11 OCTOBER 1924, Page 14


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sra,—I venture to join issue with the Editor of the Spectator ( n his ruling that William Smith, Esq., Junior, is correct. The title " Esq. " (for what it is worth f—but that's another question) is suffixed to the designation of an individual. Here we have two individuals, respectively described as William Smith and William Smith, Junior. The title "Esq." is not suffixed until they have been designated, and William Smith, Junior, becomes •" Esq." only after he has been described " Junior," to give him an individuality distinct from William Smith, "Esq.," his senior, who, if given his full style, would be William Smith, Senior, Esq. !—I am, Sir, &c.,