Enclosed you will find the Society's coat of arms, uncoloured however. The colours are as follows: - shield argent, on a quarter jules, and three lions of England in pale. Mr Rix left word with me that if the whole coat of arms is too elaborate, the crest alone might be done (as on the envelope sent herewith).
Yrs [Yours] faithfully,
(Clerk, RS [Royal Society])'.