[ Sir John Gurney, judge, to Sir Frederick Pollock. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J Gurney') to 'My dear Pollock' (Sir Frederick Pollock), regarding his having to 'half try' a case at Lancaster, and the purchase of manuscripts for the Temple Library.

Sir John Gurney (1768-1845), judge, Baron of the Exchequer, 1832-1845 [ Sir Frederick Pollock (1783-1870), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ]
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'L. I. F', i.e. Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. 10 April 1833.
SKU: 19868

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with part of the blank second leaf cut away. Addressed to 'Myy dear Pollock'. Headed, presumably by Pollock, 'a note from Baron Gurney'. The letter begins: 'I have not yet discovered how it is that I am here instead of being at Lancaster where I expected to be at this time summing up. | At one time I thought it possible that I might not have to try the Cause - At last I thought it certain that I was to try it - but it never occurred to me that I should only half try it.' He is sending him a copy of the catalogue of the bookseller Thomas Thorp, and asks: 'What think you of some of the M.S for the Temple Library - particularly the Marlborough Correspondence & Sidney Correspondence? | A public Library is the fit Depository for such materials for History.'