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[ Sir Robert Phillimore, last judge of the Court of the Lord High Admiral of England. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Robert Phillimore') to 'Mr Hammond' (his clerk?), with directions regarding a copy of a letter.

Author: 
Sir Robert Phillimore [ Sir Robert Joseph Phillimore ] (1810-1885), last judge of the Court of the Lord High Admiral of England, and politician
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 5 Arlington Street, London, S.W. 21 March [ no year ].
£35.00

1p., 12mo. With mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged, laid down on part of a leaf from an album. Reads: 'My dear Mr Hammond | Will you cause a copy of Mr 's letter to Mr Fane to be sent, as speedily as may be convenient, to the Neutrality Laws Commiss[ion]ers'.?>

[ 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.

Author: 
Sir John Gurney (1768-1845), judge, Baron of the Exchequer, 1832-1845 [ Sir Frederick Pollock (1783-1870), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ]
Publication details: 
'L. I. F', i.e. Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. 10 April 1833.
£56.00

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.

[ W. Howland Roberts, Honorary Secretary, The Society of Judges of County Courts. ] Proceedings of the General Meetings of the Society, held respectively on Friday, the 5th of May, 1905, and Friday, the 3rd of November, 1905.

Author: 
The Society of the Judges of County Courts.[ W. Howland Roberts, Honorary Secretary. ] [ Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
[ The Society of the Judges of County Courts, both held 'at the Bloomsbury County Court [ London ]'. 3 November 1905. ]
£100.00

12pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. On aged paper, with rusted staples. The first report is on pp.2-4, the second on pp.5-8, signed in type (p.8) by Roberts; pp.9-11 carry the 'Report of the Committee', signed in type (p.11) by Roberts and dated 3 November 1905; p.12 carries financial accounts by Roberts for the year 1905. A point of discussion is 'the Bill relating to County Courts, now before Parliament'. From the papers of Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, 11th Baronet, who is listed among those present at the first meeting, at the beginning of which he made a couple of contributions.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Edw. Foss') from Edward Foss, author of 'The Judges of England', regarding the prosecutor of King Charles I, John Cook [Cooke], Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth. With page of extracts on Cook by the recipient.

Author: 
Edward Foss (1787-1870), legal writer and biographer, under-sheriff of London, 1827-1828 [John Cook [John Cooke] (c.1608-1660, Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, prosecutor of King Charles I]
Publication details: 
Churchill House, Dover [Kent]. 15 December 1863.
£250.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium, with Foss's letter (33 lines) on both sides of the first leaf, and the page of extracts by the recipient (38 lines) on the recto of the second leaf. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with one corner of the first leaf cut away. The letter is addressed to 'My dear Sir', without any indication of the recipient's identity.

Autograph Letter Signed from the London solicitor and antiquary Robert Cole, offering assistance to John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, in writing the entry on Chief Justice Sir John Fitzjames in his 'Lives of the Chief Justices of England'.

Author: 
Robert Cole of Tokenhouse Yard, solicitor and antiquary [Thomas Campbell (1779-1861), 1st Earl Campbell, Lord Chancellor [Edward Foss (1787-1870), author of 'The Judges of England';Sir John Fitzjames]
Publication details: 
14 Tokenhouse Yard, London; 10 November 1849.
£56.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged grey paper. He notes an advertisement for Campbell's 'Lives of the Chief Justices' in that morning's Athenaeum. 'Had I been earlier aware of the preparation of the work it would have afforded me much pleasure in offering for your Lordships acceptance a Copy of the probate Copy Will of the Lord Chief Justice Fitzjames which I have in my collection of M.S.S. &c.' The will is very long and contains 'much curious matter'.

Manuscript 'Appointment of Frank Cockburn Esqr. as Clerk of Assize of the Midland Circuit', signed by Sir Alexander Cockburn ('A. E. Cockburn'), Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench.

Author: 
Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn (1802-1880), Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench and Liberal Solicitor-General (1850) and Attorney General (1851-1852) [Frank Cockburn]
Publication details: 
6 June 1862.
£275.00

On one side of a piece of vellum, 34.5 x 42.5 cm. Folded into a docketed 9 x 21 cm packet. In good condition, lightly-aged. Signed by 'A. E. Cockburn', and by two witnesses: 'J H Brewer' of Curzon Street, Mayfair, and 'Henry William Frayling | Clerk to the said Sir A E. Cockburn', with remains of his red wax seal. Also signed at foot by the Queen's Remembrancer 'W H Walton'.

