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16 NOV 2012

Cataloguing and new displays at the Muir Hunter Museum of Bankruptcy

Over the past few months we have been cataloguing the Cork papers here at Kingston University Law School. See here for details.

We have also been cataloguing and updating the Muir Hunter Museum collection and displays, particularly since the Law School has moved to Kenry House. Most of the marterial relates to interesting documents in the history of our subject, i.e. certificates of conformity, bundles on individual debtor cases and such like. Additionally, we have some more whacky and interesting 'objects'. I thought blog readers might be interested in some of the details relating to these items. Here are some details on our current display items:  

 

The Earl of Halsbury’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1885-1905

 

19th Century Bankruptcy Revenue Stamps

 

Chief Registrar in Bankruptcy - Official Seal

(On loan from the Royal Courts of Justice)

 

Lord Brougham’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1830-1834

 

Insolvency Practitioner Association

various commemorative objects

 

Lord Goodhart QC’s signature

Leading Human Rights lawyer

 

 

The Earl of Eldon’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1801-1827

 

Insolvency Act 2000

Signed by actor Stephen Fry

 

Lord Campbell’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1859-1861

 

Lord Denning’s signature

Master of the Rolls: 1962-1982

 

The Viscount Sankey’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1929-1935

 

French Green Cap – punishment apparel

 

Sir Samuel Romilly correspondence

Solicitor-General: 1806-1807

 

The 2nd Viscount Hailsham’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1970-74 & 1979-87

 

Cork Report (1982) – signed by two members of the Committee

 

Lord Millet’s signature

Lord of Appeal in Ordinary: 1998-2004

 

Noose

1705 Act Debtor Punishment

 

1911 Dentist Bankruptcy

 

Lord Shawcross QC’s signature

Attorney–General (1945-1951)

 

Shakespeare and Debt

“The Merchant of Venice”

 

Commissioners of Bankruptcy

1542-1883

 

The Earl Cairns’ signature

Lord Chancellor: 1868, 1874-1880

 

American Bankruptcy Ephemera (some papers from Massachusetts)

 

Railtrack Group Third Liquidation Payment

 

The Earl Loreburn’s signature

Lord Chancellor: 1905-1912

 

“Bankrupted by Beanies” t-shirt

 

“Enron House” thermos flask

 

Imprisonment for Debt

“The Hell of the English”

 

BT Phonecard – Insolvency Advert

 

Insolvency Service Official Pass

 

A Whip (A 1605 Punishment)

 

Newgate prison map reproduced from Neild, 1806

 

Basil Montagu KC pamphlet

 

19th Century Bankruptcy Ephemera

 

Lord Brougham Ephemera

 

Professor Muir Hunter QC’s court wig

 

Lord Justice Buxton’s signature

Lord Justice of Appeal: 1997-2008

 

Lord Justice Glidewell’s signature

Former Lord Justice of Appeal

 

Lord Justice Laws’ signature

Lord Justice of Appeal: 1999-present

 

Letter from the first Accountant-General in Bankruptcy, Basil Montagu KC

 

Spanish neck brace – “two fingers thick”

15th  Century Debtor treatment

 

Chief Registrar in Bankruptcy

Full-Bottomed Ceremonial Wig

(On loan from the Royal Courts of Justice)

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