Has anyone ever considered the significance of the following in Jervis on the Office and Duties of Coroners?
"By a circular from the Home Office in September 1884, coroners were requested, in all cases in which a verdict of manslaughter or murder should be returned, to send a copy of the depositions to the director of public prosecutions with or without any remarks which the coroner might think fit to offer."
There's a file that's supposed to be at the LMA, related to the County of Middlesex and the custody of coroner's records. Since his father had been in office at the time of the Local Government Act coming into effect, it's probable that Francis Baxter would have done what other executors and heirs of coroners were doing, and that was to divide the records according to who had funded the inquest. In Baxter's case, records dating Nov 1886-April 1889 probably went to Middlesex, and the rest to the LCC, which destroyed what they had. Ought to be some documentation in the Middlesex side of things.