[ Scoresby Routledge, ethnographer and anthropologist. ] Typed copy the 'Will of William Scoresby Routledge Esq.', made out for his executor and trustee J. C. D. Harington, with Typed Letter Sgned to Harington from solicitor Norman C. Hurst.

William Scoresby Routledge (1859-1939), Australian-born British ethnographer, anthropologist and adventurer
Publication details: 
Will by Stapley & Hurst, Eastbourne; dated 27 January 1938. TLS from Hurst to Harington on the firm's letterhead, Westminster Bank Chambers, Eastbourne; 17 July 1947.
SKU: 19999

ONE: Typed copy of will. 3pp., 4to., on three leaves. In fair condition, worn and aged. Folded into the customary packet, with the details typed on the reverse of a fourth leaf. The four leaves held together with a brass stud. Routledge ('formerly of “Ewers” Old Bursledon in the County of Southampton but now of Tjiklos Kyrenia in the island of Cyprus') declares: 'I was born at Melbourne in the year 1859. My father brought me to England at an early age. I was educated at Christ Church Oxford and studied at University College Hospital. Shortly afterwards I left England and travelled extensively in Newfoundland, British East Africa, in the Islands of the South East Pacific, and in other parts of the world living for many years amongst primitive tribes and I have been away from England the greater part of my life. I have now settled down in Cyprus and I DECLARE that Cyprus is my domicile.' John Charles Dundas Harington and Rosemary E. Blair are named as Routledge's executors and trustees, with 'Thomas Ryton Dray of Eski Bakja Kyrenia Cyprus' named 'an additional Exector for the purpose only of dealing with my property situate on the Island of Cyprus'. Among the directions and bequests is: 'I direct that my body be encased in a rough deal coffin of the least possible cost and buried in a mass of quicklime and not in consecrated but in unconsecrated ground. If I die in Cyprus I DESIRE to be buried on Tjiklos.' No 'professional minister ordained or unordained of any Religious body' is to take part, and Routledge revokes 'any benefit' for anyone obstructing his direction. TWO: Covering Typed Letter Signed from 'Norman C. Hurst' to 'J. C. D. Harington, Esq. | 42 Chester Square, | S.W.1.' 1p., 4to. He is 'only too pleased' to 'lend' Harington 'a copy of the Will of the above mentioned deceased'. He describes an additional codicil, with reference to 'the Estate Book', which Harington should be holding. From the papers of the Harington baronets of Ridlington.