Will you kindly inform me whether your paper on 'Combustion in Dried Oxygen' is intended for the 'Proceedings' ['Proceedings of the Royal Society'] or is it to be referred & take its chance for the Phil. Transactions ['Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society']? If the latter, I must ask you for an abstract [underlined], for reading at the meeting, & publication in the 'Proceedings'.
I am, yours faithfully,
Asst Sec RS [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.