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Romaine, William Govett, 1815-1893 (lawyer and civil servant)

 Person

Dates

  • 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:

 Fonds

Alexander William Kinglake: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7633
Scope and Contents The collection sheds light on the Kinglakes's family life, including the lavish amounts spent by William Kinglake on his children's education, and the support he gave his eldest son through his earliest and unsuccessful years as a barrister. They also show A.W. Kinglake developing a taste for the best society and its attendant expense (letters 1/38, 81 and 96) Kinglake's love of travel is seen in letters written on journeys in Wales, 1833 (1/76-9); France, 1834 (1/81-2); North Africa and Spain,...
Dates: 1819-1891
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

A.W. Kinglake: Crimean War correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9554
Scope and Contents The collection comprises of 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.
Dates: 1854-1868 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From William Govett Romaine, Judge Advocate of the Army in the East, to Alexander Kinglake [camp before Sebastopol], 28 Dec. 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/67
Scope and Contents Lord Raglan is anxious for news of Kinglake; did not realise he might be 'ill en route'; Romaine will help anyone who comes with an introduction from Kinglake, especially Kinglake's friend; S.C. Deniston, Judge Advocate General, London, sent his brother on the same errand; Airey approves Romaine's scheme for distribution of goods: chief virtue is that commissaries have nothing to do with it; men from trenches have had to walk 20 miles to Balaclava to bring salt and biscuit; railway will not be...
Dates: 28 Dec. 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Govett Romaine: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9768
Scope and Contents The 200 letters in this collection, mostly to Romaine or his wife Frances, provide glimpses of his official activities at many points in his career; written by a wide range of peers, Government and Admiralty officials, and colonial officers, mostly only one or two from each correspondent; so that the collection has rather the character of an autograph compilation perhaps made by his wife, or else his daughter, Augusta Enthoven, theatrical historian and collector. There is a letter from Sir...
Dates: 1854-1892 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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