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The Royal Sanitary Commission. The Hon. Russell Gurney M.P. A Victorian Black Leather Covered Despatch Box by Wickwar & Co.

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£695.00

WICKWAR & CO. 6 POLAND STREET. Manufacturers to H.M Stationery Office.

An 18" Victorian Black Leather Covered Despatch Box with a central brass swing handle and Bramah lock & key,  gold stamped with Queen Victoria's Royal Insignia, and The Royal Sanitary Commission, which was held at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  in 1869, attended by of Russell Gurney M.P.* who was member of Parliament for Southampton at that time, and the original owner of this box.

Weight  3.75 kg

Dimensions  45.5 x 31 x 17 cm

*Russell Gurney FRS (1804-1878) was an English Lawyer and Conservative Party M.P. for Southampton, who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1878. For further information about his life & distinguished career, please follow this link to his Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Gurney

 

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