Charles Greenstreet Addison

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Charles Greenstreet Addison (died 1866) was an English barrister and historical, travel and legal writer.

Life[edit]

He was the son of W. Dering Addison, of Maidstone. He was elected to the bar in 1842, joined the home circuit; he was a revising barrister for Kent. In 1848 he married Frances Octavia, twelfth child of the Honourable James Wolfe Murray, Lord Cringletie, by whom he left seven children.

Works[edit]

In 1838 he published Damascus and Palmyra, describing a journey in the Middle East. He then wrote a History of the Knight Templars, the first two editions of which appeared in 1842 and a third in 1852. In 1843 he published another historical work on the Temple Church. He was best known as the author of two legal text-books, a Treatise on the Law of Contracts, 1845, and Wrongs and their Remedies, a Treatise on the Law of Torts, 1860, which went through several editions in the UK and US.

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