[ Lincoln's Inn, 1858. ] Material relating to the calling to the bar of Richard Harington (later 11th Baronet), including bill and receipt from 'The Honorable Society', 'Copy of Order', notices, correspondence from the robe maker and wig maker

Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, 11th Baronet (1835–1911) [ Michael Doyle, Steward, Lincoln's Inn; Joseph Ede, robe maker; Burton Ravenscroft and J. R. Metherell, wig makers; ]
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Lincoln's Inn [ London ]. 1858.
SKU: 19518

10 items. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. All but the last in manuscript. ONE: 'Copy of Order on Call to the Bar', Lincoln's Inn, 'Dated Michas Term 1858.' 1p., 8vo. Signed at foot 'Ml Doyle | Steward.' Reads: 'At a Special Council there held the Sixteenth day of November, in the Twenty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria, and in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight. | Ordered that Richard Harington Esquire a Fellow of this Society, whose Petition was read at the last Council, and whose Call to the Bar was moved by John George Phillimore Esquire, having passed with Honour a Public Examination in Michaelmas Term One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight, kept Twelve Terms Commons, attended three Introductions and two Receptions, attained the age of Twenty one years, and conformed himself to the rules of this Society be Called to the Bar on Wednesday the Seventeenth day of November instant, on paying all his arrears of dues and duties, and the customary Fines, to the Treasurer of this Society, and that he be published in the Hall on the said Seventeenth day of November.' TWO and THREE: Printed notices made out in manuscript, both signed by Doyle, The first (2pp., 12mo), 3 November 1858, regarding Harington's 'Petition to be Called'. The second (1p., 12mo), 13 November 1858, regarding the process of being called to the bar. FOUR: Harington's bill from the Society for Michaelmas Term 1858. 1p., 4to. A copperplate printed form, filled out in manuscript. The bill totals £73 4s 4d, and includes 'Eating Commons', 'Gowns', 'Chapel &c. and Pensions', and fees on being called to the bar, 'to the Society | the Library | for Stamps'. FIVE: Receipt signed by Doyle for payment of Item Two above. SIX: Receipt for £1 16s 0d, 'for Wine & Dessert on the occasion of his Call to the Bar', signed by Doyle 'for John Punt second Butler'. SEVEN: Autograph Letter Signed to Harington from 'J: Ede', on his letterhead as 'Robe Maker, To Her Majesty, Fleet Street, Corner of Chancery Lane, And at 29, King St. Cheapside'. 4 November 1858. Reads: 'Being inform'd by Mr Doyle (Steward of The Honble. Society of Lincolns Inn) that it is your intention to be call'd to the Bar I have taken the liberty to enclose my Card, Soliciting the honor of Making your proper Gown – If favor'd with the Order you may depend on Me for giving Satisfaction'. EIGHT: Autograph Letter Signed to Harington form 'Burton Ravenscroft', on his letterhead as 'Law Wig Maker. | Hair-cutter & Perfumer.' 4 November 1858. He takes 'the liberty of encloseing [sic] a card', and solicits 'the honor of making you a Forensic Wig'. NINE: Autograph Note Signed to Harington from 'J. R. Metherell', 47 Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn. 5 November 1858. Stating that he would charge '4 or 5 Guineas' for a 'Bar Wig'. TEN: Newspaper cutting with note by Harington: 'Extract from ye Globe Nov 17th 1858'. Regarding the 'gentlemen' who were 'this day called to the Degree of Barrister at Law by the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn', including 'Richard Harington, Esq., B.A., Oxford (Certificate of Honour First Class)'. Harington succeeded to the baronetcy in 1877. From the Harington family papers.