I am instructed to hand to your care the inclosed Letter of Condolence [concerning the death of Prince Henry of Battenberg] to Her Majesty the Queen from the President and Council of the Royal Society, and I am to beg that you will have the goodness to lay it before Her Majesty.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.