Item RC0673 - Sir William Rough - Letter to Dr. Symmons

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Sir William Rough - Letter to Dr. Symmons

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Sir William Rough, lawyer and poet, was born on 21 August, probably in 1772, in St. James, Middlesex. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College Cambridge. In April 1816 he became president of the court of justice for the united colony of Demerara and Essequibo where he served for five years. In 1830 he was appointed puisne judge in Ceylon, later becoming chief justice. He was knighted on 7 August 1837. Rough published poetry in Gentleman's Magazine and Monthly Magazine. He died on 19 May 1838 at Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon.

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Letter written by Sir William Rough to Dr. Symmons. The letter is damaged and part of the text is missing.

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