With reference to your letter of the 1st inst. [instant] it is not the practice of the Society to publish reviews of books in the "Proceedings [of the Royal Society]", and I am directed to say that if you wish to bring any paper before the Society, it must come communicated by a Fellow of the Society in the usual way.
I am, yours faithfully,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.