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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Madame Fillioux - Lyon, France - The Queen of Chickens!
Madame Fillioux (1865-?) working at her son's (D. Frechin) establishment where she appears to specialise in the sale of wine, asparagus and chickens! 73, Rue Duquesne, Lyon, France. Mere Fillioux liked to carve her fowls tableside with her own hulking kitchen cleavers. Two of these knives, the British food writer Elizabeth David would later recount, lasted her for 30 years, during which time she must have cut up some 500,000 chickens. Her delicious volaille demi-deuil (truffled hen) made her famous. Date: circa 1920s
Caricature of Ledger, Scott and Sampson
Caricature of Edward Ledger (18??-1921), editor of The Era theatrical newspaper, commenting on a reconciliation between Clement William Scott (1841-1904), influential English theatre critic, and Henry Sampson (1841-1891), English newspaper proprietor and editor. There had been a court case to do with defamation of character, but it seems to have been resolved -- All's Well That Ends Well.
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