Eight cells have arrived here in packing cases by rail. I should mention that our porter has to unload, as the packages came quite unexpectedly & there was no one here to receive them, & of course no labour to be obtained at a moment's notice. He is hardly strong enough for the task, & I should be glad if in future you would let your men be here, or give us notice when the goods are to arrive.
Yours very truly
Assist Sec RS [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.