Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (March 3, 1830 – August 22, 1903) was a British statesman and Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three times for a total of more than thirteen years. He was also Foreign Secretary for much of his time in office, and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal for the last two years. He shunned ties and alliances, pursuing a strategy of "splendid isolation."
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 .