In reply to your letter of the 25th, I regret to say that the list of papers for the 4th February was made up before I had heard from you, so that I have to ask you to suggest some other day. If any particular Thursday subsequent to the 4th is more convenient to you than another, I shall be much obliged by your letting me know as soon as possible, as the lists of papers for the meetings are made up a fortnight in advance.
I am, yours faithfully,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.