Item 196 - Visitors book for the Judges' Chambers in the Lodge at Trinity College, Cambridge

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Add. MS a/196


Visitors book for the Judges' Chambers in the Lodge at Trinity College, Cambridge


  • 1888-1971 (Creation)

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1 vol. + 14 sheets

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Gift of Sir J. R. M. Butler and Sir N. M. Butler, March 1973. Add. MS a. 192 and 195 were given to the Library by the Butlers at the same time.

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A book of signatures of judges and their marshals with the date of their stay during the Assizes. This is accompanied by fourteen thank you letters written to the Master, R. A. Butler by judges and other officials invited to a dinner at Trinity on 28 November 1971 which was held to mark the occasion of the last Assize Court. Several letters contain comments about the end of the Assize Court system, including those from Francis Pemberton and Maurice Robinson.

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      Visitors book is bound in red leather, all edges gilt, with gold letters on front, "Judges' Chambers, Trinity Lodge, 1888" and the College crest stamped in gold on the back cover.

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