In answer to your letter of the 12th, you have, perhaps, not quite understood the purport of mine of the 9th. In saying that your paper "does not come within the scope of the Royal Society" I intend to convey that the Royal Society deals only with questions of natural science, and not with archaeological subjects such as the Great Pyramid ^at Memphis^ or the Sphinx. The Society cannot, therefore, express any opinion on your paper.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.