Your memorandum of yesterday is to hand, from which, by the way, you have accidently omitted the titles of the papers in which you are interested; but you are evidently unacquainted with our procedure. It is a strict rule that no paper whatever is to be communicated to the Press until it has received the Author's final corrections, and then only by express request of the Author.
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.