We were instructed some time since when we required broken glass to be replaced to write to yourself instead of sending the usual printed form to Mr Street. As I have just resigned office and the rooms are now being placed in repair for my successor, I venture to call your attention to the fact that three windows on the second floor are broken. I believe these casualties have all occurred from defective sash-lines. I would ask, therefore, to have them made good by the Office of Works. It is very desirable that they should be repaired while the workmen are still about.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. RS. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.