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System Number: 01844
Date: 25 August 1887
Author: Godfrey Lushington[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G209
Document Type: ALS


[embossed crest with lion and unicorn, and text:] SECRETARY OF STATE / HOME DEPARTMENT

B1676 / 5

Whitehall

25 August 1887

Sir,

With reference to previous correspondence I am directed by the Secretary of State[2] to transmit to you herewith the Address of Congratulation to the Queen[3] from the Society of British Artists which has been returned to this Department by Her Majesty: and I am to inform you that Mr. Matthews[4] would now be glad if you would be so good as to have the alteration referred to in the last paragraph of your letter of the 10th[5] Inst. made in the Address.

I am,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

Godfrey Lushington

The President of the Royal Society of British Artists.
Suffolk St.
Pall Mall

'445[6]'


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Envelope:

The President of the Royal Society of British Artists
Suffolk St
Pall Mall

G. Lushington

[on reverse flap, crest with lion and unicorn, and text:] SECRETARY OF STATE / HOME DEPARTMENT



Notes:

1.  Godfrey Lushington
Godfrey Lushington (1832-1907), lawyer, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Home Office from 1885-1895 [more].

2.  Secretary of State
Rt Hon. Henry Matthews (1868-1874), QC, MP, Home Secretary [more].

3.  Address of Congratulation to the Queen
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more]. JW had designed a congratulatory Address on the occasion of the Queen's 50th Jubilee Celebrations.

4.  Mr. Matthews
Rt Hon. Henry Matthews (1868-1874), QC, MP, Home Secretary [more].

5.  your letter of the 10th
Probably #01845. The word 'Imperial' was to be replaced with 'Royal' in the suggested title for the Society of British Artists.

6.  145
Written in lower left corner.