that this one is in some way related to the vision Clarke had for the Institute.

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