1881. Ephemera. Item #28444
Two short letters pasted onto a single sheet measuring 10 x 17 cm. The first, on letterhead of the Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, and dated October 13th, 1881, is signed by Lord John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, then Postmaster-General in Lord Salisbury's administration; the second, on letterhead of the Court of Exchequer, and dated October 31st, 1881, is signed by Sir Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton, Judge of the High Court of Justice between 1876 and 1898. Sir Hawkins was known as the Hanging Judge and involved in several high profile cases of the era. Each letter has a short annotation on the lower edge, probably from the previous owner, who presumably was an autograph collector, given the content of the letters. ; Letters.