These were hand-written letters, formatted as shown, that Timothy Morgan Owen sent to W.E.H. Lecky M.P.

                 BRONWYLFA
                      RHYL
               22 June ’97
Dear Sir,
I hasten to express
to you my heartiest
congratulations upon the
honour that has been
bestowed upon you – as
I take it that an honour
given to a T.C.D. man
should be welcome
to all T.C.D. men.
May this distinction –
awarded in recognition
of your work and worth – be
but the gate-way to other
Honours!
Yours sincerely,
      T. Morganowen
The Right Hon.
Mr. E.H. Lecky,
            MP

[Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was on that day, June 22 1897]

                 BRONWYLFA
                      RHYL
                5 July ’97
Dear Sir,
         Many thanks for 
your sympathy with my
dis-appointment.
The only one Honour
for Wales has aroused
general indignation. I
fear that it will end – if
not remedied – in the
loss of Unionist seats.
Last Christmas an
Englishman (who was
absolutely ignorant of
Wales & of its
people & their language)
was made its
Chief HMI
instead of me: &,
now Wales has had the
additional affront
given to it by
Lord Salisbury
in connexion with
the non-bestowal
(except in one
solitary instance)
of Jubilee
Honours amongst
its distinguished
sons.
I beg to thank
you once more.
      Yours sincerely,
         T. Morganowen

The Right Hon.
      Mr. E.H. Lecky MP
P.S.
I
was glad to read in today’s
paper that you
were honoured at
the Queen’s Garden
Party last Saturday.
I have by me a
marvellous Pedigree
of her Majesty.
              TMO
Lecky Statue

W.E.H. Lecky M.P.
Statue in courtyard of
Trinity College, Dublin

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