Notebook and wig of Justice Hawkins
A notebook and wig once belonging to the English Judge, Justice Hawkins (Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton), given to Horatio William Bottomley, Liberal MP, following an unsuccessful prosecution for fraud. According to Bottomley, Justice Hawkins shook his hand, said he was the ablest advocate he had ever listened to, and handed him the notebook and wig. The entry in the notebook is dated 1893, and contains the names of Horatio Bottomley, Sir Henry Isaacs, Joseph Isaacs and Charles Dollman -- all directors of a company called the Hansard Publishing Union, which failed, owing money to its shareholders and investors. Bottomley made several court appearances as a defendant in libel and fraud cases, and frequently acted for himself. He was also a financier, swindler, journalist and newspaper proprietor. He founded the Financial Times and the magazine John Bull. In 1912 he was forced into bankruptcy, which meant that he had to leave parliament.
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Sir Henry Morton Stanley leaving Yambuya Camp during the Emi
Engraving showing Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) (on right, wearing dark jacket) setting out from Yambuya Camp on the 28th June 1887 during the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Emin Pasha, a German doctor, explorer, linguist and the Governor of the Egyptian Equatorial Province had retreated to Wadelai, near Lake Albert, with 10, 000 followers during the Mahdi Rising of the mid-1880's. Cut off from all communication Emin Pasha was considered lost, so the British government sent out a rescue party led by Stanley. This image shows the scene as Stanley gives a few final orders to Major Barttelot (centre with notebook) before leading the advance column out into the jungle to search for Emin Pasha. Stanley reached Emin Pasha in April 1888.
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