[text faded to illegibility] your letter of the 2nd inst. [instant] I am instructed to explain that the "Catalogue of Scientific Papers" compiled by the Royal Society is now published by [text faded to illegibility] that the Royal Society has [text faded to illegibility] very few copies. I will, however, bring the matter before our Literary Committee at their next meeting.
I am, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.