Sons of a Viscount

All sons of a viscount have the courtesy title of 'The Hon' before their forename and surname. The style of  'The Hon' is only used on the envelope in correspondence, in written descriptions (usually only on the first mention) or in formal documents.  It is never used in conversation or on invitations or on visiting cards, when the correct style is 'Mr'.

How to address the Sons of a Viscount

The recommended (social) style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter Dear Mr Whyte
End of letter Yours sincerely
Envelope The Hon James Whyte
Verbal communication Mr Whyte (or appropriate rank if in the Services)
Invitation Mr James Whyte
Description in conversation Mr Whyte
List of Directors or Patrons
Hon John Brown
Hon James Whyte
Place card Mr James Whyte
Legal document James William Whyte Esquire commonly called The Hon James Whyte

See Courtesy Titles 

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