|Description||'Dear Mr Pyke,|
The Soiree Committee met yesterday to make arrangements for the June Soiree, and your letters of April 23 and 28 were laid before them. I regret to say that the exhibit which you were kind enough to offer was not accepted.
Thanking you for your courtesy,
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.