System Number: 01837
Date: 30 July 1887
Author: Godfrey Lushington
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G202
Document Type: P/MsLS
IN THE REPLY TO THIS LETTER YOU ARE REQUESTED TO QUOTE THE FOLLOWING NUMBER.
30 July 1887
I AM DIRECTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR LETTER OF THE 29th Inst. applying for permission to use the title "Royal" in connection with the name of the Society of British Artists; and I am to inform you, with reference to previous correspondence, that it would be contrary to usage for the Queen to sanction the use of the name "Imperial" for a society having its operations wholly in the United Kingdom, but as it is desired to use the word "Royal" instead, Her Majesty's pleasure will be taken on the subject.
Your obedient servant,
The President of the Society of British Artists
Number written in lower left corner.