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System Number: 01835
Date: 20 July 1887
Author: Henry Matthews[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Secretary, Society of British Artists[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G200
Document Type: MsLc[3]



20 July 1887


I have had the honour to lay before the Queen[4] the loyal and dutiful Address of the Society of British Artists on the occasion of Her Majesty attaining the Fiftieth Year of Her Reign; - And I have to inform you that Her Majesty was pleased to receive the same very graciously; and to command me to express Her Majesty's appreciation of the beautiful and artistic illuminations of the Album[5] in which the address was enclosed.

I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant

(signed) Henry Matthews

The Secretary of the Society of British Artists.

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

2.  MsLc
This copy is in the hand of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  Secretary, Society of British Artists
Horace Henry Cauty (1846-1909), historical and genre painter [more].

4.  the Queen
Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain [more].

5.  Album
A loyal Address from JW, on behalf of the Society of British Artists, congratulated Queen Victoria on the occasion of her Jubilee; see (a) Monogram 'VR'; (b) Address to Queen Victoria; (c) Royal Coat of Arms (M.1132).