File of Historical Documents

Scope and Content

Copies of correspondence between A.E.R. Goulty, Lord Derby, and Lieutenant Commander Toby Williamson, Equerry to The Queen, concerning the removal of Royal patronage from the Royal Botanical and Horticultural Society of Manchester and the Northern Counties in 2002. The Society would be permitted to retain the word `Royal' in its title, and to use the Royal coat of arms on documents.