Andrew Bonar Law (16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1922 to May 1923.
Law was born in New Brunswick, a British colony. He was of Scottish and Ulster Scots ancestry and immigrated to Scotland around 1870. He dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to work in the iron industry, eventually becoming a wealthy man by the age of thirty. He was elected to the House of Commons in the 1900 general election, at a very late age for a front-rank politician; in 1902, he was appointed a junior minister, Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade. Following the 1906 general election, Law joined the opposition's Shadow Cabinet.
Founded in 1773 , by Joseph & William Wickwar , Wickwar started as a luxury paper mill outside Newbury . In 1786 HMSO was founded and Joseph Wickwar won the contract to supply paper to Parliament .
In 1788 Joseph partnered with Joseph Bramah to produce luxury Despatch boxes for Royalty & Government and went on to produce in excess of 5,000 boxes and became the premier supplier of the Iconic red box .
The simple design of the famous Gladstone Box continues today & Wickwar manufacturers around 100 boxes per year using traditional skills & tools from its workshop in London .