Signed Autograph legal opinion of Sir George Jessel ('G. Jessel'), regarding an 1849 action regarding the 'Title to Haskins Orchard in Payhembury Devon' between Elizabeth Harbin Gooddin, John Gooddin, Mrs Wain.

Author: 
Sir George Jessel (1824-1883), English judge and Liberal Member of Parliament, Master of the Rolls from 1873 to 1883, the first Jew to achieve high judicial office [Goodden family, Payhembury, Devon]
Publication details: 
'G. Jessel | 5 Stone Buildings | Lincoln's Inn | 26 Feby 1849'.
£450.00

Folio, 3 pp. On two pieces of paper, 33 x 41 cm. 84 lines. Clear and complete. Fair, on aged and lightly-discoloured paper. The reverse of the last leaf is docketed '1848 | Abstract of the Title to Haskins Orchard in Payhembury Devon'. The upper part of the first page carries the last part of a deed of covenant, transcribed in another hand, with a query in the left-hand margin in Jessel's autograph, initialed by him. Beneath this, and continuing to the end of the third page, is Jessel's opinion, beginning 'I have perused this abstract on behalf of Mrs.

Signed Autograph legal opinion of Sir William Atherton ('Wm. Atherton'), regarding an action for breach of convenant in 1841 between a Mrs Cox and a farmer named Braddick, with reference to a Mr. Hussey.

Author: 
Sir William Atherton (1806-1864), lawyer and Liberal Member of Parliament [Cox; Braddick; Hussey]
Publication details: 
'Wm. Atherton, Temple, 16. Octr. 1841.'
£125.00

On both sides of a piece of paper 33 x 41.5 cm. 39 lines. Text clear and complete. In good condition, on laid paper. The lower part of the last leaf laid down on piece of card, with no loss of Atherton's text. Atherton gives his response to three queries, the latter part of the second, and whole of the third of which are present, in another hand (totalling twelve lines), at the head of the first page. Atherton ends his statement: 'Until however it shall have been ascertained what course Braddick means to pursue on the 20th., and also whether Mr.

Typescript transcription of a 'Poem written by the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone MP Christmas 1869 for contribution to The Coppice Courant which had however expired in January 1867.'

Author: 
[William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Liberal prime minister; Sir Robert Joseph Phillimore (1810-1885), judge and Liberal MP]
Publication details: 
Undated transcription. The poem dated 'Christmas 1867.'
£125.00

Typescript (folio, 2 pp), with a couple of manuscript corrections. Fair, on aged paper, with light marks from a paperclip at head. Thirty-six line poem, in heroic couplets, with 'W E G. Christmas 1869' at end, beginning 'Happy the gamester, on whose earliest throw, | Grim Fortune frowns, and cuts his treasure low; | But hapless he, whom luck shall onward lure, | She only means to make his ruin sure.' Made for Sir Robert Joseph Phillimore, of the Courant, Henley on Thames, judge, Liberal MP and lifelong friend of Gladstone's.

Manuscript transcription by Lord Phillimore, of a 'Poem written by the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone MP Christmas 1869 for contribution to "The Coppice Courant" which had however expired in January 1867.' With typescript.

Author: 
[William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Liberal prime minister; Walter George Frank Phillimore (1845-1929), Baron Phillimore, Judge, ecclesiastical lawyer and international jurist]
William Ewart Gladstone
Publication details: 
Transcription undated, on Phillimore's letterhead of The Coppice, Henley on Thames. Typescript undated.
£325.00
William Ewart Gladstone

Phillimore's transcript: 12mo, 3 pp. On bifolium. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with mark from rusted paperclip at head. Thirty-six line poem, in heroic couplets, with 'W E G. Christmas 1869' at end. Typescript (folio, 2 pp), with a couple of manuscript corrections. Fair, on aged paper.

Printed Order in Council, signed in type 'C. L. PEEL', making changes to the Assize Circuit, headed 'At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, The 28th day of July, 1893. Present, The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.'

Author: 
Sir Charles Lennox Peel (1823-1899), Knight Clerk of the Council [Order in Council]
Publication details: 
i 78316 7400. - 9/93. [September 1893] Wt. P. 953. E. & S. [Eyre & Spottiswoode.]
£56.00

8vo, 8pp. Unbound. Stitched as issued. Text complete and clear. Good: lightly-aged and creased. The order is on pp.1-3. Followed by (over five pages): 'SCHEDULE', consisting of 'Circuits of the Judges. Civil and Criminal.', 'Autumn Circuit. Criminal Business Only, except where otherwise stated.' and 'Easter Circuit.'

