[ Printed item relating to the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, First (London) Corps. ] Report 'At the Annual General Meeting | Held at the "Cannon Street Hotel' and 'Abstract of Accounts for the year ending December 31st, 1891.'

A. Lindley Pilley and C. E. Gatrell, Auditors[ Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, First (London) Corps; Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington ]
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[ Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, First (London) Corps, 1892. ] Report of General Meeting at the Cannon Street Hotel, 17 March 1891. Accounts for year ending 31 Decermber 1891.
SKU: 19260

On one side of a folio leaf, with the accounts ('By Order, | D. W. MARDEN, | Hon. Sec. GENERAL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE') taking up the whole of one side, and the leaf folded into a bifolium, with the report of the Annual General Meeting on the other side, as the recto of the first leaf. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, Addressed, with stamp and 5 March 1892 postmark, to 'R. Harington Esq | 1 New Court | Temple | EC.' The report of the AGM includes notification of the names of new committee members, of an alteration to subscription rates, and of a discrepancy in the 'Canteen Accounts'. The accounts are double entry, with 'Receipts' (including six items 'Not valued', among them 'the 'Challenge Cup given by C. E. Seth-Smith, Esq., Lieut. Commanding Additional' and 'Furniture for Shed on Temple Pier') and 'Expenditure' (including 'By Printing for Lower Deck H.M.S. Frolic', 'Gratuity to Chief Gunner Patter for Care of Stores' and 'For Baqnds at Opening of R.N. Exhibition and Church Parade'.). Scarce: no other copy traced on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC. From the papers of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, which contain two other items on the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, offered separately. Having served in the London Brigade of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from 1880 to 1891, Harington (while an Indian judge) commanded the Artillery Company of the Calcutta Port Defence Volunteers from 1900 to 1909. On the outbreak of the First World War, he volunteered for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the Anti-Aircraft Corps, in which capacity he served until 1916.