Catalogue description Board of Trade: Sir Henry Reader Lack: Papers

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Reference: BT 191
Title: Board of Trade: Sir Henry Reader Lack: Papers

Letters, newspaper cuttings, articles in periodicals and family papers relating to the life of Sir Henry Reader Lack, including his career at the Board of Trade and the Patent Office.

Date: 1831-1908
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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Sir Henry Reader Lack, Knight, 1832-1908

Physical description: 10 file(s)
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Sir Henry Reader Lack was born 7 February 1832 and entered the Civil Service in 1850. He commenced as a clerk to the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, and then served in the Board of Trade (1852 - 1876). In 1860 he became Secretary to the Commissioners for Commercial Treaty with France, and published 'The French Treaty and Tariff of 1860'. He also served on the Anglo-Austrian Tariff Commission (1866 - 1867) and was Clerk of the Commissioners of Patents, Registrar of Designs and Trade Marks from 1876 - 1883, and Comptroller-General of the Patent Office from 1884 - 1897.

In 1891 Sir Reader Lack was knighted. He died on12 July 1908.

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