Autograph Letter Signed ('T. N. Talfourd.') to an unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854), English writer, judge and politician
Publication details: 
19 May 1834; 2 Elm Court, Temple.
£56.00

12mo, 2 pp. Good, on lightly aged paper, with traces of a paper stub neatly adhering to the blank bottom right-hand corner of the verso. Apologising for his 'long neglect of the subject of your last notice - the Mill Hill Medal. The truth is I am scarcely able to find strength and spirits for the work I have to do, and so am constantly involved in difficulties as to time like those to which extravagant people fall into as to money'. He hopes 'to be able to enjoy the pleasures of our anniversary dinner', although he does not feel he deserves them.

Autograph Note Signed to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie the younger.

Author: 
John Romilly, 1st Baron Romilly
Publication details: 
6 February 1862; 6 Hyde Park Terrace, W.
£30.00

English lawyer (1802-74) and Master of the Rolls, 1851-73. The recipient (1817-80) was a noted chemist. Two pages, 16mo. Very good, but sumwhat dusty and grubby. Reads 'My dear Sir Benjamin | I am much oblig'd to you for your kind. [sic] I am not aware of the circumstance, or rather the rule you mention or I should not have committed thte 'indiscretion' of asking you to sign my sons recommendation'. Signed 'John Romilly'.

Part of Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£20.00

Lord Chancellor of England (1751-1838). Dimensions roughly four and a half inches square. Paper spotted and discoloured. Traces of previous blue-paper mount adhering to blank reverse. Unobtrusive archival-tape repair to closed tear. Reads 'May God support him in the Time of his great Calamity! | I shall be infinitely obliged by your allowing me to hope that thro' you I may occasionally hear of his Health | I remain, Dear Sir, | Yr obliged Servant | Eldon'.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent (Edward Frederick Lecks, Secretary, the Royal Asylum of St Ann's Society).

Author: 
Sir Lancelot Shadwell
Publication details: 
27 March 1837; no place.
£34.00

Last Vice-Chancellor of England (1779-1850). Two pages, 12mo. Good, but lightly spotted, and with the lower third ruckled by attachment of verso to piece of brown paper. He says he will have great pleasure in 'being a Steward at the Anniversary Festival of the Saint Ann's Society Schools'. He would have answered the note before, 'but it came at a time when I was much occupied & I put it by with the accompanying Papers till the Vacation arrived'. Signed 'Lancelot Shadwell'.

Autograph Note Signed to 'Mrs Adolphus'.

Author: 
Sir Robert Buckley Comyn
Publication details: 
New St. | Friday, morng' [no year].
£22.00

Judge (1792-1853) and author. One page, 12mo. In very good condition. Reads 'My dear Mrs Adolphus, | I lament to say that severe illness makes it impossible for me to leave the house, & consequently to dine with you & <?> today. I hoped better things yesterday. | Sincerely yours | Robert Comyn'.

Autograph Letter Signed to <?>.

Author: 
Francis Henry Bacon
Publication details: 
11 August 1893; on letterhead 'KENTWELL HALL, | LONG MELFORD, | SUFFOLK.'
£36.00

Three pages, 12mo. In good condition, but with the name of the recipient scored through. Judge (born c. 1832), and son of Sir James Bacon (1798-1895), the last of the pre-1875 Vice-Chancellors. A late reply to a request for information for an article on snuffboxes for The Windsor Magazine. 'I have no snuffboxes I suppose somebody suggested our name but I have never been a collector and my father [the late Ex Vice Chancellor] who took snuff always used the commonest of boxes.' The name of the recipient has been scored through.

Two Autograph Letters Signed to Seymour Teulon.

Author: 
Sir Richard Baggallay
Publication details: 
The first, 1 October 1874, Aldingbourne House, Chichester, but on letterhead '10, Old Square, | Lincolns Inn. W.C.'; the second, 27 August 1874, on letterhead '55, Queen's Gate, S.W.'
£125.00

English judge and Tory politician (1816-88; DNB). Both letters 3 pages, 16mo, and both in good condition. Interesting letters giving his views on an important matter.

Autograph letter signed to the Rev. William Marshall of Harberton near Totness,

Author: 
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
Publication details: 
without date or place.
£50.00

Lord Chancellor of England (1751-1838). 2 pp, 12mo. An interesting sidelight into ecclesiastical preferment. "Sir / The Living in Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire is that, to which I propose to present you, if you are disposed to accept it. Its Value, I am informed, but a Chancellor's Information is seldom correct, is about 280l a year - / It will require much of Residence, as the Parish is populous, & contains very numerous Inhabitants. The Duty must, therefore, be considerable - After what my excellent deceased Friend, Dr Parsons, Bp.

