Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon (1 November 1782 – 28 January 1859), known as The Honourable F. J. Robinson until 1827 and The Viscount Goderich between 1827 and 1833, is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1827 to 1828.
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 .