[Scriptoris] Shakey Knees Scrolls searching for owners

Kimberly Langhans sarapenrose at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 20 20:13:31 PST 2007

While I am loathe to disagree with our beloved Tessa,
and happily yield to her greater wisdom on all matters
of protocol, I have to confess that I never use the
return address of the Crown or the landed nobility on
scrolls I mail, and for purely practical reasons, I
don't recommend it.

If I have to mail a scroll and it is undeliverable for
some reason, I want it to come back to me, so I can
take steps to ensure that it gets to its intended
recipient. I *don't* want to burden the Crown or the
sitting Nobles with that task, so I always use my own
return address. 

I used to send out *invitations* (for baronial events,
Queen's, Coronation) with the return address of the
Crown or Landeds, but quickly discovered that I had no
way of knowing which ones were delivered and which
weren't. Now I always use my own return address, which
allows me to get the undeliverable invites back so I
can make corrections to my mailing list.

I am usually not too worried that the recipient will
think the scroll or invitation is from me, rather than
from the Crown or Landeds on whose behalf I am mailing
them, because the documents are usually signed, or
contain a declarative at the beginning that clearly
announces who the missive is actually from.

Just an alternate viewpoint...


--- Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hum, you know Tessa, I don't think I would have
> considered putting their Excellencies address on
> scrolls I mail out either.   I know I haven't done
> so as Sable Scroll in the past, ie, using their
> Majesties address, if I'm doing the business of the
> Crown and sending out scrolls.  Something to think
> about.
>   Sounds like a good topic all of us can learn from;
> perhaps you can do a 'Protocol' class sometime in
> the future.  Our modern culture has seemed to have
> lost the knowledge of some of those courtesy
> guidelines common in good letter writing, in
> contrast to our instant e-mail culture.  
>   Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is
> coming up in June 2008, and I know one branch in the
> Coastal area has a bid put together for it... so it
> will be close for you!  (hint)
>   (grin). 
>   cheers, Hillary
> tessa <tessa at gt.rr.com> wrote:
>   ITessa
> (And please remember according to protocol: these
> are from Their 
> Excellencies' hands,
> not "from" their scribe;
> so if you mail them out, use Their Excellencies'
> return address, please.
> Thanks.)

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