Your letter of the 13th was wrongly addressed, and has been wandering about. I am prepared to return the miniature at once if you desire, but if you can let me keep it until next Thursday, there will then be a meeting of the Officers and I shall be able to submit it to them. You will understand that the "Long Vacation" has prevented my doing so before this.
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.