I am afraid we omitted to officially inform you that your application for a grant in aid of your researches on the Toxins of the Comma Bacillus came before the Council of the Royal Society, and that the application was not granted. I trust that you were unofficially informed of this, and that the delay has not occasioned you any inconvenience.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.