|Rix encloses a letter from Messrs Clay & Sons, and suggests that it is desirable to make the arrangement they suggest if Evans does not object. He believes the percentage would not matter much, and emphasies that it is awkward for booksellers in supplying a set to send to the Royal Society for volumes I-VIII, and then to Ave Maria Lane for volume IX
He states that the large plate for Professor Harry Govier Seeley's paper is finished and the 'animal'[?] can now be taken apart and divided among the artists for the other plates, with Seeley proposing Miss Woodward, four plates at five pounds and five shillings; Mr Wesley, four plates at four pounds and four shillings; Collings, the woodcuts. Rix asks whether he may give the orders. The total is noted as being within the one hundred pounds, up to which Evans gave Seeley freedom with, and he notes that Seeley has cut several of the plates he originally asked for.