Autograph note signed to the solicitor Sir John Hollams (1820-1910),

Author: 
Sir James Charles Mathew
Publication details: 
1 March 1881, with letterhead 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings, Temple.
£30.00

Judge (1830-1908). 3 pp, 12mo. "I am rejoiced to be first to tell you that your prophecies have been accomplished. No one is more entitled to my warm thanks than you. I am very grateful for your constand aid and friendship." Mathew was appointed a judge in the Queen's Bench Division and knighted in March 1881. Creasing to first leaf, and four pieces of gummed paper adhering to grubby blank verso of second leaf.

Autograph letter signed to an unnamed male correspondent,

Author: 
Sir John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge
Publication details: 
17 June 1891, with embossment of the royal crest.
£45.00

Lord Chief Justice of England (1820-94). 2 pp, 12mo. "I could have asked to be silent to-night but I cannot refuse to answer for the guests on an occasion so interesting & on which I am very proud to be present". Postscript: "Can you give me any idea of who the guests are, & about what time I shall have to speak as I am desirious if I can to go on to the Royal Society to-night?". Creased and with four pieces of gummed paper from mounting adhering to verso of blank second leaf.

Autograph letter signed to Sir John [?],

Author: 
Sir Robert Romer
Publication details: 
25 October 1906, Great Hormead, Bartingford, Herts, on deleted letterhead of the South African Hospitals Commission.
£30.00

English judge (1840-1918). 3 pp, 12mo. "[...] Amongst all the letters received by me on my retirement, none gave me greater pleasure than yours. You & I have known each other now for many years, & I have to thank you for the great kindness you have shown me throughout. I hope I may say that there has always been between us a true friendship, & I trust that it will not cease or diminish because I am no longer an active practising lawyer [...]". Signed "Robert Romer". With four gummed pieces of paper from mounting adhering to the blank verso of the second leaf.

Printed document signed

Author: 
F.E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
Publication details: 
29/06/21
£50.00

Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (1872-1930). One page, 4to. appointing William Reginald Lloyd of Lampeter in the County of Cardigan a Commissioner for Oaths, Signed "Birkenhead. C." Entered by E. R. Cash, Deputy Registrar of Solicitors and bearing the stamp of the Lord Chancellor's Department and the £5 stamp of the Royal Courts of Justice.

Autograph note signed to [Frederick W.] Hollams,

Author: 
Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell
Publication details: 
15 June [no year], with letterhead 46 Grosvenor Gardens.
£20.00

Lord Chancellor of England (1837-99). One page, 12mo. Marked "Confidential". "I send for your perusal a letter I have recd fm. Sir F. - you will of course treat it as quite confidential & destroy it when you have read it. It will at least serve to shew that I have done what I cd." Traces of gummed paper from mounting adhering to blank verso.

one autograph letter signed to the civil engineer and politician Sir Charles Lanyon (1813-89),

Author: 
Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns
Publication details: 
21 October 1876, with letterhead 5 Cromwell Houses.
£45.00

Lord Chancellor of England (1819-85). 2 pp, 12mo. "I am much obliged to you for sending me the resolutions adopted at the large & influential meeting which assembled under your presidency at Belfast to express the opinions entertained in that part of the Kingdom on the Questions of Foreign Policy which now occupy so deeply the public mind.

Autograph note signed to an unnamed male correspondent,

Author: 
James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger
Publication details: 
12 December 1835, New Street.
£50.00

Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer (1769-1844), the most successful advocate of his day. One page, 12mo. "My dear Sir / If you will excuse so short a notice & happen to be disengaged on Wednesday next pray do me the favour to join a small party which I have hastily made up with Lord Lyndhurst at dinner here at seven oClock/ Your truly / Abinger / Wednesday 16th. at 7." Scarlett had succeeded Lyndhurst as Lord Chief Baron at the end of the previous year. Discoloured and with heavy traces of mount adhering to blank verso.

Typed letter signed to F[rederick]. W. Hollams,

Author: 
John Gorell Barnes, Baron Gorell
Publication details: 
11 February 1909, with embossment of the President of the Probate Division.
£35.00

English judge (1848-1913). One page, 12mo. He apologises for not answering sooner. The letter "has given me very great pleasure. I hope I shall prove of service in the higher Tribunals, as you so kindly seem to anticipate." Autograph postscript: "Excuse type. I have so many letters to answer." Traces of gummed paper from mounting on blank verso.

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