Romaine, William Govett, 1815-1893 (lawyer and civil servant)
- Existence: 1815 - 1893
William Govett Romaine (1815-93), barrister and government official, was Deputy Judge-Advocate of the Army in the east at the time of the Crimean War, and afterwards Second Secretary of the Admiralty. In 1869 he was appointed Judge-Advocate-General in India, and from 1876 to 1879 he was a member of the Egyptian Conseil du Trésor and then English Comptroller-General of finances under the joint control of Egypt. For this lengthy period of official service he was awarded nothing higher than a CB in 1857.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
The collection comprises correspondence between Sir Richard Airey to Lord Hardinge, 1854-1856, letters from the Earl of Cardigan to Kinglake, 1863-1868, a journal of W.G. Romaine, 1855-1856 and other letters, memoranda and papers.