[ Sir Richard Harington, acting Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1892 and 1901. ] Thirteen items relating to his tenure of office, including Letters Patent signed by Sir Henry More Jackson and Sir Robert Biddulph, passes and accounts.

Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, temporary Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1892 and 1901 [ Sir Henry More Jackson, Colonial Secretary; Sir Robert Biddulph, Governor; Royal Fusiliers ]
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[ Gibraltar, 1892 and 1901. ]
SKU: 19280

Thirteen items from the Harington family papers. Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, was educated at Eton and Christ College, Cambridge. Called to the Bar in 1886, he practised as a barrister on the Oxford Circuit before taking up an appointment as a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal in 1899, serving in that capacity until returning home in 1913. In later years he acted as Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire. The collection is in fair condition, aged and worn. ONE: Printed document completed in manuscript, signed by the Governor of Gibraltar Sir Robert Biddulph (1839-1918), docketed by Harington 'Letters patent appointing Sir R. Harington temporarily Chief Justice of Gibraltar', dated 8 May 1892. The document, with damaged seal of Queen Victoria under paper, appoints 'His Honour Sir Richard Harington, Baronet, Judge of the County Court of Worcester […] to act as Chief Justice of Gibraltar, during the absence on leave of His Honour Sir Henry James Burford Burford Hancock Knight, Companion of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George'. TWO: Typed document signed by Colonial Secretary of Gibraltar Henry More Jackson (1849-1908), docketed 'letters Patent appointing Sir Richard Harington Bt acting Chief Justice of Gibraltar', dated March 1901. With seal of Edward VII under paper. Appointing Harington to the position 'during the absence on leave of His Honour Stephen Herbert Gatty'. 2pp., folio. THREE: Autograph 'Draft letter to Sir H Jackson in draft ordinance as to assessors' by Harington, dated 16 May 1901. 4pp, 8vo. On letterhead of the Supreme Court, Gibraltar, Judges' Chambers. The letter is headed 'Presentment of the Grand Jury in the matter of Assessors.' FOUR: Typed Letter Signed to Harington from Jackson ('H. Jackson'). On letterhead of the Colonial Secretary's Office, Gibraltar, 3 April 1901. 1p., 8vo. Informing him of the Easter closure of the 'Public Offices'. FIVE: Printed grey-paper 'Pass to Sketch or Photograph' in Gibraltar, issued to Harington. Signed by Major Crawford, Assistant Adjutant General, stamped and dated 30 June 1901. SIX: Printed pink-paper 'Officer's Pass', made out to Harington, and giving him 'permission to pass along the roads (but not off them, nor along the footpaths) comprised in the triangle – Willis's Signal Station and Windmill Hill Gate'. Signed by Crawford, and dated 31 March 1901. SEVEN and EIGHT: Two duplicated letters, in facsimile manuscript, from the Assistant Military Secretary. 14 and 15 March 1901; the first from Government House, the second from 'The Convent'. Each 1p., 12mo. The two relating to a visit by 'the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York'. The first, with the names of 'Sir R. and Lady Harington' added, an invitation to 'the Dinner to be given by His Royal Highness on board the “Ophir” on the 21st. March. The second, with 'The Acting Chief Justice' added, inviting Harington to 'the Landing Stage on H. M. Dock […] to receive Their Royal Highnesses'. NINE: Eastern Telegraph Company telegram from 'Nicolson', inviting Harington and his wife to dinner. 4 April 1901. TEN: Notebook, with waxed black cloth cover, containing itemised manuscript account of expenditure on food. No evidence of author or place, but compiled (during Harington's second tenure) between 5 March and 19 May 1901, by Lady Harington's household. 118pp., 12mo, with 2pp., 12mo, on leaves loosely inserted. Good English fare, from 'Sponge Cake' to 'Mutton Cutlets', with prices. Compiled by or for Lady Harington. ELEVEN and TWELVE: Two printed cards relating to the 'Royal Fusiliers Races' on Gibraltar. First, an invitation, completed in manuscript, to the 'Regimental Races | North Front.', from 'Lieut. Col: Briggs and the Officers Royal Fusiliers' to 'Sir J., [sic] Lady & Miss Harrington [sic]'. THIRTEEN: Printed 'List of Passengers (outwards) by P. & O. Company's Steamer', 'Per P. & O. S.s. EGYPT (CAPTAIN G. L. LANGBORNE, R.N.R.), from LONDON, Feb. 28; from MARSEILLES, Mar. 7. | For GIBRALTAR, MARSEILLES, PORT SAID, ISMAILIA, ADEN, and BOMBAY.'