Hargers in Settle


Inkstand 1875 - Robert Harger (b. 1844, d. 1885) - Lancaster Asylum

This inkstand had been stored for many years in cellars and cupboards, and the full significance behind the item has only recently become clear. Robert Harger was "Clerk of Works" at Lancaster Asylum for seven and a half years from 1867 to April 1875. He was then Sanitary Inspector for the Skipton Union from April 1875 until his death in 1885. He is buried at Waltonwrays Cemetery in Skipton.

Inkstand (JPG, 487kb)
Inkstand (JPG, 487kb)
Inkstand inscription (JPG, 349kb)
Inkstand inscription (JPG, 349kb)
Inscription: "Presented to Mr. Robt Harger by the Officers & Workpeople of Lancaster Asylum, as a token of their esteem April 1875"

Article from Lancaster Gazette, Saturday May 8, 1875


Lancaster Gazette article 1875 re resignation and presentation (PNG, 795kb)
Lancaster Gazette article 8 May 1875 about presentation on resignation (PNG, 795kb)

Presentation - On the 28th ult. a testimonial was presented to Mr. Harger, who has received the appointment of Sanitary Inspector for the Skipton Union, consisting of a beautiful silver inkstand and pencil case, supplied by Messrs. Bell and Atkinson, and bearing the following inscription, "Presented to Mr. Robert Harger by the Officers and Workpeople oi (sic) Lancaster Asylum, as a token of their esteem, April, 1875." Mr. Harger was also presented with an address containing about 50 names of the subscribers, with the following heading, "County Asylum, Lancaster, April, 1875. Mr. Robert Harger having resigned the office of Clerk of the Works at the above Asylum, which he has filled during the past seven and a half years, the undermentioned officers, attendants, and workmen connected therewith, are desirous of manifesting their appreciation of his many excellent qualities, and to express their best wishes for his future welfare."

Although the newspaper article describes the inkstand as silver, there is no hallmark on the inkstand, which there should be if it was silver.


Tree for Robert Harger's immediate family (also available as pdf, opens in new window)

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