|Description||'Dear Mr. Hope,|
I have to acknowledge yours of the 21st., and to say in answer that I am not aware of any defects in ^our disused lantern^ and that it was in good working order when we ceased to use it. It was not abandoned for any defect in the lantern but because it was not easily adapted to spectrum purposes or to microscopic projection. I daresay we could arrange for you to try it, if you care to do so.
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.