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System Number: 01851
Date: 6 June 1887
Author: S. Ponsonby Fane[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G216
Document Type: PD/Ms


LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S OFFICE,
ST. JAMES'S PALACE, S. W.,

6th JUNE, 1887.

SIR

I AM DESIRED BY THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN TO INFORM YOU THAT IT IS THE QUEEN'S[2] INTENTION, ON TUESDAY, THE 21ST OF JUNE, TO PROCEED TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY FOR HER MAJESTY'S JUBILEE THANKSGIVING SERVICE, AND THAT IT IS WISHED THAT THE ATTENDANCE OF HER MAJESTY'S SUBJECTS ON THIS OCCASION SHOULD ASSUME, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, A NATIONAL AND REPRESENTATIVE CHARACTER.

WITH THIS VIEW, I AM TO STATE THAT HIS LORDSHIP HAS RESERVED a TICKETS FOR THE you as President of the Society of British Artists WHICH WILL BE FORWARDED IN DUE COURSE.

LEVEE DRESS TO BE WORN BY OFFICERS AND OFFICIAL PERSONS.

I AM,
SIR,
YOUR MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT,

S. PONSONBY FANE.


This document is protected by copyright.


Envelope:

J. McN Whistler Esqre
Society of British Artists
Pall Mall East
S. W.

[crossed out word, illegible] Lathom[3]
LORD CHAMBERLAIN.



Notes:

1.  S. Ponsonby Fane
Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane (1824-1915), diplomat and courtier [more].

2.  QUEEN'S
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more], was celebrating fifty years' reign. Abbey Jubilee (K.316), was etched on this occasion, and an impression sent with the 'Naval Review set', 1887 (K. 316-331) (excat 7) in an album to the Queen.

3.  Lathom
Lathom, civil servant in the Lord Chamberlain's Office.