[ Wyatt Wyatt-Paine, lawyer and editor of legal textbooks. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'W. Wyatt Paine') to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts

Wyatt Wyatt-Paine (c.1855-1935), lawyer and author of numerous legal textbooks
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The first from 4 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, E.C. [ London ]; 12 August 1913. The second from 'Hill Pide', Ventnor, Isle of Wight; 22 August 1913.
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In Wyatt-Paine's obituary The Times (13 April 1935) described him as 'probably one of the most learned lawyers who ever held the office of stipendiary magistrate'. Both items in good condition, lightly aged, and both bearing the Society's date stamp. ONE: 12 August 1913. 2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. The letter concerns the Swiney Prize, regarding which Wyatt-Paine has 'perused a notice [...] which states that the prospective award in January 1914 will be made for a treatise on "General Jurisprudence"'. He would like to submit 'a Commentary on the Law of Bailments' which he wrote '[s]ome time since', and would like to know whether 'a work dealing onlhy with one branch of the law is eligible' TWO: 22 August 1913. 2pp., 12mo. Top half of front page carries a letterhead photograph of the 'View Looking Suth' from Hill Pide. The Secretary's letter has been forwarded to him, and on his return to London he will send his work on bailments.