Your two diagrams came, and I have put them in hand. We shall probably be able to take the paper on the 19th provided you let us have the manuscript in time to get it in type for the meeting. If it is a short manuscript intended for the "Proceedings" ['Proceedings of the Royal Society'], no abstract will be required; if it is a bulky manuscript, we must have an abstract to put in print, and in either case the manuscript should be here by Wednesday or Thursday next at latest.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. RS. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.