Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool was a British Tory statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1812 to 1827. He held numerous cabinet positions, including Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. He was also a member of the House of Lords, where he was the leader.
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 .