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System Number: 02216
Date: 6 August 
Author: William Henry Hurlbert
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler H312
Document Type: ALS
Saturday A M, Aug 6.
121, QUEEN'S GATE,
Dear Mr Whistler
I sent you a wire yesterday but got no response. We are off now to Devon
will find me. I enclose the letter of the Rt Hon the Secy. I think you ought [p. 2] to reply, highly, formally, but sympathetically - I should acknowledge his courtesy & say that while the word "Imperial" was used originally in the Memorial it was only because the Society wished to testify its sympathy with the grand imperial emotion of the Jubilee Year. Now [p. 3] that thro[ug]h the kindness of the Rt Hon Secretary you learn of the difficulties in the way of legally using such a title here you gladly & gratefully accept the suggestion of the word "Royal" which really covers the true & loyal feeling of the Society. I should [p. 4] add that with the permission of the Rt Hon Secretary you will be very glad to have the page which contains the word Imperial re engrossed and the word, the "legal & correct" word "Royal" inserted in the place of "Imperial" -
Ever [affty Yrs?]
W H H
1. 6 August 
Year dated by sequence of letters (see below).
A mansion on the coast, which belonged to Lord Courtenay, but let out for many years as the summer residence of James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), literary executor of Thomas Carlyle.
4. Rt Hon the Secy
The Secretary for the Home Department. JW followed Hurlbert's advice in framing his letter to Godfrey Lushington (1832-1907), lawyer, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Home Office from 1885-1895 [more] (see #01839, #01846).