Irvine's Dictionary of Titles

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Crown publishing Company, 1912 - Letter-writing - 141 pages

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Page 21 - Whereas His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, and His Majesty the Emperor of China are sincerely desirous to maintain and perpetuate the relations of friendship and good understanding which now exist between their respective Empires; And whereas the refusal of Tibet to...
Page 78 - I would as lief they would put ratsbane in my mouth, as the Excellency with which I am daily crammed. How much more true dignity was there in the simplicity of address among the Romans ! Marcus Tullius Cicero, Decius Bruto Imperatori, or Caio Marcello Consuli, than to ' His Excellency Major-general Noodle,' or to the
Page 122 - To the Right Reverend Father in God [John] by Divine permission Lord Bishop of greeting...
Page 123 - Duke. His Grace the Duke of Letters commence, My Lord Duke; and he is referred to as Your Grace. Duchess. Her Grace the Duchess of Letters commence, Madam, and refer to her as Your Grace. Duke's Daughter. The Right Honorable Lady Mary , or less formally, the Lady Mary Letters commence, Madam, and refer to her as Your Ladyship.
Page 33 - Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Interior, Postmaster-General, Attorney-General, Commissioner of Patents. The Regents and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution...
Page 124 - Her Royal Highness the Princess ," or " Her Royal Highness the Duchess of " (as the case may be). They commence...
Page 38 - To the PRESIDENT of the United States. To the Honorable THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. To the Honorable THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL.
Page 124 - Lord Advocate" by courtesy; but in official documents he is styled " Her Majesty's Advocate for Scotland." Letters ought strictly to commence, " Sir," not "My Lord, "though the latter mode of address is the more usual. Lord Lieutenant (of Ireland)— " His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant;" and letters commence in accordance with his rank in the peerage or otherwise. If a duke, he is styled " His Grace the Lord Lieutenant.
Page 68 - The following is an extract from the Navy Regulations : " Line officers in the Navy, down to and including Commander, will be addressed by their proper title ; below the rank of Commander, either by the title of their grade, or Mr. Officers of the Marine Corps above the rank of...
Page 122 - We do hereby signify to the Most Reverend Father in God, John Bird, by Divine Providence, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury...

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