[ George Atherton Aitken, civil servant and man of letters. ] Autograph Note Signed ('George A Aitken') to Sir Richard Harington

George Atherton Aitken (1860-1917), civil servant and man of letters [ Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911), 11th Bart ]
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On letterhead of the Home Office, Whitehall, S.W. 30 June 1897.
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1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Aitken is 'desired by Mr. Digby [his superior at the Home Office, the future Sir Kenelm Digby (1836-1916)] to forward to you a copy of the Workmen (Compensation for Accidents) Bill, as amended in Committee, together with the Amendments put down for consideration at the Report stage'. Aitken is described in his obituary in The Times, 19 November 1917, as 'one of the first authorities on the Queen Anne period of English literature'. He contributed 46 articles to the DNB, edited Marvell, Defoe and Swift, and wrote the lives or Sir Richard Steele and Dr John Arbuthnot. A collection of his papers is at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas. From the Harington papers.