one autograph letter signed to [?] Lanyon,

Sir Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macnaghten
Publication details: 
23 June 1887, with embossment of the House of Lords.

Judge (1830-1913), formulator of the celebrated "Macnaghten rules" of criminal insanity. 3 pp, 12mo. He makes interesting comments on the process of public appointments. "I am sorry to say it is out of my power to comply with your wishes. It is not considered proper in a person holding a judicial office as I happen to do to ask for anything or to put himself in the way of coming under an obligation to any body.

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