Enclosed herewith I have the pleasure to hand you a cheque for fifty pounds nine shillings & 8d [eight pence] the balance standing to the credit of the Croonian Fund a/c [account] at the end of the year 1889, which is due to the Croonian Lecturer for the year. Will you have the goodness to send receipt for the same.
I am, Dear Sir, faithfully yours,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.