It would appear from our checking of the cards that [blank space in the typescript, completed in manuscript with the name 'Mr Bourne'], your guest, was not present at the recent Anniversary Dinner at the Metropole. If so I shall have to refund you £1-1. Perhaps you would send me a line in confirmation.
I am, yours faithfully,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.