I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 11th January informing the Royal Society that the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury will cause provision to be made in the Estimates for the year 1904-5 with regard to Magnetic Observatory at Eskdale Muir.
I am, Sir, your obedient Servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.