In answer to your letter of the 11th inst. [instant] addressed to the President, while awaiting an opportunity of laying it before him, I may at once thank you on behalf of the Society for your promised very valuable gift and assure you that your suggestion of an exchange of publications shall be laid before the proper Committee at their next meeting.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.