Rt. Hon. Charles Scott Dickson - Caricature from 'The World' Scottish Judge
Title: "Rt. Hon. Charles Scott Dickson"
Date: April 11th 1911
Description: The World Supplement chromolithograph print by SPY. Very scarce.
Born in Glasgow and educated at the High School of Glasgow, the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh he was admitted to the bar as an advocate in 1877. He was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Kilmarnock Burghs in 1892, and Glasgow Bridgeton in 1895 and 1897. He was elected to and sat for Bridgeton from 1900 until 1906, when he was defeated. He then sat for Glasgow Central from March 1909 until his appointment as a judge in 1915. He became Solicitor General for Scotland from 1896 to 1903 and as Lord Advocate from 1903 to 1905. From 1908 to 1915, he served as the elected Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. Appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1903. On 1 July 1915 he was raised to the bench as Lord Justice Clerk.
Condition: Minor age related marks.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. marcus-samuel-world
World Supplement Print of Rt. Hon. Charles Scott Dickson
The World - Edmund Hodgson Yates (3 July 1831 – 20 May 1894) a British novelist and dramatist and was bast known as the editor of the London society journal, The World, briefly illustrated by Spy and other Vanity Fair artists. Born in Edinburgh to the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates and held an appointment for a period in the General Post Office as an adult. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep.
He was a friend of Charles Dickens, and in the 1850s, Yates lived at No. 43 Doughty Street, London, close to Dickens's former home at No. 48, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.
‘The World: a Journal for Men and Women.’ - Yates was editor-in-chief. Freed from the disgraceful personalities which had disfigured such predecessors as the ‘Age’ and the ‘Satirist,’ the ‘Queen's Messenger,’ the ‘Owl’ and ‘Echoes of the Clubs,’ the ‘World,’ after profitably encountering some not very serious legal opposition, was an established success within six months of its inception. Murray, who persisted in regarding the journal as an agency for the conduct of private vendettas, was bought out in December 1874 and the ‘World’ became the sole property of its manager, Edmund Yates. A distinctive feature of the new weekly was the frequent use of the first person singular in its columns.